Control Matters
SPLat Controls' aperiodic newsletter

24 May 2011
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Has your car been hacked yet?

As cars become more and more dependent on embedded controllers and firmware, the possibility emerges of cars getting maliciously hacked. Does that sound far-fetched to you? Well, a team of "research hackers" at the universities of Washington and California have been investigating exactly that possibility. The results were amazing and more than a little worrying (depending of course on your PPI (Personal Paranoia Index)). You can read the full story at New Scientist online.

Announcing a new controller product - HD8

We have just released a new SPLat Controller. It is called the HD8. It features a user interface with 3 buttons and 3 digits of seven-segment numeric display. It was designed for applications like "smart temperature controllers", where you may need a simple user settable parameter (e.g. target temperature), plus the ability to program in a sequence of steps. Think "dishwasher", "fermentation vessel", "autoclave".

Of course, it needn't be just temperature. The HD8 has 2 analog inputs with 5V, 10V, 20mA ranges or thermistor, so you could be measuring and controlling a wide range of physical variables
 
HD8 webpage.

Have you seen our easy to digest Finite State Machine tutorial?
"Not too many people know about FSM - pity. It can create very stable code.". 
Chris Kamffer, South Africa

"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up." - Paul Keating, Prime Minister of Australia 1991-1996

The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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Copyright 2011 SPLat Controls Pty Ltd. This communication does not constitute professional advice