DeviceNet IC lets devices plug into network.

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DeviceNet Engine has all components required to create DeviceNet product. It does not need to be programmed, can be incorporated just like any other integrated circuit, and is DeviceNet Version 2.0 compliant. It allows exchange of information between DeviceNet networks and serially linked device. User configures node ID from 0-63, data rate of 125, 250, or 500 kbps, and number of I/O points via switches or standard DeviceNet software configuration tools.

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Contemporary Controls DeviceNet Engine Offers a No-Hassle Approach for OEM Compliance to the DeviceNet Protocol

Downers Grove, Illinois (August 19, 2002)-The DeviceNet Engine from Contemporary Controls affords a convenient and flexible method of DeviceNet compliance for OEM products without the need to develop complex software. It is equipped with all the electronic components required to create a DeviceNet product. Unlike other DeviceNet products, it does not need to be programmed. It can be incorporated into the design just like any other integrated circuit.

This product is DeviceNet Version 2.0 compliant by Open DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA) standards and supports the Generic Device profile. It allows the exchange of information between DeviceNet networks and serially-linked device (EIA-232). The operating range is -40°C to +85°C, offering optimum solutions for most rugged industrial applications.

The DeviceNet Engine permits the user to configure the node ID (0-63), the data rate (125, 250 or 500 kbps) and the number of input/output (I/O) points. These parameters can be hard coded, set by switches or controlled via standard DeviceNet software configuration tools. To mount the DeviceNet Engine on the OEM equipment, terminal strips have been provided on each side of the module.

To facilitate development, an evaluation system is available from Contemporary Controls. The DeviceNet Evaluation System (DNE-EVS) includes an evaluation board. DeviceNet connector, power supply and software on CD-ROM. It also includes an EDS file wlich can be customized for the OEM's product. With these items, the user can breadboard a design and test it before committing to production. All signals are +5 V (TTL) relative to ground. A User Manual fully documents the DeviceNet Engine and Evaluation Board.

Availability is September.

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