Tuesday, March 31, 2009

PLC Evaluation Board Simplifies Design of Industrial Process-Control Systems

The applications for industrial process-control systems range from simple traffic control to complex electrical power grids, from environmental control systems to oil-refinery process control. The intelligence of these systems lies in their measurement and control units. The two most common computer-based systems to control machines and processes are programmable logic controllers and distributed control systems.

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At 3:53 PM, Blogger Francesco said...

In my opinion the PLC Demo System is really a great tool with many interesting features that can be very useful for didactic purposes (I am an Assistant Professor on Electric and Electronic Measurement Science on an italian university).

However, as said on the FAQ page of this project (http://www.analog.com/en/digital-to-analog-converters/da-converters/products/faqs/faqs_PLC_Demo_System/resources/fca.html), it is not available for puchase, but one can request the schematics to build it "at its own risk".

Well I really want to assume this risk because I have many years of experience in designing mixed signals PCBs...
So I sent many e-mails to the three authors of the article and to plc.info@analog.com but I never obtained any answer to my questions!

It is possible to know if the schematics are really available and if anyone has obtained them from ADI?

 

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