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As many organizations move to build their automation capabilities, recent survey results suggest that certain best practices will differentiate successful efforts from others.
"With a theoretical bandwidth of up to 625MB/s, USB 3.0 (later renamed as USB 3.1 Gen 1) is definitely a leading contender for FPGA host interface. This large bandwidth and low latency can help improve FPGA based data acquisition systems, accelerated computing, and Test & Measurement while sticking to low BOM. Certain features available with off-the-shelf USB 3.0 solutions can offer sideband utilities such as FPGA configuration, board health monitoring with minimal added cost. This white paper is making a case for a complete FPGA host interface system using FTDI's USB 3.0 FIFO solutions."
When upgrading your hardware platform to
a newer and more powerful CPU with more,
faster cores, you expect the application to run
faster. More cores should reduce the average
CPU load and therefore reduce delays. In many
cases, however, the application does not run
faster and the CPU load is almost the same as
for the older CPU. With high-end CPUs, you may
even see interferences that break determinism.
Why does this happen, and what can you do
An encoder is a sensing device that provides feedback from the physical world; that is, it converts motion to an electrical signal that can be read by some type of control device, such as a counter or PLC. The control device then uses that signal to control a conditional event, such as activating a print head to create a mark at a specific location, or positioning a joint correctly on an articulated robot limb.
Many are unaware of the extent to which the theoretical field of computer vision has produced tangible benefits for manufacturing. Embodied in compact smart cameras as well as powerful, PC-connected camera systems, the brilliant work of academicians is being used daily to make industrial operations safer, steadier and more productive.
The ability to automatically extract information from digital images opens many doors for manufacturers striving to cut costs, improve quality and streamline their processes overall. The primary uses of machine vision are inspection, gauging, and robot guidance. This white paper by Omron Microscan explores machine vision’s fundamental functions, benefits for industrial automation and real-world applications.
Brushless servo motors that utilize SLOTLESS technology yield more torque in a smaller package, can run to higher speeds, produce smoother motion and consume less energy. This white paper explains the technology and compares it to traditional slotted construction and discusses the pros and cons of the technology.
How have Japan’s 4 most prominent SMT brands addressed the challenges of an ultra-competitive industry? Find out in Best Practices for Real-Time Machine Automation Performance in IoT & Industry 4.0.