SOLIDICA UNVEILS SOLO MATRIX NETWORK TRANSLATION MODULE.Michigan-based Solidica, Inc. has announced Solo Matrix(TM), the newest member of the award-winning Pantheon(TM) Smart Sensor Network A low-speed industrial network that is used to connect sensors to actuators. A sensor network implies limited or no controller functions. Multiple sensor networks may be coupled to form device networks. See industrial control network. System product family. A stand-alone, customizable signal acquisition and translation module that aggregates up to 32 analog or digital signals and converts them into vehicle network messages, Solo Matrix(TM) offers nearly unlimited network messaging flexibility and tailoring to specific vehicle or customer applications.
Solo Matrix(TM) will be unveiled at the Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium in Denver, Colorado, between October 27 and 29, 2008. Solidica representatives will be on hand to demonstrate the features of Solo Matrix(TM) at Booth #426 throughout the Symposium. "The military ground vehicle market has consistently demonstrated a need to integrate multiple, disparate analog and digital signals into a vehicle network environment," said Rick Fortson, VP of New Product Development for Solidica. "Whether applications include converting vehicle signals to vehicle network messages, platform-specific retrofit upgrades, or engine and drive-train enhancements, the Solo Matrix(TM) can be configured to perform according to platform- and application-specific requirements."
"With the growing military requirements of platform life extension, add- on/retrofit platform enhancements and condition-based maintenance, the Solo Matrix(TM) responds to such needs in a single rugged, compact and configurable upgrade kit module," said John McGinnis, VP -- Pantheon Product Division.
The Solo Matrix(TM) Product Architecture
Solo Matrix(TM) features vehicle network interfaces and discrete analog and digital inputs with built-in vehicle-level signal conditioning. Acquired analog or digital signals are converted and transmitted over its built in CAN message translator and network interface, using standard protocols such as SAE J1939. User-customizable data transmission rates, engineering unit conversion and PGN/SPN assignments allow for nearly unlimited network messaging flexibility. The Solo Matrix(TM) programmable real-time data-value-limits testing enables user-defined DTC DTC
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Designed to survive in rugged environments and support a wide variety of applications, Solo Matrix(TM) is automotive temperature rated from -40 degrees Celsius to +125 degrees Celsius, and may be permanently mounted in a vehicle's engine compartment for continuous monitoring of signals such as VSS See Vcc. , alternator alternator: see generator.
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Solo Matrix(TM) directly accepts vehicle signals from 12 and 24 volt electrical systems. Two differential current measurement inputs, two variable reluctance and Hall-effect inputs, and 22 single-ended 12 bit analog inputs with ESD-protected 28 volt full scale signal conditioning are also included. Up to 4 Solo Matrix(TM) modules may be coupled to one another for expanded input capabilities. Solo Matrix(TM) connects directly to vehicle power sources from 9 to 36 VDC VDC Volts Direct Current
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VdC Verband der Cigarettenindustrie . The module also includes a wide range of output interface options such as TTL-level programmable PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) A modulation technique that generates variable-width pulses to represent the amplitude of an analog input signal. Like its fixed-width pulse density modulation (PDM) cousin, the output switching transistor is on more of the time for a and Input Capture timer I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
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"While being unveiled at a military market event, the Solo Matrix(TM) effectively and affordably fills a significant market need both in military as well as civilian markets," said Ken Johnson, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "The challenge of including multiple, distinct -- and often retrofit -- signals into a cohesive vehicle infrastructure is prevalent in nearly any vehicle fleet undergoing modernization. A single, scalable and configurable module that effectively solves this challenge has been welcome news to OEMs and system integrators." The Solo Matrix(TM), as any Solo(TM) product, is compatible with Solidica's Pantheon(TM) Network Sensor system, where it operates in conjunction with embedded diagnostics, prognostics, telematics and specialty sensor systems. When combined with Solidica's Chorus(TM) Diagnostics, Prognostics & Telematics System, the module further increases the analog-to-digital complement already present on the Chorus(TM), delivering even greater modularity and implementation flexibility.
Headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, Solidica is a rapidly growing telematics, smart network sensors, and advanced material products company operating in diverse industries. The company's Pantheon(TM) Division provides products that capture mobile platform health, performance, fleet, and logistics information and seamlessly distributes such data to local stakeholders as well as enterprise management systems for global asset visibility and control.
For more information, visit http://www.solidica.com or call 734/369-9430.