Throughout history, modes of transportation have defined society. First, it was walking, then horses, carts and wagons, ships, trains. Now it’s automobiles, trucks, and airplanes. Each mode of transport has had its technologies to aid in its use. The physical world around us is growing more and more complex. An ever-increasing number of I/O signals will be required to keep pace with the next generation of sensors, controllers, and positioning devices.
Integrated Communications, your one-stop shop for all your shared mobility needs, will discuss a few points on the future of integrated field devices!
What Is An Integrated Field Device, And How’s It Evolving?
Integrated field devices are a suite of hardware and software that facilitates a given field process. The traditional I/O devices have evolved from simple open-collector transistor switches to isolated power drivers, to op-amps with rail-to-rail output, all the way up to 16-bit DACs with high-speed serial interfaces.
The need for increased data rates and flexibility in today’s marketplace has demanded the need for higher-density integration. The cost of I/O signal interconnects is growing exponentially, mainly because of the physical space required in silicon to implement it.
Integrated Field Devices – the Future
In the future, we expect a technology that enables wireless power transfer and wireless data transfer through a single device. This would essentially create an “integrated” device and serve as a hub for any devices and sensors requiring power or communication.
Field mobility solutions providers are turning their attention toward this solution to improve the quality of both wireless power transfer and communication in a shared mobility platform.
Designers are creating an integrated field device with wireless data and power transmission capabilities.
Shared Mobility – the Future of Transportation
Shared mobility is the future of transportation, with many companies working to build a system that would enable people to get from point A to point B via public transit. The problem is that no one company has created an integrated platform for all devices and sensors needed throughout the transportation process.
This means integration of field devices and the sharing of data between them are necessary to create a comprehensive, integrated transportation platform.
Integrated devices would feed the vehicle and passenger information to the shared mobility system, creating a more efficient service for all users.
The focus is on tracking people and assets within a vehicle or fleet in the transportation industry. We have been involved in large-scale deployments for clients that inspect their fleets internally—that is, without the aid of a third party.
Our goal at Integrated Communications isn’t just to finish the project. We also give on-the-field assistance to your teams in Dallas. Working with us means you have one less thing to worry about. To learn more about our field mobility services, contact us now.
Whether you need field mobility solutions, mobility management services, or mobile device management software, the chances are that we have done it before.