ADI to show mastery of digital-to-physical interface at Electronica 2018 - Embedded.com

ADI to show mastery of digital-to-physical interface at Electronica 2018

Analog Devices’ presence at the electronica 2018 trade fair will be its largest ever, as well as being the first show to feature the company’s expanded range of technologies following the successful acquisition of Linear Technology. A broad range of demonstrations will showcase every aspect of the company’s mission to sense, measure, power, connect and interpret, across a range of markets including industrial, automotive, and instrumentation.

Demonstrations in the industrial space will show the solutions that ADI can offer at every point, from sensors and data collection, through signal processing, motion control algorithms and power regulation, to transmission of performance data to the cloud. The stand will showcase a range of complete system application demos and solutions that illustrate the capabilities of multiple ADI products and technologies. For example, the perennial problem of isolated and accurate current measurement will be addressed with an innovative application of AMR (anisotropic magneto-resistive) sensors for completely contactless operation. By contrast, a robotics arm and a wind turbine model will showcase ADI capabilities in sensing mechanical parameters, data acquisition, security and analysis, and power control. 

In the domain of transportation and automation applications, the ADI stand will feature solutions for infotainment such as developments in the Automotive Audio Bus (A2B) world, for sensing and feedback around the driver, and in the cabin; and for precision management of high-voltage battery packs for electric drive systems.

The integration of products of the former Linear Technology business has broadened Analog’s offering in, among others, the power arena. The latest offerings in an established product line – Silent Switcher – will be joined by a ‘hot topic’ in the energy conversion space: bi-directional power flow and control.

The breadth of sensing technologies shown and deployed on the company’s electronica 2018 stand will further emphasize Analog Devices’ key strategic presence at the interface between the real, physical world and the digital one. In addition to strain gauges and MEMS accelerometers/gyros in industrial and transportation settings, a highlight will be the company’s industrial RADAR sensing capability, alongside the new xMR sensing technology that supersedes conventional optical angle sensing to solve a wide range of industrial measurement challenges. Also in this domain will be demonstrations centered on gas sensing, and on airborne aerosol characterization.

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