Embedded Microcontroller-Based Watchdogs Using .NET Micro Framework
June 6, 2013 | 2:30pm - 3:10pm
This session will explain how to develop and implement a watchdog to address the safety of tubular test frames that are subject to loads of up to 6 million pounds and pressures up to 40,000 psi. The watchdogs are implemented using .NET Micro Framework and an embedded microprocessor with I2C ADC/DAC and TCP communication to the control system.
- Learn how to leverage a general-purpose desktop software development language with commercial off-the-shelf embedded hardware to improve the safety of a machine.
- Learn about the differences and decisions that need to be made with some of the choices in the .NET Micro Framework based embedded microprocessor products.
- Learn how to acquire higher-resolution data from embedded devices using I2C and how to build a communication engine between the control system and the embedded device.
- Learn how to enhance the safety of test machines by changing from taking measurements using dedicated process meters with limited functionality to using a single embedded device for all measurement points.