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Human out-of-the-loop manufacturing

By Brandon Lewis, Assistant Managing Editor

8 Industrial Insights

Sensing networks in industrial automation

By Tom Moore, IHS

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Challenges in migrating to an LCD-based design By Varadarajan Devnath, Renesas Electronics America, Inc.

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By Brandon Lewis, Assistant Managing Editor

Human out-of-the-loop manufacturing In an interview with Forbes magazine earlier this year, Wayne Usie of JDA Software discussed how omni-channel shopping and consumer expectations for product availability are rapidly transforming retail business models. Usie explained how the evolving relationship between producers and consumers is effecting change in people, processes, and technology within enterprise, at times even resulting in the elevation of Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) to leadership positions in company merchandising due to valuable insight into market trends. In the manufacturing sector, similar changes are also beginning to take hold. Shared PLE Assets

To meet the expectations of industrial customers, OEMs are adding variation to their offerings, resulting in increasingly complex product lines. However, while more variation in product portfolios enables broader market coverage, it also creates challenges for typical manufacturing methods. Traditional Product Line Manufacturing (PLM) begins with the Bill of Materials (BOM), and is driven by the philosophy that the right collection of parts must be assembled to exact a feature or capability from a given product variation. As a result, separate teams of engineers are responsible for selecting BOMs and developing product definitions for each manufacturable instance – from requirements engineering through architecture, development, and quality analysis – before passing the variation on to the factory line for production. Where this model falls down in complex manufacturing is the human element, in that with each successive product variation the engineering assets required increase exponentially. In addition to being unscalable, these individual, productcentric silos of development also introduce the potential for error. Beyond the requirement to manually select BOMs for each product variation during an intermediate phase of the manufacturing process, large teams of people are typically required to input data sets into spreadsheets or databases simply to identify and track components for various builds – all of this is in an effort to prevent manufacturing lines from coming to screeching halts, or worse, generating costly recalls. As production complexity and variation increase, new methodologies are needed to abstract and automate these processes. The Product Line Engineering approach An alternative to standard PLM practices is the advent of Product Line Engineering (PLE) approaches that “front load” www.industrial-embedded.com

Figure 1 | The Gears Product Line Engineering Tool and Lifecycle Framework is a Java-based platform that integrates with existing applications to streamline manufacturing processes.

much of the decision making to the initial concept stage of manufacturing. Within this PLE approach, product marketing personnel are tasked with creating a “feature catalog” from which product engineering defines a “bill of features” that automatically computes necessary BOMs, as opposed to engineers developing BOMs later on that are tailored to particular features. Not only does this methodology create transparency and centralize knowledge of feature definitions, but it also minimizes labor-intensive and error-prone BOM creation and component tracking, as feature profiles can be easily selected for different product variations. An example of one such manufacturing architecture is the Gears Product Line Engineering Tool and Lifecycle Framework from BigLever Software, Inc. located in Austin, TX (www.biglever.com). As shown in Figure 1, the Gears product configurator maps out the features defined for different variations of a product, with the line engineers then designing to specifications outlined in the bill of features. As a Javabased software solution, Gears is Operating System-agnostic (OS-agnostic) and bridges with other applications to streamline development in a non-disruptive manner. A pragmatic product future Automation is no longer a luxury within industry; it is a requirement. Developing complex product lines now demands a pragmatic approach to manufacturing that can abstract processes to improve operational efficiency. Product Line Engineering is one step in that direction. Industrial Embedded Systems

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Insights By Tom Moore, Analyst, Industrial Automation, IHS

Sensing networks in industrial automation Sensors are a huge part of industrial applications. IHS estimates that over 100 million discrete sensors were shipped into industrial automation sectors in 2013. These vary greatly in size, use, and capability. Not all sensors are small and simple: some offer extensive functionality and the ability to connect to wider industrial automation networks. These more capable sensors are becoming critical for the collection of data from industrial environments. They are helping move towards the next stage of industrial automation, whether this is called advanced manufacturing, “Industry 4.0,” or something else. As a brief overview, IHS views the term “Industry 4.0” as the combination of many factors and trends, including industrial networking, distributed intelligence, cybersecurity, Big Data, and analytics, among other things, and combining these all to create a smart factory. Sensors offer great potential to gather extensive data from production lines and plants, which can increasingly be distributed via a network, analyzed, and then used to make better informed decisions. Benefits can include safety improvements, increased uptime, lower energy costs, and quicker or easier maintenance. There are potentials security concerns, however. Of course, for this to be implemented it requires a sensor capable of transmitting data over a network. Networkable sensors still make up only a smaller portion of the market, with a large number using basic signals to transmit information to a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). Those sensors that are able to transmit data directly over a network generally also have some level of intelligence too, which can take loads off the PLC or other controller. These sensors communicate with a wide array of networking technologies, be they Ethernet- or fieldbus-based. Figure 1 shows the estimated split between the two technologies. AS-i and IO-Link, two technologies that are more orientated towards sensors, are also highlighted (IHS defines these as fieldbus technologies). It is clear that the vast majority of networkable sensors utilize fieldbus-based networks, often HART or PROFIBUS. An estimated one-fifth of devices use AS-i, and although it is not seen by some as a true networking technology, AS-i is widely used and has been adopted by most major sensor manufacturers. IO-Link has the potential to be the main competition for AS-i in the future. However, there’s currently a lack of support from sensor vendors and the fact that AS-i has a safety variant may negatively impact on IO-Link adoption. In response, the IO-Link

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Safety group was recently founded, with a key aim of establishing a safety variant of the technology. Once this is available and proven, it should further bolster the excellent adoption rate that IO-Link is currently experiencing. The remaining 12 percent share of networking technology adoption for sensors is split amongst a number of Ethernet ­variants. There are as many Ethernet variants as fieldbus, but they are considerably younger to market and as such are not yet as widely adopted. Fieldbus technologies are certainly not going to disappear overnight, but Ethernet adoption for sensor networking is growing more quickly. A variety of factors are driving this, but the most important is easy integration and interoperability with other industrial automation equipment that is already widely networked via Ethernet, be it in standard TCP/IP form or another deterministic variant. The popularity and growth of Ethernet adoption has filtered down from consumer/enterprise networking. It was first used at the industrial information level, then the controller level, and is now slowly being seen at the field level. The transition from fieldbus to Ethernet is going to take time, as factories and large plants are rarely refitted. This means that a large portion of networks will continue to be fieldbus-based, or perhaps an Ethernet/fieldbus hybrid for some time. So while the door has been opened for advanced sensor networks, we are still a long way from moving towards ”Industry 4.0” and the benefits that a networked sensor array can bring. IHS | www.ihs.com | Tom.Moore@ihs.com www.industrial-embedded.com


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By Varadarajan Devnath,Segment Marketing Manager, Renesas Electronics America, Inc.

Challenges in migrating to an LCD-based design The age of smartphones and tablets is here and has changed the way users interact with their devices. Today, users expect smartphone-like usability with high-resolution, touch screen displays. To satisfy this expectation, embedded system engineers are faced with updating User Interfaces (UIs) from segment Liquid Crystal Display-based (LCD-based) displays to color touchscreen LCD displays, which poses many challenges in both hardware and software. Segment LCD-based displays typically use 8-, 16-, or 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs). These devices have integrated flash and RAM that enable low-cost, low-power solutions. However, for applications using Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) LCD displays – especially those that require VGA-or-higher resolution – system engineers will need to migrate to microprocessor-based (MPUbased) designs. MPUs typically do not have integrated flash or RAM. They store code in external flash, load the code into external RAM, and then execute from external RAM. This process creates a long boot time for applications that ranges from hundreds of milliseconds to a few seconds. Since the entire application code needs to be transferred to RAM, the memory requirement of these applications is large and includes the size of the application code plus any work area needed to accommodate video buffers. To adapt to these larger requirements, system designers need to add a significant amount of RAM to the system, which also increases power consumption. External RAM in display applications is typically DDR2 or DDR3 SDRAM technology. DDRx-based SDRAM has become popular due to widespread use in the PC world, which has driven down costs, but as the PC industry continues to use more RAM, DDR technology has evolved from DDR2 to DDR3 to DDR4. The sweet spot of the DDR technology now moves in lockstep with the PC industry, and with the technology changing every 3-4 years embedded applications with longer lifetimes will find implementing DDR technology more expensive as time progresses. DDRx-based designs also require dedicated power management chips to handle the multiple voltages needed by the SDRAM, as well as the sequencing requirements on the voltage rails. The busses needed to interface the MPU to the SDRAM have between 16 and 32 signals that need to be routed carefully with picosecond-level skew matching. This routing challenge takes multiple iterations to get right, and also necessitates the use of multiple routing layers on the board, which adds cost. The many external components used in this MPU-based design increase the Bill of Materials (BOM) cost – in many cases to a multiple of the standalone MPU cost. www.industrial-embedded.com

In addition to hardware changes, embedded system designers face many challenges on the software front. Many LCD-based designs do not use a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and have simple connectivity requirements. A TFT LCD-based design will need an OS or RTOS and graphics design package, and while system designers often turn to open-source OSs like Linux to reduce R&D costs, open-source OSs pose many hurdles to getting a design to production – some open-source OSs have specific licensing requirements that require designers to reveal their source code, and many OSs have multiple revisions that require developers to make sure code stays current to ensure software fixes. A full OS also has huge memory demands (>10 MB), which adds power and system cost, Finally, some open-source graphics packages require extensive coding in C to create the graphics elements. To address these hardware and software challenges, Renesas offers an embedded architecture for graphics applications, the ARM Cortex-A9-based RZ/A family equipped with an onchip 10 MB SRAM. The large on-chip SRAM can drive displays without need for external DDRx memory, reducing system power and BOM cost. The on-chip SRAM also reduces the complexity of system designs so that RZ/A-based system designs get to market more quickly. Procurement stability concerns are alleviated by the long life offered by Renesas on its products. In order to efficiently use the internal memory of the RZ/A, system designers can leverage RTOS and middleware support through Renesas partners such as Express Logic. The smallfootprint memory of Express Logic RTOS and middleware (~100 KB) leaves enough memory for video buffers needed for graphics applications, and an Express Logic Graphical User Interface (GUI) framework called GUIX allows developers to design UIs graphically on a desktop computer and automatically generate code for RZ/A MPUs. This helps embedded system designers attain similar initial outlays as with opensource software without the time to market delays. When implementing touch screen and Human-Machine Interface (HMI) functionality into embedded applications, having optimized hardware and software solutions helps embedded engineers transition to add high-resolution, touchscreen LCD displays, while the addition of on-chip memory enables low-cost, low-power display solutions. Renesas Electronics America, Inc. Varadarajan.Devnath@renesas.com • www.renesas.com Industrial Embedded Systems

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Model-Based Design abstracts integrated software development Q&A with Jim Tung, MathWorks

Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) have become de facto tools for software development, leading to new approaches that provide programmers with higher levels of abstraction. Jim Tung, MathWorks Fellow, details how the company’s Simulink tools can integrate with traditional code-based IDEs for optimized code development and analysis from a high-level, Model-Based Design (MBD) environment. What is the state of the Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) market right now, and what are the potential growth areas? TUNG: An area that continues to grow rapidly – both in capabilities and in market adoption – is the development environment for Model-Based Design (MBD). Unlike traditional IDEs that operate at the code level, this IDE leverages models and automatic code generation to enable the algorithm and software developers to work at a higher level of abstraction. At the same time, the model-based IDE should integrate tightly with code-based IDEs to enable developers to analyze and optimize ontarget code performance while maintaining design information in higher level models. In terms of MBD, the earliest adopters, even in the late 1990s, were for control system design. Graphical block diagrams for closed-loop controls were very familiar to many embedded system engineers using closed-loop control systems (Figure 1). With the introduction of finite state machines and related concepts, model usage has expanded to new areas requiring the use of complex logic, such as displays, communications, and audio signal processing. Fundamentally, [MBD] models execute on the host and thus serve as functional specifications, not embedded implementation. Execution timing, stack

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usage, memory access, and the like, are only provided by on-target execution or perhaps via emerging, highly accurate host-based target simulators.

In terms of Model-Based Design, the earliest adopters, even in the late 1990s, were for control system design. Graphical block diagrams for closedloop controls were very familiar to many embedded system engineers using closed-loop control systems.

What is MathWorks’ play in the IDE space? TUNG: The Simulink product family from MathWorks provides a comprehensive and integrated development environment for MBD, including modeling, simulation, analysis, automatic code generation, profiling, and verification tools. It includes ­functionality similar to that of code-based IDEs, except the tools operate on Speed Setpoint crank speed (rad/sec)

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high-level models rather than low-level code. For example: ›› Debugging tools, including setting breakpoints and static analysis ›› Profiling tools ›› Design advisors ›› Tools to enforce modeling conventions similar to coding conventions ›› Integration with source control and version control systems, but for model files rather than source-code files ›› Support for certification standards, such as DO-178C/DO-331 for aircraft; ISO 26262 for automotive; IEC 61508 for electrical/electronic/ programmable systems (including its derivatives such as EN 50128 for railway and IEC 62304 for medical devices); and MISRA C

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In addition, the Simulink product family integrates with traditional code-based IDEs for on-target debugging and profiling, compiler optimization, project management, and other functionality (Figure 2). Integration is provided via a flexible Application Programming Interface (API) to support custom toolchains: ›› Custom toolchains can include compiler, linker, archiver, and other prebuild or post-build tools that download and run the executable on the target hardware. ›› Simulink can leverage the IDE for program management and interaction and debugging the running code. For example: • Add files to IDE project, insert debug points in code, build project, load program file onto processor • Read data from processor memory, generate real-time execution or stack profiling report (Figure 3) ›› Simulink integrates with codebased IDEs for Processor-in-theLoop (PIL) execution to analyze the generated code running on the target processor. In addition, this www.industrial-embedded.com

Figure 2a and 2b | Integration of Simulink with code-based Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) enables high-level code profiling and other tools via a flexible Application Programming Interface (API).

Figure 3 | Simulink integrates with code-based Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) to analyze code running on the target processor. Industrial Embedded Systems

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Being that MATLAB is considered a high-level language itself, how does it integrate with multiple other languages, or IDEs such as Eclipse? TUNG: MATLAB and Simulink are high-level languages, and they include IDE features to support that high-level analysis, design, and modeling. At the same time, since MATLAB and Simulink are used to design functionality that will be implemented in embedded systems, they generate and integrate implementation languages such as C/C++, VHDL/Verilog, and IEC 61131 structured text, hence providing development and verification support for a broad range of microcontrollers (MCUs), DSP chips, FPGAs, and industrial controllers.

Code generated from Simulink and Embedded Coder can compile and execute smoothly with the Eclipse C IDE. This enables the developer to design, simulate, and automatically generate code from the high-level Simulink environment while using the Eclipse IDE to build, interact with, and debug the executable program running on the target processor, including execution time profiling and stack profiling. The Simulink product family supports automatic code generation for: ›› C/C++ ›› VHDL and Verilog hardware description languages for FPGA and ASIC synthesis ›› IEC 61131-3 Structured Text for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) In addition, existing C/C++ can be ­integrated in the Simulink model as well as the generated code. Further­ more, the developer may specify code replacement libraries so that the code generator leverages applicationspecific implementations of functions and o ­ perators. IES Jim Tung is a fellow at MathWorks, and has more than 30 years of experience in the technical computing software market. He is a 25-year veteran of MathWorks, holding the positions of vice president of marketing and vice president of business development before assuming his current role focusing on business and technology strategy and analysis. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.

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What can an embedded PLC do for your controls solution? By Don Divelbiss, P.E.

A cost-effective solution for an embedded Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is the use of an Integrated Circuit (IC) that is a complete PLC. Using a single-chip PLC, development time is greatly reduced because the software drivers for various types of I/O are already embedded on the chip. Once the system I/O has been defined, the appropriate interface circuits can be added to the design and programming can be completed easily using the ladder logic programming language and software such as EZ LADDER. Once the software is complete, it is a simple matter of connecting to either the serial or Ethernet ports on the PLC and downloading the application program. This level of integration allows for the rapid development of a custom control system designed to the exact specifications required by the end application, while at the same time simplifying programming requirements. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are fixtures in industrial automation, as their hard, real-time characteristics provide embedded determinism for a variety of applications. And, as industrial machines are now expected to integrate more tightly with other business processes and technology, the versatility of PLCs has become more crucial than ever before. Today, however, cost and space pressures on the factory floor have resulted in a new iteration of PLC technology, the single-chip PLC. Single-chip PLCs are essentially programmable embedded controllers realized on an Integrated www.industrial-embedded.com

Circuit (IC). There are many benefits to using an embedded PLC as part of the design of an OEM control system, as the level of flexibility brought to a design by this technology allows for custom control solutions that fit exact system requirements, lower design and system cost, simplify software support, and increase reliability. In addition, a system utilizing an embedded PLC can meet the most demanding environmental requirements and provide a scalable platform that can support future product features. Functional flexibility of a modern PLC Modern control systems are typically required to communicate to a variety

of devices, from engine Electronic Control Units (ECUs) to Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) to various types of actuators and sensors. As a result, PLCs are required to support range of standard and non-standard I/O, from CAN ports to Ethernet to serial interfaces. In order to meet the varying I/O requirements of control devices, embeddable single-chip PLCs are able to support a number of physical layer interfaces and industrial communications protocols, while also providing digital input and output interface circuitry that can be designed to the exact requirements of the application. One use case in which

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this functionality can be leveraged cost effectively is in applications that require a user interface but do not have the budget for a graphical HMI. In these scenarios, single-chip PLCs can be used to interface to LCD character displays, LED displays, vacuum fluorescent character displays, and graphics displays, and also include provisions for various options for user input from discrete digital inputs, numeric keypads, full keyboards, or a combination of the three. These inputs can be integrated onto the controller board, if desired, saving cost and allowing for unlimited button layouts and arrangements. Low-level analog and digital I/O on embeddable PLCs further allow developers to interface sensors directly to the single-chip PLC – whether they be pressure, temperature, humidity, conductivity, or other custom sensing applications – with counters, quadrature encoders, timers, analog outputs and

Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) outputs are available for use in a multitude of applications. If further I/O is required, SPI ports can be leveraged for expansion. Future-proof application control A particular challenge for modern industrial systems is the inverse relationship between product lifecycles and technological obsolescence. For example, industrial control equipment deployed 10 years ago is likely ill equipped to operate as part of a modern distributed control system. By supporting several serial bus protocols, single-chip PLCs can mitigate such obsolescence challenges. The Divelbiss PLC on a Chip, for example, supports multiple serial ports and serial communications protocols (such as J1939, NMEA 2000, MODBUS TCP/RTU/ASCII, OptiCAN, and CANopen), effectively “future-proofing” designs by giving the user a way to add additional I/O should

Figure 1 | The Divelbiss PLC on a Chip is an embeddable single-chip Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) that supports a range of I/O interfaces and communications protocols to mitigate obsolescence.

the application require it in the future (Figure 1). This level of expandability can occur on two levels: ›› At the system level using CAN, serial, or Ethernet ›› At the board level using SPI, serial, or I2C As such, should a user discover a new market opportunity that requires a

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feature not currently supported, an expansion module communicating via serial, CAN, SPI, or Ethernet can be designed. This expansion module can be retrofitted to existing products already in the field, allowing backward compatibility to support existing customers while bringing new features to market in an expedient fashion. In terms of application development, single-chip PLCs utilize the familiar Ladder Diagram language, which provides the ability to support software, troubleshoot installations, and make changes to application programs in a greatly improved fashion over the typical embedded system. This is due to the fact that Ladder Diagram is widely understood and can be easily learned by a wide range of individuals. Its graphical programming format, coupled with the ability to monitor the program while it is running, allows for ease of troubleshooting, and can even be done remotely to prevent technicians and engineers from being required to visit individual installation sites. For maximum flexibility when programming applications, the Divelbiss PLC on a Chip also supports the Function Block and Structured Text languages in addition to Ladder Diagram, giving users the flexibility to monitor programs during execution, perform variable cross referencing, write custom function blocks, and access to notes fields, program security, and extended math functions. Users can also use the Structured Text language to code certain serial protocols that may not be natively supported on the PLC itself. PLC power and packaging As many industrial facilities employ machinery that runs 24/7, 365, power usage can have a measurable impact on the company bottom line. On the other hand, many industrial applications also have unorthodox power requirements. Single-chip PLC designs can give, in addition to the standard 120/240 VAC 50/60Hz or 24 VDC applications, developers the freedom to design systems www.industrial-embedded.com

Figure 2 | Embeddable Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) offer packaging versatility to fit a range of applications, from explosion-proof valve control (left) to ruggedized mobile computers (right).

capable of operating from virtually any power source. This includes 12 VDC vehicle power, with its associated transient voltages as specified in SAE J1455/ J1113, solar or wind power with an integrated battery charging circuit, transit car power at 37 VDC/72 VDC, or even a high-voltage DC power inputs – all with a typical power draw of around 0.3 W. Another non-starter for electronic ­components in industrial settings is susceptibility to environmental extremes. Therefore it is critical that single-chip PLCs are ruggedly packaged in a versatile footprint that can meet a variety of application requirements. Using the PLC on a chip as a benchmark, singlechip PLCs are available with a base temperature range of -40 °C to 85 °C, with extended temperature variants available on a per-application basis. The alternate ruggedization options of embeddable PLCs enable them to operate in applications that require high tolerance to humidity, shock and vibration, and excessive G forces resulting from constant acceleration, making them a flexible solution for applications that range from mobile equipment to MIL-SPEC systems. The packaging advantages of single-chip PLCs are extended further by the product’s ability to be designed into any type of system packaging due to its inherent small footprint and embeddable nature.

All packaging types are possible, such as an open board controller, traditional DIN rail mounting, handheld devices, NEMA 4X/IP67 packages, or HAZLOC explosion-proof systems (Figure 2). Further, embeddable PLCs provide the ability to integrate a control system into existing product packaging, precluding the need for an electrical control panels and other components that increase overall system cost. New PLC possibilities Overall, the flexibility of using products like the Divelbiss PLC on a Chip for embedded control projects allows PLC technology to be utilized in markets previously not associated with PLCs. PLC technology can now be utilized in commercial appliances, special purpose printers, motor drives, or various applications requiring custom controls to meet the application’s specific requirements. It gives the user the scalability needed to allow for future product features, while reducing design costs and providing for a secure control system that can meet the most demanding environmental c­ onditions. IES Don Divelbiss, P.E., is Engineering Manager at Divelbiss Corporation. Divelbiss Corporation www.divelbiss.com don.divelbiss@divelbiss.com

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A secure industrial infrastructure for the connected age Q&A with Doug Wylie, CISSP, Rockwell Automation As connectivity trends continue to influence the industrial environment, ensuring security of mission-critical networks, systems, and devices has become more critical than ever before. Doug Wylie, CISSP, Director of Product Security Risk Management, Rockwell Automation, Inc. explains the importance of comprehensive security for Critical Infrastructure (CI) entities, and describes how industry cooperation can mitigate risk across industrial markets. What are some of the trends Rockwell sees in security for Critical Infrastructure (CI) entities? WYLIE: Many typical security conversations with our customers who serve Critical Infrastructure (CI) cover the gamut of people, processes, and technology. As an industrial product, systems, and services provider, we often find ourselves discussing how best to design and optimize manufacturing systems for a particular application. More and more, these same discussions also reach into Information Technology (IT) network designs and connectivity with enterprise systems and business operations. We commonly encounter customers who are looking for creative ways and help to move information between their manufacturing and process systems, as well as upstream into their business systems. Sometimes these demands are driven by desires for greater visibility into production data from within the business office environment. Other times, it’s driven by necessity to address shortfalls in staffing, regulatory compliance, or a legitimate need for enabling remote access to a production environment to allow for managed services. All of these trends continue to lead to a connected enterprise that is quickly changing past perceptions that industrial control systems are boring, isolated, disconnected islands of automation. These very same trends are also leading to new challenges in these production systems in the way they are designed, operated and secured.

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Today, industrial control system topologies look a lot like IT systems just with different devices as the end-points. While industrial control devices may seem a little foreign to an IT type, the network designs do look familiar at a high level. The requirements for safe operation and high availability to ensure systems perform tirelessly is the immutable rule, but as control systems connect into the enterprise, there’s a growing appreciation for the new risks and threats that now reach down to a production environment or up into a business system. There’s no question that, for some, just knowing where to start in the design and installation process of these new systems can be a challenge. We find it essential to work closely with our customers and help them consider the importance of establishing company policies and guidelines, along with employee security awareness programs. Strengthening physical security controls not only along network perimeters but also within the process and manufacturing system is a must. Safety in these systems relies directly on physical and cybersecurity controls, and also on non-technical controls including employee awareness, policies, guidelines, and ongoing vigilance. Bolstering the cybersecurity controls and visibility to these systems to ensure they are robust and resilient to attacks is crucial to adequately protect whatever needs to be protected – whether it’s protecting people, property, production, or information. It’s all of these foundations on which companies can build their industrial ­control systems as a part of a broader connected enterprise.

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What are the security considerations for mission-critical systems looking to add connectivity? WYLIE: Making sure people perform as a first line of defense is critical. They need to be trained to look for, and promptly report unusual activities whenever something is out of the ordinary. Tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars can be spent on technical controls that won’t matter the least if people are not trained to follow good, sensible security practices and watch out for the unusual. Often times, just someone’s gut feeling that something isn’t quite right can be a leading indicator that something may have changed in a mission-critical system either by accident or p ­ erhaps even intentionally. The foundation of Rockwell Automation’s security position relies on defense in depth and layered security (Figure 1), but it doesn’t stop there. It also focuses investments toward the industrial devices themselves, to improve their ability to be self-defending against attacks where possible. The nesting of multiple security strategies and nontechnical and technical controls all complement one another. These lend to enhancing a system’s security posture in a way that is more likely to thwart many common attacks that might otherwise capitalize on a single weakness within a system. In addition to the components and devices, when designing a network and applying technical security controls, it’s important to consider the need for www.industrial-embedded.com


flexibility in the system during all phases of its lifecycle. During design and installation, security configurations and access to the system is likely to be very different than during the operation and maintenance phase. Likewise, every system reaches a point where it will need to be migrated or decommissioned without compromising the security of what’s still important to protect. In mission-critical systems, precautions at all phases of the lifecycle must be carefully considered. Are there other security considerations to account for when designing and operating industrial networks? WYLIE: When designing and commissioning a network, we recommend customers look very carefully at a variety of controls to help mitigate risk. Some examples include the product appropriation process; following good design practices such as network segmentation and segregation; enabling only required networking and control services; and limiting communication paths both into and out of the network. In addition, customers should consider physical and

Figure 1 | A truly secure application is dependent upon multiple layers of protection, including physical and logical controls and structured processes and procedures.

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logical access controls to the network; the features and capabilities available to the infrastructure that help improve uptime and availability; the integrity of the devices themselves; and the content stored within those devices. We also suggest they carefully plan for worst-cases scenarios where assets such as hardware, software, programs and routines, recipes,

and even usernames and passwords may be damaged or completely lost. Additionally, having [the network] properly segmented is essential. A customer who wants intra-network or remote access into the control system similarly will want that access to be done in a responsible way (Figure 2). Layered security network

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Figure 2 | The Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) Design and Installation Guide (DIG) published by Rockwell Automation and Cisco provides recommendations on secure industrial network design. The CPwE reference document and other secure remote access design recommendations are located at rockwellautomation.com/security.

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An industrial DMZ offers the separation needed to help facilitate data exchange without directly exposing end-point devices in one system to another system. Although a DMZ may sound like a new concept to some, it is actually a welltested solution deeply rooted in many IT enterprise networks as a way to separate business operations and enable remote Business-to Business (B2B) communications. Segmentation techniques like the DMZ are widely used in IT systems, and we’re strong proponents of using many of these approaches in process and manufacturing systems. What are some of the standards Rockwell employs to build more robust security into its offerings? WYLIE: One specific global standard we follow and promote is the ISA/IEC 62443 standard. The 62443 standard points at many architectural elements such as good security design practices – what’s sometimes called good security hygiene. It incorporates forward-thinking concepts such as network separation and segmentation via the application of security “zones and conduits.” It recommends separation of IT from Operational Technology (OT) using techniques such as an industrial DMZ. It also characterizes good product design and performance criteria that help ensure both products and systems can be more resilient and sustain certain network events or attacks. Looking more closely at products, we established our Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) many years ago as a means to identify and mitigate risks in our product design, development, test, and manufacturing processes. Our SDL features significant continuous improvement steps to ensure the process is always getting better and more capable at reducing and removing security risks. The process and our self-imposed security requirements meet and exceed the product provisions set forth in ISA/ IEC 62443. Other guidelines, not necessarily standards, that we find helpful include ISO 27001 that describes how to build and maintain an Information Security Management Systems (ISMSs) – many of these practices are applicable to process www.industrial-embedded.com

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and manufacturing networks; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines like NIST 800-53 and 800-82 also afford good practices and techniques to build a strong security posture in industrial control systems; and most recently, we actively participated in the development of the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) that resulted from Presidential Executive Order 13636 and attempts to bring a more uniform approach and terminology to assessing and addressing risk to US and international CI. What role is Rockwell playing in the Cybesecurity Framework (CSF)? WYLIE: If we look back to February 2013 with the issuance of US Presidential Executive Order 13636, and Presidential Policy Directive 21, it was clear that the White House wanted industry to establish a plan to address cyber risk to US national CI. Rockwell Automation took an active role during the Request for Information (RFI) stage by representing our perspective on industry trends. We also participated in all of the CSF

development workshops – I had the opportunity to present to the general assembly at one of those workshops and also participate in a panel d ­ iscussion that focused on industrial control security concerns (Figure 3). We continue to maintain close ties with NIST, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the White House in their efforts to move beyond the release of the CSF v1.0 Framework and towards an execution plan for how to encourage industry adoption of the voluntary guidelines. We were one of the very few industrial control companies who took active part in all aspects of crafting the Framework, and we plan to continue to help industry and our customers voluntarily adapt it into their security practices. It’s an ongoing effort but we’re quite pleased to be an active part in the process. How will the CSF benefit CI entities? WYLIE: There are a number of aspects that I know are going to be helpful, one of which is just bringing some common

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language or nomenclature to industry. If we think about the breadth of what the Framework is covering, it is a tool that is being applied across 16 CI sectors as defined in the US. This is a tall order to fill. Historically, these sectors have worked largely as silos, with their own types of approaches to assessing and mitigating cyber risk and remediating issues that would or could affect safe and reliable operation. The Framework brings some common language to these sectors, and it begins to identify relevant standards and guidelines that can be uniformly applied across all 16. What’s significant about this is that even though there are notable differences amongst the 16 sectors, there are also obvious ties and dependencies amongst them too. For example, let’s consider power generation and distribution. A loss of available power due to a disruption in power generation or distribution can quickly affect most all of the 16 infrastructure sectors. Although it carries its own sector title as one of the 16, it is inextricably interwoven with all the sectors. The Framework helps tie the sectors together by helping to characterize a consistent way for each to identify its risk, regardless of the particulars of the industry or application. It also allows these sectors to begin addressing risk in a uniform manner. So the language used to describe risk and how to mitigate across these sectors is really important. Having a common way of measuring and referring to these risks across sectors helps to connect silos in a more homogenous way. The Framework’s specific references to common guidelines and global standards are really important too because it helps both customers and companies conform to agreeable criteria specifically intended to reduce risk and enhance protection of CI.

systems that are owned, operated, and maintained by the private sector. Building this understanding will take time and a clear perspective of the risk and threat landscape that continues to evolve that can affect or may be actively targeting CI. Information sharing from government to private industry will remain a heavily cited challenge, especially given a history that often criticizes the US Government for being overly protective and for withholding too much information from the private sector. These information sharing challenges are not new, but it seems everywhere you look there is new investment being made in an attempt to facilitate a better, more fluid information exchange. My perspective is there are many different avenues where information is already being made available, yet they may not be advertised nor utilized well enough. Industry groups are now talking more openly about security concerns, network breaches, and specific methods that are known to help enhance protection. Standards bodies are evolving to give consideration to how security will fit into the next phase of enhancements to many of the existing standards they govern. Government outreach through groups like InfraGard (www.infragard.org) and the Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group, or ICSJWG (ics-cert. us-cert.gov/Industrial-Control-SystemsJoint-Working-Group-ICSJWG), offer still more vehicles to share information and discuss matters related to risk and how to enhance protection. The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, or ICS-CERT (ics-cert.uscert.gov), and United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, or US-CERT (www.us-cert.gov), have notification and subscription services to monitor industry

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Beyond information sharing, it is also extremely important we recognize all sizes of business – small, medium, and large. Larger businesses generally have a greater degree of capability to take action against cyber risks to their operations. They often have more resources and more established processes to facilitate the CSF process that spans the Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover phases of the overall voluntary program. Small and medium companies may indeed have staff that are very competent and talented people, but may not necessarily have a level of financial resources necessary to be proactive to establish a cybersecurity program, let alone weather an outright attack against their systems. There are complexity factors and high financial hurdles to overcome for any company, regardless of size, to adopt the Framework throughout their entire organization. Rockwell Automation built our company around partnership and working with small-, medium-, and large-sized companies. We recognize security challenges in control systems and we remain committed to helping all of our customers understand and take action against these risks. The reason this is so important is because CI is comprised of a broad and diverse community of suppliers, designers, installers, and maintainers of industrial control systems, in addition to the asset owners that carry the greatest responsibility for the operation and maintenance of these systems. IES

Doug Wylie, CISSP, is Director of Product Security Risk Management at Rockwell Automation, Inc.

What are some of the barriers the CSF faces? WYLIE: As a voluntary Framework, perhaps the biggest hurdle to CSF adoption will be the industry’s clear understanding of what risk means to the mission-critical

events and communicate relevant information about risks, threats, and remediation recommendations. Even one’s local FBI and the Secret Service offer industry outreach programs.

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Using Gigabit Ethernet to build future-proof networks By Diane Davis

Islands of automation are disappearing from the industrial landscape, as facilities, workstations, and individual devices that once functioned alone are being connected as organizations seek to integrate operations throughout multiple facilities and across the extended enterprise. These developments mean that industrial networks initially created to manage a process or provide basic monitoring capabilities have to do more, such as managing increased data flow from sensors and video monitoring systems, innovating processes with Machine-toMachine (M2M) communications, or sharing data between facilities in real time to synchronize operations. The possibilities are limitless – but current network bandwidth is not. Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) will provide the network backbone for future systems that rely more heavily on video, sensors, and applications that require faster, higher volume data sharing. While GbE clearly represents the future, GbE networks are not needed for many of the devices and processes running today, leaving many organizations wondering what their industrial networking migration strategy should be. Industrial networking is concurrently in the middle of two transitions. First, Ethernet-based protocols continue to displace older fieldbus technologies. Flexibility is a major reason Ethernet has become so popular for networking in industrial and remote operations – EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP/IP, PROFINET, www.industrial-embedded.com

DeviceNet, and other popular protocols are all Ethernet based. As these networks continue to grow, a second transition is underway to a next-generation Ethernet technology, Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). Distinguishing Ethernet Ethernet has become widely accepted and installed because of its speed, reliability, and support as an international standard. Today, industrial Ethernet networks typically use 10/100BASE-T “Fast Ethernet” technology with 100 Mbps bandwidth that can also support older 10 Mbps (10BASE-T) Ethernet devices. Gigabit Ethernet is 1000BASE-TX. By definition, it provides 10 to 100 times the bandwidth of the 10/100 BASE-T networks and devices currently installed in many facilities. This bandwidth enables data to be transmitted more quickly, and also allows the network to carry larger

data files (for example, higher resolution images) without experiencing Quality of Service (QoS) issues. Gigabit Ethernet also has a lower switching latency than earlier generation technology, which may be more important than speed for industrial control operations. Switch latency refers to the time required for a packet to enter and exit a network switch. Reduced latency is a welcome development for highly sensitive motion control systems. 10BASE-T Ethernet and industrial protocols based on it are half duplex technology (meaning they can only send or receive at one time) and thus have a higher latency, which has proven to be an inhibitor when using devices that require a modern infrastructure. Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet are both fullduplex protocols, which means they can send and receive simultaneously.

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Gigabit implications for industrial roadmaps Forward and backward compatibility is one of the key advantages supported in the Ethernet standard family (IEEE 802.3). GbE, Fast Ethernet, and 10 Mbps Ether­net devices can all be used together on the same network. With proper planning, GbE will provide a seamless upgrade path while preserving previous investments in devices and network administration expertise. Enterprises will likely need to support a mix of Fast Ethernet and GbE devices in the near future. Fast Ethernet provides outstanding performance for many industrial control and remote monitoring applications, and is the network connection built into many leading Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), controllers, sensors, and other industrial automation equipment. However, these devices were developed to transmit limited data and may not be optimized to support the data, voice, and video traffic that typically flows over modern networks. Video transmitted over Fast Ethernet tends to be choppy, and the bandwidth is also insufficient for high-speed motion control and other applications that require minimal latency. Because Fast Ethernet and GbE will co­exist, enterprises should develop a flexible network backbone that can readily support both technologies. Enterprises can achieve the flexibility to bridge current and future requirements by using network switches that support different protocols, media types, and modules. For example, Red Lion’s N-Tron series NT24k managed switches offer up to 24 ports that support a mix of GbE and Fast Ethernet, copper, and fiber, and are configurable to work with different protocols, network architectures, and modules. Gigabit Ethernet applications To date, most organizations have upgraded to GbE to some extent, either because they wanted to use more video or to future-proof their networks to accommodate more traffic and nextgeneration devices and applications. A few emerging applications follow:

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Figure 1 | The N-Tron series of managed Ethernet switches provides flexibility for variety of communications protocols and network architectures while supporting both Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technology.

Largely populated networks All signs point to more connectivity in future field and factory operations. There have been numerous studies and forecasts predicting explosive growth for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connectivity, the Internet of Things (IoT), and industrial networking. Industry leaders have predicted the number of networked devices will double to 50 billion between 2015 and 2020. Much of this increased connectivity will occur in the industrial space in the form of sensors and M2M devices, based on current automation trends and the high percentage of OEMs that are building M2M capabilities into product offerings. Workstations that currently include a few devices connected to an HMI in an isolated ring network will likely evolve. Soon, a workstation may interface with dozens of sensors that support robotic production equipment, with each component reporting its status and production data to the cloud. Not only will there be more networked devices in the future, the devices will share more data and have more interactions with other systems. These developments underscore the need for network infrastructure that can support both GbE and older technology, while providing enough ports to support multiple devices.

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Facility-to-facility connectivity Industrial networks are links in a network of networks that make real-time data available throughout the extended enterprise. Remote cameras on wind turbines or oil wells may be monitored by a technician thousands of miles away. Data from sensors, Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), and other devices that are spread out over several acres at a manufacturing facility might continually report their status conditions to feed centralized production management and maintenance systems. In this scenario, Fast Ethernet or fieldbus protocols may be sufficient for devices at the local level, while GbE provides the network backbone for communicating with other buildings and remote locations. Video cameras Video is becoming increasingly important for facility management and production control operations. There is growing demand for traditional surveillance, but many new and powerful use cases are also emerging. For example, video cameras are being installed on wind turbines to enable remote inspection. If turbine performance changes suddenly or an alert is generated, a technician hundreds of miles away can use the camera to inspect the turbine for damage. This can save time and money by eliminating expensive field service calls. If on-site www.industrial-embedded.com


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as network bandwidth allows. Gigabit Ethernet is the bridge that enterprises can use to build networks today to pave the way to bring more video, sensors, M2M, and other connected devices into their operations tomorrow. IES

Low-cost, closed-circuit surveillance cameras do not provide the image quality needed for remote monitoring or parts and assembly inspection. These applications require better quality images and a higher capacity network to carry them. Some surveillance systems use cameras that capture one Frame per Second (FPS), and most systems operate at 10 FPS or less. Conversely, machine vision cameras used for part identification and assembly verification may run at 48 FPS and have more megapixels to create higher-quality images. The combination of higher speed and higher quality results in inspection applications requiring much more bandwidth than traditional surveillance systems.

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FEATURES › Compact, rugged system design › Embedded 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5/i7 quad-core CPU › 2-CH PoCL, base Camera Link® configuration › One internal USB port and 1kbit EEPROM › RAID system (Dual SATA interface) › 64-CH isolation DI/O with digital filter › Support for wall and DIN rail mounting (optional) › Hardware monitoring of temperature, voltage, and watchdog timer

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CoreFire Develop your application very quickly and easily with our CoreFire™ FPGA Application Builder, which transforms the FPGA development process, making it possible for theoreticians to easily and quickly build and test their algorithms on the real hardware that will be used in the field. Use CoreFire’s graphical interface to drag and drop library elements onto the design window. Modify your input and output types, numbers of bits, and other core variables by changing module parameters with pull-down menus. The modules automatically provide correct timing and clock control. Insert debug modules to report actual hardware values for hardware-in-the-loop debugging. Hit the Build button to check for errors and as-built core sizes and to build an encrypted EDIF file. Use the Xilinx ISE tool to place and route each FPGA design. Modify and use the jar file or the C program created by the CoreFire Build to load your new file into your WILDSTAR and I/O card hardware. Use the CoreFire Debugger to view and modify register and memory contents in the FPGA and to step through the dataflow of your design running in the real physical hardware. Our extensive IP and board support libraries contain more than 1,000 proven, reusable, high-performance cores, including FIR and CIC filters, a channelizer, and the world’s fastest FFT. We support conversion between data types: bit, signed and unsigned integers, single precision floating point, integer and floating point complex, and arrays. A few of the newly added array cores include array composition and decomposition; slice, parallelize, serialize, repack, split, merge, reorder, rotate, and concatenate transformations; matrix math, sliding windows, and convolutions.

FEATURES › Dataflow-based – automatically generates intermodule

control fabric

› Drag-and-drop graphical interface › Work at high conceptual level – concentrate on solving

algorithmic problems

› Hardware-in-the-loop debugging › More than 1,000 modules incorporate years of application experience › Reduce risk with COTS boards and software › Save time to market › Save development dollars › Easily port completed applications to new technology chips

and boards

› Training and custom application development available › Achieve world-class performance; WILD solutions outperform the

competition

› Annual node locked or networked license; includes customer

support and updates

The combination of our COTS hardware and CoreFire enables our customers to make massive improvements in processing speed while achieving significant savings in size, weight, power, personhours, dollars, and calendar time to deployment.

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Four Channel Clock Synchronization Board The Four Channel Clock Distribution Board distributes a common clock and synchronized control signal triggers to multiple cards in the system. This 6U VME64x/VXS board provides four high-speed, ultra-low jitter, ultra-low skew differential bulkhead mounted clock outputs, two ultra-low skew differential vertical SMA on-board clock outputs, and four ultra-low skew and clock synchronized single-ended bulkhead mounted control signal triggers. A jumper set at board installation time or via optional P2 Serial Port determines which one of the two installed clock sources is active. Manufacturing options for Clock Source 0 are Single Ended or Differential External Clock, a PLL ranging from 700 MHz to 3 GHz with an On-Board Reference Oscillator, or a PLL ranging from 700 MHz to 3 GHz with a 10 MHz External Reference. Manufacturing options for Clock Source 1 are a PLL ranging from 700 MHz to 3 GHz with an On-board Reference Oscillator, a PLL ranging from 700 MHz to 3 GHz with a 10 MHz External Reference or an On-Board Low Frequency Oscillator ranging up to 800 MHz. The four control trigger outputs can originate from a highprecision external source via front panel SMA, from a manual pushbutton on the front panel, or from software via an optional Backplane P2 Connector Serial Port. These trigger outputs are synchronized to the distributed clock to provide precise output timing relationships. Annapolis Micro Systems is a world leader in high-performance, COTS FPGA-based boards and processing for RADAR, SONAR, SIGINT, ELINT, DSP, FFTs, communications, Software-Defined Radio, encryption, image processing, prototyping, text processing, and other processing intensive applications.

FEATURES › Four Synchronized Differential Front Panel Clock Outputs up to

3 GHz with Typical Skew of 5 ps

› Ultra-low Clock Jitter and Phase Noise – 275 Fs with 1,280 MHz PLL

and external 10 MHz Reference

› On-board PLLs Manufacturing Options provide Fixed Frequencies of

700 MHz to 3 GHz, Locked to Internal or External Reference

› On-board Low Frequency Oscillator provides Fixed Frequencies up

to approximately 800 MHz

› Four Synchronized Trigger Outputs, always Synchronized with

the Output Clock, with Typical Skew of 5 ps

› Jumper Selectable Trigger Output Levels of 3.3 V PECL, 2.5 V PECL,

or 1.65 V PECL

› Source Trigger from Front Panel SMA, Pushbutton, or Optional

P2 Serial Port

› Cascade boards to provide up to 16 sets of outputs › Compatible with standard VME64x and VXS 6U backplanes › Universal clock input supports wide range of signal options,

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including signal generator sine wave

› Differential clock input permits multiple standards including:

LVDS, 3.3 V PECL, 2.5 V PECL, and 1.65 V PECL

› Clock and Trigger Outputs Compatible with all Annapolis Micro

Systems, Inc. WILDSTAR™ 2 PRO I/O Cards and WILDSTAR™ 4/5 Mezzanine Cards

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WILD OpenVPX Four Slot Mesh Chassis Annapolis enters the OpenVPX market with WILDSTAR 6 Xilinx Virtex-6 and WILDSTAR A5 Altera Stratix 5 FPGA Processing Boards, an 8 TB per slot WILD Storage Solution, a WILD Switch, a Four Slot and a Twelve Slot Chassis. The Four Slot Mesh Chassis has a particularly powerful Backplane Configuration, as shown in the diagram. The chassis could, for example, be filled with two of the 8 TB WILD Storage Cards, one WILDSTAR A5 Stratix V FPGA Processing Board, and a Single Board Computer. Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. is a world leader in high-performance, COTS FPGA-based processing for radar, sonar, SIGINT, ELINT, DSP, FFTs, communications, Software-Defined Radio, encryption, image processing, prototyping, text processing, and other processing intensive applications. Annapolis provides I/O mezzanine cards, including Single 1.5 GHz 8 Bit ADC, Quad 250 MHz 12 Bit ADC, Single 2.5 GHz 8 Bit ADC, Quad 130 MHz 16 Bit ADC, Dual 2.3/1.5 GSps 12 Bit DAC, Quad 600 MSps 16 Bit DAC, Universal 3Gbit Serial I/O (RocketIO, 10 Gb Ethernet, InfiniBand), and Tri XFP (OS 192, 10G Fibre Channel, 10 Gb Ethernet). Our boards work on a number of operating systems, including Windows and Linux. We support our board products with a standardized set of drivers, APIs and VHDL simulation models. Develop your application very quickly with our CoreFire FPGA Application Builder, which transforms the FPGA development process, making it possible for theoreticians to easily build and test their algorithms on the real hardware that will be used in the field. CoreFire, based on dataflow, automatically generates distributed control fabric between cores. ™

FEATURES › 4U High 19" Rack Mount Chassis with Front Mounted Horizontal

OpenVPX Card Cage with Four Slots

› 4 Slot OpenVPX High Speed Mesh Backplane with Rear Transition

Module Support

› 10+GBps on Data Plane for 10GBase-KR Ethernet, 40GBase-KR4

Ethernet, 10GBase-KX4 XAUI or SDR, DDR and QDR 4x InfiniBand

› 8x PCIe Gen 1, 2 or 3 on Expansion Plane › 1000Base-X on Control Plane › Large Power Supply › Chassis Management, including Voltage, Temperature and Fan

Monitoring and Control and a Front of Chassis Display Panel

› High Performance Convection Cooling with Replaceable and

Cleanable Fan Tray and Filter

› Front Panel Power Switch, System Rest Switch and Maskable Reset

Switch, all with Safety Covers

› Electromagnetic Shielding › Includes one year hardware warranty

Our extensive IP and board support libraries contain more than 1,000 cores, including floating point and the world’s fastest FFT. CoreFire uses a graphical user interface for design entry, supports hardware-in-the-loop debugging, and provides proven, reusable, high-performance IP modules. WILDSTAR A5 for OpenVPX, with its associated I/O Cards, provides extremely high overall throughput and processing performance. The combination of our COTS hardware and CoreFire allows our customers to make massive improvements in processing speed, while achieving significant savings in size, weight, power, person-hours, dollars, and calendar time to deployment.

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Annapolis is famous for the high quality of our products and for our unparalleled dedication to ensuring that the customer’s applications succeed. We offer training and exceptional special application development support, as well as more conventional support. Save time and effort and reduce risk with COTS boards and software. Achieve world-class performance – WILD solutions outperform the competition.

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WILD OpenVPX Twelve Plus 3 Slot Switched Chassis Annapolis enters the OpenVPX market with WILDSTAR 6 Xilinx Virtex-6 and WILDSTAR A5 Altera Stratix 5 FPGA Processing Boards, an 8 TB per slot WILD Storage Solution, a WILD Switch, a Four Slot and a Twelve Plus Three Slot Chassis. With Ten Payload Slots and Two Switch Slots, and an option for Three VME/VPX Slots, the Twelve OpenVPX Plus 3 Chassis has a particularly powerful Backplane Configuration, as shown in the diagram. Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. is a world leader in high-performance, COTS FPGA-based processing for radar, sonar, SIGINT, ELINT, DSP, FFTs, communications, Software-Defined Radio, encryption, image processing, prototyping, text processing, and other processing intensive applications. Annapolis provides I/O mezzanine cards, including Single 1.5 GHz 8 Bit ADC, Quad 250 MHz 12 Bit ADC, Single 2.5 GHz 8 Bit ADC, Quad 130 MHz 16 Bit ADC, Dual 2.3/1.5 GSps 12 Bit DAC, Quad 600 MSps 16 Bit DAC, Universal 3Gbit Serial I/O (RocketIO, 10 Gb Ethernet, InfiniBand), and Tri XFP (OC 192, 10G Fibre Channel, 10 Gb Ethernet). Our boards work on a number of operating systems, including Windows and Linux. We support our board products with a standardized set of drivers, APIs and VHDL simulation models.

FEATURES › 19" Rack Mount Chassis with Front Mounted OpenVPX Card Cage › Primary Twelve Slot 6U OpenVPX High Speed Switched Backplane

with Rear Transition Module Support

› 10+GBps on Data Plane for 10GBase-KR Ethernet, 40GBase-KR4

Ethernet, 10GBase-KX4 XAUI or SDR, DDR and QDR 4x InfiniBand

› 8x PCIe Gen 1, 2 or 3 on Expansion Plane › 1000Base-X on Control Plane › Secondary Three Slot VME/VPX Backplane for Power Only Payload

Cards

› Very Large Power Supply › Chassis Management, including Voltage, Temperature and Fan

Monitoring and Control and a Front of Chassis Display Panel

› High Performance Convection Cooling with Replaceable and

Develop your application very quickly with our CoreFire™ FPGA Application Builder, which transforms the FPGA development process, making it possible for theoreticians to easily build and test their algorithms on the real hardware that will be used in the field. CoreFire, based on dataflow, automatically generates distributed control fabric between cores. Our extensive IP and board support libraries contain more than 1,000 cores, including floating point and the world’s fastest FFT. CoreFire uses a graphical user interface for design entry, supports hardware-in-the-loop debugging, and provides proven, reusable, high-performance IP modules. WILDSTAR A5 for OpenVPX, with its associated I/O Cards, provides extremely high overall throughput and processing performance. The combination of our COTS hardware and CoreFire allows our customers to make massive improvements in processing speed, while achieving significant savings in size, weight, power, person-hours, dollars, and calendar time to deployment.

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Cleanable Fan Tray and Filter

› Front Panel Power Switch, System Rest Switch and Maskable Reset

Switch, all with Safety Covers

› Electromagnetic Shielding › Includes one year hardware warranty

Annapolis is famous for the high quality of our products and for our unparalleled dedication to ensuring that the customer’s applications succeed. We offer training and exceptional special application development support, as well as more conventional support. Save time and effort and reduce risk with COTS boards and software. Achieve world-class performance – WILD solutions outperform the competition.

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WILD OpenVPX Storage Board Annapolis leads the OpenVPX market with the 8 Terabyte per slot WILD Storage Solution with 4GBps Write and 8GBps Read Bandwidth. The Storage Board has a Hot Swappable Canister containing up to 16 Pluggable 1.8" SSD SATA 3.x Drives, with 2, 4 or 8 Terabytes per Board. Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. is a world leader in high-performance, COTS FPGA-based processing for radar, sonar, SIGINT, ELINT, DSP, FFTs, communications, Software-Defined Radio, encryption, image processing, prototyping, text processing, and other processing intensive applications. Annapolis provides I/O mezzanine cards, including Single 1.5 GHz 8 Bit ADC, Quad 250 MHz 12 Bit ADC, Single 2.5 GHz 8 Bit ADC, Quad 130 MHz 16 Bit ADC, Dual 2.3/1.5 GSps 12 Bit DAC, Quad 600 MSps 16 Bit DAC, Universal 3Gbit Serial I/O (RocketIO, 10 Gb Ethernet, InfiniBand), and Tri XFP (OC 192, 10G Fibre Channel, 10 Gb Ethernet). Our boards work on a number of operating systems, including Windows and Linux. We support our board products with a standardized set of drivers, APIs and VHDL simulation models. Develop your application very quickly with our CoreFire FPGA Application Builder, which transforms the FPGA development process, making it possible for theoreticians to easily build and test their algorithms on the real hardware that will be used in the field. CoreFire, based on dataflow, automatically generates distributed control fabric between cores. ™

FEATURES › 4 GBps Write and 8 GBps Read Bandwidth › Up to 40Gb Ethernet or QDR InfiniBand on each of Four Fat Pipes

on P1 for a total of 20GBps on P1

› PCI Express 8x Gen 1, Gen 2 or Gen 3 on P2 and P5 of the OpenVPX

Backplane

› 2, 4 or 8 Terabytes per OpenVPX Slot › Hot Swappable Canister › Up to 16 Pluggable 1.8" SSD SATA 3.x › API for Command and Control of the Storage Process

Our extensive IP and board support libraries contain more than 1,000 cores, including floating point and the world’s fastest FFT. CoreFire uses a graphical user interface for design entry, supports hardwarein-the-loop debugging, and provides proven, reusable, highperformance IP modules. WILDSTAR A5 for OpenVPX, with its associated I/O Cards, provides extremely high overall throughput and processing performance. The combination of our COTS hardware and CoreFire allows our customers to make massive improvements in processing speed, while achieving significant savings in size, weight, power, person-hours, dollars, and calendar time to deployment.

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› Includes one year hardware warranty

Annapolis is famous for the high quality of our products and for our unparalleled dedication to ensuring that the customer’s applications succeed. We offer training and exceptional special application development support, as well as more conventional support. Save time and effort and reduce risk with COTS boards and software. Achieve world-class performance – WILD solutions outperform the competition.

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WILD OpenVPX Switch Board Annapolis leads the OpenVPX market with the WILD 6U OpenVPX (VITA 65.0 Compliant) Switch Board, with up to 4 Tbps non-blocking switching capacity with up to 8 switch partitions. Supports OpenVPX Switch Profiles: SLT6-SWH-20U19F-12.4.1: 20 Control Plane and 19 Data Plane Backplane Ports; SLT6-SWH 16U20F-12.4.2: 16 Control Plane and 20 Data Plane Backplane Ports; SLT6-SWH-24F-12.4.3: = 24 Data Plane Backplane Ports Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. is a world leader in high-performance, COTS FPGA-based processing for radar, sonar, SIGINT, ELINT, DSP, FFTs, communications, Software-Defined Radio, encryption, image processing, prototyping, text processing, and other processing intensive applications. Annapolis provides I/O mezzanine cards, including Single 1.5 GHz 8 Bit ADC, Quad 250 MHz 12 Bit ADC, Single 2.5 GHz 8 Bit ADC, Quad 130 MHz 16 Bit ADC, Dual 2.3/1.5 GSps 12 Bit DAC, Quad 600 MSps 16 Bit DAC, Universal 3Gbit Serial I/O (RocketIO, 10 Gb Ethernet, InfiniBand), and Tri XFP (OC 192, 10G Fibre Channel, 10 Gb Ethernet). Our boards work on a number of operating systems, including Windows and Linux. We support our board products with a standardized set of drivers, APIs and VHDL simulation models. Develop your application very quickly with our CoreFire™ FPGA Application Builder, which transforms the FPGA development process, making it possible for theoreticians to easily build and test their algorithms on the real hardware that will be used in the field. CoreFire, based on dataflow, automatically generates distributed control fabric between cores.

FEATURES › 6U OpenVPX Board › Up to 4Tbps Non-Blocking Switching Capacity with up to 8 Switch

Partitions

› Multiprotocol Switch – SDR/DDR/QDR/FDR InfiniBand and

1/10/20/40 Gb Ethernet

› Each Backplane and Front Panel Port can be Configured for either

InfiniBand or Ethernet

› Front Panel: Up to 8 QSFP+, Up to 2 SFP+, RJ45 Management Port,

USB USART, LED Status

› Supports OpenVPX Switch Profiles › InfiniBand and IP Routing › Ethernet Gateways › ChMc Management Plane Support

Our extensive IP and board support libraries contain more than 1,000 cores, including floating point and the world’s fastest FFT. CoreFire uses a graphical user interface for design entry, supports hardwarein-the-loop debugging, and provides proven, reusable, highperformance IP modules. WILDSTAR A5 for OpenVPX, with its associated I/O Cards, provides extremely high overall throughput and processing performance. The combination of our COTS hardware and CoreFire allows our customers to make massive improvements in processing speed, while achieving significant savings in size, weight, power, person-hours, dollars, and calendar time to deployment.

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› Includes one year hardware warranty

Annapolis is famous for the high quality of our products and for our unparalleled dedication to ensuring that the customer’s applications succeed. We offer training and exceptional special application development support, as well as more conventional support. Save time and effort and reduce risk with COTS boards and software. Achieve world-class performance – WILD solutions outperform the competition.

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WILDSTAR 5 for IBM Blade Perfect Blend of Processors and Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs. Eleventh Annapolis Generation. Direct Seamless Connections – No data reduction between: external sensors and FPGAs, FPGAs and processors over IB or 10 Gb Ethernet backplane, FPGAs and standard output modules. Ultimate Modularity – From zero to six Virtex-5 processing FPGA/ memory modules, and two Virtex-5 I/O FPGAs. Accepts one or two standard Annapolis WILDSTAR 4/5 I/O mezzanines: Quad 130 MSps through Quad 500 MSps A/D, 1.5 GSps through 2.2 GSps A/D, Quad 600 MSps DAC, InfiniBand, 10 Gb Ethernet, SFPDP. Fully Integrated into the IBM Blade Management System – Abundant power and cooling for maximum performance.

FEATURES › From two to eight Virtex-5 FPGA processing elements – LX110T,

LX220T, LX330T, FX100T, FX130T, or FX200T; six are pluggable with power module and memory › Up to 10.7 GB DDR2 DRAM per WILDSTAR 5 for IBM Blade Board

Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. is a world leader in high-performance COTS FPGA-based processing for radar, sonar, SIGINT, ELINT, Digital Signal Processing, FFTs, communications, software radio, encryption, image processing, prototyping, text processing, and other processing intensive applications. We support our board products with a standardized set of drivers, APIs, and VHDL simulation models.

› 144 x 144 crossbar; 3.2 Gb per line; two external PPC 440s – 1 per

Develop your application very quickly with our CoreFire FPGA Application Builder, which transforms the FPGA development process, making it possible for theoreticians to easily build and test their algorithms on the real hardware that will be used in the field. CoreFire, based on dataflow, automatically generates distributed control fabric between cores. Our extensive IP and board support libraries contain more than 1,000 cores, including floating point and the world’s fastest FFT. A graphical user interface for design entry supports hardware-in-the-loop debugging, and provides proven, reusable, high-performance IP modules.

› Available in both commercial and industrial temperature grades

each I/O FPGA › Full CoreFire Board Support Package for fast, easy application

development › VHDL model, including source code for hardware interfaces and

ChipScope access

› Proactive thermal management system – board-level current

measurement and FPGA temperature monitor, accessible through host API › Includes one-year hardware warranty, software updates, and

customer support › Blade management controller; USB, RS-485, Ethernet, KVM, 16 RIO,

Switch to 1 GbE over backplane › Save time and effort; reduce risk with COTS boards and software

WILDSTAR 5 for IBM Blade, with its associated I/O cards, provides extremely high overall throughput and processing performance. The combination of our COTS hardware and CoreFire allows our customers to make massive improvements in processing speed, while achieving significant savings in size, weight, power, person-hours, dollars, and calendar time to deployment.

› We offer training and exceptional special application development

support, as well as more conventional support › Famous for the high quality of our products and our unparalleled

dedication to ensuring that the customer’s applications succeed

Achieve world-class performance; WILDSTAR solutions outperform the competition.

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WILDSTAR 6 for OpenVPX Annapolis Micro Systems is a world leader in high-performance, COTS FPGA-based processing for radar, sonar, SIGINT, ELINT, DSP, FFTs, communications, Software-Defined Radio, encryption, image processing, prototyping, text processing, and other processing intensive applications. Our 14th-generation WILDSTAR 6 for OpenVPX uses Xilinx’s newest Virtex-6 FPGAs for state-of-the-art performance. It accepts one or two I/O mezzanine cards in one VPX slot or up to four in a double wide VPX slot, including Single 1.5 GHz 8 Bit ADC, Quad 250 MHz 12 Bit ADC, Single 2.5 GHz 8 Bit ADC, Quad 130 MHz 16 Bit ADC, Dual 2.3/1.5 GSps 12 Bit DAC, Quad 600 MSps 16 Bit DAC, Universal 3Gbit Serial I/O (Rocket I/O, 10 Gb Ethernet, InfiniBand), and Tri XFP (OC 192, 10G Fibre Channel, 10 Gb Ethernet). Our boards work on a number of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Solaris, IRIX, ALTIX, and VxWorks. We support our board products with a standardized set of drivers, APIs, and VHDL simulation models. Develop your application very quickly with our CoreFire™ FPGA Application Builder, which transforms the FPGA development process, making it possible for theoreticians to easily build and test their algorithms on the real hardware that will be used in the field. CoreFire, based on dataflow, automatically generates distributed control fabric between cores.   Our extensive IP and board support libraries contain more than 1,000 cores, including floating point and the world’s fastest FFT. CoreFire uses a graphical user interface for design entry, supports hardware-in-the-loop debugging, and provides proven, reusable, high-performance IP modules. WILDSTAR 6 for OpenVPX, with its associated I/O cards, provides extremely high overall throughput and processing performance. The combination of our COTS hardware and CoreFire allows our customers to make massive improvements in processing speed, while achieving significant savings in size, weight, power, person-hours, dollars, and calendar time to deployment.   Annapolis is famous for the high quality of our products and for our unparalleled dedication to ensuring that the customer’s applications succeed. We offer training and exceptional special application development support, as well as more conventional support.  

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FEATURES › Up to three Virtex-6 FPGA processing elements – XC6LX240T,

XC6LX365T, XC6LX550T, XC6SX315, or XC6SX475

› Up to 7 GB DDR2 DRAM in 14 banks or up to 448 MB DDRII or QDRII

SRAM

› OpenVPX backplane › 80 x 80 crossbar connecting FPGAs and VPX backplane › 1 GHz 460EX PowerPC onboard host › 4X PCIe controller › Programmable Flash to store FPGA images and for PCI controller › Full CoreFire Board Support Package for fast, easy application

development

› VHDL model, including source code for hardware interfaces and

ChipScope Access

› Host software: Windows, Linux, VxWorks, etc. › Available in both commercial and industrial temperature grades › Proactive Thermal Management System – Board level current

measurement and FPGA temperature monitor, accessible through host API

› Save time and effort and reduce risk with COTS boards and

software; achieve world-class performance – WILD solutions outperform the competition

› Includes one-year hardware warranty, software updates, and

customer support; training available

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WILDSTAR 6 for AMCs Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. is a world leader in high-performance, COTS FPGA-based processing for radar, sonar, SIGINT, ELINT, DSP, FFTs, communications, Software-Defined Radio, encryption, image processing, prototyping, text processing, and other processingintensive applications. Our fourteenth generation WILDSTAR 6 for AMC uses Xilinx’s newest Virtex-6 FPGAs for state-of-the-art performance. It accepts one FMC I/O Card. Our boards work on a number of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Solaris, IRIX, ALTIX, and VxWorks. We support our board products with a standardized set of drivers, APIs, and VHDL simulation models. Develop your application very quickly with our CoreFire™ FPGA Application Builder, which transforms the FPGA development process, making it possible for theoreticians to easily build and test their algorithms on the real hardware that will be used in the field. CoreFire, based on dataflow, automatically generates distributed control fabric between cores. Our extensive IP and board support libraries contain more than 1000 cores, including floating point and the world’s fastest FFT. CoreFire uses a graphical user interface for design entry, supports hardware-in-the-loop debugging, and also provides proven, reusable, high-performance IP modules. WILDSTAR 6 for AMC, with its associated I/O Cards, provides extremely high overall throughput and processing performance. The combination of our COTS hardware and CoreFire allows our customers to make massive improvements in processing speed, while achieving significant savings in size, weight, power, person-hours, dollars, and calendar time to deployment. Annapolis is famous for the high quality of our products and for our unparalleled dedication to ensuring that the customers’ applications succeed. We offer training and exceptional special application development support, as well as more conventional support. Save time and effort and reduce risk with our COTS boards and software. Achieve world-class performance – WILD solutions outperform the competition.

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FEATURES › One Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA I/O Processing Elements – LX240T, LX365T,

LX550T, SX315T or SX475T › On board Host Freescale P1020 or P2020 PowerPC › Up to 2.5 GBytes DDR2 DRAM in 5 memory banks or › Up to 80 MB DDRII or QDRII DRAM in 5 memory banks › Programmable FLASH to store FPGA image › 4X PCI Express Bus Gen 2 between PPC and FPGA › Supports VITA 57 FMC I/O Cards › Full CoreFire Board Support Package for fast, easy application

development › VHDL model, including source code for hardware interfaces and

ChipScope access › Available in both commercial and industrial temperature grades › Proactive Thermal Management System – current, voltage, and

temperature monitoring sensors via Host API › Includes one year hardware warranty, software updates, and

customer support. Training available.

Annapolis is famous for the high quality of our products and for our unparalleled dedication to ensuring that the customer’s applications succeed. We offer training and exceptional special application development support, as well as more conventional support. Save time and effort and reduce risk with COTS boards and software. Achieve world-class performance – WILD solutions outperform the competition.

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WILDSTAR 6 PCIe Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. is a world leader in high-performance, COTS FPGA-based processing for radar, sonar, SIGINT, ELINT, DSP, FFTs, communications, Software-Defined Radio, encryption, image processing, prototyping, text processing, and other processingintensive applications. Our fifteenth-generation WILDSTAR 6 for PCI Express uses Xilinx’s newest Virtex-6 FPGAs for state-of-the-art performance. It accepts one or two I/O mezzanine cards, including Single 1.5 GHz 8 Bit ADC, Quad 250 MHz 12 Bit ADC, Single 2.5 GHz 8 Bit ADC, Quad 130 MHz 16 Bit ADC, Dual 2.3/1.5 GSps 12 Bit DAC, Quad 600 MSps 16 Bit DAC, Universal 3Gbit Serial I/O (RocketIO, 10 Gb Ethernet, InfiniBand), and Tri XFP (OC 192, 10G Fibre Channel, 10 Gb Ethernet). Our boards work on a number of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Solaris, IRIX, ALTIX, and VxWorks. We support our board products with a standardized set of drivers, APIs, and VHDL simulation models. Develop your application very quickly with our CoreFire™ FPGA Application Builder, which transforms the FPGA development process, making it possible for theoreticians to easily build and test their algorithms on the real hardware that will be used in the field. CoreFire, based on dataflow, automatically generates distributed control fabric between cores.

FEATURES › Up to three Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA I/O processing elements – LX240T,

LX365T, LX550T, SX315T, or SX475T

› Up to 8 GBytes DDR2 DRAM or DDR3 DRAM in 14 memory banks

per WILDSTAR 6 for PCI Express board or up to 480 MBytes DDRII+/QDRII DRAM in 15 memory banks

› Programmable FLASH for each FPGA to store FPGA images › 8X PCI Express Bus Gen 1 or Gen 2 › Supports PCI Express standard external power connector › High-speed DMA Multi-Channel PCI controller › Full CoreFire Board Support Package for fast, easy application

Our extensive IP and board support libraries contain more than 1,000 cores, including floating point and the world’s fastest FFT. CoreFire uses a graphical user interface for design entry, supports hardware-in-the-loop debugging, and also provides proven, reusable, high-performance IP modules. WILDSTAR 6 for PCI Express, with its associated I/O cards, provides extremely high overall throughput and processing performance. The combination of our COTS hardware and CoreFire allows our customers to make massive improvements in processing speed, while achieving significant savings in size, weight, power, person-hours, dollars, and calendar time-to-deployment. Annapolis is famous for the high quality of our products and for our unparalleled dedication to ensuring that the customer’s applications succeed. We offer training and exceptional special application development support, as well as more conventional support.

development

› VHDL model, including source code for hardware interfaces and

ChipScope access

› Available in both commercial and industrial temperature grades › Proactive Thermal Management System – Board Level current

measurement and FPGA temperature monitor, accessible through Host API

› Includes one year hardware warranty, software updates, and

customer support

› Training available

Save time and effort and reduce risk with COTS boards and software. Achieve world-class performance – WILD solutions outperform the competition.

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Contact: wfinfo@annapmicro.com

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WILDSTAR A5 for PCI Express Supports up to Three 56G FDR InfiniBand, Three 40Gb Ethernet, or Twelve 10Gb Ethernet Connections. WILDSTAR A5 for PCI Express uses Altera’s newest Stratix V FPGAs for state-of-the-art performance. This is the first of a series of Altera Based FPGA Processing Boards from Annapolis.

FEATURES › Supports up to Three 56G FDR InfiniBand, Three 40Gb Ethernet, or

Twelve 10Gb Ethernet Connections

Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. is a world leader in high-performance, COTS FPGA-based processing for radar, sonar, SIGINT, ELINT, DSP, FFTs, communications, Software-Defined Radio, encryption, image processing, prototyping, text processing, and other processing intensive applications. It accepts one or two I/O mezzanine cards, including Single 1.5 GHz 8 Bit ADC, Quad 250 MHz 12 Bit ADC, Single 2.5 GHz 8 Bit ADC, Quad 130 MHz 16 Bit ADC, Dual 2.3/1.5 GSps 12 Bit DAC, Quad 600 MSps 16 Bit DAC, Universal 3Gbit Serial I/O (RocketIO, 10 Gb Ethernet, InfiniBand), and Tri XFP (OC 192, 10G Fibre Channel, 10 Gb Ethernet). Our boards work on a number of operating systems, including Windows and Linux. We support our board products with a standardized set of drivers, APIs and VHDL simulation models. Develop your application very quickly with our CoreFire™ FPGA Application Builder, which transforms the FPGA development process, making it possible for theoreticians to easily build and test their algorithms on the real hardware that will be used in the field. CoreFire, based on dataflow, automatically generates distributed control fabric between cores. Our extensive IP and board support libraries contain more than 1,000 cores, including floating point and the world’s fastest FFT. CoreFire uses a graphical user interface for design entry, supports hardware-in-the-loop debugging, and provides proven, reusable, high-performance IP modules. WILDSTAR A5 for PCI Express, with its associated I/O Cards, provides extremely high overall throughput and processing performance. The combination of our COTS hardware and CoreFire allows our customers to make massive improvements in processing speed, while achieving significant savings in size, weight, power, person-hours, dollars, and calendar time to deployment.

Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. | 410-841-2514 www.industrial-embedded.com

› Up to Three Altera Stratix V FPGA Processing Elements – GSD4,

GSD5, GSD6, GSD8, GXA3, GXA4, GXA5, GXA7, GXA9, GXAB

› Up to 4 GBytes DDR3 DRAM in 2 Memory Banks and Up to 192

MBytes QDRII + SRAM in 12 Memory Banks per WILDSTAR A5 for PCI Express Board

› Programmable FLASH for each FPGA to Store FPGA Images › 16X PCI Express Bus Gen 1, Gen 2, or Gen 3 to Host PC through

On Board PCIe Switch

› Supports PCI Express Standard External Power Connector › Multi Channel High Speed DMA › Full CoreFire Board Support Package for fast, easy application

development

› VHDL model, including source code for hardware interfaces and

ChipScope Access

› Available in both commercial and industrial temperature grades › Proactive Thermal Management System – Board Level current

measurement and FPGA temperature monitor, accessible through Host API

› Includes one year hardware warranty, software updates, and

customer support

› Training available

Annapolis is famous for the high quality of our products and for our unparalleled dedication to ensuring that the customer’s applications succeed. We offer training and exceptional special application development support, as well as more conventional support. Save time and effort and reduce risk with COTS boards and software. Achieve world-class performance – WILD solutions outperform the competition.

Contact: wfinfo@annapmicro.com

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WILDSTAR A5 for OpenVPX Supports up to Twenty-four 14G InfiniBand, Six 40Gb Ethernet, or Twenty-four 10G Ethernet Connections. WILDSTAR A5 for OpenVPX uses Altera’s newest Stratix V FPGAs for state-of-the-art performance. This is one of a series of Altera Based FPGA Processing Boards from Annapolis. Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. is a world leader in high-performance, COTS FPGA-based processing for radar, sonar, SIGINT, ELINT, DSP, FFTs, communications, Software-Defined Radio, encryption, image processing, prototyping, text processing, and other processing intensive applications. It accepts up to four I/O mezzanine cards, including Single 1.5 GHz 8 Bit ADC, Quad 250 MHz 12 Bit ADC, Single 2.5 GHz 8 Bit ADC, Quad 130 MHz 16 Bit ADC, Dual 2.3/1.5 GSps 12 Bit DAC, Quad 600 MSps 16 Bit DAC, Universal 3Gbit Serial I/O (RocketIO, 10 Gb Ethernet, InfiniBand), and Tri XFP (OC 192, 10G Fibre Channel, 10 Gb Ethernet). Our boards work on a number of operating systems, including Windows and Linux. We support our board products with a standardized set of drivers, APIs and VHDL simulation models. Develop your application very quickly with our CoreFire™ FPGA Application Builder, which transforms the FPGA development process, making it possible for theoreticians to easily build and test their algorithms on the real hardware that will be used in the field. CoreFire, based on dataflow, automatically generates distributed control fabric between cores. Our extensive IP and board support libraries contain more than 1,000 cores, including floating point and the world’s fastest FFT. CoreFire uses a graphical user interface for design entry, supports hardware-in-the-loop debugging, and provides proven, reusable, high-performance IP modules. WILDSTAR A5 for OpenVPX, with its associated I/O Cards, provides extremely high overall throughput and processing performance. The combination of our COTS hardware and CoreFire allows our customers to make massive improvements in processing speed, while achieving significant savings in size, weight, power, person-hours, dollars, and calendar time to deployment.

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FEATURES › Supports up to Twenty-four 14G InfiniBand, Six 40Gb Ethernet, or

Twenty-four 10G Ethernet Connections

› Up to Three Altera Stratix V FPGS Processing Elements – GSD4,

GSD5, GSD6, GSD8, GXA3, GXA4, GXA5, GXA7, GXA9, GXAB

› Up to 8 GBytes DDR3 DRAM in 4 Memory Banks and Up to

80 MBytes QDRII + SRAM in 5 Memory Banks per WILDSTAR A5 for OpenVPX Board

› Programmable FLASH for each FPGA to Store FPGA Images › APM86290 PowerPC on Board Host › PCI Express Bus Gen 1, Gen 2, or Gen 3 to P2 Expansion Plane

through On Board PCIe Switch

› Full CoreFire Board Support Package for fast, easy application

development

› VHDL model, including source code for hardware interfaces and

ChipScope Access

› Available in both commercial and industrial temperature grades › Proactive Thermal Management System – Board Level current

measurement and FPGA temperature15652 monitor, accessible through Host API

› Includes one year hardware warranty, software updates, and

customer support

› Training available

Annapolis is famous for the high quality of our products and for our unparalleled dedication to ensuring that the customer’s applications succeed. We offer training and exceptional special application development support, as well as more conventional support. Save time and effort and reduce risk with COTS boards and software. Achieve world-class performance – WILD solutions outperform the competition.

Contact: wfinfo@annapmicro.com

www.industrial-embedded.com


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industrial-embedded.com/p9916351

F-Series PCIe/104 Platform A fanless, rugged mission computing platform combines a highly configurable system with Intel’s 4th Gen i7.

FEATURES › The F-Series PCIe/104 Platform’s base board configuration supports:

Using expandable sidewalls and PCIe/104 I/O cards, the F-Series Platform is easily modified for more I/O including video & frame grabbers, ARINC & 1553, Ethernet, FPGA and GPGPUs.

– Intel’s 4th generation Quad or Dual Core processor – Up to 8 GB DDR3 – Type 1 Bottom-Stacking PCIe/104 with Gen2 PCIe x1 Lanes and Gen3 PEG x16 – SATA with RAID capability – 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports – 2x RS232 COM ports – 13x USB 2.0 total, 2x USB 3.0, backward USB 2.0 compatible – Onboard audio and video for three independent displays – Discrete 16-bit GPIO Port – PCI Express Mini Card 1.2 Socket

Designed to meet MIL-STD-810F, the F-Series Platform is useful where performance is needed in space-constrained, rugged or extended temperatures. This computer enables unparalleled performance for countless applications including radar and sonar processing, hyperspectral imaging, transportation, mining and industrial applications.

Elma Electronic Inc. | 510-656-3400

Contact: sales@elma.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/elma-electronic Twitter: twitter.com/elma_electronic

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www.elma.com

SFF-IP68 Fanless Computer Elma’s SFF-IP68 is a compact, fanless, rugged computer for demanding environmental conditions. Designed to meet IP68 protection from continuous water immersion and dust penetration, it also offers high shock and vibration resistance. Standard & custom versions are available. For full configuration details, go to elma.com. www.elma.com/en/products/systems-solutions/application-readyplatforms/product-pages/atca-systempaks/sff-noneuro-systempaks/rugged-fanless-pc-ip68/

FEATURES › Intel® Atom based single board computer, conformal coated

– Up to 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM, 4 GB NAND flash – I/O ports: 4 PCI Express, 6 x USB, 2 x SATA, 2 x RS-232, 2 x RS-422/485, COM – Two Gigabit Ethernet ports – CompactFlash socket – VGA, LDVS interfaces › › › ›

Watertight, fanless box designed to protect to IP68 / NEMA 6P Temperature range from –40°C to +85°C and 0°C to +70°C Conduction cooled Customized versions available It ships off the shelf with the above features; tailored configurations can be easily accommodated.

Elma Electronic Inc. | 510-656-3400 www.industrial-embedded.com

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www.Intermas-US.com

Intermas – InterRail Intermas develops electronic enclosure systems: Cabinets, housings, subracks, and an extensive range of accessories for the 19" rack systems used in the fields of PCI, VME/VME64x, cPCI, IEEE, and communication applications with state-of-the-art EMI- and RFI-shielded protection. Intermas has an extensive product range of more than 10,000 separate components and more than 30 years’ experience.

FEATURES › InterRail® products meet tough physical demands and vibration

proofs used for railway engineering, traffic engineering, and power station engineering.

› 19" subracks and housings with flexible internal layout › EMI- and RFI-shielded protection using stable stainless steel

Go to www.Intermas-US.com for our new catalog.

contact springs ensuring permanent and reliable bonding

› Connectors and wiring accessories › Customization available

Intermas US LLC | 800-811-0236

Contact: intermas@intermas-us.com

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www.sensoray.com/IN10/826

Sensoray Model 826, PCI Express Analog and Digital I/O Sensoray’s Model 826 is a versatile analog and digital I/O system on a PCI Express board. It has six encoder/timer/counter interfaces, sixteen differential analog inputs (16-bit, 300 kS/s), eight analog outputs (16-bit, 900 kS/s), and 48 bi-directional digital I/Os with edge capture. The board’s 3-stage watchdog timer and output fail-safe controller work together to automatically assert fail-safe output levels in response to faults or external triggers. It is well-suited for a wide range of measurement and control applications, such as beverage and food processing, amusement park rides, and laser cutting systems. Its six 32-bit counters can operate as conventional timer/counters or in any of several special modes, directly supporting incremental quadrature encoders, PWM and pulse generation, frequency measurement, period measurement, and pulse width measurement.

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FEATURES › (6) Versatile 32-bit counters › (16) 16-bit analog inputs › (8) 16-bit analog outputs › 48 Digital I/Os with edge capture › Multilevel watchdog timer › Directly supports incremental encoders, pwm/pulse generation,

frequency/pulse/period measurement

› Compatible with standard solid state relay racks, Windows, Linux,

LabVIEW

Contact: sales@sensoray.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/sensoray • Twitter: twitter.com/Sensoray www.industrial-embedded.com


Computing: Industrial systems

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Industrial Embedded Systems Resource Guide

www.menmicro.com/products/02G051-.html#t=overview

MEN Micro G51 3U CompactPCI Serial SBC MEN Micro now offers the G51, a 3U CompactPCI Serial SBC equipped with a high performance QorIQ processor and a multitude of standard I/O interfaces on both the front and rear of the board. The board’s combination of exceptional connectivity, flexible configurations and multi-core computing provides a strong backbone for many types of communications and processing systems requiring intense, reliable data throughput. The new G51 is ideal for a number of high computing functions including data acquisition and encryption as well as simulation and process control. Soldered components, high shock and vibration tolerance and a -40°C to +85°C operating temperature enable its use in harsh environments typically found in railway, automation, avionics and power and energy applications.

FEATURES › 3U CompactPCI Serial SBC › P3041 Freescale QorIQ quad-core processor › 8 Gb Ethernet interfaces: 3 on front, 5 on rear, or 8 on rear › Additional rear I/O: 4 PCIe ports, 6 USB 2.0 ports, 2 SATA II ports › Additional front I/O: 2 USB 2.0 ports

The flexible SBC is easily customized to meet user I/O and application requirements, as additional CompactPCI Serial peripheral cards can be added to provide specialized functionality. Using CompactPCI Serial’s full mesh architecture, all of the board’s eight Gigabit Ethernet channels – three on the front and five on the back – can be switched to the backplane, if needed, without hardware modification. The board provides solid connectivity. Additional rear I/O includes four PCIe ports and two SATA II ports, one of which can control an mSATA disk, as well as six USB 2.0 ports. Two additional USB 2.0 ports on the front can also be led to the backplane. Other design options include M12 Ethernet front connectors as well as conformal coating for use in dusty and humid environments. Based on Freescale’s P3041 QorIQ quad-core processor, the G51 offers up to 1.5 GHz of processing speed with or without encryption as well as four high performance Power Architecture e500mc cores. The SBC offers up to 8 GB of soldered DDR3 SDRAM system memory with ECC as well as several board management functions and a Linux BSP. The G51 is compliant to EN 50155 (railway) and is prepared for ISO 7637-2 E-mark compliance (automotive).

› Up to 8 GB soldered DDR3 ECC SDRAM › -40°C to +85°C operating temperature › Compliant to EN 50155 (railways) › Prepared for ISO 7637-2 compliance (E-mark for automotive)

MEN Micro Inc. – Profile and Mission Embedded Solutions – Rugged Computer Boards and Systems for Harsh, Mobile and Mission-Critical Environments Established in 1998, MEN Micro is the United States subsidiary of MEN Mikro Elektronik with sales, technical support, and production. Since the founding of the headquarters in 1982 – and with more than 250 employees worldwide – MEN has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop and produce standard and custom computing solutions that employ the highest technology levels. The company provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded COTS boards and devices widely used in extreme environmental conditions found in industrial and safety-critical applications.

MEN Micro | 215-542-9575 www.industrial-embedded.com

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Industrial Controllers start at

$199

qty 100

www.embeddedARM.com

Technologic Systems Industrial Controllers Technologic Systems offers three powerful computers targeting industrial process control, TS-8820-BOX, TS-7558-BOX, and TS-7520-BOX. With Technologic Systems controllers, an intelligent automation system can be implemented at low cost with a minimal number of components. The TS-7558-BOX The TS-7558-BOX is a complete solution for extremely low cost industrial control applications. Designed around the mature Cavium 250MHz ARM9 architecture, the TS-7558-BOX is priced at $199 (qty 100) including the plastic enclosure. Screw terminals bring out 8 I/O-isolated inputs, isolated outputs, and 4 ADC. TS-7520-BOX with 50 DIO and 8 ADC is also available. The TS-7520-BOX The TS-7520-BOX is a versatile solution with dense I/O available through 12 RS485 ports. This includes DAC, 8x 12-bit ADC channels, pulse counters, CAN, RS232, and 2 Modbus RJ45 ports. Priced at $219 (qty 100) with a Cavium 250MHz ARM9 processor.

Picture of TS-8820-BOX

FEATURES › ARM CPUs from 250MHz to 1066MHz

The TS-8820-BOX The TS-8820-BOX is a powerful solution for a wide variety of industrial applications. This controller features an 800MHz CPU housed in a rugged extruded aluminum enclosure that exposes the I/O on screw terminals while protecting the more sensitive electronics. 120 screw terminals on the TS-8820-BOX bring out 16 I/O-ADC, DAC, optional H-bridges, relays, isolated CAN, isolated RS-232, and isolated RS-485. TS-8820-BOX is priced at $588 (qty 100), including the enclosure.

› Fanless operation from -40°C to +85°C

Modbus Peripherals Technologic Systems controllers feature a 2W-Modbus RS-485 port that allows power and data to be sent over a single CAT5 to communicate with multiple peripherals. Technologic Systems industrial controllers and peripherals support legacy modbus communication, as well as high speed communication up to 4096K baud.

› 16-bit or 12-bit ADC

FPGA Flexibility Our industrial controller products feature FPGAs making them an ideal solution for applications requiring additional UARTs, non-standard bus interfaces, PWM outputs, quadrature decoding, CAN, pulse timing, digital counters, or other custom logic. Technologic Systems can integrate that functionality into a custom FPGA configuration for an elegant and cost effective solution. For our customers who prefer to do their own FPGA development, Technologic Systems has open-core Verilog projects for most controllers.

› Program in C/C++, or many other languages › 2W-Modbus RS485 › Expandable Modbus Temperature Sensors, DIO, ADC › Rugged industrial screw-down connectors › Opto-isolated digital I/O › Digital counters › PoE capable 10/100 Ethernet › USB Host ports › RS-232, RS-485, CAN › Industrial SLC XNAND drive › Industrial DoubleStore file storage › User-programmable OpenCore FPGA › DIN mount option

Fastboot Linux Technologic Systems Industrial Controllers boot Linux in under 3 seconds, allowing your application to start working immediately. The Linux kernel can be loaded from a DoubleStore SD card or from an industrial SLC XNAND drive, for a guaranteed bootup. Full Debian Linux is also supported, allowing sophisticated software solutions such as database servers, web servers, and custom applications in Java, PHP, Python, Perl, or any language supported by Debian.

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Industrial Embedded Systems Resource Guide

www.vectorelect.com

cPCI, PXI, VME, Custom Packaging Solutions VME and VME64x, CompactPCI, or PXI chassis are available in many configurations from 1U to 12U, 2 to 21 slots, with many power options up to 1,200 watts. Dual hot-swap is available in AC or DC versions. We have in-house design, manufacturing capabilities, and in-process controls. All Vector chassis and backplanes are manufactured in the USA and are available with custom modifications and the shortest lead times in the industry. Series 2370 chassis offer the lowest profile per slot. Cards are inserted horizontally from the front, and 80mm rear I/O backplane slot configuration is also available. Chassis are available from 1U, 2 slots up to 7U, 12 slots for VME, CompactPCI, or PXI. All chassis are IEEE 1101.10/11 compliant with hot-swap, plug-in AC or DC power options. Our Series 400 enclosures feature side-filtered air intake and rear exhaust for up to 21 vertical cards. Options include hot-swap, plug-in AC or DC power, and system voltage/temperature monitor. Embedded power supplies are available up to 1,200 watts. Series 790 is MIL-STD-461D/E compliant and certified, economical, and lighter weight than most enclosures available today. It is available in 3U, 4U, and 5U models up to 7 horizontal slots.

FEATURES ›

Made in the USA

Most rack accessories ship from stock

Modified ‘standards’ and customization are our specialty

Card sizes from 3U x 160mm to 9U x 400mm

System monitoring option (CMM)

AC or DC power input

Power options up to 1,200 watts

All Vector chassis are available for custom modification in the shortest time frame. Many factory paint colors are available and can be specified with Federal Standard or RAL numbers.

For more detailed product information, please visit www.vectorelect.com or call 1-800-423-5659 and discuss your application with a Vector representative.

Vector Electronics & Technology, Inc. | 800-423-5659 www.industrial-embedded.com

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www.WinSystems.com

16888

Rugged SYS-405 Industrial Computers The SYS-405 series of industrial computers utilize the Intel® Atom™ E3800 family of processors in a tough aluminum enclosure. The solution includes two Gigabit Ethernet controllers with IEEE® 1588 time-stamping, two serial channels (RS-232/485/422), four USB, audio, and +10 to +50V DC input. The rigid enclosure base is engineered for rugged applications and provides the thermal solution for the processor. The 5052 aluminum alloy enclosure protects the PCB assembly and includes access to the CFast connector. Linux, Windows®, and other x86 operating systems can be booted from the CFast, mSATA, SATA, or USB interfaces, providing flexible data storage options. WinSystems provides drivers for Linux and Windows 7/8 as well as pre-configured embedded operating systems. 

FEATURES › Multi-Core Intel® Atom™ E3800 Processors › Up to two independent displays (VGA and DisplayPort) › Two Ethernet Controllers with IEEE1588 time stamping › Two RS-232/422/485 Serial ports › Internal bus Expansion (Two MiniPCIe and IO60) › Four USB ports (1xUSB 3.0 and 3xUSB 2.0) › Bootable SATA, CFast, and mSATA › Wide range 10 to 50V DC input › Fanless -40° to +85°C operational temperature

Contact: Info@WinSystems.com Website: www.winsystems.com/sys-405q.cfm

WinSystems, Inc. | 817-274-7553 Computing: Small form factor modules

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www.emacinc.com/products/system_on_module/SoM-9X25

17412

SoM-9x25 – Industrial Temperature System on Module Manufactured in the USA the SoM-9x25 uses the same small SODIMM form-factor utilized by other EMAC SoM modules and is the ideal processor engine for your next design. All of the ARM processor core is included on this tiny board including: Flash, Memory, Serial Ports, Ethernet, SPI, I2C, I2S Audio, CAN 2.0B, PWMs, Timer/Counters, A/D, Digital I/O lines, Clock/Calendar, and more. The SoM-9x25 is designed to plug into a custom or off-theshelf carrier board containing all the connectors and any additional I/O components that may be required. The System on Module approach provides the flexibility of a fully customized product at a greatly reduced cost. Quantity 1 price begins at $149.

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Atmel AT91SAM9x25 400 MHz ARM Processor Up to 128 MB of DDR2 SDRAM Up to 512 NAND Flash Up to 16MB Serial Data Flash 6 Serial Ports, 2 I2C and 2 SPI ports 1 High Speed USB 2.0 Host port 1 Full Speed USB 2.0 Host port 1 High Speed USB 2.0 Device port CAN 2.0 B Controller, I2S Audio Port 10/100 BaseT Fast Ethernet with PHY Access to Processor Bus 4 Channels of 10-Bit A/D & 32 GPIO Lines SD/MMC Flash Card Interface System Reset, Real Time Clock Timers/Counters, PWM controller Small, 144 pin SODIMM form factor (2.66" x 1.50") Contact: info@emacinc.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/emac-incwww.industrial-embedded.com


Computing: Small form factor modules

industrial-embedded.com/p9916888

Industrial ARM® Single Board Computers with Expansion Designed for demanding industrial applications and long-term availability, WinSystems’ SBC35-C398 SBCs feature Freescale i.MX 6 processors with options for expansion and customization. The combination of processing power and industrial I/O provides flexible solutions for security, industrial control, SCADA and other systems. The low-power design operates from -40° to +85°C without a fan or heatsink for improved reliability.

FEATURES › ARM Cortex™-A9 Processors: Quad, Dual, or Single Core › High-Performance Graphics with Multiple Video Interfaces

The IO60 connector supports I2C, SPI, TTL-UART, and PWM signals, allowing stackable module expansion. When coupled with the MiniPCIe socket, the 4 x 5.75 inch SBC35-C398s are among the most expandable ARM Single Board Computers currently on the market.

› Powered by PoE or 10-50VDC Input

Linux and Android OS images and expert technical support are available to get your design started quickly.

› 24 GPIO tolerant up to 30VDC

WinSystems, Inc. | 817-274-7553

› MIPI Capture and Display, with CMOS Camera Input › Gigabit Ethernet with IEEE-1588™ › USB 2.0 and USB On-The-Go Ports › FlexCAN and RS-232/422/485 Serial Ports › Mini-PCIe and IO60 (I2C, SPI, TTL, and PWM) Expansion

Contact: Info@WinSystems.com Website: www.winsystems.com/SBC35-C398Q.cfm

Computing: Small form factor modules

industrial-embedded.com/p9917412

www.WinSystems.com

Industrial SBC35-CC405 Small Form Factor Computers The SBC35-CC405 series of small form factor computers utilize the Intel® Atom™ E3800 family of processors in a standard 3.5-inch SBC format. The COM Express based solution includes two Gigabit Ethernet controllers with IEEE® 1588 time-stamping, two serial channels, USB 3.0, and +10 to +50V DC input. Engineered for rugged applications, the low-profile thermal solution creates a sturdy base that protects the PCB assembly, provides convenient mounting, and enables fanless extended temperature operation. Linux, Windows®, and other x86 operating systems can be booted from the CFast, mSATA, SATA, or USB interfaces, providing flexible data storage options. WinSystems provides drivers for Linux and Windows 7/8 as well as pre-configured embedded operating systems.

WinSystems, Inc. | 817-274-7553 www.industrial-embedded.com

FEATURES › Multi-Core Intel® Atom™ E3800 Processors › Up to two independent displays (VGA, LVDS, DisplayPort) › Two Ethernet Controllers with IEEE1588 time stamping › Two RS-232/422/485 Serial ports › Bus Expansion (Two MiniPCIe and IO60) › Four USB ports (1xUSB 3.0 and 3xUSB 2.0) › Bootable SATA, CFast, and mSATA › Wide range +10 to +50V DC input › Fanless -40° to +85°C operational temperature

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www.WinSystems.com

Extended Temperature Intel® Atom™ PC/104-Plus SBC WinSystems’ PPM-C393, featuring high-integration with PC/104-Plus expansion, provides a flexible and cost-effective solution for demanding embedded applications. This combination provides designers access to the low-power performance of Intel Atom processors and to the thousands of PC/104, PC/104-Plus, and PCI-104 modules available worldwide.

FEATURES › 1.66GHz N455 Intel® Atom™ CPU › Up to 2GB of DDR3 SODIMM supported › Simultaneous LVDS and CRT video

It is well suited for new applications and for upgrading existing designs. The PPM-C393’s -40°C to +85°C operation and low power opens up applications such as security, Mil/COTS, medical, transportation, data acquisition, and communications in a small, rugged, form factor proven in these industries.

› Intel Gigabit Ethernet controller

It supports Linux, Windows®, and other x86-compatible real-time operating systems.

› Long-term product availability

› Four serial COM ports (two RS-232, two RS-232/422/485) › Eight USB 2.0 ports with polyfuse protection › SATA (2.0) channel and CompactFlash supported › Runs Linux, Windows®, and other x86 operating systems › Model: PPM-C393

Contact: Info@WinSystems.com Website: www.winsystems.com/PPM-C393-S.cfm

WinSystems, Inc. | 817-274-7553 Networking: M2M

industrial-embedded.com/p9917540

www.anaren.com/AIR

Anaren B-Smart kit for connecting embedded applications to Bluetooth® Smart devices Looking to connect your embedded application to a Bluetooth enabled smart-phone or tablet – so that you can connect to it, control it, and more using your own app? The Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) module B-Smart BoosterPack kit (part no. A2541R24A-ADB1) makes it easy to get started. The B-SMART BoosterPack kit is a development tool designed for use with the TI MSP430 Value Line, Tiva-C, C2000 and other LaunchPad kits. The kit eases development of products that wirelessly communicate with devices incorporating Bluetooth Smart technology per the Bluetooth 4.0 core specification. This BoosterPack features an A2541R24A20 AIR module (based on TI’s CC2541 low-power SoC), is pre-loaded with Em-Ware firmware from Emmoco (based on TI’s BLE-Stack), and works in conjunction with Emmoco software/tools accessible through a free and secure Em-hub account.

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FEATURES › This kit includes one A2541R24A AIR Module BoosterPack, for

connection to TI’s MSP430, TiVA-C, C2000, and other LaunchPad development tools (not included). Each BoosterPack includes indicator LEDs, current monitoring circuitry, and provision for an on-board MSP430 Value Line microprocessor. The kit also includes B-Smart breakout cable for easy connection to a wide variety of processors AIR module. › The on-board AIR module incorporates TI’s CC2541 SoC, offers a tiny 11x19x2.5 mm footprint, and is pre-certified to FCC/IC and ETSI compliant. The module is pre-loaded with Emmoco firmware (based on TI BLE Stack), which is designed for easy implementation of embedded mobile connectivity.

Contact: AIR@anaren.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/anareninc Twitter: twitter.com/AnarenInc

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/AnarenInc LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/anaren SlideShare: www.slideshare.net/Anaren

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Networking: Wireless networking

industrial-embedded.com/p9917509

Industrial Embedded Systems Resource Guide

www.anaren.com/AIR

Anaren B-Smart kit for connecting embedded applications to Bluetooth® Smart devices Looking to connect your embedded application to a Bluetooth enabled smart-phone or tablet – so that you can connect to it, control it, and more using your own app? The Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) module B-Smart BoosterPack kit makes it easy to get started. Step 1: It all starts with Anaren’s A2541x24x AIR module, available with Emmoco’s firmware and TI’s Bluetooth Low Energy stack. In addition to offering you a ready-to-go RF connection, this radio module with Bluetooth Smart offers you an exceedingly small footprint, low power consumption, pre-certification to applicable global standards (FCC, IC, ETSI, etc.), and – most importantly – a quick link to millions and millions of Bluetooth Smart enabled devices in the market. (Just design it into your existing or new embedded application, and you’ve taken the first big step toward the wireless communication you’re after.) Step 2: Now it’s time to develop the RF connection between your new AIR module and all those Bluetooth Smart enabled phones or tablets out there – using our B-Smart BoosterPack kit. Available at authorized AIR distributors (suggested price: $50), this kit plugs onto several TI LaunchPad development kits (most notably the MSP430 and Tiva-C kits) – and vastly simplifies the task of establishing your embedded-to-mobile connection. Step 3: With your B-Smart kit up and running, you’ll next open a free and secure account at Emmoco’s “Em-hub.” Here, you’ll find Emmoco’s “Em-builder” toolset for code generation and development; a suite of software examples; and everything else you’ll need to establish a connection to your running B-Smart kit via a simple UART interface. In no time at all, you’ll be using these to derive a “schema” that specifies what sort of data will be communicated between your embedded application and the Bluetooth device. No need to be an RF expert. No need to be a Bluetooth guru. Emmoco’s “schema” approach is fast, easy, and designed just for the “average” embedded developer.

FEATURES › Kit includes one A2541R24A AIR Module BoosterPack, for

connection to TI’s MSP430, TiVA-C, C2000, and other LaunchPad development tools (not included). Each BoosterPack includes indicator LEDs, current monitoring circuitry, and provision for an on-board MSP430 Value Line microprocessor. The kit also includes B-Smart breakout cable for easy connection to a wide variety of processors AIR module. › The on-board AIR module incorporates TI’s CC2541 SoC, offers a tiny 11x19x2.5 mm footprint, and is pre-certified to FCC/IC and ETSI compliant › Pre-loaded Emmoco firmware (based on TI BLE Stack) is designed for easy implementation of embedded mobile connectivity. Emmoco software and tools enable easy communication between an embedded device and any Bluetooth Smart phone or tablet. Additionally, Emmoco’s Em-Builder tools and “schema” concept – managed through a free and secure Em-hub account – generate code that makes sharing data between embedded and mobile devices easy.

Step 4: Having developed your embedded-to-mobile connection, the final stage is a simple matter of developing the smart-phone or tablet ‘app’ (aka: user interface) that you’ll be providing to your enduser ... so they can control your product! Here, you can engage any of the thousands of well-qualified smart-phone “app developers” in the market – or, if you wish, you can engage Emmoco to take you to the finish line!

Anaren, Inc. | 800-411-6596 www.industrial-embedded.com

Contact: AIR@anaren.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/anareninc Twitter: twitter.com/AnarenInc

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/AnarenInc LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/anaren SlideShare: www.slideshare.net/Anaren

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Human Interface: HMI software

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Creating an Embedded Device has Never Been This Straightforward! Qt helps companies create innovative user interfaces for devices requiring unique interfaces that are tailored to target audience in industries where hardware is no longer the only focus. This ranges from HMI, simple push-button controls for factory workers, and other industrial uses to some of the flashiest and most impressive interfaces that help device manufacturers compete in the fastpaced world of intuitive and comprehensive UIs. Unbeatable Platform Support Qt runs on all major embedded operating systems – Embedded Linux, Embedded Android, and Windows Embedded, as well as RTOS platforms such as QNX, VxWorks, and INTEGRITY. Qt can be configured to run on a large variety of hardware architectures and configurations. Qt is an ideal development framework for fast and elegant device creation.

› Modular cross-platform C++ class Qt libraries

Productivity Enhancing Tooling

› Choice of UI approach – Declarative (Qt Quick), C++, HTML5, or

At the heart of this is Qt Enterprise Embedded and the pre-built software stack, which lets you deploy to hardware right out of the box, immediately from installation.

› Integrated Development Environment with Qt Creator IDE & Tools

The whole development environment with Qt Creator IDE is directly pre-configured for the stack so you can immediately deploy and debug on a real device, creating a prototype of your device in just hours. When moving to production, we also provide tools, such as recipes for Yocto Project tooling, to configure the stack to match your hardware and middleware needs. Qt + HTML5 = Qt WebEngine | Best of All Worlds The relevance of web technologies and HTML5 in creating multiplatform user interfaces is undeniable. As efficient as pure native is, we welcome HTML5 as a first-class citizen to Qt-powered devices through the powerful Qt WebEngine offering. Qt WebEngine is a cross-platform web offering based on the Chromium project and lets you combine best of all worlds, all mixed together as a hybrid blend: Qt Quick for native parts for maximum performance; HTML5 for dynamic web documents and reusability across web and native clients; and OpenCL and OpenGL shaders wherever you need that extra 3D flair to the UI.

FEATURES a hybrid of these

› Productivity enhancements, additional tooling and full support

with Qt Enterprise

› A comprehensive virtual keyboard solution with multi-language

and word-prediction possibilities

› A set of ready-made basic and advanced UI controls › Libraries for 2D/3D charting and data visualization

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See it running in different hardware at: qt.digia.com/qtenterpriseembedded

It’s not Just Embedded, it’s Everywhere! Best part of Qt is that it’s all cross-platform. You can take your applications everywhere: embedded, desktop, and mobile platforms. For instance implementing a mobile auxiliary display for your embedded device does not require an alternative technology. Just take your Qt application there, as-is! Internet of Things, Bring-Your-Own-Device, and all your future visions are a reality, with one technology, today.

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Sensors/Control: Control

industrial-embedded.com/p9912408

Multifunction DAQ-PACK Series (Up to 128 Channels) The DAQ-PACK Series is a highly integrated multifunction data acquisition and control system. The system offers an ideal solution for adding portable, easy-to-install high-speed analog and digital I/O capabilities to any PC or embedded system with a USB port. It performs signal conditioning such as RC filtering, current inputs, RTD measurement, bridge completion, thermocouple break detection, voltage dividers, small signal inputs, and sensor excitation voltage supply. The small, compact, multifunction I/O DAQ-PACK Series units provide the user with everything needed to start acquiring, measuring, analyzing, and monitoring in a variety of applications. These data acquisition and control devices can be used in many current realworld applications such as precision measurement, analysis, monitoring, and control in countless embedded applications.

ACCES I/O Products, Inc. | 858-550-9559

FEATURES › 32, 64, 96, or 128-channel single-ended or differential analog inputs › High-speed USB 2.0 multifunction DAQ › Sustained sampling speeds up to 500kHz › 12 or 16-bit resolution A/D converter › Flexible, software configured functionality › 18 input ranges, 9 unipolar and 9 bipolar, per 8-channel

programmable

› Wide range of flexible signal conditioning types › Autocalibration and oversampling for real-time accurate data › A/D starts via software, timer, or external trigger › Two 16-bit analog outputs and 16 high-current digital I/O lines › 16-bit programmable counter/timer

Contact: contactus@accesio.com Follow us on Twitter @accesio

Sensors/Control: Control

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www.accesio.com/eth-dio-48

ETH-DIO-48 Ethernet 48-Channel Industrial Strength Digital I/O Designed for compact control and monitoring applications, this product features 48 or 24 industrial strength TTL digital I/O lines. This Ethernet device is an ideal solution for adding portable, easy-to-install, digital I/O to any Ethernet network, even wirelessly. The ETH-DIO-48 is excellent for use in applications sensing inputs such as switch closures, TTL, LVTTL, CMOS logic, and is ideal for controlling external relays, driving indicator lights, and more. Applications include home, portable, tablet, laboratory, industrial automation, and embedded OEM. Available accessories include a broad range of ribbon cables, screw terminal boards, optically isolated adapters, electromechanical relay boards, and industry standard solid state module racks. Special order items such as conformal coating, custom software, right angle headers, and more, are also available.

ACCES I/O Products, Inc. | 858-550-9559 www.industrial-embedded.com

FEATURES › Ethernet 10/100 RJ45 connector for interfacing to CPU or network › 48 or 24 channel high-current TTL digital I/O lines › Compatible with industry standard I/O racks such as Grayhill,

Opto 22, Western Reserve Controls, etc.

› Eight-bit ports software selectable for inputs or outputs › All 48 digital I/O lines buffered with 32 mA source / 64mA sink

current capabilities

› Jumper selectable I/O pulled up to 5V (via 10KΩ) for contact

monitoring, pulled down to ground or floating

› Resettable 0.5A fused +5VDC output per I/O connector › OEM version (board only), features PC/104 size and mounting

compatibility

› Small, (4"x4"x1.7") rugged, steel industrial enclosure › LVTTL (3.3V) and -40°C to +85°C industrial operating temperature

available as factory options

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Sensors/Control: Control

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www.anaren.com/AIR

Anaren B-Smart kit for connecting embedded applications to Bluetooth® Smart devices Looking to connect your embedded application to a Bluetooth enabled smart-phone or tablet – so that you can connect to it, control it, and more using your own app? The Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) module B-Smart BoosterPack kit (part no. A2541R24A-ADB1) makes it easy to get started. The B-SMART BoosterPack kit is a development tool designed for use with the TI MSP430 Value Line, Tiva-C, C2000 and other LaunchPad kits. The kit eases development of products that wirelessly communicate with devices incorporating Bluetooth Smart technology per the Bluetooth 4.0 core specification. This BoosterPack features an A2541R24A20 AIR module (based on TI’s CC2541 low-power SoC), is pre-loaded with Em-Ware firmware from Emmoco (based on TI’s BLE-Stack), and works in conjunction with Emmoco software/tools accessible through a free and secure Em-hub account.

Anaren, Inc. | 800-411-6596

FEATURES › This kit includes one A2541R24A AIR Module BoosterPack, for

connection to TI’s MSP430, TiVA-C, C2000, and other LaunchPad development tools (not included). Each BoosterPack includes indicator LEDs, current monitoring circuitry, and provision for an on-board MSP430 Value Line microprocessor. The kit also includes B-Smart breakout cable for easy connection to a wide variety of processors AIR module. › The on-board AIR module incorporates TI’s CC2541 SoC, offers a tiny 11x19x2.5 mm footprint, and is pre-certified to FCC/IC and ETSI compliant. The module is pre-loaded with Emmoco firmware (based on TI BLE Stack), which is designed for easy implementation of embedded mobile connectivity.

Contact: AIR@anaren.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/anareninc Twitter: twitter.com/AnarenInc

Sensors/Control: Data acquisition

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www.emacinc.com/products/pc_compatible_sbcs/IPAC-9X25

iPAC-9x25: Industrial Temperature Single Board Computer Designed and manufactured in the USA, the iPAC-9x25 is a web enabled microcontroller with the ability to run an embedded server and display the current monitored or logged data. The web connection is available via two 10/100 Base T Ethernet ports or 802.11 wireless wifi networking when using the proper Linux modules and adapters. This Microcontroller has all connectors brought out as headers on a board and has the same footprint of a standard PC/104 module at 3.77" x 3.54". The iPAC-9x25 is perfectly suited for Industrial Temperature Embedded Data Acquisition and Control applications. Pricing for Qty 1 is $198

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FEATURES › › › › › › › › › › › › › ›

Atmel AT91SAM9x25 400 MHz ARM Processor 128MB DDR2 RAM, 2GB eMMC 16MB Serial Data Flash, Micro SD 36 General Purpose Digital I/O lines 8 High Drive Digital Outputs 1x USB 2.0 (High-Speed) Host 1x USB (Full-Speed) Host 1x USB 2.0 (High-Speed) OTG Host/Device Port 3x RS232. 1x RS232/422/485 2x 10/100 Ethernet, 1x CAN Bus 2x I2C Port & 1x SPI Port Up to 7 channels of 10 bit A/D Up to 4, 16-bit PWMs Industrial Temperature -40C to +85C Contact: info@emacinc.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/emac-incwww.industrial-embedded.com


Sensors/Control: Data acquisition

industrial-embedded.com/p9910122

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www.annapmicro.com

2.0 GSps 10-bit A/D The Annapolis Single Channel 2.0 GSps A/D I/O Card provides one 2.0 GHz A/D input with a resolution of 10 bits. The board has one e2v AT84AS004 that is fed by an onboard analog input circuit, which converts the single-ended 50-ohm SMA input into differential signals for the ADC. There is a universal single-ended 50-ohm SMA clock input and a high-precision trigger input allowing multiple A/D I/O cards to be synchronized together. Synchronization of A/D I/O cards can be facilitated by the Annapolis 4 or 8 Channel Clock Distribution Boards. In concert with the WILDSTAR 4 or WILDSTAR 5 FPGA processing main boards, this mezzanine board supplies user-configurable real-time continuous sustained processing of the full data stream. Up to two A/D and up to two Serial I/O cards can reside on each WILDSTAR 4 or WILDSTAR 5 VME/VXS or IBM Blade main board, or up to one A/D and up to one Serial I/O card on each PCI-X or PCI Express main board. Our boards run on many different operating systems. We support our board products with a standardized set of drivers, APIs, and VHDL simulation models. VHDL source is provided for the interfaces to A/Ds, D/As, DRAM/SRAM, LAD bus, I/O bus, and PPC Flash. CoreFire™ users will have the usual CoreFire Board Support Package. The combination of our COTS hardware and our CoreFire FPGA Application Development tool allows our customers to make massive improvements in processing speed while achieving significant savings in size, weight, power, person-hours, dollars, and calendar time to deployment. Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. is a world leader in high-performance COTS FPGA-based processing for radar, sonar, SIGINT, ELINT, Digital Signal Processing, FFTs, communications, software radio, encryption, image processing, prototyping, text processing, and other processing intensive applications.

FEATURES › One e2v AT84AS004 (2.0 GHz, 10-bit) A/D › Four SMA front panel connectors: one 50-ohm analog input, one

single-ended 50-ohm clock input, or differential 1.65 V LVPECL clock input › One high-precision trigger input with Fs precision; high-precision

trigger input – 1.65 V LVPECL, 2.5 V LVPECL, 3.3 V LVPECL › Analog input bandwidth is 100 KHz-3.0 GHz › I/O card plugs onto WILDSTAR 4 or 5 VME/VXS/PCI-X/PCI Express/

IBM Blade main boards › JTAG, ChipScope, and Serial Port access › Full CoreFire Board Support Package for fast, easy application

development › VHDL model, including source code for board-level interfaces › Proactive thermal management system › Includes one-year hardware warranty, software updates, and

customer support › We offer training and exceptional special application development

support, as well as more conventional customer support › Designed and manufactured in the USA

Annapolis is famous for the high quality of our products and for our unparalleled dedication to ensuring that the customer’s applications succeed.

Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. | 410-841-2514 www.industrial-embedded.com

Contact: wfinfo@annapmicro.com

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Dual 4.0 GSps DAC The Annapolis Micro Systems Dual Channel 4.0 GSps D/A I/O Card provides one or two 12-bit digital output streams at up to 4.0 GSps. The board has one or two MAX 19693 for 4.0 GSps, MAX 19692 for 2.3 GSps, or MAX 5859 for 1.5 GSps. The Dual Channel DAC board has five SMA front connectors: two single-ended DAC outputs, a high-precision trigger input with Fs precision, and a universal single- or double-ended 50 ohm clock input. It has excellent gain flatness in the first 3 Nyquist Zones, ultra-low skew and jitter saw-based clock distributions, and main board PCLK sourcing capability. In concert with the WILDSTAR 4 or WILDSTAR 5 FPGA processing main boards, this mezzanine board supplies user-configurable real-time A to D conversion and digital output. Up to two A/D or D/A and up to two serial I/O cards can reside on each WILDSTAR 4 or WILDSTAR 5 VME/VXS or IBM Blade main board, or up to one A/D or D/A and up to one serial I/O card on each PCI-X or PCI Express main board. Our boards run on many different operating systems. We support our board products with a standardized set of drivers, APIs, and VHDL simulation models. VHDL source is provided for the interfaces to A/Ds, D/As, DRAM/SRAM, LAD bus, I/O bus, and PPC Flash. CoreFire™ users will have the usual CoreFire Board Support Package. The combination of our COTS hardware and our CoreFire FPGA Application Development tool allows our customers to make massive improvements in processing speed, while achieving significant savings in size, weight, power, person-hours, dollars, and calendar time to deployment. Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. is a world leader in high-performance COTS FPGA-based processing for radar, sonar, SIGINT, ELINT, Digital Signal Processing, FFTs, communications, software radio, encryption, image processing, prototyping, text processing, and other processing intensive applications.

FEATURES › One or two 12-bit Analog to Digital Converters: MAX 19693 for

4.0 GSps, MAX 19692 for 2.3 GSps, or MAX 5859 for 1.5 GSps › Five SMA front panel connectors: two single-ended DAC outputs,

one high-precision trigger input with Fs precision › One universal single- or double-ended 50 ohm clock input › High-precision trigger input manufacturing options – 1.65 V LVPECL,

2.5 V LVPECL, 3.3 V LVPECL › I/O card plugs onto WILDSTAR 4 or 5 VME/VXS/PCI-X/PCI Express/

IBM Blade main boards › JTAG, ChipScope, and Serial Port access › Full CoreFire Board Support Package for fast, easy application

development

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› VHDL model, including source code for board-level interfaces › Proactive thermal management system › Industrial temperature range › Includes one-year hardware warranty, software updates,

and customer support › Designed and manufactured in the USA

Annapolis is famous for the high quality of our products and for our unparalleled dedication to ensuring that the customer’s applications succeed. We offer training and exceptional special application development support, as well as more conventional customer support.

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Contact: wfinfo@annapmicro.com

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Storage: Storage hardware

industrial-embedded.com/p9917518

Industrial Grade Flash Storage Products Available in the following form factors: CompactFlash PC Card IDE Disk-On-Module SDChip microSD SD Card mSATA (MO-300) Slim SATA (MO-297) SATA II & SATA III SSD CFast USB Flash Drive USB Disk-On-Module IDE SSD

Cactus Technologies Limited | 512-775-0746

INDUSTRY LEADING INDUSTRIAL FEATURES › Highest Reliability SLC NAND › Industrial Strength Controller › Firmware Algorithms Optimized for Reliability › Unexpected Power Interrupt Handling › Rugged Construction › Locked BOM Control – Long Life Cycles › Product Change Notification Policy › Wide Temperature & High Altitude Performance › SMART Product Life Prediction › Development Adapters › Special Feature Sets (Write Protect, Erasure, etc.)

Contact: americas@cactus-tech.com LinkedIn: twitter.com/CactusTech Facebook: facebook.com/CactusTech

Test & Measurement: Digitizers

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www.adlinktech.com

PXIe-9852 2-CH High-Speed PXI Express Digitizer The ADLINK PXIe-9852 is a 2-CH 14-bit 200 MS/s digitizer for high frequency and wide dynamic range signals with an input frequency up to 90 MHz. The 90 MHz bandwidth analog input with 50Ω impedance is designed to receive ±0.2 V, ±2 V, or ±10 V high speed signals. With a PCI Express bus interface and ample on-board acquisition memory up to 1 GB, the PXIe-9852 easily manages simultaneous 2-CH data streaming. With high speed and high linearity 14-bit A/D converters and high stable on-board reference, the PXIe-9852 provides both high accuracy and high dynamic performance, making it ideal for applications requiring high-speed data acquisition, such as optical fiber and LIDAR testing, and video signal analysis.

ADLINK Technology, Inc. | 408-360-0200 www.industrial-embedded.com

FEATURES › PXI Express specification Rev. 1.0 compliant › 2 simultaneously analog inputs, up to 200 MS/s sampling rate, and

high-resolution 14-bit ADC

› Up to 90 MHz bandwidth for analog input › 1 GB onboard storage memory › Programmable input voltage range of ±0.2 V, ±2 V, or ±10 V › One external digital trigger input and one external trigger output › Full auto-calibration › Support signal averaging feature

Contact: info@adlinktech.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/adlink-technology Facebook: www.facebook.com/ADLINKTECH Industrial Embedded Systems

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