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How to Use Wireless Remote I/O Cost-Effectively

An Acromag Solutions Video Application Note A wastewater treatment facility needs a cost-effective wireless remote I/O solution to bring measurements for water level, turbidity, PH, temperature, and phosphates back to their SCADA control room. The SCADA system can accept analog and discrete inputs as well as Modbus® RTU and Modbus TCP/IP. They have sensors for these…

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Why Do I Need Electrical Isolation?

Examining the important aspects of electrical isolation; what it does, why we need it, and how to test for it. Acromag is in the business of signal conditioning. We manufacture circuits that amplify, isolate, filter, and convert one signal form to another. Most of these circuits also provide electrical isolation. However, added isolation has a…

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What is EtherNet/IP? Acromag White Paper

Getting Started with EtherNet/IP The following information describes the operation of EtherNet/IP™ (EtherNet Industrial Protocol) as it relates to Acromag Series 900EN-60xx and XTxxx2-xxx I/O modules. You can download a copy of the EtherNet/IP Standard, from the Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA) web site for Ethernet/IP. Acromag also manufactures a line of I/O modules that…

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What is FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ with MPSoC?

APZU FPGA-based digital I/O modules provide programmable Xilinx® Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC This paper is a brief overview of some of Acromag’s APZU FPGA Zynq® UltraScale+™ with MPSoC products, as well as the features of AcroPack Zinq UltraScale+, the carrier boards that host AcroPack mezzanine modules. We’ll highlight some of the development tools, the engineering design…

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How to Use Wireless Remote I/O Cost-Effectively – 8401064

An Acromag Solutions Application Note Defining the Problem: A wastewater treatment facility needs a cost-effective wireless remote I/O solution to bring measurements for water level, turbidity, PH, temperature, and phosphates back to their SCADA control room. The SCADA system can accept analog and discrete inputs as well as Modbus® RTU and Modbus TCP/IP. They have…

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How to Measure Temperature, with a High-Density Ethernet I/O Solution

Acromag Solutions Application Note 8401062 The Problem: Monitoring up to 500 Temperature Measurement Points A chemical manufacturer has up to 500 temperature measurement points. In addition, they’re monitoring points for pressure, level and flow, and have thermocouple and RTD scattered throughout their process. It would be cost prohibitive to run and maintain twisted pair wire for…

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Signal I/O ~ Precisely Speaking

By Mike, Inside Technical Sales Representative Problem: Engineering firm requires bi-polar input of +/-6VDC & output dialing down to a precision value of 0 to 3.30VDC. Acromag makes a wide range of analog signal I/O converter/transmitters. However, while most process, manufacturing and test I/O require standard signals with ranges such as 4-20mA, 0-10VDC, 0-5VDC etc.;…