Selecting the Perfect Cortex-M based MCU for Industrial Automation

The important features of a microcontroller that cannot be avoided are its small size, its ability to consume low power, its low cost, the maximum number of input/output ports and its...

Now Available: Industry’s Smallest IO-Link Device Transceiver

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking Maxim Integrated's MAX14827 transceiver. Claimed to be the industry’s smallest dual-channel transceiver using IO-Link® point-to-point communication technology, this transceiver lets designers incorporate intelligent sensors with continuous diagnostics...

Controlling 3-Phase Induction Motors Using VFD And PLC

Various automation processes in the industry need control of AC induction motors using AC drives. Presented here is a robust system for switching on/off, varying the speed and direction of rotation...
switch

Miniaturising The Radio Front-End With An Even Smaller SPDT Switch

While designing basic robots, we carefully considered the switch for handling the controls. Even though, all the robot did was move front and back, the switch selection and understanding was a fight...

Industrial Automation Product Development: Build Versus Buy

Industrial automation products cover a gamut of applications such as remote monitoring, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human machine interface (HMI), robotics and so on. Let us explore and consider the pros...

Complex Product Development and the Internet of Things

Pause and think about the now ubiquitous smartphone for a moment. Our smartphones have revolutionized how we communicate, shop, socialize and work. Now think about the rising complexity in product development...

High-Speed Digital-Input Current Limiters Allow You To Cut Power, Cost, and Board Space in...

STMicroelectronics has introduced two high-speed digital-input current limiters that set new standards for circuit protectionin factory automation. The SCLT3-8BQ7 and CLT01-38SQ7 provide industrial Programmable Logic Controllers(PLCs) – the “brains” of smart...

“The Devil Lies in the Data”

The world is facing an energy dilemma, and the only way out of it is if we can cut the energy consumption in half. There exists a big demand-supply gap. How do...

The Robots’ Guide To World Domination

Only five countries in the world actually voted in favour of banning autonomous (a.k.a smart) killer robots at a recent UN convention. This could mean that there are a lot of...

Toys Catching up with Robots

Remember the toys we played with when we were young? Small steam-propelled boats, colourful wind-powered toys like windmills and kites, mechanical toys like giant-wheels, trains and drum-beating rabbits, little plastic and...

Popular Articles

Popular Videos