Industrial Automation

Phoenix Contact over voltage protector

Here is tear-down of PT 2X2-24DC-ST over voltage protector for 24V systems: PT protective connector with protective circuit for two 2-wire floating signal circuits. 24 V DC nominal voltage. HART-compatible. What is insideComponents close-upWhat was found was two dual gas discharge tubes ant two other over voltage protectors. The gas discharge tubes were connected to

Industrial IoT Gateway Based on Android Things – Hackster.io

https://www.hackster.io/mhanuel/industrial-iot-gateway-based-on-android-things-c680d1 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

http://www.edn.com/design/analog/4458856/How-to-send-full-duplex-data-over-a-single–twisted-pair–CAT-5-cable?utm_content=bufferc3b4e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer 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?

http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/60013/hacking/ics-cybersecurity.html 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

http://www.edn.com/design/analog/4458434/Inside-an-isolated-RS-485-transceiver?utm_content=buffer1c35d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer 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

http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/cyber-risks-industrial-environments-continue-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