CAN Controller Area Network in Automation

CAN (Controller Area Network) is a serial bus system, which was originally developed for automotive applications in the early 1980’s. The CAN protocol was internationally standardized in 1993 as ISO 11898-1 and comprises the data link layer of the seven layer ISO/OSI reference model.

CAN Controller Area Network in Automation

CANopen is a CAN-based higher layer protocol. It was developed as a standardized embedded network with highly flexible configuration capabilities.

In the year 1992, several companies founded the CAN in Automation (CiA) non-profit group, in order to provide technical, product and marketing information.

CANopen-based dust-filtering systems

CANopen-based dust-filtering systems

Hesch (Germany) has developed an industrial dust-filtering systems. The HE 5750 host-controller provides a CANopen NMT master interface to communicate to the sub-layered valve units operating the dust-filters. The entire system can be controlled by means of the Profibus or Modbus interfaces. The embedded filter control software supports the reduction of emission values and energy costs.

The valve controllers are uses to pulse solenoid valves in industrial dust extraction technology. They are controlled via an embedded CANopen network by means of the HE 5750 host-controller. The NMT slave units are attributed locally and technically to one filter chamber each. This concept adapts to any desired number of filter chambers and valves.

CAN in Automation (CiA)
Kontumazgarten 3 DE-90429 Nuremberg, Germany.

Ember – Wireless Semiconductor Solutions

Ember’s ZigBee wireless networking systems – chips, software and tools – enable Energy Technologies – enertech – help consumers, businesses and utilities to better manage energy resources, save cost and preserve the environment.

Ember – Wireless Semiconductor Solutions

Ember offers the industry’s most advanced, complete and integrated ZigBee system – including chips, software and tools.

EM35x System-on-Chip - Ember

EM35x System-on-Chip (SoC)

The EM351 and EM357 SoCs are tightly integrated with EmberZNet PRO, a ZigBee compliant mesh networking software which is the most deployed ZigBee platform in the market..

(This post has been corrected 2012, Ember appears to be part of Silicon Labs.)

Texas Instruments Embedded Processors Wiki

This Collaborative Web Publishing and Knowledge Sharing system is to assist developers using Embedded Processors from Texas Instruments.

Texas Instruments Embedded Processors Wiki

VAR-SOM-OM54 System On Module SOM

The VAR-SOM-OM54 adapts to the most advanced manufacturing capacities, based on the OMAP5432, 1.7Ghz Cortex-A15, offering a CPU performance boost of over 50% as compared with the OMAP4460.

VAR-SOM-OM54 System On Module SOM

“The fastest ARM System-on-Module today! leverages the cutting edge of mobile computing for embedded and industrial product designs.”

delabs Ideas and Notes-

When you see things like Smartphones and Tablets you know that embedded developers are more empowered today. This is due to the fact that component technologies have advanced rapidly, more zap for a given footprint.

More Memory, Less Power Consumption, Excellent Computing Power. Interactive Display (Touch Screen) have just made amazing things possible within a limited Gadget Real Estate.

When uC – uP pack more juice for a given battery life and configurable OS like Linux are used. The OS will not be a burden on the CPU.

Regulated Resource usage + Good CPU power = Fast Gadget Apps