editor's blog
Subscribe Now

An Internet Connection for Analog Sensors

The concept of sensors isn’t new; they’ve been around for a long time. Some of them might seem big and bulky as compared to some of the new MEMS-based upstarts, but they’ve long been important for logging data and monitoring processes.

Many newer sensors are typically built with connectivity in mind, but older ones weren’t. And they’re typically analog. So Lantronix has just announced their xSenso analog device server, which allows you to connect an analog sensor to the internet.

It provides datalogging and remote viewing via a browser. It can send email or text message alerts if user-defined conditions (presumably process excursions or other anomalies) are met, allowing rapid response.

They noted that this is their first analog product. That struck me: analog isn’t something you just wake up one day and decide to take on. If you’re a company with a digital history, then doing analog typically means getting IP from elsewhere (dicey, since you didn’t build it, and your team might not be able to maintain it) or you bring in a new team of designers. (It’s not that digital designers aren’t capable of learning it, it’s just that most companies don’t have the time for that learning curve… and a lot of analog expertise comes from experience.)

So I asked, and it turns out that, not only were there additions to the team, but much of the exec team is new, including VP of Product Management Mak Manesh, who has experience in the test and measurement world. Engineers with analog experience were brought in once they decided to go down this product path.

You can find more in their release

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
Jul 5, 2022
The 30th edition of SMM , the leading international maritime trade fair, is coming soon. The world of shipbuilders, naval architects, offshore experts and maritime suppliers will be gathering in... ...
Jul 5, 2022
By Editorial Team The post Q&A with Luca Amaru, Logic Synthesis Guru and DAC Under-40 Innovators Honoree appeared first on From Silicon To Software....
Jun 28, 2022
Watching this video caused me to wander off into the weeds looking at a weird and wonderful collection of wheeled implementations....

featured video

Multi-Vendor Extra Long Reach 112G SerDes Interoperability Between Synopsys and AMD

Sponsored by Synopsys

This OFC 2022 demo features Synopsys 112G Ethernet IP interoperating with AMD's 112G FPGA and 2.5m DAC, showcasing best TX and RX performance with auto negotiation and link training.

Learn More

featured paper

Addressing high-voltage design challenges with reliable and affordable isolation tech

Sponsored by Texas Instruments

Check out TI’s new white paper for an overview of galvanic isolation techniques, as well as how to improve isolated designs in electric vehicles, grid infrastructure, factory automation and motor drives.

Click to read more

featured chalk talk

Seamless Ethernet to the Edge with 10BASE-T1L Technology

Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Analog Devices

In order to keep up with the breakneck speed of today’s innovation in Industry 4.0, we need an efficient way to connect a wide variety of edge nodes to the cloud without breaks in our communication networks, and with shorter latency, lower power, and longer reach. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Fiona Treacy from Analog Devices about the benefits of seamless ethernet and how seamless ethernet’s twisted single pair design, long reach and power and data over one cable can solve your industrial connectivity woes.

Click here for more information about Analog Devices Inc. ADIN1100 10BASE-T1L Ethernet PHY