John Deere Announces M Series Controllers With New Eagle Raptor® Software

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  • John Deere control solutions offer multiple combinations of load inputs, outputs, and computing power all in one common architecture.
  • New Eagle Raptor software brings flexible development tools to rugged OEM-level hardware vastly reducing costs and accelerating time-to market.
  • John Deere M Series Controllers with New Eagle Raptor software will be introduced at ACT Expo in Las Vegas.

Fargo, N.D. (May 6, 2024) — John Deere is expanding the versatility of its rugged electronic controls by working with software supplier New Eagle to offer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) a complete open-platform solution for their specialized applications that integrates rugged hardware with a streamlined software solution.

John Deere is excited to announce that its M Series Controllers are now available with cutting-edge New Eagle Raptor software. New Eagle Raptor software is based on embedded Model-Based Design (eMBD). When integrated with the company’s M Series Controllers, Raptor can shorten the developmental cycle for OEMs, leading to a reduction in costs and time to market. Attendees at the upcoming Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo will have an opportunity to see this latest addition to the John Deere electronic controls lineup in Booth 3311 in Las Vegas, May 20–23. New Eagle will also have a booth (3605) at the show further highlighting the power of the Raptor toolchain.

“The addition of New Eagle Raptor software to our M Series Controllers gives our OEM customers a comprehensive control system solution that we weren’t able to offer before. Our customers push the limits of mechanical durability and need a rugged and reliable solution on the jobsite that can provide critical machine control functions,” said Dan Dougherty, sales and marketing leader for electronic systems at John Deere. “This new offering provides easy integration for a range of applications and enables us to support even more customers in meeting their specialized system design needs.”

John Deere offers OEMs versatile control solutions for a range of mobile applications, including diesel and gas engines, hydraulic control systems, cab/body controls, power distribution systems, powertrain controls, implement controls, and lighting controls. Featuring multiple combinations of load inputs, outputs, and computing power all in one common architecture, John Deere electronic controls are designed for operation in environments with severe heat and extreme cold, harsh chemical vapors, and direct exposure to water, dirt, dust, and rock. The M Series Controllers include the M31, M411, M501, M502, and M702 controllers. John Deere electronic controls offer high current outputs and are available with multiple combinations of CAN, LIN, and Ethernet. They are also IP67 rated and feature built-in acceleration and temperature sensors, wake-up capabilities, AECQ-qualified electrical components, and 32-bit microprocessors.

New Eagle’s Raptor software brings flexible development tools to production hardware, allowing customers to create control software for OEM-level ruggedized hardware in a fraction of the time typically required. It meets stringent automotive-grade requirements, extending the value and benefits of our solutions to other markets while adhering to the highest functional safety and cybersecurity standards.

“With a shared commitment to quality and innovation, we look forward to growing our long-standing relationship with John Deere with this new offering. Our leading Raptor software solution combined with the high-quality controls hardware that John Deere is known for will unlock application potential across the on-highway and off-highway industries,” said Dwayne McKenzie, director of New Eagle. “Another benefit of this collaboration is the high-volume capacity that John Deere can offer to OEMs looking to take advantage of this complete open system solution. All of this further enhances the versatility and scalability of the M Series Controllers with Raptor software.”

John Deere will have its line of M Series Controllers on display in Booth 3311 at ACT Expo in Las Vegas, May 20-23. There will be in-booth demonstrations of how the controllers work with the New Eagle Raptor software. To learn more about these products ahead of the show, click here.

About Deere & Company

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About New Eagle

New Eagle is a trusted partner in engineering solutions, specializing in electronic systems and control software development for a wide range of industries, including automotive, transportation, defense, industrial, aviation, military, aerospace, and off-highway. New Eagle specializes in mechatronic controls, assisting developers in managing project development, supply chain, costs, and outcomes using our Raptor embedded Model-Based Development (eMBD) software platform and off-the-shelf hardware control solutions. Our versatile engineering teams are skilled in developing electronic systems for the electronic vehicle propulsion and autonomy markets, from concept to production.

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