Analog Devices recently introduced a real-time Ethernet, multi-protocol (REM) switch chip Ethernet connectivity solution for intelligent factory applications. Well suited for a variety of connected motion applications, you can use the “TSN-ready” (time sensitive networking) fido5000 with any processor, any protocol, and any stack.
The fido5000 two-port embedded Ethernet switch’s features, specs, and benefits include:
Reduces board size and power consumption while improving Ethernet performance at the node under any network load condition.
Attaches to Analog’s ADSP-SC58x, ADSP-2158x, and ADSP-CM40x motion control processors
Supports PROFINET RT/IRT, EtherNet/IP with beacon-based DLR, ModbusTCP, EtherCAT, SERCOS, and POWERLINK.
Achieves cycle times below 125 µs
Includes drivers for simple integration with any Industrial Ethernet protocol stack
The fido5100 is scheduled for full production in September 2017 and will cost $6 each in 1,000-piece quantities. The fido5200 (EtherCAT Capable) is also scheduled for full production in September 2017 and will cost $8 each in 1,000-piece quantities.
The iW1679 digital PWM controller drives 10-W power bipolar junction transistor (BJT) switches to reduce costs in 5-V/2-A smartphone adapters and chargers. The controller enables designers to replace field-effect transistors (FETs) with lower-cost BJTs to provide lower standby power and higher light-load and active average efficiency in consumer electronic products.
The iW1679 uses Dialog’s adaptive multimode PWM/PFM control to dynamically change the BJT switching frequency. This helps the system improve light-load efficiency, power consumption, and electromagnetic interference (EMI). The iW1679 provides high, 83% active average efficiency; maintains high efficiency at loads as light as 10%. It achieves less than 30-mW no-load standby power with fast standby recovery time. The controller meets stringent global energy efficiency standards, including: US Department of Energy, European Certificate of Conformity (CoC) version 5, and Energy Star External Power Supplies (EPS) 2.0.
The iW1679 offers a user-configurable, four-level cable drop compensation option. It comes in a standard, low-cost, eight-lead SOIC package and provides protection from fault conditions including output short-circuit, output overvoltage, output overcurrent, and overtemperature.
The iW1679 costs $0.29 each in 1,000-unit quantities.
The MP220 is an industrial high-current switch. It features a single-pole, double-break electrical circuit that enables it to double break two independent electrical circuits.
The MP220 switch utilizes a fast snap action mechanism to transition from break-to-make position. The switch in its standard version is currently IP67 sealed. An improved sealing for IP68 applications with a strengthened cable exit is also available.
The MP220 is available in standard microswitch-size housing with a range of possible actuators and a four-wire potted cable. The switch is EN61058-certified for 250 VAC/10 A with a –40°C-to-130°C operating temperature range.