Embedded Systems, Edge Computing
Good control panel design should feature strong layout and component placement, labeling, panel sizing and component spacing, and wireway design. Courtesy: Cross Company
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing February 1, 2017

Control Engineering hot topics, January 2017

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in January 2017 included stories about control panel design, time-sensitive networking, the 2016 System Integrator Giants, choosing the best controller, and robotics software for the next generation. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
The COMe-cAL6 comprises modules with cost-efficient, dual-core configurations for indoor, digital signage applications as well as quad-core modules for deployment in harsh outdoor environments. Courtesy: Kontron
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing January 31, 2017

Compact module processors for harsh outdoor environments

Kontron's COMe-cAL6 comprises modules with cost-efficient, dual-core configurations for indoor, digital signage applications as well as quad-core modules for deployment in harsh outdoor environments.

By Kontron
IHS Markit's projects that the embedded computing market, currently valued at an estimated $2.54 billion in 2015, will grow for the next 5 years at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7%, but ATCA revenues have declined. Courtesy: IHS Markit
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing January 21, 2017

Embedded computing market projected to grow, but challenges remain

IHS Markit's projects that the embedded computing market, currently valued at an estimated $2.54 billion in 2015, will grow for the next 5 years at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7%, but ATCA revenues have declined.

By Brian Arbuckle, IHS Markit
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing January 16, 2017

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 9-15: Control panel design, choosing a control system platform, choose the best controller, more

Articles about good control panel design, choosing the right control system platform, choosing the best controller, the 2016 System Integrator Giants, and a universal Internet of Things (IoT) language were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 9-15. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 3: With its extensive range of features and capabilities, the programmable automation controller (PAC) covers all of the middle ground between the programmable logic controller (PLC) and industrial IPC, with significant overlap into both categories
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing January 5, 2017

How to choose the best controller for each application

Cover Story: Consider the features and typical applications for industrial controllers to understand what type of controller fits each application. Do you need a programmable logic controller (PLC), programmable automation controller (PAC), or industrial PC (IPC)? See comparison tables for PLCs, PACs, and IPCs.

By Jeff Payne
Executives at Advantech’s 2016 IIoT World Partner Conference focused on solution-ready platforms (SRPs) and sharing platform business model to accelerate the Industrial Internet of Things’ (IIoT) application development. Courtesy: Advantech
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing November 15, 2016

Solution-ready platforms, IIoT application expansion major focus at Advantech conference

Executives at Advantech’s 2016 IIoT World Partner Conference focused on solution-ready platforms (SRPs) and sharing platform business model to accelerate the Industrial Internet of Things’ (IIoT) application development. Energy and environment, smart manufacturing, industrial equipment manufacturing, and networking are among areas of focus.

By Joy Chang, CFE Media
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing October 13, 2016

2017 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, until Dec. 21.

By Amanda Pelliccione, Control Engineering
Engineers can configure bonded foil strain gauges designed four grids in half- or full-bridge configurations able to compensate for temperature-dependent effects. Courtesy: HBM
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing September 28, 2016

How to battle drift in bonded foil strain gauge-based sensors

Strain gauge-based sensors have a wide variety of uses, tolerance for the oil and gas industry.

By Will Bowden, HBM Inc.
Modern human-machine interface (HMI) computers are now often using more and larger monitors and 4K is becoming more common for users. It's not uncommon for modern control rooms to have more than four monitors, like the one shown. Courtesy: Cross Company
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing September 21, 2016

Using modern computer and TV screens to enhance HMIs

Modern human-machine interface (HMI) computers are now often using more and larger monitors and 4K is becoming more common for users. When choosing a monitor to act as an HMI, there are many aspects to consider.

By Chris Hardy, Cross Company
Adlink Technology's MXC-6400 series of high-performance expandable fanless embedded computers is designed to meet intelligent transportation system (ITS) needs for rolling stock, maritime operations, in-vehicle infotainment, and high-speed data processing
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing September 9, 2016

Embedded industrial PC series for harsh environments

Adlink Technology's MXC-6400 series of high-performance expandable fanless embedded computers is designed to meet intelligent transportation system (ITS) needs for rolling stock, maritime operations, in-vehicle infotainment, and high-speed data processing, and mission-critical industrial automation.

By Adlink Technology