Monthly Archives:April 2013
Apr 26 2013
Better HMIs Can Improve Human Accuracy and Maximize Production
By Andy The Automated machines replace humans for repetitive tasks, freeing humans for tasks that require decisions Ironically, human interaction introduces the inaccuracies that lead to…Read More
Apr 25 2013
Outsourcing Safety: Does it make sense?
By Andy The Outsourcing labor to reduce costs or to maximize efficiency makes sense, but I would never have predicted outsourcing safety. However, if you…Read More
Apr 24 2013
Machine Visions Systems are Multiplying in Manufacturing
By Andy The Here’s another interesting article from Industrial Automation about how a variety of machine vision systems are being implemented within the same manufacturing line. As…Read More
Apr 23 2013
Downloadable HMI Apps for Industrial Automation
By Andy The Following up on a previous post on touch and gesture HMIs, and their influence on industrial automation, here is an interesting article…Read More
Apr 22 2013
Is WinCE a Hard Real-time Operating System?
By Andy The There is a lot of debate whether WinCE is a hard real-time or soft real-time operating system. The answer is yes and…Read More
Apr 19 2013
The Future of Medical Imaging is Software Only Solutions
By Andy The Here is point-of-view paper from Texas Instruments on how medical imaging is trending toward using of DSPs. I totally disagree with its premise….Read More
Apr 18 2013
4 Predictions for Industrial Automation
By Andy The The demand for additional automation in Industrial markets is growing. With demand comes innovation and competition, elements that benefit all end users….Read More
Apr 17 2013
Vision and Robotics, the Next Frontier.
By Andy The As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about machine vision’s impact on industrial automation , it’s worth noting that robotics is another emerging…Read More
Apr 16 2013
EtherCAT and Vision, a perfect combination.
By Andy The I have posted recently on EtherCAT and its positive impact on Industrial Automation. EtherCAT’s high precision and high bandwidth provide a scalable and powerful backplane for industrial control….Read More
Apr 15 2013
FPGAs + Multicore CPUs: Not for all Embedded Designs
By Andy The I ran across this interesting article from EDN that discusses how FPGAs and multicore CPUs are impacting embedded designs. While I agree that multicore CPUs significantly impact today’sembedded designs, for…Read More