Monitoring the status of the protocol elements

Monitoring the status of the protocol elements

Monitoring the status of the different protocol elements (PREs) in our SICAM RTU based SCADA system is not only a safety-critical requirement, but can be of great help in locating sporadic communication problems. The SICAM TOOLBOX II with its...

Bulk editing the image names in OPM

Bulk editing the image names in OPM

The Bulk edit tool is probably the mostly used instrument in OPM, no TOOLBOXer can live without it. Though powerful when it comes to managing image parameters, it still has an unpleasant weakness: image names cannot be edited with it. We all know...

Be professional! Use the TOOLBOX short commands

Be professional! Use the TOOLBOX short commands

SIEMENS’ SICAM (Substation Integration Control Automation Monitoring) product line offers amazingly flexible industrial controllers specially created for energy automation projects. The configuration toolchain, our beloved SICAM TOOLBOX II...

Building automation with KNX and BIMs

Building automation with KNX and BIMs

Developing and building smart homes have become trendy and cool in the last decades, as problems like energy efficiency and aging society were considered more and more serious. Different standards have been defined in order to create a basis for...

Embedded Systems Development with FPGA boards

Embedded Systems Development with FPGA boards

In the last few weeks I had the honour to date a Virtex-4™ FX12 LC Development Board provided by Avnet Memec. The Virtex-4 FX12 LC system board utilizes the Xilinx XC4VFX12-10FF668C FPGA. The board includes 64 MB of DDR SDRAM, 4 MB of Flash...

A short introduction to FlexRay

A short introduction to FlexRay

“The FlexRay Communications System is a robust, scalable, deterministic, and fault-tolerant digital serial bus system designed for use in automotive applications.” (www.flexray.com) In the following article you’ll find a...