Industrial Automation: solutions for the development of electronics and software


Photo: Automated assembly line

Promwad has been working on the Russian market for over 13 years. So, over this time, we have gained considerable experience and created a large portfolio of completed projects in the field of industrial automation and specialized control systems.

We develop digital electronics and embedded software units, which are basic "designer components" in creating complex industrial automation systems.

The core competences of our team of engineers and programmers include the following jobs:

  • Development of communication controllers and industrial routers
  • Development of panel controllers (HMI) with resistive and capacitive touch controls
  • Development of industrial controllers (PLC)
  • Development of AMR, APCS and IEC 61850 controllers
  • Development of industrial time synchronization systems with IEEE-1588v2 support
  • Designing of SmartGrid systems with support for a digital substation concept and IEC-61850 protocols
  • Development of drivers and BSP for Embedded Linux and RTOS
  • Implementing combined operation of Embedded Linux and RTOS in multicore industrial controllers

Our solutions are used for responsible applications, such as: process control, power distribution systems, etc. To ensure compliance with high requirements for reliability and climactic modifications, we only work with reliable manufacturers of semiconductor solutions: Texas Instruments, Freescale and STMicroelectronics are our official partners and suppliers of innovation and product support.

Platform solutions for industrial automation

To reduce the custom development time and related risks, we have developed a range of platform solutions, such as processing units and single-board computers that are suitable for industrial applications and harsh operational environments: DM3730 and AM1808

  • DM3730, a SO-DIMM-200 processing unit for industrial vision systems
  • AM1808, a multi-functional compact single-board computer with an open architecture for industrial embedded systems

Development technologies

Participation in partner programs by worldwide chip vendors allows us to choose the best technology for each project: we are ready to develop products using Russian-made or imported electronic components. For instance, modern processors such as TI Sitara and Frescale IMX, in addition to the main compute core, also include specialized programmable kernels to perform real-time functions as well as functions related to industrial protocols, such as EtherCAT and ProfiBUS.

Here is the list of hardware technologies we use in industrial automation development projects:
  • TI Sitara AM335x, DM36x and AM37xx
  • TI SimpleLink CC31xx and CC3000
  • TI Davinci (ARM Cortex-A8, ARM9)
  • Freescale iMX6
  • Freescale QorIQ
  • STM32
 

Portfolio completed projects

Here are a few examples of our developments in the field of industrial automation:

  1. Controller for relay protection , control and automation: we have created a CPU design, circuitry and software.
  2. Industrial display panel: we have developed the product's design, structure, electronics and software.
  3. Processing units AM18xx and AM335x Linux BSP packs (set of drivers) for use in industrial automation.
  4. AMR controller: we have developed an industrial controller for use in automatic meter reading systems.
  5. Time synchronization server: the system receives signals from GLONASS and GPS systems and then transmits the data on precise time to the consumer's hardware and software complex.
  6. Traction drive controller: we have upgraded the outdated hardware platform of a traction drive controller by adding new electronic components.
  7. Production process visualization: software that helps display step-by-step instructions on manufacturing operations.


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