ADI showcases total sensor-to-cloud capabilities at Embedded World

Visitors to the Analog Devices stand at Embedded World 2018 will see a wide range of demonstrations ranging from front end sensors and linear signal processing to microcontrollers to digital signal processing and associated cloud computing software and tools. ADI application engineers will be available at the stand to answer questions about design challenges involving the Industrial Internet-of-Things, Industry 4.0, the Smart Home, personalized healthcare and other topics related to embedded system design.

The latest additions to ADI’s range of MEMS accelerometers will feature in demonstrations of asset health monitoring – devices with ultra-low-power operation and ±200g detection range, are equally adept at monitoring damaging shocks to physical assets, or concussion and traumatic shock in human subjects.

MEMS sensors will also feature in a demonstration of condition monitoring, determining the health of machinery and equipment by capture and analysis of vibration data. Anticipating diverse applications in the ‘smart factory’ and ‘smart home’, MEMS accelerometers form part of a complete FFT-based, low-power system based on the ADuCM4050. This ARM Cortex-M4F-core based MCU is ultra-low-power (under 40 µA/MHz) and features integrated power management. Also in the sensing domain, the world’s first wireless industrial sensor platform with a 40-year battery life.

Wirelessly networking the smart factory, ADI’s SmartMesh technology will form the centerpiece of a demonstration that will illustrate total reliability in industrial data communications, together with complete flexibility in sensor placement and ease of maintenance.

A healthcare/wellness demonstration will focus on the latest implementation of a wearable (watch-platform) chipset that measures ECG, heart rate, skin resistance, activity and temperature, for both fitness and clinical deployment – with comprehensive software and data-analysis support.

Ethernet – in all its variations – is becoming more and more prevalent in demanding industrial environments. The ADI stand will feature a demonstration of Ethernet connectivity enhanced with robust galvanic isolation employing ADI’s iCoupler technology that maintains ultra-high bandwidth, and higher-level functionality such as TSN (time-sensitive networking). Extended networking examples will highlight capabilities in the video/medical domain as well as handling PROFINET traffic in a TSN context.

Airborne particle and aerosol detection will be the subject of a novel sensing demonstration. ADI’s ADPD188BI solution – an LED detector and analog-front-end combination – enables air quality/contamination monitoring, including the capability of differentiating smoke (particulate) from steam (aerosol).

Among the other technology highlights on the stand will be a live demonstration of the spectrally “ultra-clean”, low-EMI capabilities of ADI’s Silent Switcher II voltage regulators.

Illustrating the depth of ADI’s software capabilities, the demonstrations on the ADI stand will incorporate the company’s end-to-end wireless-sensor-to-cloud data handling, alongside a fully secure software stack for IoT data protection.


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