Fluke Process Instruments now Boston Dynamics’ Certified Technology Provider

Boston Dynamics has named Fluke Process Instruments a Certified Technology Provider, recognising the company’s contribution to mobile acoustic inspection technology. Fluke Process Instruments has enabled its SV600 Fixed Acoustic Imager for integration as a payload in Boston Dynamics’ agile mobile robot Spot. One main application for the smart combo is the detection of compressed air and gas leaks in industrial plants. Users have reported savings from reduced compressed air leaks in the range of tens of thousands of dollars per month.

The manufacturers have been cooperating on making mobile sound detection capabilities available since 2021, launching a working system the same year. Recently, the companies announced the full integration of the acoustic camera payload in the versatile robot system – users can now program and remotely control acoustic measurements and inspection routes via the Spot dashboard and thus locate, analyse and remedy problems faster.

This cooperation was prompted by Boston Dynamics customers who were looking to boost their service personnel’s capacities and asked the robotics company to make the sound measuring capabilities of the handheld Fluke ii900 Industrial Acoustic Imager available with Spot. The initial inquiry led to a speedy dedicated product development by the group member Fluke Process Instruments, which has meanwhile found many uses besides as a Spot payload.

The SV600 acoustic imager features 64 digital MEMS microphones, a camera and a processor. It is sensitive even above human hearing and can detect even small gas leaks in noisy industrial environments. Its functions include noise classification, frequency filtering and mapping dB values and sound intensity. Results are visualised using Fluke’s powerful SoundMap technology. Operators from various industries use the data to improve their plants’ energy efficiency and garner cost savings through reduced compressed air losses and more timely, cheaper repair.

Spot can take over from plant staff as an autonomous inspection unit, carrying out menial and repetitive tasks with utmost precision and allowing technicians to focus on repair and maintenance. The robot completes programmed tours of industrial facilities, taking measurements as often as necessary, transmitting the results remotely and instantly and alerting personnel to user-defined events. It finds its way up and down stairs and around obstacles.

Spelsberg IBT enclosures support Legendre UK’s London development

Affordable housing is a hot topic in the UK, with the Government and developers across the country working to provide people with a route onto the property ladder. Specialist developer Pocket Living is ensuring this for Londoners, building modular homes exclusively for first time buyers. Contractor, Legendre UK, is currently constructing 149 one-bedroom flats at Sheepcote Road HA1 in Harrow and is using products from Spelsberg’s IBT range for the project.

Speeding up residential developments

Solving the housing crisis relies on building affordable homes quickly. Pocket Living aims to achieve this by providing modular style homes. At Sheepcote Road, the development features standardised 38 sq. m flats with few variations. This aims to speed up the construction process while ensuring quality housing that meets building regulations.

Legendre UK is also contributing to this. Sheepcote Road HA1 is being built with a continental frame, where concrete is used for the façade and internal walls. The method saves time by eliminating false ceilings and dry lining. Importantly, it also allows for electrical services to be embedded into the concrete itself.

“This is an approach Groupe Legendre uses regularly in European projects, but this is the first time we have applied it to a UK development,” says Hippolyte Mounier-Vehier, Site Manager at Legendre UK.

Setting electrical infrastructure in stone

On-site, concrete is poured into the metal lined shuttering and formwork, where it sets in place. Legendre UK then removes the formwork, leaving a smooth finish and installed services exposed. In this process, any electrical infrastructure, like enclosures and conduit, needs to be installed on the formwork before pouring can begin.

There are multiple challenges in this application. First, an enclosure needs to hold its position during the concrete pour, mandating strong mountings to secure it to the formwork against the heavy concrete. Failure to do so risks severed connections. No leakage into the enclosure can be tolerated either. This can prevent electricians from installing or fixing equipment later down the line.

Providing concrete benefits

To avoid these outcomes, Legendre UK utilises the IBT system from Spelsberg, a leading enclosures expert. The range allows electrical enclosures, junction boxes, lighting outlets and more to be fitted into formwork and concrete poured around them.

“We were familiar with Spelsberg from a previous project, but we chose them because they offered a ready-made solution for embedded electricals in concrete. The boxes support British Standard socket sizes and feature strong magnets that allow easy connection to the formwork. The design also means we don’t have to carry out any time-consuming modifications,” Hippolyte explains.

The strong couplings and support spars of the IBT series keeps everything in place during pouring, while a patented diaphragm system provides a strong seal to stop concrete ingress. Once everything is set and formwork removed, cables and fittings can be installed into the exposed units. Complementing the goals of the Sheepcote Road development, the IBT system enables electrical installation to be completed quickly.

Rock-solid service

“We use around 30 Spelsberg boxes per flat at Sheepcote Road, which house lighting, socket outlets and smoke detectors. We’ve even collaborated with Spelsberg engineers to use the boxes in other applications such as housing radiator pipes. It’s much easier for us to specify everything from one supplier,” adds Hippolyte.

“The service has been good, Spelsberg has kept deliveries flowing to support the project. Their team has collaborated with Legendre UK, mechanical and electrical engineers throughout construction, maintaining good contact. The resources available online for their products have been especially helpful.”

Ready-made solutions for affordable housing

Chris Lloyd, Managing Director at Spelsberg UK, says: “We are proud to be contributing to affordable housing in the UK by supplying these solutions to Legendre UK. The IBT range was designed to specifically support these construction methods and has a proven track record in residential developments and hotels.”

Once the Sheepcote Road development is complete, each of the houses will be available to local first-time buyers at a 20% discount compared to market value. Both an eight storey and five storey building will feature roof terraces and a communal garden. Furthermore, 16 of the 149 flats will be wheelchair adaptable.

Modular homes and continental frame construction can clearly speed-up modern residential developments and alleviate the housing crisis, getting new homes on the market faster and giving people in areas with high house prices a chance to become homeowners. With its IBT system, Spelsberg has a ready-made solution for these projects, helping to usher in a new era of comfortable and affordable UK housing.

QualiSense wins EIT BoostUp! Europe 2023 award as Dana Incorporated chooses Augmented AI platform

Quality inspection software company, QualiSense, has scooped a prestigious award and grant funding for its technology. The BoostUp! Europe 2023 award is organised by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to help find solutions for contemporary industrial challenges and build links between innovative start-ups and industrial corporates.

QualiSense is a leading mature start up in the visual inspection industry and seized the opportunity to develop a solution for Dana Incorporated, an American supplier of axles, driveshafts, transmissions and digital equipment for conventional, hybrid and electric-powered vehicles. Dana was looking to implement an in-line automatic vision system to replace the visual inspection on the axles, which is currently performed 100 per cent by manual inspectors.

QualiSense was among the companies that submitted detailed proposals to help solve the problem. After winning a place on the initial shortlist, the company submitted a proof of concept (PoC), showcasing in detail the full plan for their technological solution. As part of the award for winning the competition, QualiSense will receive a grant funding to implement its innovative technology for Dana Inc.

The main challenge Dana had been facing was the risk of delivering axles with incorrectly assembled components as a result of errors made during manual visual inspection. The company had previously tried installing cameras and other visual inspection hardware, but owing to the axles swinging on the chain during towing, the system did not work properly.

Dana was therefore looking for a solution that would be able to perform an axle-flange BOM conformity test in a fully and one hundred percent accurate automation process. QualiSense’s solution involves the implementation of its Augmented AI system to validate the correct flange on the assembly line. The system will ‘‘learn’’ all the flange types and use AI to validate the conformity of the flange before assembly.

Erez Tsur, co-founder and CEO of QualiSense, arrived in Geneva to receive the award in person. “We can now solve more of the complex challenges in visual inspection through augmented AI and we are delighted to be able to have the opportunity to work with Dana Inc and share the benefits of our technology,” commented Erez. “This award is fantastic recognition for the work of our engineers in pushing frontiers of AI in defect detection and a testament to the tireless efforts of our dedicated team and the transformative potential of our augmented AI platform.

“The EIT Boost Up! 2023 victory marks a significant milestone in QualiSense’s journey, propelling the company to new heights of innovation and solidifying its position as a trailblazer in the field of augmented AI.”

Gianluca Grifi, senior program manager with EIT Manufacturing, was particularly impressed with the technology and the proposed solution. ‘‘QualiSense’s Augmented AI solution is a perfect for the quality requirements of Dana Inc and will ensure that their customers get the best products. QualiSense’s advanced AI visual inspection solution, backed by an excellent team and founders that are dedicated to critical industrial sectors like automotive, will have a huge impact. I am glad that Dana and the other evaluators were of the same opinion — it is a perfect match.”

QualiSense is developing a software-only defect detection solution for the production floor, using patented AI technology. To find out more, visit

Tan Delta Systems launches SENSE-2, a new real-time oil monitoring system to significantly reduce operating costs for the manufacturing, machinery and lubrication sector

Tan Delta Systems, a manufacturer of real-time oil quality monitoring sensors and systems is leading the way within the manufacturing and lubrication sector with the launch of SENSE-2. The new oil condition monitoring kit provides real-time data about machine oil quality to optimise maintenance and reduce operating costs. 

The SENSE-2 is plug-and-play and accurately identifies when oil reaches the end of its life, superseding traditional time-based maintenance schedules which can result in oil being discarded prematurely – with the potential of wasting up to 50 per cent of its useful life. 

For the manufacturing and lubrication industries, SENSE-2’s ability to extend maintenance intervals by monitoring equipment condition in real-time, results in answering the actual equipment needs rather than maintenance being driven by time-based scheduling. This, in conjunction with reducing the business’s carbon footprint, will help support sustainability goals by reducing oil consumption by approximately 30 per cent per year, as well as reducing parts consumption and extending equipment life. 

Chris Greenwood, CEO at Tan Delta Systems said: “Our SENSE-2 real-time monitoring utilises our world-leading sensor technology and associated analytics to detect any issues before the damage occurs, identifying subtle changes in equipment condition early. It can be fitted easily and efficiently to any existing equipment in any application and is configurable to any oil type. 

“Although oil analysis is not new, traditional lab sampling is expensive and impractical with other sensors focusing on specific parameters while missing others. Our system ensures the industry has access to superior quality information in an easy-to-use format, preventing excessive wear of components resulting in increased productivity and reduced machine downtime and maintenance costs.” 

The real-time aspect of the system is what sets it apart, utilising unique active molecular-level analysis to detect all changes in oil condition and any contamination. The Tan Delta sensor works by providing a full-spectrum holistic (FSH™) oil quality analysis, which continuously monitors the ratio of two key measurements, capacitance and conductance, to provide real-time insight.  

This molecular analysis taking place every few seconds, enables accurate tracking of oil degradation as well as detecting contamination and early signs of internal equipment problems. This allows for precise predictions of maintenance points crucially optimising maintenance scheduling, and reducing costs and downtime. 

The OQSx-G2 oil quality sensor within the SENSE-2 kit is also available as a Mobile Oil Tester (MOT) kit, created with workshops and mobile maintenance teams in mind. Any oil from any equipment can be sampled and tested simply and easily on-site in seconds. The sensor is used in conjunction with the MOT software, which operates on any Windows-based laptop, tablet or PC. Users simply install the MOT app, connect it to the sensor, collect the sample in one of the bottles provided and follow the steps in the software to test the sample. 

For more information on Tan Delta’s SENSE-2 Display Kit and Tan Delta’s MOT kit and how they can benefit your business, please visit

ABB to add optical sensors to four more GHGSat greenhouse gas monitoring satellites

ABB has secured a third contract with GHGSat, the global leader in high-resolution greenhouse gas monitoring from space, to manufacture optical sensors for their C12, C13, C14 and C15 satellites set to launch into orbit in 2024.

The new satellites will join GHGSat’s expanding constellation which detects and quantifies industrial gas leaks from space. ABB has built the payloads – the instruments carried on board the satellites – for ten of GHGSat’s emissions monitoring satellites launched into space.

Earlier this year, GHGSat reported that their existing satellites have doubled their methane emission measurement capabilities thanks to the exceptional performance of the sensors. This has allowed GHGSat to accelerate the scaling of its monitoring services, aiding industries such as oil and gas, power generation, mining, and more in understanding and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

“The new contract is a testament to GHGSat’s confidence in ABB’s manufacturing capabilities to build complex, high-performing optical payloads for hyperspectral earth observation,” said Marc Corriveau, Head of Global Operations, Business Line Analytical, ABB Measurement & Analytics. “This year, we doubled our manufacturing infrastructure dedicated to space projects, so that we can better serve the booming private space sector. We strive to contribute to the success of our current customers as we expand to other Earth observation mandates.”

“Our collaboration, which began in 2018, has showcased ABB’s technical expertise and manufacturing capabilities,” said Stéphane Germain, CEO, GHGSat. “This experience has fortified our belief in ABB’s capacity to support GHGSat’s expansion in building proprietary high-resolution payloads. Such partnerships are the key to achieving significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately making a concrete impact in the battle against climate change.”

ABB has been a leader in gas sensing from orbit for over two decades, starting with the development of the Canadian Space Agency SCISAT mission payload, which profiles the concentration of more than 70 different gas types down to parts per trillion from cloud top to outer space.

ABB also provided hyperspectral technologies to the Japanese GOSAT program, which pioneered the global mapping at regional scale of sources and sinks of greenhouse gases from orbit starting with a first satellite in 2009 and an improved version in 2018.

Today, ABB builds on this legacy by manufacturing enhanced versions of GHGSat’s proprietary wide-angle Fabry-Perot (WAF-P) interferometer, which tracks the same infrared fingerprint of greenhouse gases. In this way, ABB applies its vast expertise acquired in earlier high-profile government space missions to the private sector space with a focus on actionable low latency satellite data for civil uses.

Space is the only location that allows greenhouse gas emissions to be monitored freely across jurisdictions, enabling unbiased reporting.


Mouser Electronics supports IoT development with webinar on Compact RF Antenna Solutions

Mouser Electronics will be hosting a free webinar to help hardware engineers develop antenna solutions for increasingly compact IoT and smart devices. Mouser has partnered with Amphenol RF for the RF Antenna Solutions For IoT Devices And Smart Technology webinar, which will take place on 5 December at 3 pm CET.

“IoT devices have become prolific with the rise of smart technology, but the evolving design restrictions posed by compact devices can pose a significant challenge for designers,” says Mark Patrick, Director Technical Content, EMEA at Mouser Electronics. “At Mouser, we continue to be at the forefront of supporting IoT innovators by providing them with practical tips to optimize their designs.”

Participants in this webinar will learn about the variety of RF antenna solutions available for emerging IoT applications and how both internal and external antennas can be incorporated into devices with limited space and other design restrictions.

Amphenol RF has a wide range of antenna solutions available for IoT applications, including:

These antennas can be used to solve specific design challenges, such as mounting, size restrictions, frequency range and data transmission capabilities. During the webinar, Mike Comer, Director of Product Marketing & Business Development at Amphenol RF, will advise participants on how to select the best option for their projects. He will also explore the various protocols that can be used to optimize the specific usage of individual antenna types.

To register for the webinar, visit

TT Electronics opens new state-of-the-art power and control R&D facility in Manchester UK

TT Electronics, a global provider of custom power solutions and engineered technologies, has announced that its Power and Control business has officially opened its new state-of-the-art research, development and manufacturing facility. The new facility in Rochdale, Manchester, UK, is a strategic investment by TT Electronics in power electronics for mission-critical aerospace and defence technology.

“TT’s recent acquisitions of the Power Supply business from Excelitas, Torotel and Ferranti Power and Control have enhanced our customer portfolio as well as significantly strengthening our engineering capability in both the UK and US,” said Matt Yeates, Vice President and General Manager, TT Electronics. “The new facility will not only support new employment opportunities in the Rochdale/Manchester area, but will provide increased manufacturing capacity as a direct response to our customers’ needs.”

The opening of the new site aligns with TT’s aim to continuously invest in its global facilities and offer greater supply chain leverage and engineering capabilities to its customers. The facility is now fully operational and will provide a significant increase in capacity for customers in the UK for power electronics and mission-critical aerospace and defence technology.

Farnell donates more than £3000 to Leeds charity

Farnell, a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair, has donated thousands of pounds to charity after the company agreed to match the fundraising efforts of employees.

Staff based at Farnell’s state of the art UK1 distribution centre in Leeds organised a raffle in support of Temple Newsam Community Partnership, a local organisation providing assistance to vulnerable children, young people, and families across the city. Raffle prizes including an electric guitar, garden furniture, spa day, laptop and bottles of champagne raised £1562, which Farnell agreed to match resulting in a total of £3124 being donated.

The aims and objectives of the Temple Newsam Community Partnership are to provide support to children, young people, and families with social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties to break down barriers to learning. Impact is measured via improvements in attendance, attainment, behaviour, and mental health, while support is offered via targeted and universal programmes, including 1:1 support, activities, and wider community initiatives.

Gemma Sargeant, Cluster Manager at Temple Newsam Community Partnership, said: “Our team has worked hard this year to generate additional income to help stabilise and sustain our services, and this has been substantially helped by new corporate partners such as Farnell. Without this additional funding, we would struggle to offer much needed support and counselling to meet the needs of the most vulnerable within our local community and we are incredibly grateful to the support provided by our funding partners and couldn’t do what we do without them.”

Ricky Berry, Farnell Operations Manager, said: “As an organisation proud of our heritage in the Leeds area, Farnell is committed to supporting local charities and good causes. We are delighted therefore to be able to contribute more than £3000 to Temple Newsam Community Partnership, raised through a combination of the efforts of our team at the UK1 distribution centre and a generous donation by the company, and we are excited to now further strengthen our ties with the local community going forwards.”

Farnell would like to thank Manpower, People Solutions, Norseman and BS Handling for the donation of raffle prizes including an Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon Smart Watch, Amazon vouchers, a Nintendo Switch and M&S vouchers.

Streamlining legacy machine integration

Legacy machine integration is one of the biggest challenges during Data Integrity remedial plans. COPA-DATA has introduced an advanced Automation Integration Layer (AIL) designed to seamlessly integrate legacy machines into automated workflows. Here, Giuseppe Menin, Life Sciences & Process Industry Manager at automation software supplier COPA-DATA, explores how the AIL can support manufacturers on their journey to a more connected plant.

Driven by the complexity of integrating disparate machinery into digitalized workflows, COPA-DATA has created the Automation Integration Layer (AIL) for use in manufacturing operations. AIL uses a vertical data integration approach to incorporate the shop floor with IT infrastructure for a more efficient operation compliant with data regulations.

The central hub for enhanced connectivity

AIL functions as middleware, connecting existing machines and devices within pharmaceutical manufacturing operations. It offers several key functionalities to enable flexible and effective connection. It has wide connectivity, allowing it to be compatible with operational technology equipment (OT), including older automation controllers.

AIL also enables the contextualization of key data by collecting Critical Process Parameters (CPP) and providing aggregated data, such as minimum, maximum and average values at the end of batch phases.

The platform can also generate alarms to alert operators when parameters exceed predefined limits. AIL allows operators to access and view their collected data, as well as distributing it to other IT systems when needed for more connected processes.

Simpler connection and integration

Integrating legacy machinery into the AIL requires a case-by-case evaluation. Real-time data acquisition is typically straightforward, while collecting historical data may be more challenging due to variations between machines. However, COPA-DATA uses a modular approach with Smart Object components in its software platform, zenon, which allows for the creation of machine integration objects that can be reused for similar machines, streamlining the integration process.

AIL is based on the zenon software platform, enabling seamless integration with other automation platforms, including modular production with MTP, the well-established Werum PAS-X, and the zenon Historian 360 for comprehensive data storage and contextualized analytics.

By leveraging the functionalities of zenon, manufacturers can access various modules, such as historian, zenon logic for data aggregation and contextualization, recipe management, alarm and audit trail acquisition, and communication interfaces like Werum PAS-X, SAP, and Aspentech, among others. This integration provides significant benefits for plant operations, as it reduces the implementation effort by utilizing ready-to-use functions within a configurable manufacturing automation software platform.

Bridging data gaps

The AIL ensures data integrity compliance across all equipment and machinery, including legacy systems. It serves to bridge the data integrity gap in existing machines by employing an integration strategy tailored to each machine’s capabilities. Factors such as the availability of an audit trail, user management capabilities, and the ability to acquire critical process parameters (CPPs) enrich the integration approach. By carefully evaluating these aspects, manufacturers determine the best integration approach to meet data integrity requirements and overcome any existing gaps.

In terms of product development and validation processes, AIL is a configurable software platform compliant with GAMP5 CAT.4 guidelines, minimizing the need for extensive scripting and reducing the overall validation effort. Through the platform’s standard features, manufacturers can rely on a widely used product that simplifies product development and validation processes. This streamlined approach enhances efficiency and accelerates time-to-market for new products.

By implementing the AIL, manufacturers gain access to valuable data that can drive improvements in various aspects of manufacturing processes. The acquired data enables manufacturers to consider additional factors such as sustainability, efficiency, and waste management. With the ability to analyze and utilize data, manufacturers can optimize operations, enhance throughput, reduce waste and achieve overall process efficiency.

By adopting a vertical data integration approach, the AIL facilitates efficient operations while ensuring compliance with data regulations. With COPA-DATA’s AIL, manufacturers can overcome the complexities associated with legacy machinery and work towards a smarter, more connected plant through data-driven decision-making and streamlined processes.

Find out more about how the Automation Integration Layer by zenon tackles some of the challenges involved with legacy machine integration here.

Renesas introduces 32-bit RX MCU with high-speed, high-precision analogue front end for high-end industrial sensor systems

Renesas has expanded its 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) offering with a new RX device for high-end industrial sensor systems. The latest addition, the RX23E-B, is a 32-bit device from its popular RX Family featuring a high-precision analog front end (AFE), specifically designed for systems that demand fast and accurate analog signal measurements.

The new MCU integrates a 24-bit Delta-Sigma A/D converter capable of achieving a conversion speed of up to 125 kSPS (125,000 samples/second) — eight times faster than the existing RX23E-A. It can process accurate A/D conversion while reducing RMS noise to 1/3 (0.18µVrms @1kSPS) when compared to the RX23E-A. The RX23E-B facilitates faster and more precise measurements of critical parameters such as strain, temperature, pressure, flow rate, current and voltage, making it ideal for high-end sensor devices, measuring instruments, and test equipment. In particular, the RX23E-B offers sufficient performance to drive force sensors used in industrial robots, which often demand measurements as fast as 10 µsec (100,000 samples/second). The MCU also reduces overall system size and the component count by incorporating the AFE and the MCU on a single chip.

“With the addition of the RX23E-B which comes with an AFE sensor interface, we can now serve a broad range of sensing applications from mid- to high-end systems,” said Sakae Ito, Vice President of the IoT Platform Business Division at Renesas. “We will continue to extend our product options to meet the growing needs of battery-powered and wireless sensors that demand low power consumption.”

“At Meiko Electronics, we have been developing evaluation boards and providing design support to our customers since the RX23E-A product was introduced,” said Takatsugu Nemoto, President at Meiko Electronics. “Now, with the introduction of the RX23E-B with a high-speed delta-sigma A/D converter, we anticipate many customers will be able to experience the benefits of its enhanced conversion performance, compact board design and reduced component count.” 

Similar to the RX23E-A, the RX23E-B incorporates a 32-MHz RXv2-based CPU with digital signal processing (DSP) instructions and a floating point unit (FPU), and combines the AFE into a single chip using the same fabrication process. It offers new peripheral functions such as a 16-bit D/A converter, which enables measurement adjustments, self-diagnosis, and analog signal output. The device’s +/-10V analog input enables +/-10V measurement with a 5V power supply without requiring external components or additional power supply. An LCD controller with a maximum of 40 SEG x 4 COM and a real-time clock (RTC) function are also included.

In large-scale instruments that need to control and take measurements of multiple targets such as robot arms, gas and liquid analyzers, there has been a significant demand for distributed processing architecture. In distributed processing design, instead of relying on a dedicated MCU to manage all functions, each function can operate as a separate module, responsible for tasks such as motor control, sensor measurement and temperature control. This modular approach allows for independent development, offers greater design flexibility and simplifies maintenance. As each module needs an MCU for calculations, engineers can develop sensor modules more easily using an MCU with a built-in AFE, than combining a discrete AFE chip and a separate MCU.

The RX23E-B offers a version that supports an A/D conversion data rate of up to 125 kSPS, and a version that supports up to 31.25 kSPS. Both products offer flexible data rate settings ranging from 3.8 SPS to the maximum value, allowing users to choose the best balance between data rate and noise for their specific system requirements. The products are available in a 5.5 mm square 100-pin BGA package and a 6 mm square 40-pin QFN package for compact applications, as well as wide pin packages ranging from 48- to 100-pin options.

Winning Combinations

Renesas has combined the new RX23E-B MCU, designed for precise pressure measurement and control, with intelligent power devices tasked with driving solenoid valves, to develop the high-speed Pressure Control Solution. The integrated high-precision AFE provides precise pressure control and minimizes the component count for the design which reduces the BOM costs and board mounting area. These Winning Combinations are technically vetted system architectures from mutually compatible devices that work together seamlessly to bring an optimized, low-risk design for faster time to market. Renesas offers more than 400 Winning Combinations with a wide range of products from the Renesas portfolio to enable customers to speed up the design process and bring their products to market more quickly. More information can be found at


The RX23E-B is available now, along with a Renesas Solution Starter Kit for RX23E-B. Using this kit, engineers can evaluate the operation and functionality of the AFE and signal conversion without the need for software development. More information about the RX23E-B and the starter kit is available at