IXXAT introduced their INpact M.2 interfaces, which enables users to implement PROFINET, EtherNet/ IP, EtherCAT, Modbus-TCP, Powerlink and PROFIBUS slave connectivity with the smallest footprint ever. The compact form factor M.2 2260 (Key B-M) makes INpact M.2 suitable for small and mobile devices, typically used for service, configuration, data analysis or process data visualization purposes. INpact M.2 also works well in modern embedded computer-based controllers, where it enables direct and easy connectivity to desired industrial networks.
As with all Ixxat INpact boards, the INpact M.2 comes with an extensive driver package for Windows, Linux, INtime and QNX, offering an easy and fast development process. A uniform programming interface allows customers to switch seamlessly between different INpact cards and protocols without changing the software. The effect is increased exibility and a significant reduction of development costs.
The Industrial Electronics Handbook, Industrial Communications Systems combines traditional and newer, more specialized knowledge that helps industrial electronics engineers develop practical solutions for the design and implementation of high-power applications. Embracing the broad technological scope of the field, this collection explores fundamental areas, including analog and digital circuits, electronics, electromagnetic machines, signal processing, and industrial control and communications systems. It also facilitates the use of intelligent systems―such as neural networks, fuzzy systems, and evolutionary methods―in terms of a hierarchical structure that makes factory control and supervision more efficient by addressing the needs of all production components.
Enhancing its value, this fully updated collection presents research and global trends as published in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Journal, one of the largest and most respected publications in the field. Modern communication systems in factories use many different―and increasingly sophisticated―systems to send and receive information. Industrial Communication Systems spans the full gamut of concepts that engineers require to maintain a well-designed, reliable communications system that can ensure successful operation of any production process.