We are always ready to support our partners in the IO-Link Community and also the newcomers to the IO-Link Community with special customized solutions. With this in mind, together with our partners we have developed various demo kits and ready-to-use evaluation systems, which make it possible for the new IO-Link community members to learn and discover the power of the IO-Link based systems.
IO-Link®, the new bi-directional, digital, point-to-point communication standard (IEC 61131-9) offers a standardized mapping of advanced sensor and actuator features into the automation tool environment. This technology leverages small but powerful microprocessors being incorporated into sensors and actuators to improve control, parameterization and diagnostics.
TEConcept has developed an 8-Port IO-Link master reference design that demonstrates a robust physical interface built using two LTC2874 ICs. The DC2228A will operate your favorite IO-Link device, controlled by Control Tool software (including IODD Interpreter) via an Ethernet connection.
DC2228A operates either with an external 24V supply or, optionally, a Power over Ethernet (PoE) system. In the case of PoE, it can be completely powered via an Ethernet connection to power sourcing equipment such as a PoE injector or PoE switch. We recommend a 90W LTPoE++ solution such as the Allnet ALL048900, which comes with its own power adapter.
LT DC2228A Product Page - http://www.linear.com/solutions/5484
Demonstration circuit 2227A is a complete IO-Link® device built using the LT®3669-2 to implement an IO-Link v1.1 physical interface (PHY). The IO-Link stack protocol runs on an Atmel ATmega microcontroller which connects to LT3669-2’s logic IO-signals to communicate with an IO-Link master via the CQ1 transceiver.
The MAXREFDES79# is the world’s first public and fully IO-Link®-compliant, 4-port IO-Link master reference design. This design uses TEConcept’s IO-Link master stack and is both an IO-Link master reference design as well as an IO-Link sensor/actuator development and test system. Four IO-Link ports allow for simultaneous testing of four different sensors (or actuators). Green and RGB LEDs located on the side of the cylindrical enclosure provide power and communication status, respectively. The reference design has four robust female M12 connectors, the most common connector used for IO-Link, and ships with two black IO-Link cables to quickly connect to IO-Link compatible sensors and actuators. An AC-to-DC (24VDC/1A) power-supply cube is capable of providing greater than 200mA simultaneously to each port and greater than four times that amount if the other ports are unused. A Micro-USB connector underneath the enclosure allows for quick connectivity to a Windows® PC. The easy-to-use TEConcept Control Tool (CT) GUI software with IODD file import capability makes the MAREFDES79# a must-have for any company or engineer serious about developing IO-Link products.
TEConcept develops reference designs that use IO-Link components such as transceivers or controllers. Currently, reference designs are available for products from ST-Microelectronics, Linear Technology, MAXIM (MAXREFDES79), MAXIM (MAXREFDES145), Creative Chips, HMT, Freescale, NXP and Texas Instruments.