December 2019

ADI Tech News

industrial & distributed computing technology

Technology insights from ADI’s 60 years of experience developing and supporting real-time systems and simulations for the worlds most challenging industrial and distributed computing applications.

Topics in this issue include:

  1. Accessing PLC Data with Industrial Real-Time Linux Servers over EtherNet/IP
  2. 2020 AIAA SciTech Forum
  3. Recent Technical Articles
  4. ADEPT Framework Updates

Accessing PLC Data with Industrial Real-Time Linux Servers over EtherNet/IP

Industrial data and control frameworks need to be able to utilize data from both servers and peripheral equipment, such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). To do so requires communication between devices, commonly done by communication standards such as, but not limited to, EtherNet/IP, CANopen, and Modbus.

The ADEPT Framework encapsulates common industrial communication standards into logical devices, which hide protocol complexity and provide a consistent interface for data to be shared across the framework. This data-centric architecture also allows control logic and models to be implemented and tested independent of the communication standard.

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2020 AIAA SciTech Forum

ADI will be attending the 2020 AIAA SciTech Forum and presenting the following two papers:

A modern approach to managing complex multi-protocol network definitions

This paper provides a glimpse into the challenges and solutions for managing multi-protocol network message definitions in today’s complex modern product development projects.

Presentation at 9:30am on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Cyberphysical aircraft development and test using industrial Linux servers

This paper discusses the advancements and advantages provided by cyberphysical and virtual product development activities throughout the lifecycle of a modern civil aircraft program

Presentation at 10:30am on Friday, January 10, 2020.

Recent Technical Articles


ADEPT Brings Improved Cybersecurity Features

It is a well-known maxim that security is a process rather than a product (or feature). In this article, we first discuss general process requirements for cybersecurity of industrial Linux deployments with ADEPT, and then we describe security-related features recently introduced to ADEPT to better support cybersecurity requirements.

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Improving Collaboration for Cyberphysical Product Development with FMI/FMU

The Functional Mockup Interface (FMI) is an open standard for model interfacing providing a well-defined methodology for exchanging simulations and models of subsystems for integration with other simulations and models. ADEPT has support for both FMI Co-simulation and FMI Model Exchange.

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ADEPT Framework Updates

ADI Wins Project Award at F-35 JPO Pitch Day in Washington, D.C.

ADI was awarded a contract sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office to investigate the feasibility of modernizing US Air Force test facilities with industrial real-time Linux servers and the ADEPT Framework. Learn more

ADEPT 10.0.10 is Released!

This maintenance update includes ~50 minor enhancements and fixes:

  • Numerous fixes and small enhancements to all ADEPT client tools and server runtime
  • Support for the following new devices:
    • BTI ARINC-429 112-425-425 (A200A0772)
    • Moxa CP-114LE-I (A200A0777)
    • NI-7852 (A200A0776)
    • Two new NA76CS3 (A200A0749, A200A0760)
    • Moxa CP-114U, 4 channel serial board (A200A0777)
  • Support for Simulink R2018b (for 64-bit ADEPT)
  • Documentation improvements

Customers with up-to-date maintenance contracts may download the release now. 

New Features in ADEPT in 2019

We’ve added a ton of great new features to the ADEPT Framework in 2019:

  • User authentication via LDAP / Active Directory
  • SVN support via Python commands
  • Test Executive to manage and run test cases
  • Network Diary to coordinate test logs
  • A new installer experience
  • Windows 64-bit version
  • ADSIM language support
  • FMI/FMU model support
  • Panel capability to ADEPT-GD
  • Ethernet/IP support for Allen Bradley PLC’s
  • Flexray driver support
  • Simulink support: R2010b to R2018b

Visit our software releases page for the full details.

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