Industrial Controller

 

Objective: The client is a well established vendor in the industrial controls market. They were looking to upgrade an existing sensor technology to reduce cost and improve performance.

 

Result: Working with the client, Original Technology was able to leverage the client's existing ultrasonic measurement IP, and, by using newer technology, deliver a smaller, lower cost, more reliable and robust system. Combining analog and digital technology from Analog Devices, Linear Technology and Silicon Laboratories, Original Technology was able to develop a digitally controlled ultrasonic receiver and transmitter that allowed the sensor to automatically measure and compute fluid levels and interface layers within the fluid.

 

Industrial Controller using embedded microcontroller.By simultaneously supporting both a ModBus and a proprietary protocol over a ZigBee radio link between the sensors and a central controller, Original Technology was able to greatly reduce total installation cost and provide a flexible system that could accommodate and automatically sense and provision from 1 to 128 sensors.

 

Original Technology developed an embedded controller based on NXP's LPC2400 ARM 7 microcontroller family to be used as the central controller for this network of sensors. The controller provided a combination of the following peripherals and features: AC/DC &  DC/DC power supplies, LCD Display, Membrane Touch Panel, Ethernet I/O, USB,  SDRAM, Flash Memory, 4-20mA output, HART Modem, Cellular interface, ZigBee Radio, ModBus, RS-232, RS-422 and RS485 Interfaces. The unit was designed to meet a wide variety of configurations and support multiple I/O communication standards. This was required to interface the unit to existing SCADA systems as well as support internet connectivity for remote control, calibration, configuration and firmware update.

 

 

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