The Linux kernel 4.15, which was released by Linus Torvalds on January 28, contains several interesting contributions by us: We’ve developed drivers for industrial analog and digital I/O chips that are built into Revolution Pi products and were previously unsupported by Linux. In particular:
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In today’s blog post we would like to introduce you to an interesting field of application of our Revolution Pi by the company Oxygen Technologies.
The german-based company Oxygen Technologies is a Fraunhofer spin-off in the field of energy informatics and develops in partnership with KUNBUS algorithms and IT solutions for automated peer-to-peer (P2P) trading of energy generated by decentralized power plants.
What exactly does that mean? Well, the idea of Oxygen Technologies is that private and commercial electricity producers (e. g. by using a solar plant on the roof) can trade their electricity decentrally and directly among each other without any middlemen. The aim of this new type of infrastructure is, among other things, to pay lower electricity prices as consumers and to be less dependent on the big electricity companies.
In order for the system to work, the individual power plants and consumers must of course be able to constantly exchange their data with each other. Oxygen Technologies has chosen RevPi Core hardware and uses it as an intelligent gateway to integrate each participant into the decentralized network.
More information about this interesting project can be found directly on the Oxygen Technologies website.
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thanks for having a look at our newest project, called Revolution Pi. But what is Revolution Pi all about? You are in a hurry? Here is an abstract for you:
RevPi Core is based on Raspberry Pi’s Compute Module. Like all other members of the RevPi family it is compliant to EN61131-2. The RevPi Core is complemented by several digital and analogue IO-modules as well as fitting fieldbus gateway modules. Hard- and software is completely open source – we will publish all circuit diagrams and source code listings. We plan to build up a big international community on our internet platform where ideas and proposals can be exchanged. It is also a place where we will offer several services like P2P connection services or SMS gateways. There will be an online shop where you can buy application software for little money (like EN61131-3 compliant soft PLC including a web server based MMI). The Revolution Pi will be officially launched at the SPS IPC Drives exhibition in Nuremberg this year.
Are you curious now?
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