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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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Lermann Public Relations
Sylvia Lermann
Enzianstr. 2c
85591 Vaterstetten
Phone: +49 (0)8106-300 899
E-Mail: sylvia@lermann-pr.com
Url: http://www.lermann-pr.com

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JASPAR Grants Compliance Approval to KDPOF Automotive Optical Gigabit Ethernet

KD1053 1000BASE-RHC Automotive Ethernet PHY Surpasses Stringent Operational Performance Benchmarks Set by JASPAR

JASPAR Grants Compliance Approval to KDPOF Automotive Optical Gigabit Ethernet

JASPAR approves compliance for KDPOF automotive optical Gigabit Ethernet KD1053

JASPAR (Japan Automotive Software Platform and Architecture) announced that KDPOF’s automotive optical Gigabit Ethernet technology has successfully achieved their conformance tests. With the KD1053, KDPOF provides the first IEEE® Std 802.3bv compliant automotive 1000BASE-RHC PHY to deliver 1 Gbit/s data rates over Plastic Optical Fiber (POF). Hideki Goto, Chairman of JASPAR“s Next Generation High-Speed Network Working Group and Group Manager at Toyota stated: „KDPOF’s optical network solution greatly improves the speed of automotive networks and moves beyond obsolete, lagging networking protocols. Optical Ethernet technology is ideal for future in-vehicle network infrastructure, since it provides a radiation-free harness, and thus meets prerequisites concerning electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Higher speeds are achieved by wider use of the electromagnetic spectrum, which forces OEMs to impose more and more stringent emissions limits on electronic components.“

Established in 2004, JASPAR’s mission is to identify the common issues to be faced in the future by the car electronics sector and initiate standardization in order to resolve these issues and encourage the resulting objectives across the entire automotive industry. Among over 220 member companies are leading global carmakers and Tier1 suppliers such as Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, and Denso and so on.

Comprehensive EMC Testing

Diverse Tier1 and Tier2 carmakers have carried out evaluation tests on KDPOF’s KD1053-based development boards in coordination with JASPAR. The wide-ranging test scopes included EMC emissions and immunity tests, plus extreme temperature testing with standard automotive POF and optical connectors compliant with current ISO 21111-4 CD. EMC included radiated and conducted emissions (voltage and current), bulk current injection (BCI) testing, radiated RF immunity, and portable handy transmitters immunity. In addition, electrostatic discharge (ESD) and transient pulses were performed. The KD1053 solution achieved all test standards by a remarkable margin.

Automotive Innovation Roadmap

„Our core objective at JASPAR is to generate an environment that enables those serving the Japanese automotive sector to cooperate and push automotive innovation further,“ added Hideki Goto. „We are very pleased with the results achieved with this joint test project.“

About JASPAR
Focused on the Japanese automotive market, JASPAR was established in order to pursue increasing development efficiency and ensuring reliability, by standardization and common use of electronic control system software and in-vehicle networks as they become more advanced and complex. Engineering staff from various car manufacturers, research institutes, academic establishments, software developers, electrical equipment suppliers, and semiconductor vendors all participate in its activities. To learn more, please visit: www.jaspar.jp/en/about_us

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.

Company-Contact
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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ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Hermann-Roth-Straße 1
82065 Baierbrunn
Phone: +49 89 41109402
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

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Successful Rehm SeminarTour in Asia

Topics of the Sseminar tour were such as Industry 4.0, China Smart Manufacturing 2025, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.

Successful Rehm SeminarTour in Asia

Fully booked seminar in South-Korea

Rehm Seminar „SMT Technology and Smart Factory Solutions“ in Suwon, Korea
Topics such as Industry 4.0, China Smart Manufacturing 2025, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things are currently heavily influencing the evolution of traditional manufacturing. Rehm has launched a seminar tour that has been taking place in October for several years to discuss these and other topics affecting the industry. In 2018, the „Rehm SMT Technology and Smart Factory Solution Seminar“ tour travelled to Suzhou, Dongguan, Thailand, Taiwan and South Korea. Industry partners and customers met to exchange technologies. On 15th November 2018, the latest seminar was successfully held in Suwon, South Korea.
The seminar brought customers together with experts from research and development such as Dr Hans Bell and Dr Paul Wild from Rehm Thermal Systems as well as leading manufacturers of manufacturing equipment such as ASM, Panasonic, PARMI and Air Liquide to exchange views. The main topic of discussion was the trend towards intelligent manufacturing and factory solutions that use new SMT technologies in the context of Industry 4.0.
The seminar clearly showed that intelligent production processes and the digital networking of manufacturing equipment are key to the success of Industry 4.0. In this respect, the introduction of a new standard for interface communication „The Hermes Standard“ is a big step in the right direction. The Hermes standard offers an overreaching protocol, irrespective of manufacturer, for machine-to-machine communication (M2M) in module manufacturing. The objective is to improve the board-flow-management and the traceability across all stations of an SMT line. This uses modern communication technology and standardised data formats for M2M communication. The Hermes standard is officially recognised as a next-generation technology and follows the IPC-SMEMA-9851 standard. Rehm plays a key role in the development of this standard, helping to make system networking within SMT manufacturing easier, quicker and more efficient in the future. The Rehm Reflow soldering system can already be equipped with a Hermes interface. The new, clearly structured interface design and the intuitive touch control of the ViCON system software also contribute with numerous features such as the monitoring tools from the ViCON Analytics range, the ViCON Connect remote manager for monitoring the entire Rehm machinery and the ViCON app, which allows the operator to keep an eye on production at all times, directly contributing to the networking of production processes with respect to Industry 4.0.
Another focus of the seminar was the increasing miniaturisation of electronics production. Driven by the rapid development of the wearables market, manufacturing processes for flexible substrates are becoming increasingly important. Dr Hans Bell from Rehm Thermal Systems addressed the challenges of printed circuit boards and other substrates twisting and warping during the soldering process. He also explained the corresponding IPC standards. Also discussed in the seminar were the differences between Through Hole Technology (THT) and Surface Mount Technology (SMT). Both the advantages and possibilities as well as the limits and challenges of the two processes were considered by participants and experts. A subject that is frequently discussed in the industry is voids. The formation of voids can be significantly reduced with appropriate process technology. Rehm has years of experience in this field and showed the possibilities available. These include condensation soldering under vacuum, which is implemented in CondensoX series soldering systems, as well as convection soldering with an integrated vacuum chamber as implemented in the VisionXP+ VAC. The methods used reduce the voids to less than 2%, ensuring outstanding reliability for the manufactured assemblies as well as high process stability. The themes of energy efficiency and conservation of resources are becoming increasingly important when producing reliable electronic components. As part of his talk, Dr Paul Wild explained some ways in which soldering systems can work more efficiently and which parameters within the process are important for using resources responsibly.
Then Dr Hans Bell set out his view on the development of electronics production in China. With the ever-increasing demand for electronics in all fields, the resulting steady miniaturisation of components and the rapid development of new technologies, it is vital to continue drive further innovation in research and development. For Rehm, it is important to have direct exchange with customers, users and partners in the SMD process chain. The seminar series in China is the ideal platform for this exchange of knowledge, with benefits for everyone involved.

Nur durch den regelmäßigen Wissens- und Erfahrungsaustausch mit Fachkollegen können neue Ideen entwickelt werden. Rehm bietet Ihnen ein Forum. Im Rahmen unserer Technology Academy können Sie an Seminaren und Workshops zu interessanten Themen aus der Elektronikbranche teilnehmen. Wir veranstalten verschiedene Trainings zum technologischen Hintergrund unserer Systeme, zu deren Anwendung und beraten Sie bei Bedarf umfassend zu allen Prozessen.

Contact
Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH
Carmen Hilsenbeck
Leinenstrasse 7
89143 Blaubeuren
Phone: 07344-9606535
E-Mail: c.hilsenbeck@rehm-group.com
Url: http://www.rehm-group.com

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Safety and reliability for sensitive electronics

Most notably, electronic assemblies in safety-related areas of application, such as medicine, automotive and aerospace, must function 100% reliably.

Safety and reliability for sensitive electronics

Securo PLUS and Securo Minus for test and trials of PCB’s

Greater safety and reliability for sensitive electronics
Modern electronics are used nowadays in a range of industries, which expose them to a wide range of temperatures. Most notably, electronic assemblies in safety-related areas of application, such as medical technology, the automotive industry (autonomous driving) and aerospace technology, must function 100% reliably at all temperature conditions.
Safe testing and measuring methods are thus becoming increasingly more relevant and have become standard today, in order to analyse the resistance of electronic components and increase their durability. Rehm offers two systems for such fields of application: The Securo Plus and the Securo Minus. By specifically heating up and/or cooling down the assembly, these systems ensure that they have the ideal temperature for the corresponding test and inspection procedures.
„A functional test under realistic conditions offers the maximum possible safety for our customers,“ says Peter Schiele, Product Sales Rehm Thermal Systems. The Securo systems cover a temperature range of -50 °C with the Securo Minus and+120 °C with the Securo Plus.
To effectively cool down or heat up electronic components, air or nitrogen in the process chamber plays a key role: In the Securo Minus, the air is drawn in through a ventilator and blown to a heat exchanger driven by a refrigeration unit. Cooled in the heat exchanger, the air is then guided back to the process chamber. To allow it to circulate there ideally, and also to ensure it reaches all the assemblies in the process chamber, it is blown by a ventilator. In the process, guide plates guide it so precisely through the process chamber that an even distribution of temperature is guaranteed.
In the Securo Plus, in place of the heat exchanger, heating coils warm the air. Heating spirals in the process chamber also help to reach the desired heating gradient as quickly as possible.
In designing and implementing the required test tasks, however, Rehm Securo systems offer more than just flexibility and safety with regard to the temperature. To be able to fit perfectly into the different production landscapes, Rehm offers various integration concepts. „The Securo systems can be integrated into any production environment as an inline variant and as a batch system. Great importance is also attached to making provision for sufficient reception capacity. In this way, the temperature of large parts is also reliably controlled in short cycles at the required testing temperature,“ explains Peter Schiele.
The Securo is of interest thanks in part to the goods carrier circulation according to the „meander“ principle: The goods carriers are loaded with the assemblies to be tested and move through the process chamber in close succession in arch-shaped loops. „This helps us make ideal use of the space available, which ensures maximum throughput. As a standard feature, the Securo has 30 of these goods carriers and five loading and unloading flaps. A total of 150 components can thus be loaded. Other test systems on the market have a drum inside which the components are moved. That is much less effective,“ Peter Schiele confirms. If retrofitting is to be done to other forms of assemblies and geometries, the Securo offers the solution for this. A changeable carrier system makes this easily possible.

Through this individually adjustable number of loading openings (bulkheads) of the Securo systems, the entire width of the system is utilised, which allows the throughput to be increased. Loading can be done both manually and automatically. To prevent ingress of ambient air and, in the case of the Securo Minus, possible icing in the loading area, the opening times coordinated with the handling system are set as short as possible. „Furthermore, during the entire process there is a slight overpressure in the chamber, which also reduces ingress of ambient air,“ Peter Schiele explains.

The Securo systems offer maximum capacity utilisation and flexibility in the integration in production environments, and for medium-sized series the loading and unloading can also be done manually or, for large-scale series, by robot. Rehm systems that have been developed and designed based on decades of experience in thermal systems can thus now also be used in testing and inspection tasks.

Nur durch den regelmäßigen Wissens- und Erfahrungsaustausch mit Fachkollegen können neue Ideen entwickelt werden. Rehm bietet Ihnen ein Forum. Im Rahmen unserer Technology Academy können Sie an Seminaren und Workshops zu interessanten Themen aus der Elektronikbranche teilnehmen. Wir veranstalten verschiedene Trainings zum technologischen Hintergrund unserer Systeme, zu deren Anwendung und beraten Sie bei Bedarf umfassend zu allen Prozessen.

Contact
Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH
Carmen Hilsenbeck
Leinenstrasse 7
89143 Blaubeuren
Phone: 07344-9606535
E-Mail: c.hilsenbeck@rehm-group.com
Url: http://www.rehm-group.com

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Now with integrated labelling field: Removable patch cable tray for new tML system platform

tde – trans data elektronik GmbH provides solution for orderly patch cable management in network cabinets

Now with integrated labelling field: Removable patch cable tray for new tML system platform

With integrated labelling field: Removable patch cable tray for new tML system platform (Source: tde – trans data elektronik GmbH)

Dortmund, Germany, 05. December 2018. tde – trans data elektronik GmbH is now offering customers a removable patch cable tray for its recently launched successful tML system platform with pull-out drawer. With its attractive design, the latest product from the Dortmund network specialist supports cable routing at the same height unit as the tML rack mount enclosure. This way, network administrators can save the usual additional height unit for patch cable routing. In conjunction with the LC-HD or CS connection technology for high packing densities, the tML patch cable tray ensures clean patch cable management and also serves as a cover and access protection for the ports. Network administrators can simply mount and unmount the tML patch cable tray during operation. It can be used with all available tML modules and with different connection technologies and applies in conjunction with the new tML system platform.

tde has developed the new tML patch cable tray especially for orderly patch cable routing in network cabinets: The network expert has designed the solution for the tML rack mount enclosure with pull-out drawer to be elegant and removable. By supporting clean cable routing at the same height, network administrators do not need the usual additional height unit for patch cable management. Thanks to a simple spring mechanism, the tML patch cable tray is easily to attach or detach. This eliminates any interference during operation.

The new solution proves to be very helpful, especially with regard to packing density: „Due to increasing packing densities, order and clarity in the network distribution cabinet are becoming increasingly important. Our new tML system platform already offers companies the optimal perfect solution when it comes to packing density and migration to high transfer rates such as 40 or 100G and more. With our new patch cable tray network administrators get the perfect addition to the system platform. It guarantees clean and orderly patch cable management and is the first choice, especially in connection with the LC-HD (96x patch cable) or the new CS connection technology (128x patch cable),“ explains Andre Engel, Managing Director of tde.

The patch cable guide tray can be used with all available tML modules with different connection technology. In the tray, the patch cables can be neatly routed to the side, taking into account the permissible fibre-optic bending radii. To equip additional modules, network administrators simply pull out the drawer with the patch cable guide tray attached. For network documentation or port labelling, the tde has integrated a removable magnetic labelling field on the front of the tML patch cable tray. It can be used in conjunction with the new tML system platform.

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. The system is characterised by highest packing density and highest flexibility during migration to higher transmission rates. Fibre optic and TP modules can be combined in one rack mount enclosure. 96x fibre optics LC Duplex or 96x MPO connectors can be used modularly on a 19-inch height unit. Thanks to its patented polarity and dark fibre modules, the tML system offers the simplest migration options to 100G and more.

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

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Secure cable infrastructure in tunnels, subways and fire alarm system

Draka extends Firetuf cable series with Firetuf OFC-LT-SWA loose tube cable

Secure cable infrastructure in tunnels, subways and fire alarm system

The steel wire armoured Firetuf OFC-LT-SWA loose tube cable has up to 90 minutes fire resistance. (Source: Draka, Brand of the Prysmian Group)

Cologne, November 6, 2018. Draka“s Firetuf cable series has grown. The new Firetuf OFC-LT-SWA fire resistant loose tube cable with steel wire armour is designed for harsh environments and to ensure fail-safe management of operational systems in tunnels, underground railways and fire alarm systems. The portfolio of loose tube cables also includes non-metallic Firetuf OFC-LT-NM and steel tape armoured Firetuf OFC-LT-CST. With a maximum number of 144 fibres, all three cable types are unique in the market. Draka also offers the Firetuf OFC-UT central tube cables, which can resist to fire even longer than their loose tube variants. While the Firetuf OFC-LT stranded loose tube cables have up to 90 minutes of fire resistance, the Firetuf OFC-UT central tube cables maintain their function up to 120 minutes according to the standard in case of fire.

The number of tunnels and subways are increasing from year to year. Unfortunately, however, new constructions that contribute to ease the traffic infrastructure can also be accompanied by traffic jams or emergency situations such as accidents or fires. „Safety is therefore the central issue in the planning and construction of tunnels,“ says Tayfun Eren, Product Manager at Draka, Prysmian Group. „The operational systems for tunnel management must be fail-safe around the clock. This requires safe and reliable cabling.“ Draka as part of Prysmian Group, one of the world’s leading cable manufacturers, offers its Firetuf cable series for use in road tunnels and subways as well as where fire alarm system is a need. The high-quality cables are optimized for applications in tunnel operation such as fire detection, fire alarm systems, light and ventilation control and escape route systems and guarantee a highly available cable infrastructure.

The latest addition to the Firetuf series is the steel wire armoured, refractory Firetuf OFC-LT-SWA. It is ideal for heavy duty applications, as it provides higher mechanical strength with its higher pulling tension and higher protection against severe rodents. The loose tube cable offers up to 90 minutes fire resistance thanks to its innovative design with double LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) sheathing in accordance with IEC standard 60331-25. The number of fibres per cable from 12 to 144 is unique on the market. Further loose tube cables with a maximum number of 144 fibres are the non-metallic Firetuf OFC-LT-NM and the corrugated steel tape armoured Firetuf OFC-LT-CST. All three cable types have been thoroughly tested and approved.

In addition, Draka offers Firetuf OFC-UT-NM (non-metallic) and Firetuf OFC-UT-CST (steel tape armoured) central tube cables, which are extremely fire-resistant up to 120 minutes. Both cable types were tested and certified by an independent third party. Depending on the design, they are equipped with 2 to 24 fibres.

Prysmian Group is the world market leader in power and telecommunications cables and systems. With more than 140 years of experience, sales of over 11 billion euros (pro forma as of December 31, 2017) and around 30,000 employees in 50 countries and 112 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and supplies a highly comprehensive range of products, services, technology and know-how. In the energy sector, Prysmian Group is active in underground cables and deep sea cabling and systems, special cables for applications in many different industrial sectors and medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure industry. For the telecommunications sector, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for the voice, video and data transmission industry and offers a complete range of optical fibers, fiber optic and copper cables as well as connection systems. Prysmian is a Milan listed company listed in the FTSE MIB Index.
More information: http://www.prysmiangroup.com

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

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epr – elsaesser public relations
Sabine Hensold
Maximilianstraße 50
86150 Augsburg
Phone: +49 (0)821 4508 7917
E-Mail: sh@epr-online.de
Url: http://www.epr-online.com

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Asahi Kasei presents concept car at electronica 2018

Asahi Kasei presents concept car at electronica 2018

AKXY interior (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, November 05, 2018 – The Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei will present its technologies and solutions in the areas of sensor technology and premium audio at this year’s electronica, the renowned electronics trade fair in Munich. For the first time at a European trade fair, the electric concept vehicle „AKXY“ will also be present at the booth.

Asahi Kasei presents 36 innovative materials and solutions for the mobility of the future with its specially designed „rolling competence center“ AKXY. Thereby, the cross-divisional innovation approach of the company, which combines the business areas electronics, synthetic rubber, high-performance plastics and textiles, becomes evident. The second highlight at the fair is a „Premium Audio Lounge“, where visitors can experience Asahi Kasei’s premium audio solutions live on site.

Safety drives with you: Sensors for safe and comfortable driving
A special focus of the electronic components in the AKXY is on solutions that make driving safer and more comfortable. For example, the progressive CO2 sensor solution „Sensor Sunrise“, which ensures more concentrated and safer driving. It measures the carbon dioxide content in the car cabin and contributes to better air quality. Senseair Sunrise is produced by the Swedish subsidiary Senseair and is the world’s first optical solid-state NDIR sensor for measuring gases such as carbon dioxide. With an unsurpassed low power consumption – six times lower than that of comparable NDIR sensors – it can easily be integrated into battery-powered systems.

Undisturbed conversations in the car
Driving fast or the playing of music can considerably impair the conversation between driver and passengers. The consequences are inattentive driving and an increased risk for all road users. Asahi Kasei has developed a special solution for this: The digital signal processor (DSP) – as an in-car communication application – ensures safe and comfortable conversations in the car without the driver having to turn his head. With its Engine Sound Creator application, the DSP contributes to an improved driving experience and increased road safety by providing a realistic engine sound.

Solutions for autonomous driving
Intelligent driver assistance systems are experiencing tremendous market growth, with radar sensors playing an important role in the overall system architecture due to their unique capabilities. With the Transceiver IC, Asahi Kasei offers a standard component that increases the performance and precision of the radar sensor in object localization and contributes to improved discrimination accuracy between people and vehicles.

„Sensor island“ and „Premium Audio Lounge“
Asahi Kasei will be exhibiting its concept car in Hall B4 – Booth 516. Additionally, the company will show further sensor solutions on its „sensor island“. A highlight in addition to CO2 and 3D sensors is a newly developed presence sensor, which has very low energy consumption and does not require a lens at all. Further sensor solutions will be presented by Senseair in Hall B3 – Booth 441.

Asahi Kasei has been a premium supplier of D/A and A/D converters as well as digital signal processors (DSP) for high-class audio applications for 25 years. In a specially equipped „Premium Audio Bar“, visitors can convince themselves of the product quality on site. Registrations for a guided tour will be accepted at the booth.

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 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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financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Phone: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
Url: http://www.financial-relations.de

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Press Release of iDTRONIC GmbH

iDTRONIC’s Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF

Press Release of iDTRONIC GmbH

Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF

Product Update: New Interface with CANbus (SAE J1939 or CANopen)

The Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF is a read and write device from the iDTRONIC BLUEBOX line.

The reader now utilizes CANbus connection (SAE J1939 or CANopen) to enhance the existing RS-232 and RS-485 interfaces.

INTERFACE OPTIONS FOR VARIOUS CONNECTIONS

The reader has a variety of interface solutions for easy integration into existing systems. The RS-232 COM interface is a serial port ideally suited for connection to monitors, POS terminals, measuring instruments, or printers. The RS-485 interface is an asynchronous serial connection for data communication over long distances. It is a bidirectional bus system that may be operated with up to 128 devices on one bus.

The Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF is now available with the additional CANbus (SAE J1939 or CANopen) interface option. The serial CANbus system enables data exchange between several control units. This has applications in motor vehicles, shipping, or air freight. This interface eliminates the need for long cables. The SAE J1939 network protocol is used for the transmission of diagnostic data and control information. The CANopen connection is a communication protocol which is mainly used in automation processes. Complex devices may be networked with it.

EXCELLENT TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES FOR YOUR APPLICATION

The reader has a 10 – 36 volt power supply. The output line supports up to 27 dBm / 500 mW. The power can be regulated from 10 dBm in 1 dBm steps. The reader is, therefore, ideally suited for high-performance devices within various applications.

HIGH READING RANGES DUE TO INTEGRATED CIRCULAR ANTENNA

The Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF is equipped with an internal, circular antenna. The antenna has a strength of -8 dBi, achieving a high reading range of up to 50 centimetres.

ULTRA-HIGH FREQUENCY WITH A VARIETY OF SUPPORTED TAGS

The reader is standard equipped with the UHF frequency 865 – 868 MHz (ETSI).
Optionally, the reader may also be operated with an FCC frequency of 902 – 928 MHz. Both frequencies support the ISO 18000-6C standard (EPC Class 1 Generation 2) with Alien Higgs 2/3/4, Impinj Monza, NXP UCODE tags, as well as many more.

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

APPLICATION EXAMPLE: IDENTIFICATION OF ATTACHMENTS

The BLUEBOX Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF is ideally suited for the identification and automatic configuration of attachments in agricultural machinery, construction machinery, or municipal multifunction vehicles. The RFID reader is mounted close to the holding points of the vehicle’s attachments and identifies various external attachments. These may include excavator shovels, sweepers, ice sliders or drills, which are all equipped with an RFID transponder. The attached transponders contain all necessary configuration data about the attachment part. After the readout process, the corresponding data is forwarded to the central control system via the CANbus interface.

Example 1:
Construction site vehicles require a variety of additional equipment to meet the requirements of the modern construction industry. Thanks to the cylindrical design of the reader and the IP67 protection class, the reader is ideally suited for the requirements of such harsh environments. In addition to its resistance to environmental influences, the simple integration of the existing CANbus interface was also considered during development. Thanks to the standardized interface and UHF technology, the attachments may be identified and adjusted immediately.

Example 2:
The demands of a fast harvest with high yields increase from year to year in the agricultural industry. Thanks to modern technology, today’s agricultural vehicles can take on a variety of tasks and thus meet these ever-demanding requirements. However, due to the multitude of possibilities, the systems are also becoming more and more complex. Automated identification systems should take over the configuration of the various attachments so that users do not require extensive training to operate the vehicles. An important component for this is iDTRONIC’s BLUEBOX Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF. Thanks to the standardized UHF RFID (ISO18000-6C / EPC Class 1 Generation 2) transmission standard and a reading range of up to 50cm, the various tools can be identified easily.

iDTRONIC“s SPECIAL TAGS FOR USE IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

Equipment and Logistics Tag: Confidex Ironside Micro
Thanks to its IP68 protection class, it is perfectly suited for use on fields or construction sites. It withstands temperatures from -35 °C to +85 °C without any problems. The tag can be used on all materials and is also especially suitable for installation on metallic substrates.

On Metal Tag: Xerafy MicroX II
This tag is durable and suitable for demanding applications, such as those found on construction sites. It has been specially developed for use on metallic surfaces. The material has a long service life and can withstand temperature fluctuations without any issues.

You can find further information about our presented devices on our website:
https://www.en.idtronic-rfid.com/

Contact Person for Product Inquiries

Mr Patrick Kochendörfer
Senior Product Manager
– Professional RFID –
Tel.: +49 621 66900 94 – 21
E-mail: patrick.kochendoerfer@idtronic.de

Contact Person for Media Requests

Ms Maria Mahler
Marketing Manager
– Professional RFID –
Tel.: +49 621 66900 94 – 11
E-mail: maria.mahler@idtronic.de

iDTRONIC Professional RFID, a leading manufacturer on the AutoID market, develops, manufactures and sells high end RFID products. RFID devices from iDTRONIC guarantee a fast and safe identification of moving and non-moving items.

We offer RFID hardware for all common standards and frequencies including, LF125kHz, HF13.56MHz and UHF865 – 928 MHz.

Our product portfolio fits perfectly the needs of system integrators.

iDTRONIC Professional RFID offers:
Industrial-grade RFID readers, writers and gates
RFID antennas for stationary, mobile and embedded readers
Handheld computers and data collectors with integrated RFID
Embedded RFID modules and readers
RFID desktop readers and writers
Special RFID tags
Thanks to a strong technical team for development and support we are able to develop and offer high-end RFID products which guarantee to our customers:

Innovative design
High performance
Reliable quality
Fast time-to-market
Excellent value
Located in Ludwigshafen, Germany and close to Frankfurt International Airport we are easily accessible for our international customers.

Contact
iDTRONIC GmbH
Maria Mahler
Donnersbergweg 1
67059 Ludwigshafen
Phone: 0621
Fax: 6690094-11
E-Mail: mm@idtronic.de
Url: https://www.en.idtronic-rfid.com

Electric Electronics

Optical splice enclosures configurator by tde: Visualization ensures selection safety

tde – trans data elektronik expands online configurator with product visualization

Optical splice enclosures configurator by tde: Visualization ensures selection safety

(Source: tde – trans data elektronik GmbH)

Dortmund/Germany, 30th October 2018. tde – trans data elektronik GmbH has visualized its successful optical splice enclosures configurator. For this purpose the network expert has integrated high-resolution photos of all distribution types and adapters. Thanks to intuitive and simplified user guidance, customers get fast and individual configurations. A selection bar shows the progress of the configuration process and allows customers to make changes and adjustments at any time. The visual support makes it possible to configure the splice enclosures more precisely, safely and error-free. The extended optical splice enclosures configurator is now available at https://www.tde.de/konfigurator/spleissbox/ .

The optical splice enclosures configurator, which has been extended by product visualization, is based on the product database of tde’s own CrossMediaPublishing system. In terms of operability, tde relies on the proven concept of its fibre optic configurator: in three steps, customers can configure perfectly fitting and plausible splice and breakout boxes with a wide variety of components. From ST to E2000 connectors, all common fibre optic connector faces are possible. First, customers choose the distributor type: 19-inch rack mount enclosures, wall-mount enclosures, sub rack or DIN rail modules from the tBL and tDF ranges are available. After the decision for a splice or breakout application, the second step follows the assembly according to the criteria fibre type, optical fibre coupling type and pigtails. Customers benefit from the new, improved visualization: tde has marked the OM classes according to the officially standardized color. The adapters can be enlarged by clicking on them and show a high-resolution image. Once the appropriate number of adapters has been selected, the finished configuration can be equipped with an optional extra, depending on the product. An intelligent test system ensures that users can only create plausible and error-free configurations.

„We always offer our customers the highest quality standards in all areas – for products as well as for services. We already visualized our fibre optic patch and trunk cable configurator a few months ago. The reaction of our customers was consistently positive. We are therefore pleased to make our visualized optical splice enclosures configurator available to them,“ says Andre Engel, Managing Director of tde.

The online tool displays all configuration steps and the installed components in a selection bar. This allows customers to make changes and adjustments at any time. Once users have completed the configuration, it is possible to generate a data sheet on which all the technical parameters of the installed components are listed in detail. At the same time, the desired configuration can be included in a watch list at the push of a button and then sent directly as a request to the tde sales office. The latter can react very fast to requests, eliminating the need for time-consuming enquiries.

tde makes its revised optical splice enclosures configurator available at https://www.tde.de/konfigurator/spleissbox/.

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
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
Url: http://www.epr-online.com

Electric Electronics

For maximum fire safety: Cca and B2ca fibre optic cables from Draka

Cable manufacturer Draka offers market-leading portfolio of fire protection cables in accordance with EU Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

For maximum fire safety: Cca and B2ca fibre optic cables from Draka

The loose tube cable N09 meets the requirements of fire protection class B2ca certified. (Source: Draka, Brand of the Prysmian Group)

Cologne, October 18, 2018. Since July 1, 2017, power, control and communication cables in buildings have been covered by EU Standard 50575 of the Construction Products Regulations (CPR). This is the first time that the EU has laid down uniform regulations for cables and wires for fire classes (including Cca and B2ca) and test methods. Because their fire properties are also an important factor for fire safety. In order to comply with the new regulations, cable specialist Draka, part of Prysmian Group, offers companies a complete range of high fire safety CPR Cca and B2ca certified fibre optic cables with up to 144 fibres. The portfolio includes the non-metallic, gel-filled central loose tube cables U-DQ(ZN)BH in Cca and B2ca as well as the non-metallic stranded gel-filled loose tube cables U-DQH & U-DQ(ZN)BH in Cca and B2ca for indoor and outdoor use. Combining high water resistance, 144 fibres count and high mechanical strength with maximum fire protection, Draka cables are industry-leading.

„When the European regulatory authorities or associations recommended the new fire classes Cca and B2ca as minimum requirements for many construction types (for instance ZVEI in Germany recommends Cca for offices, schools, underground parking and B2ca for hospitals, escape routes, server rooms, tunnels) under the Construction Products Regulations (CPR), fibre optic cable manufacturers faced a new challenge,“ says Tayfun Eren, Product Manager at Draka, Prysmian Group. „The cable solutions available on the market shortly after the new regulation came into force were not yet able to meet the demanding fire protection classes. Cable manufacturers had to develop new solutions,“ Eren continues.

Draka’s response to the new regulation is a full range of Cca and B2ca certified products. U-DQ(ZN)BH & U-DQH cables, the E22 central tube and the stranded loose tubes N10 and N14 meet the requirements of fire protection class Cca. E25, N09, N11 an N13 are B2ca certified. All cable types of the E- and N-series are gel filled, non-metallic and available with up to 144 fibres. They are water-proof and protect against bending/physical effects. N14/N09/N13 also offer high rodent resistance. Due to their non-metallic nature, they are easy to install. Both ranges are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Other alternatives are available on the market, including dry and metal armoured solutions. Compared to Draka’s gel-filled, metal-free fiber optic cables, companies must compromise on watertightness and mechanical strength when using dry cables. Metal armoured cables are difficult to install for indoor cabling.

The EN 50575 standard

Since 1 July, 2017 the EN 50575 standard has been mandatory for cables and wires. It concerns fire classification and test methods for cables used in buildings. The EU standard is based on the new Construction Products Regulation (CPR), which has been in force since 2013, for products that remain permanently in a building. With EN 50575, which came into force, the previous fire classes for cables A1, A2, B1, B2 and B3 were replaced by seven new classes Aca, B1ca, B2ca, Cca, Dca, Eca and Fca. Power cables, communication and control cables for permanent installation in buildings are tested for energy content, flame spread, smoke generation, acidity, heat release and drop formation (burning drops of plastic materials that contribute to fire propagation) and classified accordingly.

Prysmian Group is the world market leader in power and telecommunications cables and systems. With more than 140 years of experience, sales of over 11 billion euros (pro forma as of December 31, 2017) and around 30,000 employees in 50 countries and 112 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and supplies a highly comprehensive range of products, services, technology and know-how. In the energy sector, Prysmian Group is active in underground cables and deep sea cabling and systems, special cables for applications in many different industrial sectors and medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure industry. For the telecommunications sector, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for the voice, video and data transmission industry and offers a complete range of optical fibers, fiber optic and copper cables as well as connection systems. Prysmian is a Milan listed company listed in the FTSE MIB Index.
More information: http://www.prysmiangroup.com

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

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epr – elsaesser public relations
Sabine Hensold
Maximilianstraße 50
86150 Augsburg
Phone: +49 (0)821 4508 7917
E-Mail: sh@epr-online.de
Url: http://www.epr-online.com