Texas Instruments announced the SN65HVD101 and SN65HVD102 fully-integrated IO-LINK physical (PHY) layer devices. The SN65HVD101 and SN65HVD102 are available in a 4mm by 3.5mm, 20-pin VQFN package. They are ideal for space-constrained applications. Prices start at $2.23 in 1,000-unit quantities. The TI devices replace discrete implementations and provide flexibility.
ZMD introduced the ZIOL2201 line driver and level shifter IC. The ZMD ZIOL2201 features high-voltage I/O channel, integrated DC/DC converter, IO-Link communication standard support, operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C, and 4mm x 4mm QFN24 package. The output driver is a push pull stage that reaches an RDSon of less than 6.6 Ohms. The IC is ideal for sensors and actuators used in the harsh environment of automation applications. Samples of the ZIOL2201 are available now. Prices start at EUR 2.62 (volumes of 1000 devices).
ZMD introduced the ZIOL2211 line driver and level shifter IC. The ZIOL2211 features a high-voltage I/O channel that meets the physical layer requirements of sensor and actuator systems used in factory automation applications. The operating temperature is -40°C to +85°C. The high-voltage line driver comes in a space-saving 4mm x 4mm QFN24 package. An exposed die paddle ensures optimum heat distribution. Unit prices start at EUR 2.11 and USD 2.85, in volumes of 1000 devices. The ZIOL2211 is scheduled for volume production in Q1 2011. Samples will be available in January 2011. The ZMDI ZIOL2211 is ideal for all kinds of sensors and actuators used in the harsh environment of factory automation applications.
Atmel, HMT Microelectronic, and MESCO Engineering teamed together to create a turnkey solution for integrated IO-Link devices. The solution provides designers overall savings in bill-of-material and board space. The IO-Link reference design combines Atmel’s AVR , HMT’s PHY IC, and MESCO’s IO-Link stack to create the industry’s smallest IO-Link reference design. IO-Link is the upcoming industrial control communication standard that will introduce several benefits for the end user, including easier cabling, remote diagnostics, and configuration.