With embedded Ethernet and web-server capability, iSeries
controllers connect directly to an Ethernet network with a standard RJ-45
connector to send and receive data in standard TCP/IP packets and serve up a web
page. The device serves a web page over an Ethernet LAN or over the Internet so
engineers can monitor and control the process through a web browser from
anywhere in the facility or in the world.
"In fact, iSeries devices are full stand-alone Internet appliances
that do more than just bridge between serial and Ethernet," explains Newport
Electronics General Manager Steve Hollander. "It's actually one of the world's
smallest web servers, so it works without a computer functioning as a proxy
server and master-to-slave instruments connected though serial communications."
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
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