IP Core targets Xilinx® 7 Series FPGAs and Zynq® SoCs.

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Available for Sercos III master and slave controllers for automation devices, Sercos III IP Core includes all hardware functions, such as timing, synchronization, and processing of cyclic and non-cyclic data on basis of 2 integrated Ethernet MACs. Sercos III master and slave devices can be implemented as single chip solution using either Xilinx Artix®-7 FPGAs, other FPGAs of 7 series, or Zynq SoC devices, which integrate ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 processor.



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Sercos IP Core for Xilinx® 7 Series FPGAs and Zynq® SoC Family Available



Sercos International, provider of the Sercos® automation bus, announced the availability of the Sercos III IP Core for Xilinx 7 series FPGAs and devices of the Zynq SoC family.



The IP core is available for Sercos III master and slave controllers (SERCON100M/S) for automation devices. It includes all hardware functions, such as timing, synchronization and processing of cyclic and non-cyclic data on the basis of two integrated Ethernet MACs. Sercos III master and slave devices can be implemented as a single chip solution using either Xilinx Artix®-7 FPGAs, other FPGAs of the 7 series or Zynq SoC devices, which integrate an ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 processor.



“The on-going use of the flexible and continually developing FPGA technology brings significant cost, performance and flexibility benefits to the Sercos community,” said Peter Lutz, Managing Director of Sercos International e.V.



Detailed documentation on the IP core, reference designs and example Ethernet interface diagrams are available from Sercos International (www.sercos.org). Technical support and customer-specific design services are provided by Cannon-Automata, Ried/Germany and Caronno, Pertusella/Italy  (www.automataweb.com).



About Sercos International

Sercos International is an association of users and manufacturers that is in charge of technical development, standardization, certification and marketing for the Sercos automation bus. Conformance tests guarantee that Sercos implementations are standard-compliant, ensuring that devices from different manufacturers can be combined. Based in Germany, the organization presently has more than 90 member companies located around the world and has national liaison offices in North America and Asia.



About Sercos

The SErial Realtime COmmunication System, or Sercos, is one of the world’s leading digital interfaces for communication between controls, drives and decentralized peripheral devices. Sercos has been used in machine engineering for approximately 25 years and is now implemented in over 5 million real-time nodes. With its open, manufacturer-independent Ethernet-based architecture, Sercos III is a universal bus for all automation solutions.

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