Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Cloud – all these terms are currently being discussed all over. However, most of the time, a common understanding is missing about the meaning of these terms and the way they are to be implemented in the industry. Also, the benefit for the customer is not always clear.

During a recent round table of the forum “Laufenburger Talks”, Dr. Johannes Gassner was invited as an expert to talk about this topic.

The article „Swiss KMU is ready – but the benefit is still unclear” was subsequently written about this roundtable and was published twice:

  • Article in the “Technische Rundschau”, the Swiss industry magazine
  • Article in the “Polyscope”, the magazine for electronics and automation

The “Internet of Things”, abbreviated IoT, has the intention to equip many electrical appliances with the ability to communicate with each other via the internet. Industry 4.0 stands for the pooling of technology trends and a vision of the way the manufacturing business may look in the future.

The „Laufenburger Talks“ offer a platform to discuss interesting, controversial and current topics among experts.

Contact person at SCS
Johannes Gassner

Compared to regular radiation therapy with X-rays, the proton therapy allows an even more precise localisation of the dose and therefore a high therapeutical efficiency with fewer side effects. Thus, it is highly significant when treating tumors that are located closely to important organs, for instance in the area of the head.

In November 2013, the „Gantry 2“ has started its clinical patient treatment. The applied high speed, intensity-modulated 3D-scanning method is globally unique. We congratulate the PSI Institute on this big success!

The beam control and the continuous monitoring of the beam parameters function with a system cycle of 10 us and ensure the highly precise and safe radiation. We are very pleased, that this innovative system – to which SCS contributed core parts in a common project– is now clinically operative in order to bring forth healing to the patients.

 

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Construction of Gantry 2 at PSI at an early stag.

 

Web-Links:

http://p-therapie.web.psi.ch/gantry2.html

https://erice2011.na.infn.it/TalkContributions/Meer.pdf

 

Wir demonstrieren ein Entwicklungssystem für Stereo-Kamera-Fahrerassistenzsysteme auf der Basis des Zynq All Programmable SoC. Optimiert für die Entwicklung von Bildanalysealgorithmen demonstriert dieses System sowohl eine Bildentzerrung als auch die Berechnung des SGM Stereo um die Lage und den Abstand von Objekten abzubilden.

Um mehr zu erfahren, besuchen Sie uns an der Embedded World in Nürnberg.
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SGM Stereo on SCS Zynq Box

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Modern cars are using more and more cameras in order to provide a better and more comprehensive display of their surroundings. Camera manufacturers need reliable measurement technology to design such systems. The SCS measurement technology box makes it possible to record and play back up to six LVDS cameras. The ‘Recorder System’ developed by SCS has been adopted by automobile OEMs and tier 1 companies for the development of cameras and surround systems.

Filters for EB Assist ADTF for recording and playing back are available, as well as a stand-alone GUI developed by SCS.

The system consists of the Spartan 6 FPGA card developed by SCS and a customised adapter card for the corresponding camera system. This allows precise hardware timestamps to be recorded and multiple cameras to be synchronised with each other. Furthermore, algorithms can be calculated directly on the FPGA in order to relieve the measurement technology computer. The data is transferred to the measurement technology PC via Ethernet connections.

Thanks to its system structure, SCS can adapt it very quickly to your Maxim, TI or National Semiconductor serialiser.