Acrosser’s fanless vehicle PCs/Bus PC which has anti-vibration, anti-shock, dustproof, and rugged design can be used in dirty, harsh, and extreme environmental conditions. Typical and various application are logistics services, and fleet management such as train, bus, taxis , public transportation, trash truck, police patrol car, and fire engine ..etc.,.
ACROSSER Technology, a world-leading embedded single-board computer manufacturer, is pleased to unveil the product video for our COM Express Type 6 module, ACM-B6360. Thisembedded board features third generation Intel® Core ™ i7 Processor with QM77 chipset, targeting the performance-based niche market. For laboratory device applications, ACM-B6360 is a steady COM-E module that delivers reliable performance even in demanding environments.
Removing and replacing the COM-Express module is a smooth and simple process, making it a popular choice among embedded application. Take the gaming market for example: given the high demand for I/O interfaces, system developers can choose a carrier board with multiple I/O connectors. Developers then have the flexibility to upgrade the module at any time simply by replacing the COM express module on the baseboard, enabling them focus on game development without sacrificing time-to-market.
The two DDR3 SO ECC-DIMM sockets support DDR3 SDRAM, with a memory capacity of up to 16GB. Windows® 7, Windows® XP, LINUX Fedora 14, and Ubuntu 10 are all supported. With support for multiple OSs, ACM-B6360 satisfies the needs of engineers from all industries regardless of the OS they use. Samples are available now, so contact your nearest ACROSSER sales team for a sales quote, or send us an inquiry at one the following websites!
ACROSSER Technology, a world-leading in-vehicle computer supplier, its In-Vehicle PCs solution are designed for harsh environment and provide high performances. Let Acrosser and vehicle industry to create a brand new future together!
When the top corporations are designing and building self-driving car and flying vehicle, Acrosser In-Vehicle Computer solution, which is Onboard Computer, can make the embedded idea a reality. With expertise in mobile computing, wireless chips, GPS, battery technology, touch monitor and other related tech, Acrosser provides an outstanding car computer solution for autonomous vehicle applications.
Increasing diversity of connected devices brings challenges to IT management anytime, anywhere. From enterprises to SMBs, all IT Managers need less devices to solve more problems 24/7.
Implementing an UTM (Unified Network Management) appliance could be the mainstream solution, since the UTM has integrated network security features, including: spam detection, intrusion detection, anti-virus, web filtering, intrusion prevention, VPN and firewall application.
Acrosser provides quality x86 network appliance with different form factors. We supply UTM vendors with reliable hardware, and we offer seasoned industrial experience to help these vendors to build up systems with reasonable time and cost.
Municipal Vehicle Management‧ Municipal Vehicle, such as police car and fire truck. (Canada) ‧ Canada government use AR-V6002FL in their municipal vehicle to be a control center. With built-in wireless communication module, operator can locate their position and feedback the information for dispatcher immediately. There is also a dashboard with more than 70 gauges in the vehicle, Acrosser platform help monitor data and trigger the events following their rules.
Municipal vehicles facilitate public services that are deeply connected to providing safety and security in our daily lives; however, accidents can still occur. It is extremely important that civil officers are able to react instantly to accidents and crime. Municipal vehicles require steady and reliable solutions because of their harsh working environments. One of the problems that these municipal vehicles must handle is adaptability to battery voltage changes. Thanks to the smart power management subsystem incorporated in its in-vehicle system, Acrosser’s vehicle PC provides a wide DC input range, even in mobile operating environments.
Reasons why Acrosser’s vehicle PC is good for law enforcement deployment include: ‧x86-based system for easy integration ‧customized mechanical design ‧design specialized for vehicular environments ‧long-term support and service capability ‧compatibility with integrated solutions
Today at its IoT Insights 2015 Day in San Francisco, Intel unveiled a new IoT Platform reference architecture designed to develop, secure and integrate smart things. The platform delivers an easy-to-follow blueprint for developers to build comprehensive IoT solutions from the edge to the cloud. The latest platform includes new Intel® Quark™ processors to build smart and connected solutions, free software from Wind River that significantly speeds IoT application development, andTrusted Analytics Platform (TAP) to help a variety of industries better manage and gain insights from the massive volume of data generated by IoT. At the event, several companies, including Levi Strauss and Co.*, SAP*, Honeywell* and others, will show how they've utilized the Intel Iot Platform and new silicon to power smart things in action. View the press kit for more information.
New Products and Ecosystem Collaborations Will Help the Industry Modernize Today's Networks and Build the Foundation for 5G
Expansion of Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500 product family and new Intel® Ethernet Controllers boost performance and bandwidth, and enable more intelligence in the network for rapid delivery of services to consumers and businesses.
Intel collaborates with industry leaders globally and announces that América Móvil* selected Intel as a technology partner to upgrade its network.
Intel grows its networking ecosystem to drive development and deployment of open, industry-standard solutions and announces collaboration with Red Hat* through Intel® Network Builders Fast Track.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2015 – Intel Corporation announced today new products and collaborations to accelerate the move toward more agile and cloud-ready communications networks that can address today's demand for new telecommunications, cloud and data center services and handle tomorrow's devices and services.
Billions of devices are becoming connected – from smartphones to cars to factories – and that brings new use cases and service opportunities that drive unprecedented growth in network and storage demands. Today's networks are not designed in a way that allows communications providers to quickly or cost effectively expand their infrastructure. To realize the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enhance mobile computing experiences, communications networks need to be re-architected, with increased programmability and built-in flexibility throughout the infrastructure to handle the anticipated increase in volume and complexity of data traffic.
"Networks are facing extraordinary demands as more devices become connected and new digital services are offered," said Sandra Rivera, vice president, Data Center Group and general manager, Network Platforms Group, Intel. "Building intelligence throughout the communications infrastructure and using a standards-based approach offers service providers the foundation to build agile, cloud-ready networks that allow them to expand their services capabilities."
Intel Expands Ecosystem, Product Portfolio to Lay Foundation for Cloud-Ready NetworksIntel is working closely with industry leaders, including Cisco*, SK Telecom* and Verizon*, to accelerate the move toward more flexible and responsive networks today and to lay the foundation for future 5G networks. Intel offers cutting-edge technology that increases network capabilities and bandwidth and is growing an ecosystem to deliver standards-based solutions. Intel announced:
América Móvil*, a leading mobile network operator in Latin America, recently selected Intel to be a technology consultant in an effort to evolve its networks to be more flexible, efficient and scalable. Intel will provide support and expertise to América Móvil as it modernizes its infrastructure to accelerate the launch of new services, automate its processes and reduce its network operation costs in Latin America and Europe.
New offerings in the Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500 product family provide a foundation for extending intelligence from the network core to the edge for improved performance and lower latency. The eight new processors offer high-performance, low-power and twice the maximum memory of previous generations in an integrated system-on-chip, making them well-suited for various networking, cloud storage, enterprise storage and IoT applications that operate in dense, rugged environments. More than 50 networking, cloud storage, enterprise storage and IoT system designs using the Intel Xeon processor D-1500 product family are in development.
The new Intel® Ethernet Multi-host Controller FM10000 Family combines proven Ethernet technology with advanced switch resources for use in high-performance communications network applications and dense server platforms. With up to 200 Gbps of high-bandwidth multi-host connectivity and multiple 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports, it delivers exceptional packet processing capability and significantly reduces performance bottlenecks in moving network traffic within and between servers.
The new Intel® Ethernet Controller X550 family is a low-power, cost-effective 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity solution that can offer a performance boost to data center servers and network appliances.
Intel is actively driving a networking ecosystem and has grown the Intel® Network Builders program to more than 180 companies. In August, Intel introduced the Intel® Network Builders Fast Track to increase the pace of innovation in the networking ecosystem by optimizing hardware and software solutions, supporting technology integration within the ecosystem and driving interoperable solutions.
Red Hat* is the first ISV to actively contribute to all key focus areas of the Intel Network Builders Fast Track. Red Hat brings strong expertise in commercializing open source technologies and has a long-standing collaboration with Intel to deliver standards-based solutions to the telecommunications industry. Through the expanded collaboration, the two companies will work together on optimizations to deliver carrier-grade solutions based on Red Hat software and Intel technology, jointly develop solution blueprints for communications networking use cases, and perform interoperability testing of their platforms with other ecosystem solutions.
Second Intel® IoT Platform reference architecture for smart and connected things enables faster time to market and scaling of IoT solutions.
New products for the IoT Platform include Intel® Quark™ processors, free cloud-connected operating systems and cloud suite from Wind River.
Customers, including Levi Strauss & Co*, Honeywell* and Yanzi*, demonstrate smart things in everything from industrial wearables to retail to smart buildings, all powered by the Intel IoT Platform.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 2, 2015 – Intel Corporation today announced a new Intel® IoT Platform reference architecture and new hardware and software products as part of its effort to build out one of the most comprehensive offerings for the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace. The platform includes two reference architectures and a portfolio of products from Intel and its ecosystem to address the IoT opportunity. The products include new Intel® Quark™ processors for IoT, free and simple operating systems with a comprehensive cloud suite from Wind River, and analytics capabilities, all designed to build and secure smart and connected solutions from things to the cloud.
"Today, Intel further solidifies its position in the IoT and continues to deliver a comprehensive set of building blocks with a strong ecosystem to address the IoT opportunity," said Doug Davis, senior vice president, IoT Group at Intel. "Intel is making it easier for our customers to scale from things to cloud with new Intel Quark processors for IoT and Wind River's free cloud-connected OS for microcontrollers."
Intel is working with a variety of companies across market segments to scale from a proof of concept to pilot to deployments.Levi Strauss & Co.* collaborated with Intel and implemented a proof of concept for the Intel IoT Platform to address inventory management in three of its stores. The proof of concept allows the Levi's stores to gain visibility into what's on the shelf or what might be running low, making the process of inventory management more effective, so when the consumer comes in looking for that exact size and color jeans, it's on the shelf.
IoT Made Easy
The new Intel IoT Platform reference architecture for smart and connected things is focused on enabling the broad Intel ecosystem to simply develop, secure and integrate smart things. The platform provides a blueprint for delivering innovations to market faster by reducing complexity and defining how smart devices will securely connect and share trusted data to the cloud. The first company to announce IoT solutions based on the new Intel IoT Platform is SAP*, which will develop its IoT enterprise end-to-end solutions utilizing the Intel platform along with its SAP HANA Cloud Platform*.
New Silicon for Smart Connected Things
Intel's addition of Intel Quark processors for IoT provides low-power silicon for intelligent things. The Intel® Quark™ SE SoC and the Intel® Quark™ microcontroller D1000 and D2000 feature powerful processing in an energy-conscious envelope. The new products are in an ideal package for IoT, offering extended temperature for demanding environments and have long life reliability for peace of mind. The Intel Quark SE SoC for IoT offers an integrated sensor hub as well as pattern matching technology to deliver real-time insights from complex sensor data at the very edge of IoT.
To collect data on everything from space utilization to lighting usage in an office building, Yanzi*, a smart building provider, is using the new Intel Quark SoC to develop the Yanzi Plug* and Yanzi Motion*. The plug is an energy monitoring sensor that enables optimized energy use based on space utilization and predictive maintenance in smart buildings, in addition to providing analytics at the edge and in the "thing." The solution results in decreased operating expenses and total cost of ownership of IoT systems in smart buildings.
Honeywell* demonstrated a prototype of its connected worker solution featuring Intel Quark technology. The industrial wearable helps monitor the environments of mission-critical workers like first responders, industrial workers and firefighters. It demonstrates how the integration of data from multiple workers can anticipate unsafe conditions and prevent potential "man-down" scenarios or equipment failures that could threaten worker safety and cause costly downtime.
The Intel Quark microcontroller D1000 is available today, while the Intel Quark microcontroller D2000 will be available by the end of this year. The Intel Quark SE SoC for IoT will be available in the first half of 2016.
Free Software from Things to Cloud
The new offering from Wind River is designed to help makers and commercial developers simplify and accelerate IoT application and device development, with the ability to start building applications in 10 minutes. A critical part of the Intel IoT Platform, it includes free cloud-connected multi-architecture operating systems, Wind River Rocket and Wind River Pulsar Linux, and a comprehensive cloud suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) products.
From makers to commercial developers, the "things to cloud" solution opens IoT device development to a wide range of individuals who want to participate in the IoT opportunity. It also offers customers a path to commercialization – from experimentation to development to full commercial deployments. With its latest offering, Wind River not only grows its presence in the cloud, but further extends its OS footprint to MCUs.
Unleashing the Value of IoT with Analytics
The value of IoT is truly realized when new insights are revealed from the massive volume of data generated by smart and connected things. A key ingredient to the new Intel IoT Platform is the Trusted Analytics Platform (TAP), which helps make data actionable and can be integrated in an end-to-end IoT solution. Designed for developers and data scientists, TAP is the ideal platform for a range of industries such as healthcare, retail and industrial. It integrates with the Intel IoT Platform reference architecture for data management, protocol abstraction, workload distribution and compute.
Levi Strauss & Co. can now use TAP to gain near real-time inventory insights that help improve accuracy in data collection to deliver an enhanced in-store experience to shoppers. Honeywell is using TAP in its connected worker solution for industrial safety to improve real-time decision-making.
refer to: http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2015/11/03/new-intel-iot-platform-makes-more-things-smart-and-connected
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All new Fanless In-Vehicle system, Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Broadwell U with smart power system, GPS/ 4G LTE/ WiFi/ Bluetooth/ M.2 SSD option module - AIV-QM97V1FL
● Rugged fanless design
● Support 5th generation Intel® Core™ i Broadwell U processors
● 2 x DDR3 SO-DIMMs, for up to 16GB
● Support CAN 2.0A/2.0B protocol and i-Button for driver ID
● HDMI & DVI-D output
● Wide variety of wireless communication options
● M.2 SSD & M.2 4G LTE support
ACROSSER Technology, a world-leading industrial computer manufacturer, is pleased to announce that its industrial fanless PC, AES-HM76Z1FL is chosen as the hardware platform from an IT solution company for its latest video conference management machine.
The integrated AES-HM76Z1FL supports multiple communication platform and software, including Google Hangouts, Skype, Web-Ex, Blue Jeans, and GoToMeeting. The variety of platforms makes AES-HM76Z1FL an ideal hardware for collaborative media solution.
This project integrated cloud computing technology, allowing conference attendees to participate the meeting with their own device. With the flexible system connectivity architecture, this BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) concept eliminates hardware constraints and promotes multi-lateral communication in an economic yet efficient method. By simply connecting a tablet, participants will immediate have a control dashboard to adjust room settings and manage room resources.
Besides Intel® Core™ i7, Acrosser’s AES-HM76Z1FL also provides alternative CPU, including Core™ i3 and Celeron to satisfy different needs of computing power. The model is applicable for online video conference among convention rooms, lecturing hall, class room or online training center, powered by video communication software.
It was only a matter of time before cloud giant x86 network appliance made a splash in the IoT market, but Thursday’s announcement seemed more like a tidal wave.
At the re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels unveiled a beta version of the company’s new AWS IoT platform, a managed cloud offering that combines Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) DynamoDB, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon Machine Learning, Amazon S3, and other AWS services into a single solution for managing, storing, and analyzing IoT device data. AWS IoT connects systems to Amazon’s backend services through an AWS Device Gateway that supports the MQTT and HTTP communications protocols, enabling IoT designers to take advantage of an infrastructure that can support billions of devices and trillions of messages, according to the company. In addition, the AWS IoT platform introduces a technology called “shadowing” in which virtual versions of each connected device are created and stored so that systems with intermittent connectivity can be updated after periods when a network connection is unavailable or turned off to conserve resources. Other features include an embeddable x86 UTM AWS IoT Device SDK; mutual authentication, encryption, and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) security provisions; as well as a rules engine that allows developers to define device data routing, filtering, and x86 network appliance processing using the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), AWS IoT APIs, or AWS Management Console.
“The promise of the Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Internet of Things is to make everyday products smarter for consumers, and for businesses to enable better data-driven offerings that weren’t possible before," says Marco Argenti, Vice President, Mobile and IoT, Amazon Web Services. "World-leading organizations like Philips, NASA JPL, and Sonos already use AWS services to support the back-end of their IoT applications. Now, AWS IoT enables a whole ecosystem of manufacturers, service providers, and application developers to easily connect their products to the cloud at scale, take action on the data they collect, and create a new class of applications that interact with the physical world.”
Amazon Web Services offers access to AWS IoT through a developer plan starting at $49 per month, but free accounts are also available that allow basic investigation of the AWS IoT, including an interactive tutorial that demonstrates how to connect “Things” to a message broker, use the rules engine to process and act on data, and read and set device states with “Thing Shadows.” You can access x86 UTM this tutorial at aws.amazon.com/iot, or learn more about the capabilities of Amazon Web Services in the on-demand E-cast “Build versus buy: Benefits of leveraging an existing cloud platform in IoT” at ecast.opensystemsmedia.com/571.
ACROSSER Technology, a world-leading in-vehicle computer supplier, announces the launch of its fanless in-vehicle computer, AIV-QM97V1FL. This rugged compact x86 embedded computer is dedicated to use in the in-vehicle computing industry. Equipped with a 5th generation Intel® Core™ i Broadwell U processors, the model provides sufficient computing power for simultaneous handling of a variety of vehicle applications.
The model features two types of storage: SATA III 2.5” SSD and M.2 SSD. The dual SSD provides engineers with the flexibility to define tasks separately; for example, the 2.5” SSD can be used for database management, while the M.2 SSD is for the OS.
AIV-QM97V1FL supports one HDMI and one DVI port for video interfacing. Other I/O includes three COM ports, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two LAN ports, one GPIO, and one remote switch cable. The versatility of the I/O interfaces makes AIV-QM97V1FL an ideal platform for systems integration projects, particularly in telematics, data recording systems, fleet management and logistics management. Finally, the capability for BIOS modification enables system engineers to achieve smart power management in their vehicle projects. Please contact your nearest Acrosser sales team for further price and sample availability information.
Product Features: ● Rugged fanless design ● Support 5th generation Intel® Core™ i Broadwell U processors ● 2 x DDR3 SO-DIMMs, for up to 16GB ● Support CAN 2.0A/2.0B protocol and i-Button for driver ID ● HDMI & DVI-D output ● Wide variety of wireless communication options ● M.2 SSD & M.2 4G LTE support
Big event keynotes, especially during developer conferences, have become awe-inspiring trips into the future, intended to make you want that future to come more quickly, and for the company to show its long-term vision. Today's Intel Developer Forum (IDF) keynote in San Francisco was no exception, with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich (aka "BK") spending his time outlining the notion of immersive experiences powered by the next generation of Intel-provided technology, with a heavy emphasis on IoT and RealSense.
Because IDF, like Google I/O or Apple WWDC or Microsoft Build, is really a developer conference, this makes sense. Intel's role is to create some of the underlying platforms and hooks and, yes, vision, so that developers can build that future. Thus, most of the announcements Krzanich made were x86 network appliance focused. These included Intel Smart Sound, with "wake on voice," as well as some sound latency tweaks Intel developed for Android in conjunction with Google; some Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) extensions and partnerships for RealSense; and security and other enhancements around IoT.
There was a passing mention of Skylake, and some quick, staged benchmarking of x86 network appliance, but the tastiest hardware morsels will have to come later. The vision thing, as it were, had some pretty compelling moments, built around three assumptions Krzanich and Intel are making around the future of computing: Sensification, Smart and Connected, and Extension of You. Let's put a few pieces of meat on those bones. Intel's Take On "Immersion" Driven By RealSense
"Immersion" is a term generally x86 UTM reserved for virtual reality experiences, but Intel co-opted the term to describe some of its new experiences and technologies. Really, Intel just has a different take on immersion. "What is changing is that computing and the computing experience is becoming personalized," said BK from the stage. In other words, whereas the VR world sees immersion as being completely wrapped up in a virtual experience, Intel's idea is that your computing devices will surround you, weave in and out of the things you do, and, ideally, enhance your lifestyle in meaningful ways.
Intel SmartSound technology — which was "co-developed by Intel and Microsoft" and thus points to some potentially exclusive Windows 10 integration — uses an audio DSP that the OS can use to be "always listening" for your commands, even in low power states. The feature is called "Wake On Voice." In an onstage demo, an Intel rep said, "Hey Cortana, wake up," and within a few seconds, Cortana was awake and ready to work. Clean, simple, nice. The feature will be available in a wide Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) swathe of Skylake-based chips, from x86 UTM to the desktop Core series CPUs.
In another demo, Intel showed its reduced audio latency technology on a tablet running Android KitKat. Simply, they tapped a software keyboard on the screen to show how little latency there was. (Latency has been a nagging problem for musicians using consumer tech for years.)
A key here is that this demo was not about Android — it was about the Intel chip inside. The reduced latency tech will only be available on Intel processors, not on otherwise-powered Android tablets.
refer to: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/-intel-idf-2015-keynote-recap,29878.html
French startup embedded SBC iAdvize just raised $16 million (€14 million) from Iris Capital, Bpifrance and existing investor Alven Capital. This company is all about making your online customer service industrial computer experience suck less.
iAdvize automatically detects visitors who need help and alerts your team members. Then, customer support representatives can contact their website visitors. 2,000 companies are using the product. With iAdvize, you can also add click to chat, click to call and other buttons to your website.
“E-commerce represents around 10 percent of brick-and-mortar shopping,” co-founder and CEO Julien Hervouet told me. “Yet, 40 persons out of 100 make a purchase when they go into a store. On the Internet, it’s just 2 percent, or 20 embedded system times less.”
Some of the company’s clients include Cdiscount, LVMH and eembedded SBC oursorama. The industrial computer more these clients rely and use iAdvize, the higher it costs.
Today’s funding round will be used to greatly expand the teams. Started in France, the company now plans to hire 100 people in the U.K., Germany, Spain and then the U.S. It already has 120 employees.
Going forward, the company will fine tune its platform. iAdvize will be able to monitor what customers are doing on the web, mobile and on social networks. The startup is currently implementing Twitter and Facebook support. Expect some big product news in early 2016 as well.
iAdvize competes with LivePerson. The American embedded system competitor claims to have 18,000 clients. So iAdvize still seems to be smaller than LivePerson.
If you have used a chat support feature on a French website, chances are iAdvize was powering the service. The company started tackling this market pretty early as it was created in 2010. Now, it needs to convince big international companies that they should trust the company’s solution. While this is no small feat, the user tracking technology could be a serious advantage compared to local Europe
refer to: http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/21/iadvize-grabs-16-million-for-its-customer-engagement-platform/
Acrosser Technology, a world-leading industrial computer manufacturer, introduces its AR-PA707FL-D2550 series fanless panel PC for diverse industrial applications. With an Intel® Atom D2550 platform as its base, this LCD panel PC is built for customers looking for low-power consumption hardware. In addition, the silver-aluminum front bezel panel is IP65-certified to ensure the system is dustproof and waterproof. Currently Acrosser offers several mainstream screen sizes: 7”, 8”, 10” and other sizes up to 21”. Acrosser also offers an alternative model with an Intel® Atom N2600 platform base to cater to users’ varying needs.
Panel PCs are widely employed in public transportation. They can be used either as kiosk solutions in-station, or as digital signage that provides information and advertising services on buses or tramways. Its fanless design makes the panel PC an appealing commercial solution, which passengers can enjoy the contents on screen without being distracted by the noise of the machine. Yet another popular industrial application of panel PCs is industrial automation. In areas such as factories, food & beverage production lines, packaging or logistics chain lines, and warehouse management, panel PCs are widely used as Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs). Please contact your nearest Acrosser sales team for price and availability information.
This voltage is measured using anCOMe Module and the digital output of the ADC is used by the microcontroller. The microcontroller is programmed with an algorithm that uses the known relationship between the variation in resistance of the sensor and the physical parameter being measured to calculate the physical parameter.
Second, in passing a known current, a known current is passed through a transducer whose resistance varies with the changes in the parameter being measured. As perembedded system law: The voltage across the transducer will vary depending on the parameter being measured. This COMe Module voltage can be measured using an ADC. The ADC reading can then be used to calculate this parameter.
Capacitance There are sensors that are capacitive in nature. In these network appliance sensors, the effective capacitance of the sensor is measured to find out the value of parameter of interest. There are various ways in which a capacitor can be measured.
A current digital to analog network appliance converter (IDAC) charges the variable capacitor and, when the voltage at the capacitor crosses the voltage at the inverting terminal, the switch is turned on. This discharges the capacitor and the cycle repeats. During every charging and discharging cycle, the value of the counter registers are COMe Module captured and processed in the firmware to calculate the capacitance value by applying the relevant mathematical equations.
refer to: http://embedded-computing.com/articles/analog-front-ends-for-gas-sensors/