TI Developer Network
We are member of the Texas Instruments Incorporated Developer Network:
The TI Connectivity Developer Network consists of independent companies that provide
products and services to help you design with TI Connectivity solutions, accelerating
your development efforts and cutting time-to-market.
Foltyn Industriesystemelektronik GmbH
We work together with Foltyn GmbH in Germany:
The Foltyn GmbH is specialized in industrial, medical and measurement electronics.
Its engineers develop with specialised know-how, many years of experience and using
latest technologies in the fields of analogue and digital hardware and firmware.
We are partner of the Fraunhofer Institute of Photonic Microsystems (FhG IPMS) in Germany:
The Fraunhofer IPMS accomplishes customer specific developments in the fields of
microelectronic and micro-systems technology. Their mission is to assist their
business partners to convert innovative ideas into new products. Approximately
150 scientists work to solve customer specific problems in the following areas:
IEEE1394 products and services of Fraunhofer IPMS are mainly targeted towards
embedded applications. Standard products include an IEEE1394 evaluation board
called IPMS COMET 1394 and software source code licenses for a basic IEEE1394
protocol stack as well as transport protocols like IIDC (DCAM), SBP-2, and AV/C.
Main business is the development of customer specific solutions that include
IEEE1394 technology for data.
- circuit design
- sensors and sensor systems
- micro-mechanical actuators and actuator systems
- light modulating micro-systems
- organic materials and systems
- image processing
- data transmission via IEEE1394
Siemens AG - CASTOMAT System
We develop an IEEE1394-based measurement- and diagnoses system with the Siemens AG in Germany:
The CASTOMAT system provides decentralized I/O-Nodes which are interconnected and
connected to the PC via IEEE1394. With sample intervals of up to 40 respective up
to 250 kHz per channel, data is sent from the I/O-Nodes to the PC. Thereby
the Pionsys® 1394 Device-API is used for the entire communication with
up to 62 I/O-Nodes at the same time.
In addition to our IEEE1394-specific know-how, we coordinate the software development
and perform the technical project management of the CASTOMAT project, including the
coordination of the interfaces between hard- and software modules of the whole system.
Fraunhofer IPMS - MOEMS
Fraunhofer IPMS holds the top position in the field of research and development of
Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) in Europe. Both monolithically integrated
components and complete systems are developed. A very important area of their work are
integrated micro mechanical mirror arrays. Applications like
high-dynamic, programmable masks in DUV-lithography and optical wave-front correction
in adaptive optics can be covered by different kinds of micro mirrors.
For these MOEMS devices, control boards and PC based control applications have been
developed. The high speed data transfer between PC and MOEMS board is realized by using
IEEE1394 and a proprietary protocol. On the MOEMS side, the IEEE1394 protocol stack
“1394Soft” of Fraunhofer IPMS is used. The PC application has been successfully coded
with the Pionsys® 1394 Device-API.
Digital TV and Radio
We develop software for the processing of digital TV- and radio signals, which are
transmitted via an IEEE1394 tuner to the PC. Our software is compatible with
DVB-S, DVB-T and DVB-C and transforms each PC into a digital multimedia receiver
with all of the corresponding advantages:
Our software is compatible and usable with well knows products like Windows
Media Center, DVBViewer and MyTheatre. Used key technologies are among others:
- Displaying and recording of digital audio and video streams
- Reading of electronical program previews
- Analysis and further processing of MPEG streams
- MPEG-2 tables and descriptors
Automated Device Tests
We develop application specific software for automated tests of IEEE1394 devices.
Our software solutions are being used both for final inspections of components before
their delivery as well as for partial tests during the development and production.
Depending on the respective requirements, our software solutions are generally based
on the Pionsys® 1394 Bus-API or on the Pionsys® 1394Devolyzer.
Due to the flexibility and the wide range of our solutions, device tests of all
kinds are performed within smallest expenditure of time. Simultaneously the quality
of production is kept on a constant level and is traceably logged.
We develop drivers and applications for the connection of PROFINET hardware
(e.g. CP1616 interface boards of the Siemens AG) to the PC. Our solutions enable
any applications to communicate with connected PROFINET devices. If required,
your application of course also can access the PROFINET driver via an according,
comfortable API instead of accessing it directly.