The configuration software for this smart IO-Link temperature detector was developed in collaboration with IQ2 Development. The MAXREFDES42# uses their IO-Link device stack to communicate with any IO-Link version 1.1-compliant master. This software control lowers operating cost because it enables fast setup, diagnosis, and event monitoring from a PC and without a trip to the installation site. Maintenance can be done at the PC and not on the floor.
- Low Power: during operation over a temperature range of -40°C to 150°C, the system consumes less than 300mW of power by utilizing an industrial DC-DC step-down converter.
- Highly Integrated: integrated into the front-end is the MAX31865 RTD-to-digital converter which provides flexibility, robustness, and optimal performance for an IO-Link platform.
- PC control with IQ2 software saves configuration and maintenance cost and increases uptime.
The MAXREFDES42# reference design is available for $99.