(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)
(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)
(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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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)
(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)
(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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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)
(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)
(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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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)
(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)