Embedded World 2017 gave us great insight into a smarter world. We were very excited to share technologies and products to help make that world better, healthier and more secure. We’re glad so many of you took time to learn about what we’re doing in SMART City, Industrie 4.0, healthcare, automotive, high-speed instrumentation, and RF.

There was a lot to see this year. In case you missed one of presentations or demos, you can find them all right here.

EmbeddedWorld 2017

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Simplifying Precision Measurement with ADI's Latest SAR ADC Product Families (PPT)

Ryan Curran

SAR ADCs can pose unique design challenges to the circuitry surrounding the SAR ADC. To help our customers, ADI has developed new industry leading solutions to overcome these challenges, while also reducing the area of the signal chain, reducing component count, and improving time to market. This talk introduced the ADAQ7980 and the AD400x family. The AD400x family includes the AD4020, Analog Devices’ first 20-bit SAR ADC. For all of the products, the combination of ease of use features, performance, small size, and low power consumption sets a new industry benchmark for high precision data acquisition solutions. Many of the design challenges that have traditionally been associated with SAR ADC based signal chains have now been eliminated, such as the difficulty of driving switched capacitor inputs. These new converters reduce design risk and complexity, while also significantly reducing the time it takes to design and evaluate hardware.

Time Sensitive Networks for Industrial Automation Systems (PPT)

Volker Goller

TSN is widely hailed as a standard that will converge the networks in the factory with the front office. But how can the real-time networking requirements of the factory coexist with the best-effort chaos of the office environment? TSN is the answer and it will have a leading role in both the Industrie 4.0 and the IIoT architectures.This presentation discussed what TSN is, what pieces can be applied to existing Industrial protocols, and how compatibility with standard networks can be achieved.

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Meeting the Industrie 4.0 Challenge


Industrie 4.0 is the realization of the Smart Factory, a transformation to more responsive, flexible and lean automation systems. See how Analog Devices is meeting the challenge with the demonstration of a complete industrial system, comprising field instruments, controllers, condition-based monitoring, industrial communications, and data analytics.

Process Control and Industrial Automation

Wearable Multi-Parameter VSM Platform

Discover how Analog Devices sensors were combined in this 2017 wearable VSM platform to measure optical heart rate, electrical heart activity (ECG) and bio-impedance. The system was designed around the extreme low power ADuCM3029 cortex processor communicating over BLE and included the ADPD103, a dual AD8232, and the ADXL362.

Ethernet/IP over TSN

Watch Demo: Time Sensitive Networking

We showed how standard Ethernet/IP (Rockwell Industrial Ethernet Protocol) can be tunneled over TSN using our TSN Eval Kits. The demo uses a mix of general-purpose background traffic (Video stream) and deterministic TSN stream on one wire.

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A2B Audio Bus and Network

Watch Demo: A²B Audio Bus and Network

See how a microphone array in an A2B-connected (AD2410) in-car communications system can discriminate among multiple speakers even in the presence of heavy background noise. The system uses microphone beam-forming algorithms, advanced echo cancellation and speech recognition routines—all implemented on a high-performance SHARC (ADSP-21489) processor.

24 GHz Radar Technology Enables Next Generation Sensors

Watch Demo: 24 GHz Radar Technology Enables Next Generation Sensors

See how the performance, size, cost and power consumption of sensors in Analog Devices’ RADAR Technology Platform can offer better solutions to OEMs by detecting objects earlier, farther away, and more reliably.

Related Products: ADF5904: 4-Channel, 24 GHz, Receiver Downconverter

IoT Asset Health Tracking

Watch Demo: IoT Asset Health Tracking

Technology from Analog Devices can detect, measure, and communicate critical information for high-value items during shipping. We show how asset health, such as the effects of impacts during shipping, and temperature can be monitored locally via BLE to a tablet, and from there to the IoT Cloud for enterprise-wide sharing.

Clinical Monitoring

Related Products: ADuCM3029, ADXL362, AD8233, ADPD107

Smart Industry – SMARTopolis Demos

SMARTopolis - Solutions for Industrial Sensing


Watch Demo: SMARTopolis - Solutions for Industrial Sensing

Find out how Analog Devices is moving beyond silicon with solutions for Smart Street Parking, Indoor Occupancy Sensing, Structural Health Monitoring and Crop Monitoring.

Structural Health Monitoring

The AD4003 (18-Bit, 2MSPS, SAR ADC) was used as part of a high-precision data acquisition solution to sequentially digitize information from different types of sensors (Vibration, Temperature, Force, etc.)

Smart Parking

This demo showcased the BLIP (Blackfin Low-Power Imaging Platform) as part of an application where multiple parking spaces were monitored by a single unit. The BLIP system outputs minimized information, not raw data, reducing connectivity bandwidth requirements from megabytes per second to bytes per hour. We also showed an algorithm that can minimize customers design cycles.

Smart Occupancy Sensing

This demo showcased the BLIP (Blackfin Low-Power Imaging Platform) in a Smart Building Indoor Occupancy Sensing Application. The algorithm was developed to minimizing customers’ design cycles. The BLIP system outputs minimized information, not raw data. As a result, the connectivity bandwidth requirements reduced from megabytes per second to bytes per hour. Multiple parking spots were monitored by only one unit.

Energy Harvesting

This demo showed how the new ADP5091 energy harvesting DC to DC converter with MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) delivers high energy flow, and how its SIDO (Single Inductor Dual Output) capability can generate a second, well-regulated output voltage.

36 V, 3 A Step-down Regulator Designed for Greater Efficiency

We introduced the new ADP2443 synchronous 3 A step-down regulator and showed how it can reduce system cost and board space. Furthermore, we demonstrated how its 50ns minimum on-time allows for switching frequencies as high as 2 MHz in many applications.

Low-noise Power Converter

The demonstration featured the new ADP5003, a 3 A step-down switching regulator with a low-noise linear regulator for post filtering included on the same chip. We showed how the LDO, PSRR, and noise are designed to perfectly match the noise generated by the switcher. We also showed how the switching regulator output voltage is always set at a level, so that the LDO has enough headroom and the highest power conversion efficiency.

Connected Crop Monitoring for Smart Agriculture

The demo showed how a wireless crop monitoring platform can improve crop growth. We demonstrated how it measures temperature, humidity and ambient light, and how the system determines growth metrics, such as Vapour Pressure Deficit (VPD) and Growing Degree Days (GDD).

Finding the Perfect Tomato

We showcased how Analog Devices technology can find the best-tasting tomato before you actually taste it. We showed how Analog Devices Material Sensing with SCiO Technology measures key characteristics in fruits and vegetables; alcohol content in beverages; and chemical composition of fuel and oil.

SMARTopolis in 60 seconds

We showcased a lot of Analog Devices's IoT technology and innovations at Electronica 2016 and Embedded World 2017. But getting there took quite a bit of innovation as well. Here's how our ADI extended family prepared for our SMARTopolis LEGO demonstration. It's all about teamwork!

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