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IO-Link Reference Design Sets Size Record

IO-Link Reference Design Sets Size Record

The result of a team effort involving the company and HMT Microelectronic and MESCO Engineering, the IO-Link reference design combines each company’s components including Atmel’s AVR microcontrollers, HMT’s PHY IC, and MESCO’s IO-Link stack to create what may be the industry’s smallest IO-Link reference design. Dubbed the TM96.0 GENIE Explorer Variant A reference design, it measures 6 mm x 20 mm. It performs as an IO-Link device and comes with a push button, two LEDs and a potentiometer to allow developers to add stimuli to the system. The reference design runs the MESCO IO-Link stack on an Atmel ATtiny88 microcontroller and communicates on the IO-Link cable using HMT’s HMT7742 PHY IC. The implementation used in the reference design does not require external protection to sustain reverse polarity or to comply to the EMC surge protection defined in the IEC 60255-5 standard. For more details, call ATMEL CORP., San Jose, CA. (408) 441-0311.
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