Designing Custom, Low-Cost Instrumentation for Test and Measurement Using Off-the-Shelf FPGA ModulesApril 29, 2010 11:36 am | by Jake Janovetz, Opal Kelly | Articles | Comments
Designing for industrial applications presents many challenges, but it also allows an engineer to be creative, spread her wings, and explore new technologies to solve the task at hand. Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and, in particular, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) FPGA modules can be just the ticket to attack industrial applications that used to be a much more difficult challenge.
Industrial applications, such as home and commercial building automation, data loggers, point-of-sale terminals and cash registers, in-house displays for energy metering, alarm systems and medical equipment are starting to join the “smart” revolution currently enjoyed by portable media player and smartphone markets.
Monitoring the condition of large industrial machinery provides long term benefits in terms of lower production cost, reduced equipment down time, improved reliability, and increased safety. Industrial manufacturers face a constant battle in keeping production equipment operational.
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