Renesas IO-Link Sensor Network Development Kit to Accelerate Industry 4.0
November 26, 2018
Support for Industrial Ethernet enables communications with control-layer devices such as PLCs without the need for an external processor or memory.
TOKYO. Renesas Electronics has released the RZ/N1S IO-Link Master development kit for industrial sensor networks in smart factory environments. The RZ/N1S IO-Link development kit provides one CPU for managing the eight-port IO-Link Master device, a second CPU with an R-IN engine architecture that supports Industrial Ethernet communications, eight IO-Link connectors, and a sample protocol stack from TMG. The integrated package allows developers to immediately connect IO-Link slave devices for evaluation and prototyping.
The two CPUs present on the RZ/N1S IO-Link Master development kit are supported by 6 MB of on-chip SRAM that enables independent but simultaneous operation. Integrating the two CPUs in a 12mm x 12mm LFBGA package eliminates the need for external memory while optimizing the solution for space constrained industrial environments.
In addition, support for Industrial Ethernet enables communications with control-layer devices such as PLCs without the need for an external processor or memory.
For more information on the RZ/N1S IO-Link solution, visit www.renesas.com/us/en/products/software-tools/boards-and-kits/eval-demo/io-link-master-development-kit.html.