In the last few years, some major development work took place in the Industrial
control space. New demands and advancement in critical infrastructures led to
more innovation, efficiency, and most importantly, remote monitoring and control.
Transportation systems, chemical facilities, manufacturing, electrical
plants/grid and several other industry needs, and will need even more in the future, to use
proper control, command networks, and other systems (remote or not) to support
the design of industrial processes.
One major transformation in Industrial Control systems was a shift from isolated
proprietary systems to more interconnected and open architecture, and using
standards featuring networks and internet connectivity. This added more opportunities for
Embedded Systems in the industrial control space to innovate, inject
standardization, remote control enablement, routers, and a trend to use more
off-the shelf software. With that, comes some important concerns in using
internet connection, which may be vulnerable to computer networking issues, and
giving rise to more important embedded systems designs in that space.
Building new robust and protected embedded systems designs for the Industrial
market is now one of the main engineering challenges of this industry. Embedded
devices such as microcontrollers are an important part of any of these
platforms. One important choice a software engineer needs to make is which right off-the-shelf development tools to use,
what kind of support they can get
from the vendor and especially make sure they don't end up locked in a sticky
development solutions that will limit their device choices in the future.
Emprog ThunderBench fits in right there in line with the same mind frame of the
Industrial Control embedded application developer. With an Eclipse based IDE,
the tools offer the guaranteed flexibility of moving in between targets with the
same familiar IDE used among the entire engineering team.
Emprog's enhanced integration of ThunderBench keeps the embedded focus dead center on the usage of
the tools. With many improved plugins, Emprog offers the engineers in this industry the following:
• Widely used and thoroughly tested IDE/Compiler
• Enhancement/Integration of Eclipse component with complete focus on your
embedded target device
• Target-specific and fully functioning project creator utility/wizard getting
you up to speed in literally couple of minutes
• Large number of ready to use BSPs
The Emprog's team has has over two decades of experience in offering, selling and supporting
the Industrial Control industry. Our technical team is savvy about the industry
needs and the expectations of an embedded application within this