Flexible USB IO Module for Use in Oil and Gas Industries

Neoventus has completed the design of a configurable IO module for use in Ferguson Beauregard’s iSyte system. This module, based on STMicroelectronics latest family of 32-bit ARM microcontrollers – the STM32, implements a wide variety of IO types and interfaces to the iSyte controller over USB. In addition, each input point is reconfigurable via software allowing for easy module reuse as new applications or sensor / actuator types are required.

Neoventus provided all hardware and firmware design, followed by testing with Microsoft Windows® USB (HID) driver to assure the expected functionality. Neoventus structures contracts to the needs of each client – in this case we worked to transition the design to Ferguson Beauregard’s manufacturer for prototyping and production following design. As in nearly every case, full functionality was achieved on the first pass hardware.

The iSytesystem simultaneously optimizes and controls production of multiple gas wells; and does so wirelessly. The configurable wired IO provides additional facility status visibility to operators, and facilitates customer specific control algorithms.

With more than 35 years of success in plunger lift technology, tank monitoring, and automation, Ferguson Beauregard is recognized as the market-leader in delivering innovative production solutions for the oil and gas industry.

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