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CAN FD On A Legacy CAN Bus Network Is Not A Good Idea Due To Compatibility Issues

My book, A Comprehensible Guide to Controller Area Network, was initially published in 2005, and while the technology behind the "Classical" CAN (a tag used by CAN-In-Automation) has not changed, the growing market acceptance of CAN FD (Flexible Data Rate) made me think about working on a second edition. I am aware that CAN FD was [...]

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Industrial Ethernet Guide - Ethernet/IP

The following is part of  A Comprehensible Guide to Industrial Ethernet by Wilfried Voss.Initially released in 2000, Ethernet/IP is an open application-layer protocol developed by Allen-Bradley (Rockwell Automation) and maintained by ControlNet International (CI), the Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA), and the Industrial Ethernet Association (IEA).Note: The “IP” in Ethernet/IP stands for “Industrial Protocol” and must [...]

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STM32 XNUCLEO Development Kit - IoT Sensor Pack

The Copperhill Technologies STM32 XNUCLEO Development Kit With IO Shield And Sensors Pack provides a number of sensors, including Gas, Color, Flame, Hall, IR, UV, Laser, Sound, Temperature and Humidity, Tilt, Liquid level, and more. In detail, they are: MQ-5 Gas SensorThe MQ-5 is a high performance gas sensor for detecting butane, propane and methane, and it can [...]

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Embedded Application ECU For Telematic And Diagnostic Tasks With Up to Four CAN Bus Ports

Sontheim Industrie Elektronik (SiE) introduced its Comhawk xt telemetry module series for networking and data processing, which meets the latest technological standards. The connectivity and data management module is a member of the company’s Comhawk product family. Equipped with a Cortex A9 single/dual core processor and a storage capacity of up to 1 GiB RAM 64 GiB [...]

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IoT Enabled Single Board Computer With Arm Cortex-A53 i.MX 8 Processor

iBASE Technology, a manufacturer of industrial PCs and embedded computing systems, announced the release of their IBR210 3.5-inch single-board computer (SBC) featuring NXP’s dual or quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 i.MX 8 processors in 1.3GHz and 1.5GHz CPU frequencies. The board is suitable for applications such as multiple signage displays at airports, train and bus stations, and shopping [...]

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SAE J1939 Communication Profile For Collision Detection And Avoidance Systems

The ISO 21815-2 technical specification, under development by the international ISO standardization body, defines the SAE-J1939-based communication interface for collision detection and avoidance systems. The growing adoption of hazard detection systems and avoidance technology safely supports machine operators in the field of mining and construction. Furthermore, there are demands to set standards for machines and systems able [...]

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Industrial Ethernet Guide - Topology and Communication Features

The following is part of  A Comprehensible Guide to Industrial Ethernet by Wilfried Voss.The following information has been compiled with the best of intentions. However, as I have pointed out frequently, a fair and complete comparison of Industrial Ethernet Protocols is challenging.Furthermore, specifications and organizational features may have changed since the time of this writing.I have [...]

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Industrial Ethernet Guide - Topology and Communication Features

The following is part of  A Comprehensible Guide to Industrial Ethernet by Wilfried Voss.The following information has been compiled with the best of intentions. However, as I have pointed out frequently, a fair and complete comparison of Industrial Ethernet Protocols is challenging.Furthermore, specifications and organizational features may have changed since the time of this writing.I have [...]

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Industrial Ethernet Guide - Organizational Features

The following is part of  A Comprehensible Guide to Industrial Ethernet by Wilfried Voss.The following information has been compiled with the best of intentions. However, as I have pointed out frequently, a fair and complete comparison of Industrial Ethernet Protocols is challenging.Furthermore, specifications and organizational features may have changed since the time of this writing.I have [...]

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Industrial Ethernet Guide - Comparison of Industrial Ethernet Protocols

The following is part of  A Comprehensible Guide to Industrial Ethernet by Wilfried Voss.To quote a part of this book’s description: The topic of Industrial Ethernet remains confusing for the outsider, and even technology experts are similarly puzzled by the wide-ranging and obscure collection of competing systems. Adding to the confusion is the fact that a fair classification of [...]

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