Industrial Automation

Industrial IoT Gateway Based on Android Things – This project is a proof of concept of an Industrial Gateway based on Android Things.  Android Things allow to cut development time of the gateway by facilitating the integration with required interfaces such as Ethernet, UART, SPI and I2C. Android Things can be used in common SBC such as Raspberry Pi to have a quick

How to send full-duplex data over a single twisted-pair CAT-5 cable | EDN–twisted-pair–CAT-5-cable?utm_content=bufferc3b4e&utm_medium=social& Higher data throughput, shorter response time, and lower installation costs are the key drivers behind the ongoing improvement efforts in industrial network design. That is why allowing the immediate and continuous exchange of binary data has made the full-duplex bus the preferred interface choice in point-to-point connections.  The world of RS-485 users is seeing

ICS Companies Are Worried About Cybersecurity, But Are They Worried About Right Things? The equipment was expected to be installed and left alone for a long time. Pressures to reduce operating costs led to this equipment being connected, and the easiest networking equipment to find was designed for convenience in a corporate environment — not security in an ICS environment.  This has led to the current situation where malware

Inside an isolated RS-485 transceiver | EDN Over the past decade, legislation has changed and now requires machinery and equipment operating in harsh environments to implement isolation for their data transmission systems. As a result, the trend away from legacy single-channel isolated systems to applications utilizing multi-channel isolation has led to the introduction of new isolation components. Many of these applications

Cyber risks for Industrial environments continue to increase Industrial control systems (ICS) are a privileged target of different categories of threat actors. Researchers observed a significant increase of brute force attacks on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. In December, IBM warned of the availability of a penetration testing framework named smod that was used in many attacks in the wild.  Organization in any industry can

Power quality monitoring technology: helping industrial equipment stay healthy | EDN–helping-industrial-equipment-stay-healthy?_mc=sm_edn&hootPostID=510cd8126072cf72f2a2673535aee8d9 According to a recent study published by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), large industrial facilities in the US lose over $100 billion every year due to power problems including power supply variations and voltage disturbances.  When the lights flicker at home, it’s an annoyance. But when power is disturbed at a factory, it