Crossfield Technology integrates emerging technologies to network the Internet of Things (IoT). Innovation at Crossfield means discovering a new way to solve a problem or applying advanced technology to address a new IoT opportunity. The innovation may encompass a new algorithm, a high-speed fiber optic communications link, or an ultra-low-power wireless transceiver. All are examples of technologies that can dramatically impact the size, performance, power consumption and mobility of a product.
Crossfield's products provide innovative solutions to Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications, such as sensor data acquisition, scene projection and real-time signal processing. Our instrumentation gateways mate a broad range of modular sensor and transducer interfaces to wireless and wired networking technologies to support a wide variety of M2M applications. Networking technologies range from ultra-low-power wireless radios to ultra-high-speed fiber optic links, with data rates ranging from a few Kbps to over 100 Gbps.
Our instrumentation gateways can capture the output of strain, temperature, acceleration, pressure, and other types sensors and either log the data in non-volatile memory or stream the data in real-time across a network to a computer for analysis and storage. In the Ethernet connected platforms, data, precision timing and power can be transmitted down a single copper cable. All of these instrumentation platforms can be controlled through National Instruments’ LabVIEW™.
Crossfield’s instrumentation gateways can be integrated with heterogeneous High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters to provide real-time data acquisition and hardware-in-the-loop simulation. Our high-speed instrumentation gateways provide high bandwidth data streaming into and out of computing clusters. These HPC systems and instrumentation gateways use a Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) and IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) to support precision event scheduling and synchronization, and the Open Fabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) to support Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) transfer of data.