NetBurner is proud to offer two in-depth classes at the MICROCHIP® 22nd Annual Worldwide MASTERS Conference. Better yet, this hands-on workshop utilizes our latest ARM-Powered Ethernet System-on-Module! We will use our products to dive into the ins and outs of debugging networking issues from the field. This is an event with lots to offer and one to not miss!
THERE AIN’T NO SUCH THING AS ASCII!
That’s right, there is no such thing as an ASCII string unless you understand the encoding that it uses. And there are a lot of encodings. We all know a significant segment of the world’s population speaks, reads and writes something other than English. For your ASCII strings to be understood by people speaking languages other than English, you really need to understand ASCII encodings. It’s time to ante up.
In this edition of my dissertation on ASCII I am going to devolve into the background of Unicode. This is the second of two parts of my presentation on ASCII (part I here). ASCII data is something we encounter every single day but most of us don’t really appreciate the complexity behind it or what’s happening behind the scenes. If you think this isn’t important you’d be wrong. ASCII data moves a lot of important information on the factory floor and that’s the reason our ASCII to PLC Gateway is so popular. Our customers also move a lot of ASCII data over EtherNet/IP™ and ProfiNet IO. ASCII still rules though software programmers may not want to hear that.
Scratching your head as to which IoT (Internet of Things) or network development kit to use for your next project — and not just for
NetBurner’s founders started twenty years ago as unassuming pioneers in the much later named Internet of Things (IoT). Our mission then and now was to make network-enabling hardware and devices a snap for industrial engineers and product designers.
In hindsight, one could call this earlier era in networking-enabling or IP-enabling widgets “IoT 1.0”. Now that IoT 2.0 is in full swing it’s exciting to look forward on where else this fantastic journey will go from a macroeconomic perspective. In this post, we’re featuring two articles that summarize the market drivers and economic forecasts as we move ever closer to a nearly inevitable IoT 3.0. We think it is an important read for our forward-thinking community.
Oh my… how time flies! It was 1998 when NetBurner first opened its shiny eyes as a baby tech startup. The Internet was still called
You may not know it but we all use Unicode Transformation Format (UTF) every day, though many of us call it ASCII. However, it’s hard to appreciate what it is or what’s going on behind the scenes. ASCII data is the reason that our ASCII to PLC Gateway is so popular. There is a ton of bar code, printer labels, and other ASCII data on the factory floor. And ASCII isn’t going away.