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Industrial robotics Software safety and security makes Sitara industrial-ready Green Hills Software has announced early support of its safety and security products featuring the safety-certified Integrity real-time operating system (RTOS) for the new Sitara AM57x family of processors from Texas Instruments. The Green Hills product and services portfolio also includes software development tools, cryptographic security products and safety services that when combined, enable device manufacturers to create and deploy secure and safe products for industrial control, factory communication, and smart grid technologies. As today’s industrial control and automation products demand higher performance, richer human machine interfaces (HMI) and assured security on untrusted networks, device manufacturers are moving to new faster processors with integrated acceleration units devoted to 3D graphics, cryptography and industrial communication protocols. To unlock these hardware features they require easy-to-use software development tools that generate high-quality/high-performance code, cryptographic toolkits to build in a root of trust to protect critical data and device resources, and a scalable trusted runtime architecture certified to the highest levels of IEC 61508 certified industrial safety. Green Hills Software and TI bring these hardware and software components together into an integrated solution. The Sitara AM57x processor family is offered in dual/single ARM Cortex-A15 configurations. Green Hills Software www.ghs.com Ready-to-use CAN gateways target industry 4.0 Deutschmann Automation’s Unigate CM CANopen gateway series has been designed to be used as an Industry 4.0 core component for devices which operate internally with CAN or CANopen and are to be connected to other popular Fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet systems. The IP20-rated module measures 23x115x100mm and can be easily mounted on a DIN rail. Besides RS232, RS485 and RS422 standard interfaces, the Unigate CM CANopen gateway features an additional CAN/CANopen master interface with Mini-Master functionality. Adaptation of the device-firmware is not necessary. After configuration of the parameters, the gateway is immediately ready for communication. The adjustable values are contextsensitive displayed, dependent on the selected function parameters. Furthermore, the module can be very flexibly programmed using Deutschmann’s script language. Deutschmann Automation www.deutschmann.de Industrial grade transmitter chip supports wireless 1080p 60fps video SiBEAM, Inc., a Lattice Semiconductor company has launched a WirelessHD transmitter and receiver modules that ope- rate over the 60GHz millimeter wave frequency band. Based on production-proven WirelessHD chipsets already shipping in consumer electronic devices, the modules deliver visually lossless 1080p video streams at up to 60 frames per second and are an ideal video cable replacement solution in medical or industrial operating environments where cables are safety hazards. The wireless modules also reduce the cost of ownership in clean-room environments as there are no video cables to maintain and sterilize. SiBEAM’s WirelessHD MOD6320-T transmitter and MOD6321-R receiver modules connect to a host board and provide wireless video connectivity between an HDMI source and a display. Having attained various wireless regulatory approvals, the modules significantly reduce the complexity associated with wireless performance design, testing, and compliance standards in wireless system design. SiBEAM, Inc. www.sibeam.com USB 3.0 industrial cameras get macro and wide-angle lenses IDS has expanded the range of applications of its 13 megapixel industrial autofocus camera USB 3 uEye XC by offering new accessory lenses. A macro lens allows a detailed inspection of objects at a working distance of about three to five centimeters. The wide-angle accessory lens increases the camera’s field of view. The accessory lenses are available as of now and can be screwed on the USB 3 uEye XC very simply. Using the macro lens is an ideal accessory for the 13 MP camera, especially for medical applications such as skin screening. The combination of macro lens and wideangle lens increases the field of view by a factor of 1.4, i.e. from 53 degrees (live video) to 74 degrees. Providing many auto features that are normally only available on the latest consumer digital cameras like face detection, 16x digital zoom, autofocus, backlight compensation, automatic white balance, the camera is well suited for applications with varying ambient conditions. IDS Imaging Development Systems www.ids-imaging.com 44 Electronic Engineering Times Europe November 2015 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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