ADI: communication solutions at the edge of industrial networks

Analog Devices announced a broad range of solutions within its advanced Industry 4.0 roadmap aimed at helping industrial equipment OEMs accelerate their path to Industry 4.0. These new solutions deliver next-generation flexibility, connectivity, and efficiency for today’s existing factory infrastructure.

ADI is now providing new hardware-based identity solutions that enable security at the edge of the network within a factory control loop, and improve a field device’s security posture to meet security standards and requirements. These new capabilities are integrated with a real-time Ethernet multi-protocol switch with TSN features, including time synchronization (802.1AS) pre-emption (802.1Qbu/br), to control industrial applications via OPC-UA. By combining security capabilities with TSN features, ADI is enabling state-of-the-art field device communication solutions at the edge of industrial networks, in an easy-to-use model that accelerates customers’ time to market and adoption of Industry 4.0.

The ADcmXL3021 module is a complete sensing system based on ADI’s micromechanical sensor technology, which increases productivity and reduces equipment repair by monitoring early indicators of machine fatigue and failure across industrial equipment and transport vehicles. This triaxial vibration sensing module combines the MEMs sensor with several signal processing functions within a compact form factor to simplify development and provide significant bill of materials savings of smart sensor nodes in CbM systems.

Symeo, now part of Analog Devices, recently introduced the 60GHz Industrial RADAR Sensor Family LPR-1DHP-200. These next-generation positioning systems feature highly precise, robust 1D distance measurements with an accuracy in the millimeter range for advanced automation, transport, and production processes.

ADI’s industrial automation solutions will be showcased at electronica 2018.

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