Rugged Embedded Computers in Factory Automation and Manufacturing

Rugged Embedded Computers in Factory Automation and Manufacturing

Application Story

VersaLogic’s FireWire module plays a part in serving reliability to the chip market

A global leader in materials engineering solutions used in the production of silicone wafers uses the VersaLogic industrial temperature FireWire Interface (MPEe-FW1E) to support two channels of 1394 FireWire high-speed communication and connect legacy devices into their single-wafer Electrochemical Deposition (ECD) platform.

This ECD system for 150mm-300mm single-wafer, automated, multi-chamber, electrochemical deposition delivers high throughput in a small footprint. ECD is a deposition process in which metals are removed from a chemical solution and deposited on a charged surface Electroplating on 300mm wafers employs an enhanced chamber reactor that is able to dynamically change the current density for unmatched uniformity. A multi-zone anode array enables electroplating on ultra-thin and resistive seed layers. The system saves on costs by using ionic membranes to extend chemistry life and “no teach” precision automation to eliminate automation re-teach down-time.

VersaLogic’s commitment to long term availability was a key factor in this manufacturer’s selection of the MPEe-FW1E. At VersaLogic, product lifecycle is considered at every step of the process, from designing products with components that will be available longer, to close ties and feedback from component vendors, to providing formal Life Extension programs to keep proven assemblies in production as long as you need them. Reliability and Long Term Availability are critical in materials manufacturing and to the ECD system that is helping to provide chips and display components used in virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world.

Factory automation systems count on VersaLogic’s expertise to deliver reliable embedded systems. If your application needs a long term available, rugged, industrial temperature embedded computer, look no further than the company that has proven its performance for over 40 years.




Whether your application needs a standard off-the-shelf product, or a customized embedded computer, the skilled technical staff at VersaLogic work hard to accommodate demanding specifications. Contact VersaLogic Technical Sales staff today for assistance specifying the ideal embedded computer for your project.