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Smart cash machines developed more quickly for market readiness

Time-to-market brought forward in complex development project

Smart cash machines developed more quickly for market readiness

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Diebold Nixdorf is constantly developing new systems in order to offer its customers state-of-the-art, self-service technology with advanced user interfaces and functions.
Time-to-market is particularly important in the highly competitive banking environment. With the help of external consultants, the time period for an extensive development project could be shortened by almost 4 months.

ATMs are durable and, thanks to 24-hour availability, also very convenient. Due to the variety of functions and innovative user interfaces, they have also been very successful so far. In this digital age, that could soon change. Many banks are currently downsizing their branch network; service desks are increasingly being replaced by self-service at the machines – therefore their range of functions needs to be expanded. „Customers are used to mobile applications and modern user interfaces, they expect touchpad and swipe technologies, i.e. fast interactive transactions also at the cash machine. Providers are going to have to adjust“ says Uwe Krause, Head of Strategy and Portfolio Management of the Systems Business Unit at Diebold Nixdorf. The company, which emerged in 2016 from the merger of the U.S.-based Diebold Group with the German Wincor Nixdorf, is one of the leading providers of IT solutions for retail banks and companies. Also keeping in step with the expansion of the software business is the constant enhancement of the self-service systems. For this purpose, development resources specializing in banking from both Germany and the USA were pooled together in a new project. It was a considerable technical challenge, because even the basic function – cash dispensing – requires a sophisticated hardware and software system coupled with complicated mechatronics. Add to this the integration of the latest technologies and security functions, e.g. the latest defense against cyber-attacks. These systems, which are increasingly being installed in public spaces, not only have to be very secure, but also easily accessible to people with disabilities.

Since every month counts in the highly competitive world of banking, existing development processes should be significantly reduced and thus the time-to-market shortened. After some attempts to streamline the processes, it became clear that this task could not be accomplished with internal resources alone, in addition to normal day-to-day business. The comprehensive plan of the numerous sub-projects was too complex, linking so many parallel activities such as purchasing, procurement, certification and quality management, conversion of production lines, marketing and sales, and service training.

Therefore, it was decided to work together with an external consulting company, CYLAD Consulting GmbH. „With their focus on technology-intensive industries and their methods of reducing the complexity of large-scale projects, the consultancy corresponded exactly with our requirement profile,“ says Jochen Linck, Head of Global Hardware Development at Diebold Nixdorf.

Finding the shortest way

To address the target of saving time in key processes, the consultants first developed the critical path – the sequence of activities that cannot run in parallel and whose shortening has an impact on the final deadline. Optimizing the critical path was a complex undertaking in such a large project. Within two months, the consultants had engaged in intensive discussions with the departments and scrutinized every single interdependency. „In processes that have been going on for years, the objective approach of a competent external partner is very helpful,“ says Uwe Krause. Dr. Jochen Linck adds, „It really was a lot of work to map out all the interdependencies; we could not have done that internally because of time constraints.“

The second step was to shorten the critical path. „Quality always has to be ensured. It is not about squeezing more and more out of the organization – on the contrary, more time is needed for important tasks, and therefore they are started earlier,“ explains Dr. Thomas Trautmann, Managing Partner at CYLAD Consulting. The content and technical outcomes of a process are dealt with separately. For example new product types must always be tested for safety and certified. Several weeks may elapse between the notification of the test results and the creation of the physical certificates. Previously, receipt of the documents was awaited and only after that did the project commence. The new schedule: Of course, no product goes on sale unless the necessary documents are available, however after passing the safety tests, the technical tests in the customer environment can commence.

Over 20 ideas for a quicker market launch

„As consultants, we can provide an objective perspective plus problem-solving skills from other industries and projects, though experience has shown that a lot of good ideas are generated in the companies themselves. We then assist with the structured preparation, assessment, and planning,“ says Trautmann. In the case of Diebold Nixdorf, the team of consultants organized a focused decision-making week. Project participants from all relevant departments and locations (colleagues from the USA had come to Germany) initially discussed the individual ideas in mixed teams and made their selections. The heads of manufacturing, development, quality control, purchasing and product management came together daily and the staff presented their ideas and assessments to the jury in a short, five-minute pitch. After that it was directly decided which ideas should be pursued. As a result, a good 20 individual measures were recommended for implementation. In total, the combined measures shortened the project duration by about 4 months.

Some of the participants blocked their calendars for the whole period of the workshop a bit in disbelief. However, the unanimous opinion at the end was: „We have never gotten so much done before in one week.“

The implementation makes a difference

It is understood that inspiring workshops and valuable ideas permeate into daily business practice. The work of CYLAD Consulting therefore did not end at this point, but went into the next phase: implementation. The new measures had to be arranged in detail and integrated into the overall planning. For each measure, a responsible person, an owner, was nominated. The consultants then discussed the individual steps for implementation with each of these owners. Since many of the new measures influenced each other, the adaptation of the schedule was an iterative process.

Diebold Nixdorf appreciates this thorough, structured approach. „By putting all the procedures into a roadmap, CYLAD’s consultants helped us better manage and analyze the planning and processes,“ said Krause. Dr. Jochen Linck also sees the cooperation with CYLAD Consulting as a success: „The consultants have developed a deep understanding of our processes and generated crucial ideas from them. Internally, they were consistently held in high regard as consultants and reliable partners, especially because of their great commitment to the project’s success.“

Author: Nicola Hauptmann for Wordfinder

Founded in 2007, CYLAD Consulting is a consulting firm specialized in strategy, business transformation and operational excellence in industrial sectors. CYLAD Consulting advises both major industrial enterprises and SMEs particularly in the Aerospace & Defense, Pharmaceutical, Energy, Electronics, and Transportation industries. The company has significantly grown over the past years, currently consisting of 80 consultants and 9 partners cross 5 offices (Paris and Toulouse in France, Hamburg in Germany, Baar-Zug in Switzerland and recently Camberwell/Melbourne in Australia).

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CYLAD Consulting
Aleksej Oboskalov
Hohe Bleichen 28
20354 Hamburg
Phone: +49(0)4046898460
Fax: +49(0)4049219700
E-Mail: contact@cylad.com
Url: https://www.cylad-consulting.com

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Electric Electronics

Best Sound Quality: Asahi Kasei Microdevices to Present Premium Audio Solutions at HIGH END 2019 in Munich

Best Sound Quality: Asahi Kasei Microdevices to Present Premium Audio Solutions at HIGH END 2019 in Munich

Asahi Kasei’s DAC Flagship AK4499_VELVET SOUND Family (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, April 11, 2019 – From 9 to 12 May 2019, Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation, (AKM), will exhibit for the first time at Europe’s leading specialist trade fair for high-quality consumer electronics – „HIGH END“ – in Munich, Germany. One of the highlights will be the latest audio D/A Converter (DAC) flagship AK4499, which was launched in December 2018, featuring the world’s lowest THD+N value (Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise). Visitors are invited to actively convince themselves of the premium audio quality of the products at the booth.

Founded in 1931 as a subsidiary of the Japanese technology group Asahi Kasei, AKM is increasingly strengthening its marketing activities on the European market and is this year for the first time presenting itself at HIGH END. As the highlight of this year’s presentation, the one-stop provider of LSIs (Large Scale Integration) for high-resolution audio systems will showcase the VERITA AK4499, the new flagship D/A converter from the „VELVET SOUND“ family.

With a value of -124 dB, the newcomer to the product range offers the world’s highest class of low THD+N. At the same time, it provides the world’s highest signal-to-noise ratio (S/N), with up to 140 dB. A specially developed IC (Integrated Circuit) manufacturing process ensures the best sound quality. It furthermore features a current output architecture – the first among products from AKM. This allows manufacturers of audio devices to simply integrate the AK4499 to their systems.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to test the AK4431 stereo and AK4332 HiFi D/A converters for bluetooth headphones, ensuring a high-quality sound with low power consumption.

With over 30 years of experience as an audio device manufacturer, the company introduced the „VELVET SOUND“ brand – a family of D/A, A/D as well as sampling rate converters for premium audio systems – in 2014. An accurate reproduction of the original sound recording with an active and dynamic audio space is the „VELVET SOUND“ philosophy – providing the listener with an excellent sound experience.

AKM will exhibit in Hall 4, Booth T13. Under the following link, visitors of the fair can register in advance for the audio demonstrations at the booth:
https://velvetsound.akm.com/global/en/news/.

About Asahi Kasei Microdevices
Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) designs and manufactures CMOS mixed signal inte-grated circuits and magnetic sensors for applications including audio, multimedia, consumer elec-tronics, industrial infrastructure, and telecommunications. Asahi Kasei Microdevices is a one-stop provider of D/A converters, A/D converters and sampling rate converters for high-resolution audio systems, and has continued to provide customers with optimum solutions all over the world for over 30 years. AKM belongs to the Asahi Kasei Group and is the world market leader for Hall ele-ments and Hall effect ICs with a market share of more than 75 percent. Additional information is available at www.akm.com.

Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active diversified technology company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business. The Material division encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes division provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care division includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With approximately 34,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.

Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

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Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
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Phone: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
Url: http://www.financial-relations.de

Electric Electronics

Wiring smart worlds with high-quality cables

DRAKA long-reach copper cable and space-saving DRAKA Home 10Gbit AWG26 for future-proof building and home networking

Wiring smart worlds with high-quality cables

Intelligent networking of residential buildingswith the space-optimised DRAKA Home 10Gbit AWG26 (Source: Prysmian Group, BU Multimedia Solutions)

Cologne, April 8th, 2019 – High-quality cable products are the backbone of future-oriented and fail-safe smart building and smart home solutions. The Multimedia Solutions division of the Prysmian Group has powerful and reliable copper cables in its portfolio for both applications. In functional buildings, the U/FTP AWG22 long-reach copper cable cost-effectively supplies Ethernet to scattered building services up to 180 meters away. For installation in residential buildings, the leading cable manufacturer provides the space-optimised 10 GBase-T Home Cat.7 AWG26.

The cabling infrastructure must meet new requirements in commercial and private environments alike. Security, comfort and energy efficiency are the main drivers for the installation of smart infrastructures. „While building automation has so far mainly been used in industrial and office buildings, airports and shopping centres, the demand for smart home solutions for the digital remote control of building services via computers, sensors, smartphone apps and voice assistants is also increasing,“ explains Zoran Borcic, Product Manager Datacom, BU Multimedia Solutions, Prysmian Group.

Cost-efficient networking of distributed building services

The DRAKA UC LR22 10Gbit U/FTP LSHF long-reach copper cable with optimized range was developed for smart networking of functional buildings. The mechanically robust AWG22 cable with a core diameter of 1.6 mm is fully compatible with the standard-compliant connection technology. It has a maximum range of 180 meters depending on the transmission power, with simultaneous remote powering of the network devices via Power over Ethernet (PoE) according to IEEE 802.3bt. Due to the halogen-free and flame-retardant protective coating, the cable complies with the highest fire protection guidelines in accordance with the EU Construction Products Directive with B2ca s1a d1 a1.

High-quality wiring of living spaces

In the home sector, the requirements on the IP infrastructure are particularly diverse. There is little space available for the „invisible“ installation of the cables, mostly in conduits and in flush-mounting. In addition, customers expect future-proof, interference-free solutions that enable flexible use of the rooms, do not require adapters and guarantee high performance (PoE). Prysmian Draka meets these high demands with the space-optimised DRAKA UCHome Cat.7 SS26 S/FTP LSHF with a transmission speed of 10 Gbps. Compared to standard cables, it offers space for one additional cable in the empty conduit and has a bending radius that is 30 percent smaller. The maximum installation length of the very light copper cable with high packing density is 60 meters.

„Our two copper cables form the ideal basis for systems with more safety, comfort and cost savings in functional and residential buildings,“ says Zoran Borcic. „Last but not least, they are important components for the implementation of Internet of Things projects and for the implementation of the digital transformation“.

Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. With almost 140 years of experience, sales exceeding €11 billion, about 29,000 employees in over 50 countries and 112 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest possible range of products, services, technologies and know-how. It operates in the businesses of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, of special cables for applications in many different industries and of medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. For the telecommunications industry, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for voice, video and data transmission, offering a comprehensive range of optical fibres, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. Prysmian is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.
More information: http://www.prysmiangroup.com

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Draka/Prysmian Group
Zoran Borcic
Piccoloministraße 2
51063 Köln
Phone: +49 (0)221 6770
E-Mail: kontakt@prysmiangroup.com
Url: http://www.prysmiangroup.com

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Ready for Highspeed: 16 and 32 fibre MPO applications by tde

tde – trans data elektronik offers suitable fibre optic patch cords for 400 Gigabit Ethernet

Ready for Highspeed: 16 and 32 fibre MPO applications by tde

(Source: tde – trans data elektronik GmbH)

Dortmund/Germany, 2. April 2019. tde – trans data elektronik GmbH expands its range of high-quality MPO applications for the realization of high data transfer rates: The network specialist now offers patch and trunk cables with 16- or 32-fibre MPO/MTP connectors on both sides for the migration to 400 Gigabit Ethernet. For customers who want to convert their existing cabling to high-speed transmission, tde provides various fan-out applications for common connector faces, including LC-Duplex, SC-Duplex and E2000. The new 16- and 32-MPO connectors have already been integrated by tde into its own tML system platform, supporting the migration option to 400GbE over fibre.

tde meets the unrestrained demand for more bandwidth and higher transmission rates with suitable fibre optic connection cables for 400GbE: The network expert has designed patch and trunk cable applications with 16-fibre MPO connectors – with 16 fibres in a row – and 32-fibre MPO connectors – with two rows of 16 fibres each – for high investment security and sustainable migration options. Since both connector types have a different coding than the 12-fibre and 24-fibre MPO connectors, they cannot be plugged together. For the conversion of existing cabling, tde offers its customers fan-out applications for common connectors, including LC-Duplex, SC-Duplex or the E2000.

„Our aim is to offer companies sustainable and investment-safe migration options: With the patch and trunk cable applications with 16- and 32-fibre MPO connectors respectively, we are setting the pace once again and underpinning our claim as a technology leader in multi-fibre technology,“ says Andre Engel, Managing Director of tde.

The tde patch and trunk cables are characterised by their robust construction: As standard, they have a fixed tube that protects the 16 or 32 fibres. This allows network technicians to place the cables directly in the cable tray for rack-to-rack cabling. The 16- and 32-fibre MPO connectors are currently available in multimode OM4. They offer outstanding performance with typical 0.1 dB insertion loss and more than 35 dB return loss. Single mode versions will follow shortly.

tML system platform: Equipped for migration to 400 GbE

The first applications for 400GbE transmission are available on the market: Leading switch manufacturers already have 400G platforms in combination with the matching OSFP and QSFP-DD transceivers for 400GBASE-SR8 and the 16-fibre MPO connector in their portfolio. In addition, the tde has also implemented 16-fibre MPO and 32-fibre MPO connectors in its tML system platform, offering a migration option to 400GbE. Special tML dark fibre modules provide additional conversion options: Since the commonly underused optical fibres can also be utilized for data transmission, the migration from 12- or 24-fibre MPO to 16-fibre MPO technology is possible. tde also offers customers breakout modules for their tML system platform, allowing the incoming transfer rate to be split. This makes it possible to use the chassis of installed switches and routers with higher port numbers and packing densities more efficiently.

The tML – tde Modular Link-System

tML is a patented, modular cabling system consisting of the three key components module, trunk cable and rack mount enclosure. The system components are 100 percent manufactured, pre-assembled and tested in Germany. They enable plug-and-play installation on site – especially in data centres, but also in industrial environments – within the shortest possible time. Heart of the system are the rear MPO/MTP and Telco connectors, which can be used to connect at least six or twelve ports at a time. The fibre optic and TP modules can be used together in a module carrier with a very high port density. The tde offers its tML cabling system as a proven tML standard system and in the highly innovative variants tML Xtended, tML-24 and now tML-32 for extreme scalability and very easy migration to higher transmission rates such as 40G, 100G, 200G and 400G.

About tde – trans data elektronik GmbH

For more than 25 years the tde – trans data elektronik GmbH, an internationally successful company, has specialised in the development and production of scalable cabling systems for highest packing density. The nuclear research centre CERN relies on the know-how of the leading company in multi-fibre technics (MPO) as well. The company“s portfolio „Made in Germany“ contains complete system solutions with a focus on Plug-and-play for high speed applications in the field of datacom, telecom, industry, medical and defence. tde offers both planning and installation services through its own service department and supports the „European Code of Conduct“ when it comes to energy efficiency in data centres. For more information, visit www.tde.de

Company-Contact
tde – trans data elektronik GmbH
André Engel
Prinz-Friedrich-Karl-Str. 46
44135 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 160480
E-Mail: info@tde.de
Url: http://www.tde.de

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Frauke Schütz
Maximilianstraße 50
86150 Augsburg
Phone: +49 – (0)821 – 45 08 79 – 16
E-Mail: fs@epr-online.com
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Electric Electronics

iDTRONIC“s BLUEBOX Series: Panel Reader

The compact Access Control System

iDTRONIC"s BLUEBOX Series: Panel Reader

(c) by iDTRONIC GmbH

The BLUEBOX Panel Reader is a new compact HF/NFC RFID Read & Write Module from our BLUEBOX Line.

The Reader is round and small with a diameter of 28 mm and a thickness of 9 mm. The integrated antenna transfers data with a maximum speed of 115.200 bits by second.

The Panel Reader is suitable for many applications. It is par-ticularly well suited to integration into existing Access Control, Employee Identification, Automation Processes or for NFC Data Transfer.

EXCELLENT TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR YOUR APPLICATION

The Panel Reader is equipped with a 5 Vdc Power Supply. Additionally, the device requires a 2.5 W power supply for operation. The existing USB interface can read and write data in either a Virtual COM Port (VCP) or Keyboard Emulation (HID) mode. This enables fast and seamless integration into all existing Microsoft Windows systems.

READ & WRITE FUNCTION FOR A WIDE RANGE OF TRANSPONDERS

The module is equipped with the RFID option HF/NFC: 13.56 MHz. The NFC frequency enables data exchange in near field environments. The HF/NFC frequency supports the ISO 14443A/B and ISO 15693 standards and reads and writes transponders of the MIFARE® Classic, Ultralight, Ultralight C, DESFire, Plus, NTAG and NXP transponder types.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT & WINDOWS CONFIGURATION TOOL

A user-friendly software development kit (SDK) and configuration tool for Windows operating systems is provided as well as an operating system-independent command protocol.
Further adjustments of firmware and hardware are possible on request and project basis.

APPLICATION: ACCESS RIGHTS IN AUTOMATION

Different employees are assigned to different automation processes. Each process step must be monitored and controlled by one employee. The access rights for the respective process step must be determined beforehand. This data can be assigned and evaluated with the help of the Panel Reader.

Automation devices are equipped with a kind of operating panel. There, the reader can be easily integrated into existing devices or interfaces. The two pre-drilled holes in the reader module make installation simple and safe.

The data can be transferred in two different ways. The transfer of all access data can be done using the Virtual COM Port mode via USB cable and special commands. The VCP mode offers complete read and write access for all supported transponders. In HID mode, user data from the supported transponders can be retrieved as keyboard emulation.

The access rights can be uniquely assigned using the Panel Reader.
An abusive use of the devices and systems is excluded.

More Information: https://www.idtronic-rfid.com/startseite/article_post/panel-reader

CONTACT

Contact Person for Product Inquiries

Mr Patrick Kochendörfer
Senior Product Manager
– Professional RFID –

Tel.: +49 621 66900 94 – 21
Email: patrick.kochendoerfer@idtronic.de

Contact Person for Media Requests

Ms Maria Mahler
Marketing Manager
– Professional RFID –

Tel.: +49 621 66900 94 – 11
Email: maria.mahler@idtronic.de

iDTRONIC Professional RFID ist einer der führenden Hersteller und Entwickler hochwertiger RFID Hardware für den Auto-ID Markt. Produkte von iDTRONIC garantieren eine schnelle und sichere Identifikation beweglicher und unbeweglicher Güter.

Angeboten werden Geräte für alle gängigen RFID Standards und die Frequenzen LF125kHz, HF13.56MHz sowie UHF865 -928 MHz.

Das Produktportfolio passt perfekt zu den Bedürfnissen von System-Integratoren.

iDTRONIC Professional RFID bietet:
Industrietaugliche RFID Systeme bestehend aus Lese- und Schreibgeräten sowie RFID Portalen
RFID Antennen für stationäre und Embedded Lesegeräte
Handheld Computer und Datenlogger mit integrierter RFID-Technologie
Embedded RFID Module und Leser
RFID Leser und Schreiber
Spezielle RFID Tags

Dank eines starken, technischen Teams für Entwicklung und Unterstützung, sind wir in der Lage hochwertige RFID-Geräte zu entwickeln und anzubieten, welche unseren Kunden folgendes garantieren:
Hohe-Leistungsfähigkeit
Zuverlässige Qualität
Schnelle Produkteinführungszeit
Exzellenter Wert
Innovatives Design
Wir sind in Ludwigshafen ansässig, nahe des internationalen Frankfurter Flughafens. Damit sind wir leicht auch für unsere internationalen Kunden erreichbar.

Company-Contact
iDTRONIC GmbH
Patrick Kochendörfer
Donnersbergweg 1
67059 Ludwigshafen
Phone: +49 621 6690094-21
E-Mail: pk@idtronic.de
Url: https://www.idtronic-rfid.com

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iDTRONIC GmbH
Maria Mahler
Donnersbergweg 1
67059 Ludwigshafen
Phone: +49 621 6690094-11
E-Mail: maria.mahler@idtronic.de
Url: https://www.idtronic-rfid.com

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Electric Electronics

Clear presentation: tBL TP sample case with components and suitable tool for TP link installation

tde – trans data elektronik GmbH offers network technicians demo and tool kit in one for the tBL TP line

Clear presentation: tBL TP sample case with components and suitable tool for TP link installation

(Source: tde – trans data elektronik GmbH)

Dortmund/Germany, 26. February 2019. tde – trans data elektronik GmbH expands its Basic Link (TP) system solution by a high-quality equipped tBL TP sample case: it includes samples of all necessary components which network technicians need for a TP link with classic cabling in the field. Additional advantage: the case also includes the tools required for processing.

The new tBL TP sample case complements the tBL tde Basic Link (TP) product line, which the tde has specially designed for structured building cabling in Cat6A for transfer rates of up to 10GbE in real-time. The tBL cabling path corresponds to a permanent link according to ISO/IEC 11801 (EN 50173).
With the sample case, network technicians receive almost all components of the tBL TP line they need for a TP link as a sample in a handy case. Two pre-assembled compact cable samples are also included in the set for even better clarification. Andre Engel, Managing Director of tde, explains: „Even though the tBL TP line is not consisting of pre-assembled components, we believe that pre-assembled solutions for classic building LAN cabling are still more economical for companies in many cases.“

The wall sockets, keystone modules, data and patch cords included in the sample case show all samples and variants tde provides for its tBL TP system and that network technicians need for the implementation of a TP link to Cat6A in accordance with ISO/IEC 11801 (EN50173). A 19-inch patch panel is not included due to its size, instead the set comes with a DIN rail module. In addition, the sample case is equipped with a triple wall socket and a design-capable wall socket. The latter can be combined with all switch ranges of leading manufacturers.

The tBL TP sample case contains all variants of RJ45 modules: These include the tBL RJ45 Keystone Module Toolless for time-saving and tool-free installation, the tBL RJ45 Keystone Module with Termination Block, the tBL RJ45 Keystone Module with Termination Block angled, the sixfold RJ45 Datacenter Module and the Extender Module. With its compact design, the six-way RJ45 DC Module enables a high packing density of up to 48 RJ45 ports on one height unit. The RJ45 modules can be easily connected to the tBL cable termination block by simply plugging them in. Network technicians can easily assemble these to the cable using the tBL hand tool. At the same time, the Termination Block is also suitable for pre-assembling cable sections. The sample case is completed and rounded off by suitable tools: This provides network technicians with all the tools required for processing, such as unlocking tool, mounting tool, stripping tool, pliers wrenches or side cutter.

About tde – trans data elektronik GmbH

For more than 25 years the tde – trans data elektronik GmbH, an internationally successful company, has specialised in the development and production of scalable cabling systems for highest packing density. The nuclear research centre CERN relies on the know-how of the leading company in multi-fibre technics (MPO) as well. The company“s portfolio „Made in Germany“ contains complete system solutions with a focus on Plug-and-play for high speed applications in the field of datacom, telecom, industry, medical and defence. tde offers both planning and installation services through its own service department and supports the „European Code of Conduct“ when it comes to energy efficiency in data centres. For more information, visit www.tde.de

Company-Contact
tde – trans data elektronik GmbH
André Engel
Prinz-Friedrich-Karl-Str. 46
44135 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 160480
E-Mail: info@tde.de
Url: http://www.tde.de

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epr – elsaesser public relations
Frauke Schütz
Maximilianstraße 50
86150 Augsburg
Phone: +49 – (0)821 – 45 08 79 – 16
E-Mail: fs@epr-online.com
Url: http://www.epr-online.com

Electric Electronics

EOS Power welcomes Teresa Fernandez to European Sales Team

Teresa Fernandez is the new EOS Power Sales Support and EMEA Manager for Europe

EOS Power welcomes Teresa Fernandez to European Sales Team

Teresa Fernandez supports EOS Power Sales Team (Source: EOS Power Ltd.)

Frankfurt/Mumbai 01.02.2019 ++ EOS Power, leading manufacturer of small and easy to modify AC/DC power supplies, based in Mumbai (India) has assigned the energetic International Sales Professional Teresa Fernandez to the post of EMEA Manager. Teresa brings more than 15 years of experience as channel manager in the Electrical/ Electronic Manufacturing Industry.

As a passionate biker and outdoor-person, she has worked with Socomec Iberia and Cosel Power on products related to AC/DC and DC/DC power supplies for many years. Her roles have been business development manager, account discovery, managing large international key accounts, client support, as well as consolidating forecasts and developing strong project funnels.

Teresa Fernandez grew up in Spain. She now is living and working in Frankfurt, Germany, with her family. She supports English, Spanish, Italian and some French and German speaking EOS clients and will mainly focus on Southern Europe and the UK markets. EOS Power is expanding its sales force to lead the way for new growth and leadership positioning in the market. Ralph Bischoff, Director of EOS Power: „We are excited to have Teresa on board with us as her qualifications and experience will complement and meet the expectations of our European customers. Teresa will facilitate and provide strong support in close cooperation with EOS world-class factory design and manufacturing teams in Mumbai.“

EOS Power is a german-indian privately owned company, which is developing and producing highly efficient, cooling flexible and ultrasmall AC/DC powersupplies from 40 to – from now on – 1000 W in Mumbai. EOS“ products power demanding applications in the medical, computing, networking and industrial market segments, like medical centrifuges, ultra-small security antennas, dialysis equipment, smart electricity grid technology, CT Scanners and innovative LED and stage lightning systems. More Information

EOS Power is a privately owned German company located in Mumbai, India, providing Power Conversion Solutions, Manufacturing and Value Added Services to Distribution and OEM customers globally. EOS products power demanding applications in the medical, computing, networking and industrial market segments, like medical centrifuges, ultra-small security antennas, dialysis equipment, smart electricity grid technology, CT Scanners and innovative LED and stage lightning systems.
EOS Power employs more than 500 employees worldwide with principal offices in Mumbai, India and sales and support offices on each continent. For more information on how to order samples, applications or technical specifications or more information on EOS“ international offices visit the EOS Power website

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EOS Power Europe
Teresa Fernandez
Luisantring 27
63477 Maintal
Phone: M +49(0)17643395810
E-Mail: teresa.fernandez@eospower.com
Url: http://www.eospower.com

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Pressekontakt
Miriam Leunissen
Schrannenstrasse 4
86150 Augsburg
Phone: +4982144940477
E-Mail: mlw@comm-motions.com
Url: http://www.comm-motions.com

Electric Electronics

Embedded World: ARIES Embedded Will Present New System-on-Module with PolarFire FPGA

M100PF Board Enhances and Optimizes Microchip’s PolarFire FPGA for Industrial and Medical Technology

Embedded World: ARIES Embedded Will Present New System-on-Module with PolarFire FPGA

The M100PFEVP evaluation platform by ARIES Embedded provides a smooth and fast project start

ARIES Embedded, specialist for embedded services and products, will display the new M100PF System-on-Module (SoM) based on Microchip’s PolarFire FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) family at Embedded World from February 26 to 28, 2019 in Nuremburg, Germany. At stand 441 in hall 3A, the embedded specialist will also introduce the complementary evaluation platform M100PFEVP, which delivers a fast and easy project start for customers. „Our new M100PF board provides the full flexibility of the popular FPGAs for demanding applications in industrial and medical technology,“ stated Andreas Widder, Managing Director of ARIES Embedded. „PolarFire captivates with up to 50 percent lower power consumption than competing FPGAs, at mid-range densities with exceptional safety and reliability.“ With the SoM, ARIES Embedded extends the FPGA functionality with RAM, Flash, Clocking and additional features.

M100PF Flexibly and Reliably Serves Industrial Applications

For industrial use, the system-on-module allows an expanded temperature range, from 0° to +70°C up to -40° to +85°C. On the ARIES SoM, the PolarFire FPGAs provide 100k, 192k, or 300k logic elements (LE) and feature 12.7G transceivers with up to 50 percent lower power consumption. The 256 Mbit configuration storage, the DDR3 RAM (512 Mbit, 1 or 2 Gbit), as well as 4 to 64 Gbit eMMC NAND Flash allow the development of complex high performance designs. Further features of the 72 by 40 mm small SoMs are: 8 SerDes with 250 Mbps to 12.5 Gbps, 2 PCI express Gen2 end points/root port slots, rich user I/O, and 2 Samtec QSH-090-01-F-D-A board-to-board connectors.

Easy Project Start with Evaluation Board M100PFEVP

ARIES Embedded provides the corresponding evaluation platform M100PFEVP for a smooth and fast project start. It enables customers to evaluate the PolarFire FPGA, realize prototypes and even use the FPGA in series production. The evaluation board contains 2 gigabit Ethernet, USB, and 4 DSub9 interfaces for CAN, RS232, and others, in addition to Pmod and HSMC extension connectors and a microSD card slot. The M100PFEVP starter kit includes the M100PVEVP baseboard, M100PF-1DB storage extensions, a 7-inch touchscreen, and power supply.

About ARIES Embedded
ARIES Embedded provides hardware and software development and standard products for industrial and agricultural sectors. The 2001 founded embedded specialist headquartered in Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany, focuses on FPGA technology and open source software. The portfolio comprises of modular systems for flexible and fast use in functional prototypes, pilot series and mass production. On customer request, ARIES Embedded individually customizes standard products in accordance with project requirements.

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ARIES Embedded GmbH
Andreas Widder
Schöngeisinger Straße 84
82256 Fürstenfeldbruck
Phone: +49 8141 36 367 0
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.aries-embedded.com

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Mandy Ahlendorf
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Phone: +49 89 41109402
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

Electric Electronics

Galvanic Isolation Secures New 48-volt Electrical Architectures

KDPOF Delivers Optical Connectivity for Battery Management Systems and Integrated Smart Antenna Modules

Galvanic Isolation Secures New 48-volt Electrical Architectures

KDPOF’s optical connectivity provides galvanic isolation for Battery Management Systems and Smart An

KDPOF – leading supplier for gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – provide their optical connectivity technology in order to secure new 48-volt electrical architectures via the inherent galvanic isolation. „The new 48-volt electrical architecture pushes the envelope in terms of electromagnetic compatibility and safety requirements,“ stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. „New safety precautions are needed, since even a single malfunction between the 48-volt and the 12-volt electrical system will lead to a short circuit, which can damage the entire 12-volt system due to overvoltage.“ Optical connections with POF, such as KDPOF’s innovative Automotive Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF), provide the optimal means to achieve galvanic isolation, providing 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps Ethernet compatible solutions with enough margin to withstand the harsh automotive environment. Applications such as Battery Management Systems (BMS) and Integrated Smart Antenna (ISA) modules profit from the inherent Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of POF. KDPOF will present their GEPOF technology at the Automotive Ethernet Congress on February 13 and 14, 2019 in Munich, Germany.

48 Volts Generate Need for Galvanic Isolation

The chassis is a common ground potential for all 48-volt ECUs in the car. As the chassis has a non-zero impedance, a significant return current will be conducted through it, and a portion of this return current will find its way through a parallel path: the copper cables“ shielding. „An OEM has stated that the shield of Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) cables can conduct more than 8A of return current due to the 48-volt jump start effect,“ added Carlos Pardo.

In addition, the need for a ubiquitous communications network within the vehicle, and particularly between ECUs belonging to different voltage domains, represents a source of potential hazards. Thus, it imposes the additional requirement of galvanic isolation between the communicating nodes. Any event that could cause the 48-volt to cross into the 12-volt, for example due to line transceivers that don“t provide sufficient galvanic isolation, might destroy the ECUs in the 12-volt domain.

With regulations driving car companies to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions further by 2021, a new hybrid architecture concept based on a two-voltage power line (12-/48-volt) is already in the advanced marketing announcements of OEMs and Tier-1. As a further example of this new industry-wide technological trend towards 48V power supply and the handling of it, the German VDA published recommendation 320, which covers electric and electronic components in vehicles for the development of a 48-volt power supply. It defines requirements, test conditions and tests performed on electric, electronic and mechatronic components and systems for use in motor vehicles with a 48-volt on-board power supply.

Battery Management Systems

Galvanic isolation is also necessary between the primary and secondary systems of both ac-dc and dc-dc converters due to the presence of hazardous high voltage (above 25 Vac or 60 Vdc). According to the FMVSS 305 and ECE-R standards, the isolation barrier between the battery and exposed conductive parts should maintain 500 /V before and after a crash impact. „This is a tough requirement that is very hard to reach without a nearly perfect isolation that copper-based networks are unable to ensure,“ added Carlos Pardo. Moreover, the BMS is a very noisy environment and communications are susceptible to disturbance by conducted and radiated RF emissions. Optical communications have been demonstrated to be the most robust regarding EMC.

Smart Antenna Modules

Integrated Smart Antenna (ISA) Modules consist of several antennas for signal reception, an Antenna Hub, and an Ethernet connection to the consumers of the antenna signals such as a radio device. If each of the several antennas in a car is routed to its respective ECU with its own cable, the complexity soon becomes unacceptable. The Antenna Hub routes all signals from each antenna to an Ethernet network connected to all receptors of the signals. Gigabit Ethernet over POF is ideally suited for an Ethernet connection due to its natural EMC-free property. „In conventional systems, if the roof is not metallic, or has openings, an immense amount of energy is radiated by the coaxial cable that is coupled back into the ISA. This seriously degrades the ISA performance,“ explained Carlos Pardo. Replacing the coaxial cable with POF completely solves this issue.

About KDPOF

Fabless semiconductor supplier KDPOF provides innovative gigabit and long-reach communications over Plastic Optical Fiber (POF). Making gigabit communication over POF a reality, KDPOF technology supplies 1 Gbps POF links for automotive, industrial, and home networks. Founded in 2010 in Madrid, Spain, KDPOF offer their technology as either ASSP or IP (Intellectual Property) to be integrated in SoCs (System-on-Chips). The adaptive and efficient system works with a wide range of optoelectronics and low-cost large core optical fibers, thus delivering carmakers low risks, costs and short time-to-market.

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KDPOF
Óscar Ciordia
Ronda de Poniente 14 2ºA
28760 Tres Cantos
Phone: +34 91 8043387
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.kdpof.com

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Electric Electronics

Gigabit data logger for high-speed and ADAS applications

Validation of intelligent radar sensors improves the safety of autonomous driving

Gigabit data logger for high-speed and ADAS applications

Real traffic situations can be stored and replicated repeatedly in the laboratory. (Source: embedded brains GmbH)

For the development and validation of systems for autonomous vehicle management, real traffic scenarios are usually simulated and tested in the laboratory. Since pre-processing is carried out directly in the sensor front end with modern radar sensors, this can result in a serious gap in coverage during the testing and validation of object detection. In addition, the optimization of algorithms for testing in real traffic is very complex and seldom reliable.

The DP²4R Gigabit data logger collects raw radar signals between the sensor and preprocessing. The stored signals can then be fed back via the same interface. This allows real traffic situations to be replicated repeatedly in the laboratory and to optimize the processing chain of radar signals. The testing and validation of radar signal processing can be moved from the road to the laboratory. This saves time and allows the reliability of the data processing to be documented.

The special approach of the DP²4R data logger is to read raw data by means of a data head directly coupled to the radar sensor, store it and later feed it back in the laboratory. This requires a high data rate of more than 300Mbit/s per sensor, which is why these data can not be transferred via the system bus.

For practical aspects of data analysis, apart from raw sensor data, other context-specific data like pictures from a camera and GPS position data can be recorded with synchronous precision.

The so-called „head unit“ is based on a standardized unit which is specifically tailored to each sensor in order to enable safe and interference-free signal scanning as well as re-injection of the raw data. The sampled information is transmitted together with a time stamp via an internal interface to the central unit.

The central unit consists of a car PC with a special insert card. Up to four head units with a cable length of 7m can be connected to it. An even larger number of head units can be connected via a second or third card slot.

For data storage, there are several „hot-plugged“ SSD drives, which can be used to record data of any length by changing the media during recording. Other arrangements of storage media, such as aggregated RAID systems, can also be easily implemented. The entire hardware has been designed for the environmental conditions within the vehicle.

The system is controlled via Ethernet with a machine-readable xhtml interface or a web browser. The external data transfer is carried out via Gigabit Ethernet or through media change.

The concept has been designed for future extension with additional sensors with a larger number of antennas and higher radar frequency.

Technical specifications

> DP²4R Head-Unit Hardware, specifically adapted to the respective radar sensor
> Flexibly customizable for almost any type of processor
> DP²4R Controller hardware and OS based on standard components
> 1 to 4 head units can be recorded at the same time
> 320 Mbit/s recording rate per head unit
> Data recording without interference with the radar function
> Camera and GPS data, and more. Can be recorded synchronously
> 2TB storage capacity (> 2 hours), expandable by removable drives
> 9-32 V power supply
> Resistant to environmental conditions in the vehicle
> Controller based on Linux with hmtl/xhtml interface

About the embedded brains GmbH

embedded brains GmbH, with head office near Munich, is an owner-operated German company that specializes in customized software and hardware development for high-performance single and multicore systems. The company was founded in 2005 by the electrical engineers Peter Rasmussen and Thomas Doerfler. Both have more than 20 years of experience and technical expertise in systems development, primarily in the fields of automotive technology, telecommunications and industrial automation, and worked previously as consultants and employees for Dornier, Eurocopter, Siemens, Alcatel Siemens, Thomson, Telenorma and Hilf Microcomputer-Consulting.

The managing directors and their development team advise and support companies from different sectors over the entire development process and with the help of partner companies also deal with series production and fabrication after the completion of prototype development. E&K Automation, Bang & Olufsen, Fraunhofer ESK and Fraunhofer ITWM, Tyco Electronics, MAN Diesel & Turbo as well as Bosch Rexroth AG, among others, are the customers of embedded brains. www.embedded-brains.de

Company-Contact
embedded brains GmbH
Thomas Dörfler
Dornierstr. 4
82178 Puchheim
Phone: 49 (0)89-18 94741-00
E-Mail: info@embedded-brains.de
Url: http://www.embedded-brains.de

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