Eurotech, through its Japanese subsidiary Advanet, a leading supplier of industrial embedded boards and systems, announced a design win for a hardware platform with greatly improved arithmetic processing performance compared to other conventional and embedded products. DIASYS® (Digital Intelligent Automation SYStem) Series are control systems for demanding automation solutions developed and manufactured by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS), a company formed by integrating the thermal power generation systems business of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Hitachi, Ltd.
DIASYS Netmation® is a distributed control system developed to ensure highest levels of reliability and efficiency. DIASYS Netmation® has an impressive track record of successful deployments at home and abroad, primarily for thermal power plant applications.
Advanet has built a cooperative relationship as a partner in the development and manufacturing of CPU boards for DIASYS®, which was introduced in the 1980s for the control and monitoring of thermal power plants. This control system has been leveraged in different vertical scenarios that greatly expand its original scope, including thermal and geothermal power plants, space rocket launch sites, LNG carriers, factories, and office buildings.
“We are excited to be part of the development of the next generation hardware platform of the DIASYS Netmation 4S® control system“ said Robert Andres, CMO of Eurotech. “Advanet’s experience and solid track record for developing and delivering high-performance, high-reliable embedded computer systems makes Eurotech a strong partner in applications with very demanding requirements.“
The new co-developed CPU module offers significantly improved arithmetic processing capabilities compared to the current products. It is based on the experience aggregated in the DIASYS Netmation 4S offering, which passed functional safety certification IEC61508, required in control applications that demand highest levels of reliability and stability. The CPU module is based on the Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1500 or Pentium® Processor D1500, and realizes its extreme computational capability and an architecture that ensures highest levels of reliability.
Advanet will also develop further elements of the platform, namely a support board that provides the interfaces for monitoring the plant’s control signals. Both the CPU module and IO board are leveraging the PICMG® COM Express® standard.