Top 5 Control Engineering articles, February 8-14: Engineers' Choice winners, Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, learning from past mistakes, more

Articles about the 2016 Engineers' Choice Awards winners, Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, learning from past cyber security mistakes, wireless for closed-loop applications, process models and feedback control were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 8-14. Miss something? You can catch up here.

02/15/2016


The top 5 most read articles online, for Feb. 8-14 for Control Engineering covered the 2016 Engineers' Choice Awards winners, Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, learning from past cyber security mistakes, wireless for closed-loop applications, process models and feedback control. Link to each article below.

1. 2016 Engineers' Choice Awards winners

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 27 categories chosen by Control Engineering's print and digital audience.

2. The long goodbye to Microsoft Windows XP Embedded

Microsoft’s extended support for Windows XP Embedded ends on January 12, 2016, and those using the system after the expiration date need to take stock of their situation with a complete system inventory to assess the systems’ support availability and where upgrades are really needed.

3. Industrial cyber security: It’s best to learn from the mistakes of others

When we don’t learn from past mistakes, we are forced to repeat them, and true to form, it has happened again. An outsourced IT department—unaware of the manufacturing elements of IT—recently shutdown production in a multi-billion dollar manufacturing company. 

4. Using wireless for closed-loop applications

When considering wireless for control applications, including it in the system design early can prevent surprises during or after installation.

5. Process models facilitate feedback control

Mathematical models of process behavior can be used to improve the design and performance of feedback controllers.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, February 8-14, for articles published within the last two months.  

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.



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