Welcome to the I&I Embedded News – bringing you special offers, links to our software download center and a selection of articles on industrial and instrumentation Embedded Processing news and solutions from Analog Devices.
Blackfin Processor’s Performance and Power Efficiency are Key to Design of Undersea Natural Gas Pipeline Monitoring System
Blackfin® processors are integral to the world’s first distributed, synchronized undersea pipeline monitoring system, developed by Bjørge AS based on NAXYS Technology for Norway’s largest-ever industrial project, tapping the Ormen Lange natural gas field.
To monitor pipeline vibrations created by internal flow and the strong currents in the harsh ocean environment, Bjørge developed a system that uses acoustics to synchronize multiple sensor nodes, each driven by a Blackfin ADSP-BF533 processor.
The LabVIEW Embedded Module for Blackfin Processors, from National Instruments, and the Zmobile deployment platform, from Schmid Engineering AG, provided the tools necessary for delivering the monitoring system on a tight deadline and capable of standing up to extreme conditions.