Posts tagged as controllers

What can FPGAs do for a renewable energy system?

  In typical renewable energy systems (RES) functionalities such as power conversion control and monitoring are implemented on custom-built embedded boards. This is done using microcontrollers/digital signal processors (DSPs) that have fixed architectures, often limiting the kind of functionalities that a power converter designer wants to implement in their system. On the other hand, field […]

Mass flow meters/controllers with Profinet interface

  Bronkhorst High-Tech has announced the availability of a Profinet fieldbus interface on their mass flow meters and controllers for gases and liquids, as well as their digital pressure controllers. Profinet is said to be the “new standard for industrial automation”, offering major savings in configuration and commissioning. The flexible architecture of Profinet with its […]

PLC: The forerunner to Industry 4.0 and the internet of things

  Industry 4.0 and the internet of things (IoT) are concepts which require a high degree of networking and communication between devices and services. Large data quantities have to be exchanged, from the sensor to the IT level. The corresponding protocols and standards of PC-based control make it ideally suited for this task. Another fundamental […]