Celera Motion Introduces the World’s Smallest Servo Drives
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Celera Motion Introduces the World’s Smallest Servo Drives

Celera Motion, a business unit of Novanta Inc., announced the launch of two of the world’s smallest servo drives, the Denali Series. Denali is the latest addition to Celera Motion’s line of premium-performance Ingenia servo drives. Denali offers hardware architecture as well as optimized power management, with a minimum standby power consumption of down to 1.2 W. The servo drives…

ModalAI Launches VOXL 2 Autopilot Controller for Drones, Robots
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ModalAI Launches VOXL 2 Autopilot Controller for Drones, Robots

ModalAI, which manufactures autonomous drone and robot technology under the Blue UAS Framework, has announced availability of its VOXL 2 system, powered by Qualcomm’s Flight RB5 5G platform. The new computing platform aims to accelerate the development of commercial drone and robot solutions to realize the benefits of autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G wireless connectivity.

 

ABB Expands OmniCore Robot Controllers for Faster and Energy Efficient Manufacturing
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ABB Expands OmniCore Robot Controllers for Faster and Energy Efficient Manufacturing

ABB has announced the addition of two new members of its OmniCore controller family to help meet the demand for faster, more efficient production. Available for a range of robots across the company’s portfolio, the E10 and V250XT controllers offer best-in-class motion control, as well as 20% energy savings and future-proofing through built-in digital connectivity and more than 1,000 additional functions to meet changing requirements. ABB said the new controllers extend the possibilities for enhanced robot control in several industries, ranging from electronics assembly to automotive, logistics, and general manufacturing usages.

 

Mujin Opens U.S. Office to Expand Logistics Automation Offerings
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Mujin Opens U.S. Office to Expand Logistics Automation Offerings

Mujin, a Japan-based industrial robotics company that is adding machine intelligence to robots, has established a U.S-based division, Mujin Corp., and opened its first office in North America. Located north of Atlanta in Sandy Springs, Ga., the office will include the company’s expanding engineering, sales and support staff, including the Mujin co-founder and Mujin Corp. CEO, Ross Diankov. 

 

How a SoC Improved Rubber-Tree Farming Production
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How a SoC Improved Rubber-Tree Farming Production

STMicroelectronics (STM), which develops semiconductors across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced a design win for its STM32WLE5, a long-range (LoRa) system-on-chip (SoC). A customer application developed by rubber-tapping specialist CIHEVEA uses low-power networking to help automate the process of extracting latex from rubber trees. 

 

Toshiba Begins Production of M4G Group for High-speed Data Processing Uses
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Toshiba Begins Production of M4G Group for High-speed Data Processing Uses

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage has started the mass production of 20 new devices in the M4G group, for high-speed data processing as new products of the TXZ+ family advanced class manufactured in a 40nm process. The products use Arm Cortex-M4 core with FPU, running up to 200 MHz, integrating a maximum of 2MB code flash and 32KB data flash memory with 100K write cycle endurance, and featuring various interfaces and communication options. The M4G group devices are aimed at office equipment, building, and factory automation applications.

 

Renesas, eProsima Launch Micro-ROS Framework
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Renesas, eProsima Launch Micro-ROS Framework

Renesas Electronics Corp., which supplies advanced semiconductor solutions, and eProsima, which develops middleware solutions, have announced the Renesas EK-RA6M5 Evaluation Kit for RA microcontroller units (MCUs), a platform of the micro-ROS development framework. Renesas said it teamed with eProsima, the main developer of the micro-ROS framework, to port micro-ROS into the RA MCUs, to ease development of professional robotics applications for IoT and industrial systems.

 

ADLINK Releases Server-Grade PXIe Controller
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ADLINK Releases Server-Grade PXIe Controller

ADLINK Technology, which develops edge computing technologies, has announced the release of its first server-grade PXIe controller, the Intel Xeon E-2276ME-based PXIe-3988. Combining Intel Core processors and up to 64GB of DDR4 2400MHz memory, the PXIe-3988 employs multiple computing engines on a single processor, and can run four independent tasks simultaneously. Specifically designed for PXI Express-based testing systems, the PXIe-3988 provides a rugged and stable platform for several testing and measurement applications, the company said.

 

Cincoze Aims Rugged Computer at Disinfection Robot Makers
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Cincoze Aims Rugged Computer at Disinfection Robot Makers

Taiwan’s Cincoze has announced that its Cincoze DS-1300 rugged industrial computer series has become the choice of epidemic prevention equipment vendors. The DS-1300 can be used within intelligent thermal gate warning systems and intelligent autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) that provide disinfection tasks.

 

Toshiba Releases Arm Cortex-M4 Microcontrollers for Motor Control
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Toshiba Releases Arm Cortex-M4 Microcontrollers for Motor Control

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp. has announced the start of mass production of 12 new devices in the M4K Group for motor control, the first products in the TXZ+ family advanced class. The company said it will start mass production of another 10 products in the M4M group in August 2021. Both groups of microcontrollers will be manufactured in a 40nm process, and belong to the TXZ4A+ series, Toshiba said.

 

ABB Enhances IRB 1300 Robot for Harsh and Cleanroom Applications
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ABB Enhances IRB 1300 Robot for Harsh and Cleanroom Applications

ABB has announced that its six-axis industrial robot, the IRB1300, includes new protection elements that allow it to be used in tough industrial applications and contamination-free production processes, opening new opportunities in several industry spaces, including electronics assembly, and automotive and metals fabrication.

 

Windhover Labs Launches Drone Flight Computer
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Windhover Labs Launches Drone Flight Computer

Windhover Labs, which develops open flight software and hardware for drones, has announced the upcoming availability of its first hardware product, a low-cost modular flight computer for commercial drones and small satellites. The new line of flight computers was created with hardware and software developed in the U.S., and will be available as a low-cost consumer model as well as mission-critical professional models that facilitate integration into the national air space.