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Medical devices continue to shrink, whether they are devices that are attached to or implanted within a person, or a device that’s used by a physician. That shrinkage comes with various tradeoffs, including power, flexibility, etc., as well as cost. Joins us to look at the current state of the art in miniaturization, as well as the various tradeoffs a designer may have to endure.
An industry practice reflected in the international safety standards (i.e. IEC 61508) is the need for independence among the multiple protection layers on an industrial site “…the EUC control system shall be independent from the E/E/PE safety-related systems and other risk reduction measures…” however, even the 1st generation of digital Safety Systems (Electronic/Programmable Electronic Systems) had communication ports with support for open protocols (i.e. Modbus RTU) in order to provide diagnostics and other information relevant for the operation of process (EUC).
Users have connected (interfaced) safety systems to BPCS since mid 1980s and aimed to develop tighter connectivity at least since 1995, but these efforts were based on proprietary protocols until the adoption of open network protocols and Windows on industrial control systems increased the connectivity to business systems and at the same (at least in theory) exposed them to the same issues (virus, cyber attacks, etc).
This Webcast will discuss the methods used to ensure that the integration between the safety system and the BPCS DO NOT compromise Functional Independence and the best practices to secure an industrial system and in particular safety systems in this integrated environment.
Traditional debugging with a source-code debugger applies only at the small scale of individual programs, threads, or OS kernels. However, today’s complex embedded systems often utilize technologies such as parallel software, multicore, hypervisors, mixed endian system architectures, and distributed systems. In these environments, traditional debugging technologies often are not enough to track down problems associated with these advanced technologies. Fortunately, simulation not only scales in step with today’s system-wide software, but it also frees us from the constraints of physical hardware, to debug complex systems faster than ever before.
Attend this webinar to hear about the latest developments around the ARMv8 64-bit architecture. The presenter will introduce you to the ARM® Cortex™-A50 series processors and share a detailed overview of the first processors based on the ARMv8 64-bit architecture.
In a distributed system, components running on different Operating Systems and applications written in different programming languages all work together as one single reliable system. As the complexity of these systems increase, it becomes more important to gain visibility into your environment and expose potential problems before they jeopardize your production system.
RTI Connext Tools offer a rich tools suite that helps you develop applications more efficiently. They enable you to monitor, analyze and debug your complete system in operation. And they provide facilities for recording and replaying data in real-time, and logging diagnostic system data for deeper analysis and archiving. This webinar explores the many tools available for development, debugging, and testing applications in your distributed system.
In the new age of fiber connectivity, performance is about much more than just cabling. Ensuring optimal performance and maximizing uptime for data centers and networks is increasingly about making smart connectivity choices. This webinar will introduce engineers to the broad range of end-to-end options for fiber connectivity, which enables top-flight performance, reduced cost and bill of materials, and provable reliability. Our panel of industry experts with introduce and explain the utility of passive and active fiber optic components and modules, advanced optical cable assemblies, connectors and adaptors. We’ll survey a range of industries and applications with a focus on enterprise networking, data centers, and industrial automation.
This webinar will cover the basics of temperature measurement with thermocouples and platinum RTDs (Resistance Temperature Detectors). We will show the standard approaches to interfacing with those sensors and introduce new interface ICs that simplify the design process.
This is the first in a series of Texas Instruments Embedded ARM® webcasts focused on the challenges of designing systems where brushless DC motor controllers need to meet ever-tougher safety standards and still get to market quickly. Learn more as our speakers, Henry Nguyen and Brian Fortman of Texas Instruments Incorporated, discuss:
- The increasing use of electric motors in applications that could adversely impact people or the environment when something goes wrong
- How safety standards apply to more industries than ever and are only becoming more difficult to satisfy
- Key functional safety considerations for electronics control systems
- The challenges of creating the safety evidence for assessment
- New solutions available for easing the system development and safety case creation
In this webinar, we’ll explore different system architectures of 3-phase electricity meter applications. The focus will be on differences between various current sensors and implication on the analog front, power supply and data isolation, metrology computations and system performance. Current Transformers (CTs), di/dt (Rogowski coils) and shunt resistors will be discussed.
With the dramatic increase in computing power provided by multi-core SoC’s we can run many more applications in a single system. The problem is how to configure the system so that it will accommodate all the demands of today’s IVI systems with “older” applications running next to newer, portable applications. How do you maximize resource utilization and monitor and adjusted the environment dynamically to get the performance you need?
Virtualization technologies can help, or hinder, what you can do.
In this session developers and IT professionals will learn about different options available any how and why each one is more appropriate for certain tasks than the next. Also, we will discuss the different ways of managing and controlling the resources, showing that multiple approaches to the concept of virtualization may be deployed using only the features included within the Linux OS.
Cache-coherent interconnect is the key component in any ACE-based SoC. The interconnect plays the role of the coherency manager; for example, the interconnect needs to snoop the right master, calculate the appropriate response, and make sure it returns the correct data. Some interconnects might include more complex operations such as speculative fetches to save time or a snoop filter to prevent unnecessary accesses to processors that might not be sharing data. Designing a cache-coherent interconnect that will provide the best performance while implementing the complex capabilities needed for cache coherency is extremely difficult; however, verifying it is even more difficult. This webinar will explain how to build a Universal Verification Methodology (UVM)-based verification environment including verification IP to verify an ACE-based interconnect.
When it comes to quantifying instrument or system performance, engineers and metrologists are trying to answer the same question: “How accurate is this measurement?” Although the goal is the same, they use different words to express what they’re doing. In a conversational style, this webinar will cover the key requirements specified in international standards, the key deliverables that fully document the calibration process, and the value of these things relative to the measurements your company counts on. Afterwards, you will be able to evaluate the calibration reports from any cal provider to determine how well they measured the actual performance of the instrument on which you rely.
Medical devices are being required to reach even more remote areas of the body. Hydrophilic coatings are a key component in helping gain this access and have quickly become an essential tool in the design engineer’s toolbox. This presentation will give you an understanding of these coatings so that you can obtain a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.
This webinar will focus on typical properties of hydrophilic coatings, how to measure and maximize adhesion, typical processing parameters and application equipment, expected FDA requirements and coating limitations.
This webinar focuses on carrier aggregation, the feature that is most in demand within the LTE-Advanced feature set. It also outlines how carrier aggregation is supported by leading test and measurement solutions for LTE and LTE-Advanced from Rohde & Schwarz.
In this webcast, David Dechow, President of Aptura Machine Vision Solutions, will describe methods and techniques that allow machine-vision systems to be integrated into automated industrial applications. His presentation will show you how to properly select lighting, optics, and cameras, I/O components, robotics and motion control systems to perform such tasks.
For ages, engineers have been fending off accusations of laziness. Of course, the best engineers know that overdesign is wasteful, and the optimal result comes from designing to the right tolerance. What is often falsely perceived as laziness can actually be good engineering.
Not only is this “lazy” philosophy important with the products we make, it’s also important with our processes. One of the worst contributors of waste is overdesigning the CAD models and remodeling data that already exists.
SpaceClaim lets you be a smart engineer by being a lazy engineer. It works with all sorts of 2D and 3D data to create new geometry without the waste.
This webcast will provide a detailed analysis of how to design for measuring ECG / Heart Rate for both patient monitoring and sports and fitness applications.. A primer will be given on the different topologies for cardiac monitoring followed by a deep dive on the architecture of the AD8232 and then a system level perspective of how it can be used in the various health and sports and fitness applications. A walk through on a new filter tool that will assist in the design of the AD8232 filters will also be provided
Wide bandwidth modulation is becoming more common in communications. The emergence of standards such as the 802.11ac has extended the modulation bandwidth to 160 MHz which requires very wide band measurement equipment to measure. This session will present the details of a measurement method that uses a real time digital down converter and post processing software that measures the performance of this signal.
Developing software solutions that run on all these types of distributed systems is greatly simplified by taking advantage of various off-the-shelf frameworks. A messaging framework simplifies writing connected yet independent applications. A debug and trace framework simplifies the troubleshooting and characterization of distributed solutions, and a management framework simplifies the configuration and monitoring of the system.
The percentage of electronics within even the most basic of vehicles has reached an unprecedented high point, and there’s no end in sight. Jeff Owens, Chief Technology Officer at Delphi Automotive, joins Design News Senior Editor Chuck Murray to look at the state of the art in automotive design. Join us live November 19th. Register now!