Electronics Weekly – Analog Devices Industrial Automation, Maxim Reference Design & More
Vincent Charbonneau posted on November 26, 2018 |

Analog Devices Industrial Automation

(Image courtesy of Analog Devices.)
(Image courtesy of Analog Devices.)

Analog Devices announced a range of systems within its Industry 4.0 roadmap aimed at helping industrial equipment OEMs accelerate their path to Industry 4.0. One such system is device-level security and time sensitive networking (TSN) switching capabilities.

These capabilities are integrated with a real-time Ethernet multi-protocol switch with TSN features, including time synchronization (802.1AS) preemption (802.1Qbu/br) to control industrial applications via OPC-UA.

For more information, visit Analog Devices’ website.

Maxim Go-IO Reference Design

Go-IO reference design. (Image courtesy of Maxim.)
Go-IO reference design. (Image courtesy of Maxim.)

Maxim released its Go-IO reference design, which packs 17 configurable IOs in a space one-half the size of a credit card, taps into the power of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and enables productivity-enhancing self-diagnostic capabilities in automated factory subsystems.

The Go-IO reference design has 12 ICs, 17 IOs supporting multiple digital IO configurations, a four-channel IO-Link master to provide a universal IO interface to both analog and digital sensors, and a 25Mbps isolated RS-485 communications channel that creates a reliable, multi-drop data network for uploading time-sensitive health and status information into a local data lake or the cloud.

For more information, visit Maxim’s website.

Microchip INICnet Technology

INICnet technology platform. (Image courtesy of Microchip.)
INICnet technology platform. (Image courtesy of Microchip.)

Microchip unveiled an automotive infotainment networking solution that supports data types— including audio, video, control and Ethernet—over a single cable. Intelligent Network Interface Controller networking (INICnet) technology is a synchronous, scalable platform that simplifies building audio and infotainment systems, offering efficient implementation in vehicles that have Ethernet-oriented system architectures.

INICnet technology provides a standardized system that works with both Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) at 50 Mbps and coaxial cable at 150 Mbps. With low and deterministic latency, INICnet technology supports the deployment of complex audio and acoustics applications.

For more information, visit Microchip’s website.

RS Components Schematic and Footprint Parts Library

RS Components PCB Parts Library. (Image courtesy of RS Components.)
RS Components PCB Parts Library. (Image courtesy of RS Components.)

RS Components launched an extension of its PCB Part Library, which gives direct access to schematic symbols and footprints. The library now includes more than 10,000 new models from a range of suppliers, including C&K Switches, ON Semiconductor and ROHM Semiconductor.

“PCB Part Library helps engineers by removing the need to source and create models and footprints from scratch, enabling them to focus on their overall design,” said Mike Bray, vice president of DesignSpark. “RS recognized this need. We have worked closely with SamacSys to create the PCB Part Library solution. Our pioneering partnership has helped revolutionize the way that engineers access models for their designs.”

For more information, visit RS Components’ website.

Samsung Horticulture LED Lineup

Horticulture LEDs. (Image courtesy of Samsung.)
Horticulture LEDs. (Image courtesy of Samsung.)

Samsung introduced several horticulture LED lineups, including full-spectrum packages and modules, as well as color (monochromatic) LEDs. Optimized for lighting in greenhouses and vertical farming, the LEDs provide a broader spectrum of light for healthier plant growth, enhanced farming environments and reduced lighting system costs.

For more information, visit Samsung’s website.

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