Data Interface (Page 2)

Interfacing Cards, Computers, Sensors and Actuators.

Exar Corporation – Specialized Semiconductors

Exar Corporation based in Fremont, CA. designs, develops and markets high-performance, analog and mixed-signal silicon solutions for a variety of markets including networking, communications, and storage.

Other Areas are

  • Power solutions, power and system architecture, LED-Lighting.
  • Networking, UART and serial protocol transceiver solutions, Storage.

Exar – Communications Semiconductors

Semiconductors and application software – circuit and packet services over PDH, SDH and OTN transport networks.

T/E/J, SDH/SONET and OTN product portfolio. Carrier Ethernet and OTN System-on-Chip solutions include carrier proven DeviceManager and ServiceManager applications software products.

PowerArchitect

PowerArchitect – Exar

Modify voltage, current and other parameters to create complex sequencing schemes monitor and configure supplies in real-time.

Device networking for business, develops reliable products and technologies to connect and securely manage local or remote electronic devices over the network or via the web.

“Digi provides the essential layer of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications — the remote monitoring and management that critical applications depend on.”

Digi – Wireless Device Networking

External and embedded Wi-Fi products make it easy to add embedded 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN networking to any electronic device, or to connect serial devices over a Wi-Fi network.

The XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit includes all of the hardware and software tools needed to build a cloud-connected Wi-Fi prototype in under an hour. The Internet of Things has never been so simple!

XBee Wi-Fi - OEM Module

XBee Wi-Fi –  OEM Module – with Fully Integrated Support for Digi Device Cloud.

The XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit, which fully integrates into Device Cloud, is a simple way for anyone with an interest in M2M and the Internet of Things to quickly build a hardware prototype and integrate it into an internet-based application.

Digi International Inc.
11001 Bren Road East, Minnetonka, MN 55343, USA.

delabs Notes

Digi is one of the Pioneers of Device Networking or M2M as it may be called now. Some call the Systems applying these technologies as “Internet of Things – IoT” today (Home and Office Automation).

Derived for this Device Networking term, we have “Wireless Sensor(and Actuator) Networks – WSN” in Industrial Automation. In Robotics it is  “Wireless Collaborative Robotics”.

If you see above closely, Sensor and Actuators with Intelligence is Robotics. So the dividing line disappears. The human is trying to make the machine more like him, both at work and play. Communications is important for that to happen.

Lantronix network enablement solutions connect almost any peripheral electronic device to a network or the Internet, enabling it to be remotely accessed, monitored and controlled. Have a look at the Networking Technology Tutorials.

Lantronix – Device Networking and IoT

“Lantronix xPico Wi-Fi, one of the world’s smallest and most flexible Wi-Fi device servers. xPico Wi-Fi is a pin and form factor compatible state-of-the-art member of the xPico family, providing low power, Soft AP and simultaneous client mode, full IP and WLAN stacks. The xPico Wi-Fi is a complete device server suitable for mobile M2M applications…”

xPico – Embedded Wireless Device Server

xPico - Embedded Wireless Device Server Kit

“Enable Your Tablet & Smartphone, Access your data and devices from anywhere, wired or wireless. Lantronix industry-proven device server application and protocol stacks enables seamless remote access to device data, simplifying design integration, all while providing robust connectivity…….”

“The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard.”

ZigBee Alliance – Wirelessly Networked Devices

“ConnectPort X2 is a small ZigBee to Ethernet/Wi-Fi gateway that provides low-cost IP networking of RF devices and sensor networks. Featuring an easy development environment, ConnectPort X2 enables custom applications to run locally while interfacing across existing Ethernet/Wi-Fi networks for WAN connectivity to a centralized server.”

ConnectPort X2 XBee to IP gateways

ConnectPort X2 XBee to IP gateways

RF to Internet gateways supporting ZigBee and other RF protocols, Secure, anywhere management using Device Cloud.

Embedded Systems for robotics, automation/control, and instrumentation. Design and Consulting Services, Educational Kits. Hardware Development Boards and Software Systems.

BiPOM Electronics – Microcontroller systems GadgetPC low-cost 32-bit ARM9 - BiPOM

GadgetPC is a powerful, low-cost, 32-bit ARM9 (AT91SAM9260) based microcontroller system with 5 USB ports for interfacing to a variety of off-the-shelf USB devices. It is capable of running Linux. Can be powered by 5 Volts DC from the USB connector. The total power consumption of the board is less than 1 Watt.

GadgetPC powerful ARM9 Card from BiPOM

Some Specs –

  • ATMEL AT91SAM9260 (ARM9) embedded processor
  • 8MB In-System Re-programmable Downloadable DataFlash Memory
  • 32MB DDR RAM
  • Four USB 2.0 Full Speed (12 Mbit per Second) Host Ports

WebCat is one of the world’s smallest web servers

Turn relays on and off, rotate and tilt cameras, display alarms on LCD, VFD and OLED displays, reboot/reset PC, activate robotic arms, watch motor speed, log temperature and humidity, display pressure and thousands of other real-world, real-time control and monitoring applications are possible.

WebCat Web Server is not limited to HTML pages. All client side scripting languages, such as Java applets, Java scripts, VB Scripts are supported.

The first 32 bit version of the Ethernut Open Source Hardware Family is packed with features like 8 MBytes NAND Flash and 256kBytes full speed SRAM, MMC/SD-Card Socket, user programmable logic etc. 32-Bit AT91R40008 CPU (ARM7TDMI) running at 73.728MHz.

Ethernut Open Source Hardware Family

Ethernut Open Source Hardware Family

Simple RTOS kernel, provides a minimum of services to run Nut/Net, the TCP/IP stack. Ideal for embedded platforms. Configurable and optimized to run on 8 and 32 bit microcontrollers.

Nut/OS Modular Multithreading RTOS

Features include:

  • Coperative multithreading
  • Deterministic interrupt response times
  • Priority based event handling