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LIDAR Sensor Comparison (Yujin vs Hokuyo)

Post date: 11 months 4 days ago
Yujin and Hokuyo Automation Sensors (Comparison and Buying Guide) How can you automate your warehouses? Learn about two of the best sensors for factory automation and automated guided vehicles (AGV), Hokuyo and Yujin. How Robotics and Sensors Work in Automated Manufacturing The use of robots is...

Warehouse Automation and Sensors

Post date: 11 months 6 days ago
Warehouse Automation and Sensors How can you automate your warehouses? Should you automate your manufacturing? This article is an extension of our Hokuyo and Yujin post, and goes into more depth about warehouse automation. Why Automate Warehouses? Let's address the elephant in the room. Are...

Sensors for Robotics - 5 Common Types

Post date: 1 year 2 weeks ago
*/         Sensors for Robotics   From low to high-complexity applications, robots depend on robotic sensors for efficiency, safety, and performance. Table of Contents What is a robotic sensor? Why do robots use sensors? How does a robot sensor work? What types of sensors are used...

Save Your Company and the World with Automated Offline Backups

Post date: 1 year 4 months ago
The specter of ransomware lockers haunts every organization — and the fear is justified. Ransomware is worse than malware: systems and data are all locked up, and backups are all encrypted, too. Everything connected to the physical machines or connected to the Internet gets locked down. Your...

Using Acroname Devices inside Docker Containers

Post date: 1 year 6 months ago
Docker Technology to Spin up Small, Isolated Environments At Acroname, we hate it when customers have issues with software and that’s why we provide deployments for Windows, Mac and Linux across various architectures.  Amongst those deployments we also offer application programming interfaces (API...

Introducing the world’s first industrial programmable USB-C Hub, Power Delivery Analyzer, and Tester

Post date: 1 year 7 months ago
*/ The USBHub3c is designed specifically for mobile device test labs, USB-PD validation testing, USB-C device production testing, end-of-line battery charge, and for testing dual role data (DRD) and dual role power (DRP) devices. Fully programmable, engineers can control USB-PD parameters,...

6 mind-numbing reasons how offline backups will save your backside when ransomware happens

Post date: 1 year 9 months ago
United States Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo recently announced that ransomware attacks "are here to stay."  Yeah, we know. That's why we've told anyone who will listen that organizations need offline backups of their systems and data using a superior, industrial, and programmable USB hub. ...

Can an Acroname hub create a data-only USB connection to a phone?

Post date: 1 year 9 months ago
Solving Overcharging for Mobile Devices A primary feature of Acroname hubs is the ability to turn a USB port on and off. Looking more closely, Acroname hubs also have the more granular ability to disable power/VBUS on a given port, independently from the USB D+/D- data lines on the same port. The...

Protecting USB devices from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Post date: 1 year 10 months ago
ESD Mitigations with Acroname The next-generation circuitry in today’s consumer and industrial electronics is smaller, faster, better. Consumers love the innovations. But test engineers are not as enthusiastic. Because that innovation comes with a striking downside: increased susceptibility to...
Multi-host USB Switch diagram

Using the Acroname Programmable USB 2x4 hub as a software accessible USB switch between two hosts

Post date: 1 year 10 months ago
How to Accomplish a Host Switch With the USBHub2x4 Often a simple USB switch with a physical button is used to switch USB devices between two different host computers. In many cases it would be nice to execute the host switch without physically pushing a button on the device. The Acroname...


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