Embedded Systems Success Stories

Success Stories

CANISA Card Embedded in Flight Simulator's Control Loading System
WITTENSTEIN aerospace & simulation, of Bartlett, Illinois, is a world leader in the design, development and production of control loader technology for the aerospace and simulation markets. The company uses Controller Area Network (CAN) technology, which is efficient and robust. The key to the control loading system's functionality is a network interface module (NIM). When the former ISA CAN card in the system became obsolete, WITTENSTEIN's engineers selected Contemporary Controls CANISA-DN as a replacement.

ARCNET's Real-Time Performance Critical for Gas Turbines
Many control systems for gas turbines depend on ARCNET technology. When one company that manufacturers gas turbine control systems wanted increased fault tolerance in the system's triple modular redundant architecture, they depended on ARCNET.

ARCNET Plays Integral Role in Postal Sorting Machines Across the United States
A Lockheed Martin business unit, Distribution Technologies in Owego, New York, was facing a network challenge. It needed to replace an existing serial port network used to control postal sorting machines with a high-speed network.

PC Card Customizied for Raymarine's Marine Navigation Equipment
Raymarine Incorporated in Nashua, New Hampshire, designs and manufactures electronic equipment for recreational boating and light commercial marine markets. Raymarine's onboard instrumentation includes radars, chart plotters, fish finders and a personal computer, all connected to a hsb2 (high-speed bus) token-passing network that is similar to ARCNET technology.

ARCNET Connects Point-of-Sale Terminals to Manager Work Stations
ERC Incorporated is recognized as the largest distributor of Panasonic's Point-of-Sale (POS) systems in North America. The company has more than 4,000 installation sites with clients, including Kentucky Fried Chicken, Wendy's, Arby's and Popeye's. These quick-service restaurants process thousands of transactions daily.

PCI20U Integrated in the Mitsubishi's Robotic Arm
The Mitsubishi PA-10 is a general-purpose manipulator mounted to a mobile platform with seven degrees of freedom (DOFs), weighing only 40kg and having the ability to pick up items up to 10 kgs due to its high motor torques. A big part of this ambitious project was to create an ARCNET connection between the manipulator's controller and the standard personal computer which required an appropriate ARCNET card.