The Moxa ioPAC-8020 modular RTU controller is an industrial-grade platform for data acquisition and monitoring. The ioPAC-8020 can be connected to fixed devices such as PLCs, smart meters and other serial devices. It has an operating temperature of -40 to 75°C. The ioPAC-8020 is compliant with the EN50155 railway standard and available with a DIN-Rail mounting kit. It is ideal for rolling stock, wayside cabinet, roadside, environmental monitoring, and train monitoring applications.
Acromag introduced the IP560 and IOS-560 CAN bus modules for interfacing network sensors and actuators to control systems. The IP560 is an Industry Pack ANSI/VITA-4 card that plugs into VME, CompactPCI, and PCI bus mezzanine carrier cards or single-board computers in embedded systems. IOS-560 is designed for use within Acromag’s I/O Server industrial PC, which is a small fanless box computer for mobile computing, machine control, and test applications. Both CAN bus interface modules feature two channels with optional isolation. Each channel has an NXP SJA1000 CAN controller with a TJA1041 transceiver. Extended temperature models support -40 to 85°C operation. Single quantity pricing starts at $500.
imec and Holst Centre announced an analog-signal processor (ASP) ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) that reduces the overall power consumption of an ambulatory heart activity signal monitoring systems by more than 5 times. This breakthrough is a major step towards constant ambulatory monitoring of people using energy harvesting, which increases the comfort level of patients and is a cost- and time-efficient alternative for current monitoring systems.