Data Interface (Page 2)

Interfacing Cards, Computers, Sensors and Actuators.

Universal Serial Bus (USB) connects more than computers and peripherals. It has the power to connect you with a whole new world of PC experiences.

USB.org – Universal Serial Bus

USB Implementers Forum, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by the group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification.

Wireless USB - Wireless Extension to USB

Wireless USB – Wireless Extension to USB

Wireless USB is the first high-speed wireless personal interconnect technology to meet the needs of multimedia consumer electronics, PC peripherals, and mobile devices.

Wireless USB performance is targeted at 480Mbps at 3 meters and 110Mbps at 10 meters.

Wireless USB will support robust high-speed wireless connectivity by utilizing the common WiMedia MB-OFDM Ultra-wideband (UWB) radio platform as developed by the WiMedia Alliance.

I saw this innovation earlier. Wireless USB – Wireless Extension to USB. And also a USB Drive like product.

Corelis offers a complete product line of JTAG (boundary-scan) circuit board testing tools for interconnect testing and JTAG in-system programming.

Corelis JTAG boundary-scan testing

Corelis also offers training classes on JTAG boundary-scan with hands-on lab exercises. Trainings covers all aspects of boundary-scan testing using Corelis ScanExpress tools. Design for testability (DFT), JTAG embedded functional test (JET), in-system programming (ISP) and test procedure generation are also covered.

The Blackhawk XDS560 Trace System

IEEE-1149.1 boundary-scan testing, In-System-Programming (ISP) of Flash memories and CPLDs and JTAG embedded testing.

The Blackhawk XDS560 Trace System combines a USB560m, LAN560, or PCI560 JTAG Emulator with a non-intrusive, hardware-based trace tool for debugging and profiling high-performance, DSP-based applications providing developers with advanced visibility to debug specialized problems that occur in high-performance, real-time embedded applications.

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.