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Acromag, Inc.


Acromag, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Industrial Computing)
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Whether they're powering a map-sensor payload for a Global Hawk UAV or a man-pack radio system for a soldier on the move, custom computer solutions have to be small and lightweight. Oh, and while... (View Full Article)
(Sensor Transmitters)
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The TT230 and TT330 series of space-saving, 2 or 4-wire transmitters and isolators are offered for a range of inputs with sink/source 4-20mA output compatibility. Using isolation, these transmitters... (View Full Article)
(Signal Conditioning)
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In two-wire 4-20mA control loops, we use 2-wire transmitters to convert various process signals representing flow, speed, position, level, temperature, pressure, strain, pH, etc., to 4-20mA DC for the... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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The external world has a wide mix of I/O interfaces. Any FPGA module to be used must meet that interface. Acromag started with and developed a large family of FPGA modules. The IP-EP20x family of FPGA... (View Full Article)
(Temperature Sensing)
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A RTD or Resistance Temperature Detector is a passive circuit element whose resistance increases with increasing temperature in a predictable manner. In choosing one you must consider a RTDs... (View Full Article)
(Temperature Sensing)
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This is part 3 of a comprehensive three part series that provides information for choosing an industrial temperature sensor from Thermocouple (T/C) and Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) sensor... (View Full Article)
(Bus Systems)
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VPX (also known as VITA 46) is the next generation of ruggedized compact embedded systems. After years of VME systems dominating the military/aerospace field, users have finally reached the limit of... (View Full Article)
(Temperature Sensing)
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You are probably somewhat familiar with the thermocouple, or you wouldn't be reading this whitepaper. But there are important points about thermocouples that must be understood and that will help you... (View Full Article)
(Signal Conditioning)
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The USB port has become the most popular method for connecting virtually anything to a computer such as simple flash drives to complex industrial I/O equipment. Most computers built in the last 5 to... (View Full Article)
(Bus Systems)
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In an earlier newsletter, we looked at techniques to ensure a good quality signal at the input to an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter. In this article, we will consider the basic conversion methods... (View Full Article)
(Bus Systems)
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It is now common to deploy COTS FPGA modules to help speed development cycles and reduce overall project costs. However, to maximize savings when FPGAs are used to perform custom I/O functions, it is... (View Full Article)
(Signal Conditioning)
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First appearing in the 1950's with the advent of electrical and electronic controls, the 4-20mA signal standard reigns as one of the most popular mediums for signal transmission and electronic control... (View Full Article)
(Bus Systems)
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We will look at a common technique to implement A/D conversion in a Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) board. The information is helpful in determining how to wire a system with multiple A/D sources.... (View Full Article)
(Bus Systems)
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A common task of real-time systems is to extract information from the real world in a form that can be manipulated by a computer to make logical decisions. Converting real world phenomena like music,... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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At a large military complex, current reporting of electrical usage is transmitted from Substations directly to the Electric Utility only. The Public Works division onsite would like to establish a... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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A customer has multiple remote locations linked over an Ethernet network, each requiring discrete outputs. They all need to be sent the same communication signal at the same time.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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In a wastewater treatment plant, remotely mounted gas detectors monitoring Methane CH4 (ceiling), Oxygen O2 (6 ft high) and Hydrogen Sulfide H2S (floor) have analog outputs. The gas levels need to be... (View Full Article)
(Signal Conditioning)
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A variety of plant, process, and instrumentation engineers, along with systems integrators, regularly face the difficult task of shopping for signal conditioners.... (View Full Article)
(Signal Conditioning)
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Recent innovations in signal conditioning technology for RTD temperature measurements are made possible by employing application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) in commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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Customers have started to move away from the traditional rackĀ­based system(VME and cPCI) or deployed applications and are looking for a modern alternative.... (View Full Article)
(Bus Systems)
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Examining important aspects of single-ended and differential voltage measurement, along with tips on why it might be better to choose one method over the other (Part 2 of 2).... (View Full Article)
(Bus Systems)
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Examining important aspects of single-ended and differential voltage measurement, along with tips on why it might be better to choose one method over the other (Part 1 of 2).... (View Full Article)
(Bus Systems)
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Examining important aspects of electrical isolation, what it does for you, why it is needed, and how to test for it.... (View Full Article)