ASIX launches new EtherCAT Slave SoC solution in Q4 2019

HSINCHU, Taiwan – Sep. 4th, 2019 – ASIX Electronics Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 3169:Taiwan) is going to exhibit its new EtherCAT + IO-Link Master protocol stack solution and the latest AX58100 EtherCAT slave reference designs at China International Industry Fair (Shanghai) – Industrial Automation Show (IAS) 2019.

Response to the rapidly growing Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing market demand, ASIX Electronics exhibits its new AX58100 3rd party MCU EtherCAT slave reference design with ASIX own IO-Link master protocol stack solution. The ASIX IO-Link master protocol stack is developed based on the international point-to-point network communication standard (IEC 61131-9) for IO-Link smart sensors and actuators. This reference design provides a cost-efficient solution to reduce overall costs, standardized and reduced wiring, increased data availability, remote configuration and monitoring, simple device replacement, and advanced diagnostics.

ASIX Electronics exhibits an easy-design AX58100 EtherCAT slave motor control reference design solution based on STMicroelectronics X-CUBE-MCSDK motor control software development kit. ASIX also presents the other solution vendors’ AX58100 development kits to provide clients more solutions to implement AX58100 on the target EtherCAT slave applications quickly.

To simplify the EtherCAT slave products design, ASIX Electronics is going to launch the first EtherCAT slave controller SoC in Greater China area – „AX58200 2/3-Port EtherCAT Slave Controller SoC“ in Q4 2019. The AX58200 supports ARM® Cortex®-M4F uController and additional interfaces such as SPI/I2C/UART/ADC, PWM/ABZ/Hall encoder, etc. and can easily integrate ASIX own IO-Link master protocol stack to support IO-Link smart sensors and actuators on different EtherCAT slave applications.

Figure-1. ASIX AX58200 EtherCAT Slave Controller SoC Solution

ASIX sincerely invites all valued customers to visit IAS 2019 ASIX’s booth no. A018 at Exhibition Hall: 6.1H of National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from September 17th to 21st, 2019. ASIX is going to present the latest EtherCAT + IO-Link Master protocol stack solution.

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