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Embedded System Design Techniques™ - Building Your Own Internet Connected PLC

April 23, 2018, to April 27, 2018
Continuing Education Center
Digi-Key

Jacob Beningo

Jacob Beningo is an embedded software consultant who currently works with clients in more than a dozen countries to dramatically transform their businesses by improving product quality, cost and time... More

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) are the foundation for manufacturing and the industrial IoT. Developers are probably used to purchasing off-the-shelf PLC controllers, but it is possible to build a simple low-cost PLC controller using microcontroller components. In this course, we will explore PLC fundamentals and how we can create our own internet connected PLC controller using an STM32 microcontroller.

April 27 – Day 5 – PLC Application Design

In this session we will setup a test PLC application that controls several I/O devices over the internet through a mobile device. Developers will get to design their very own PLC application. We will then review the major points that developers need to take-a-way and implement a PLC in their...
April 27, 2018 - 2:00pm EDT

April 26 – Day 4 – PLC Software Design Part 2

In this session, attendees will finish creating their PLC controller. We’ll explore in this session how to finish building and testing the PLC. We will examine Wi-Fi communication and how-to setup the Wi-Fi capabilities of our internet connected PLC.
April 26, 2018 - 2:00pm EDT

April 25 – Day 3 – PLC Software Design Part 1

In this session, attendees will examine the underlying details on how to create an internet connected PLC. We will setup a software project and the major library components necessary to start assembling the PLC. We will examine the low-level drivers and middleware necessary to get the PLC up and...
April 25, 2018 - 2:00pm EDT

April 24 – Day 2 – Designing a PLC

This session will walk developers through the steps necessary to design an internet connected PLC. We will select the major hardware and software components that will be used to assemble the PLC. We will explore how to perform an objective analysis using a KT matrix. Attendees will walk away with...
April 24, 2018 - 2:00pm EDT

April 23 – Day 1 – PLC Fundamentals

In this session, attendees will learn about programmable logic controllers (PLC’s) and the role that they play in the industrial IoT. We will explore when and where PLC’s can be used along with the typical PLC use case. We will also begin a basic discussion about how to control a PLC through ladder...
April 23, 2018 - 2:00pm EDT
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