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EtherCAT I/O Module fosters flexible application.

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EtherCAT I/O Module fosters flexible application.

Nov 16, 2012 - With 6–32 V input range, aluminum housing, and -40 to +70°C operating range, ETCio 100 accelerates and facilitates connection of analog and digital input and output signals to EtherCAT systems. Module offers 2 analog inputs and 4 analog outputs with 12-bit resolution; output voltage can be individually programmed from 0 to +10 V. there are also 6 digital inputs and 4 digital outputs, with freely selectable output voltage range. Embedded board version is also available.

Original Press Release

EtherCAT I/O Module; Flexible I/O Module for EtherCAT Also Available as Board-Level Product

Press release date: Nov 02, 2012

The new EtherCAT I/O Module "ETCio 100" from IXXAT enables the quick and easy connection of analog and digital input and output signals to EtherCAT systems – whether in component test stands, mobile applications or for industrial automation applications.

The device has two analog inputs and four analog outputs with a 12-bit resolution. The analog output voltage range can be individually programmed between 0 to +10 V.

In addition, the device has six digital inputs and four digital outputs. The output voltage range can be freely selected within a wide range with the switching threshold of the inputs automatically adjusting according to the selected voltage range. The outputs are short circuit protected.

The configuration of the module is made by the EtherCAT master device by writing EtherCAT objects.

Like the other devices of the IXXAT I/O module series with their wide input voltage range from 6 V to 32 V, robust aluminum housing and operating temperature range of -40 ° C to +70 °C, they are ideally suited for integration into existing systems and for usage in mobile and industrial applications.

Along with the aluminum housing model, IXXAT offers the “ETCio 100” also as an embedded board version which can be easily integrated in customer specific devices. Customized versions with custom I/O interfaces, individual form factors or connectors can be developed by IXXAT in a short time and at reasonable prices.

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Company Background

IXXAT is a leading specialist for the integration of embedded system solutions and data communications technologies. IXXAT's technology focus is on CAN, Industrial Ethernet, Safety and FlexRay. In addition to a wide range of hardware and software products, IXXAT develops and delivers, as reliable partner, customer specific hardware components and solutions for the industrial automation as well as for test and measurement applications. Furthermore, IXXAT supports its customers with a variety of services such as consulting, training, and system design and as experienced development partner. With today 80 employees, IXXAT is now for more than 25 years international active, especially in the fields of machinery, automotive, transportation systems and medical devices. For this purpose IXXAT has own subsidiaries and sales offices as well as a large network of distributors.

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