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IoT-Enabled Control, Data Logger, and Data Transmission Platform with CAN Bus Interface

The RapidM2M C3 by Microtronics represents a control, data logger, and data transmission platform with IoT capabilities, suitable for remote control, automation, and control tasks in industrial automation. The device includes a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), router, firewall, and data transmission to a web platform. Process-related requirements are pre-configured, minimizing the solution integration effort. Data from analog sensors [...]

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Agricultural Control Unit Supports Isobus, SAE J1939, and CANopen Connectivity

The EC44 Agri control unit by Epec (Finnland) supports Isobus communication for agriculture applications. In addition, the device can upgrade existing systems to Isobus connectivity when used as a gateway. The Isobus-compliant device allows plug-and-play compatibility between tractors and other agricultural equipment (e.g., seeders or fertilizers) from different manufacturers and brands. Legacy implementations operated via customized human-machine interfaces (HMI), i.e., [...]

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Arduino-Compatible Microsoft Azure Certified IoT Development Kit with Visual Studio Code Support

This Microsoft Azure Certified IoT DevKit (IOT-AZ3166) is an all-in-one kit optimized for prototyping and developing Internet of Things (IoT) applications leveraging Microsoft Azure services. It supplies an Arduino-compatible board with multiple peripherals such as an OLED display, sensors, hardware debugging chip (ST-Link), and security chip. The project collection offers creative examples for learning and reference, plus [...]

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Host controller with Isolated Classical CAN and CAN FD Interfaces for In-Vehicle Applications

Vecow introduced its EAC-3000 host controller with isolated Classical CAN and CAN FD interfaces, intended for in-vehicle applications, robot control, and automated guided vehicles.Vecow is an American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) company headquartered in Irvine, California, USA. AIS offers in-house electronic and mechanical design, software development, manufacturing, production, and quality control services.The fanless EAC 3000 host [...]

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SAE J1939 Enabled Temperature Scanner Monitor up to 20 Thermocouples and Two RTDs

Axiomatic, a designer and manufacturer of electronic controllers and power management converters, introduced their AX180800 temperature scanner that monitors up to 20 thermocouples and two RTDs. The device features two SAE J1939 interfaces. The channels are independently configurable as Type J, K, B, E, N, R, S or T thermocouples, measuring exhaust, winding, and fluid temperature. All temperature data are [...]

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ESP32 Based CAN Bus, SAE J1939 and NMEA 2000 to Bluetooth Gateway

The following is a follow-up on our post  Controller Area Network (CAN), SAE J1939, NMEA 2000 Wireless Module for IoT and ELD Applications. The CAN Bus, SAE J1939 and NMEA 2000 to Bluetooth Gateway is the first product of a new series of wireless gateways for IoT (Internet of Things), ELD (Electronic Logging Devices), and other applications. At the [...]

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Controller Area Network (CAN), SAE J1939, NMEA 2000 Wireless Module for IoT and ELD Applications

Due to the global shortage of electronic components, we at Copperhill Technologies began rethinking our strategy regarding new developments. Luckily, that change turned out to be a blessing in disguise because the transition from NXP LPC to the ESP32 processor opened the door to more industrial and automotive applications, especially those involving wireless transmissions for [...]

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Thomson Electrak Linear Actuator with SAE J1939 Interface for Railway and Industrial Applications

For many years I maintained the view that the SAE J1939 protocol, specifically its advanced network management capabilities, provides many great features to support any industrial application. SAE J1939 is an ingeniously designed protocol with very little protocol overhead, requiring only a minimal memory footprint that benefits the use of small embedded systems. I am now [...]

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ESP32 – Programming Three Serial Ports (UARTs) Using the Arduino IDE

Due to the global shortage of electronic components, we at Copperhill Technologies had to transition from LPC NXP processors (which were still unavailable at the time of this writing) to the ESP32. Not only does the ESP32 provide improved functionality (including integrated Bluetooth and WiFi for IoT applications) and increased memory resources, but it is [...]

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Miniature Embedded Cortex-M7 Module for IIot Applications Supports up to Three CAN FD Ports

TQ announced their TQMa117xL system-on-chip (SOC) module to develop space-saving and energy-efficient control systems. The board supports up to three CAN FD interfaces.The module uses the power of the NXP i.MX RT1170 MCU. It comes a compact size of 31 mm x 31 mm (1.2 " x 1.2") and supplies all CPU signals via a total [...]

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