Communications & Networks
November 26, 2009 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
The Open Controller OC-8 series of embedded controllers provides easier and more powerful network enablement. It simplifies the connection of machines, devices and systems in a network for real time communication and interaction. It shortens time-to-market in the development of new products. Existing products benefit by adding secure network capabilities. The pin and function compatible modules are used in a wide variety of applications. A complete tool chain, source code and examples accelerate the implementation. Open Controller herewith meets the need for faster development, reuse of knowledge and sustainable solutions.
The high-tech modules are equipped with a ARM7 or ARM9 (400 MHz) microcontroller. They are provided with Power over Ethernet and the most common communication channels such as high speed serial (12Mbit), I2C, SPI, SSC, CAN, ADC, DAC, LCD, CCD, AC’97, 4-20mA Controller, Ethernet and Wireless. The module supports a variety of protocols including CAN Open, Profibus, Modbus and Powerlink.
All modules are pin and function compatible implying the advantage of working with the same tools and design in different projects. Knowledge, accumulated during development is optimally used during the product lifecycle and remains available for the next project. Engineers equipped with OC-8 have all the necessary hardware and software to develop the desired application faster and easier. Certified open source software The modules are based on open source software.