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Industry 4.0

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The use of IO-Link and smart sensor technologies is creating flexible factories that use adaptive manufacturing techniques. This new level of Industrial optimization powers the Industrial IoT (IIoT). Together these technologies are driving factory automation equipment to shrink, achieving low power consumption through reduced heat dissipation, and delivering greater manufacturing productivity and efficiency. As factories continue to become smarter, their underlying systems will continue to require sophisticated sensors, embedded processing, and secure authentication solutions that meet power and form factor demands.

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The move to Industry 4.0 emphasizes two key trends in industrial sensor design. Sensors are getting increasingly smaller and the information that they collect/transmit is increasingly richer. These two system-level trends are directly influenced by the need to collect and analyze an ever-increasing volume of data from the factory–which is the key for Industry 4.0. A good example of this is the availability of small, integrated intelligent sensors that transmit rich information over protocols such as IO-Link – the fastest growing sensor communication protocol in factory automation systems.This powerful point-to-point communication is based on the long-established 3-wire sensor and actuator connection and has been adopted as an international standard worldwide (IEC 61131-9) for communication with sensors and also actuators.

The best way to think about IO-Link is that it is kind of like a USB for sensors—simple to use and implement, and capable of providing intelligent data from smart sensors. Another change in the system architecture due to Industry 4.0 is the increasing usage of distributed controllers. Given the number of sensors in a plant/process, it is not feasible to route each one of them to a central PLC. Instead, many distributed PLCs are located closer to the line that is being controlled. PLCs in an Industrial 4.0 setting need to be miniaturized to move all of that industrial computing power from today's centralized machine control in a factory, down closer to the actual machines on the factory floor. Maxim continues to provide innovative industrial communication and power products that create pathways to enable the promise of Industry 4.0. Some examples of relevant IC solutions.


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Part number Description  Key Features Details
MAX14914 Specified for operation with supplies up to 40 V, the MAX14914 is a high-side/push-pull driver that operates as both an industrial digital output (DO) and an industrial digital input (DI)
  • 240 mΩ (max) HS R-ON at TA = 125°
  • Enhances System Robustness
  • ±20kV IEC 61000-4-2 Air-Gap ESD Protection
  • Improves System Speed and Throughput
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MAX17572 The MAX17572 high-efficiency, high-voltage, synchronous step-down DC-DC converter with integrated MOSFETs operates over a 4.5V to 60V input
  • No Schottky-Synchronous Operation
  • Internal Compensation for Any Output Voltage
  • Wide 4.5V to 60V Input
  • Peak Efficiency > 92%
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MAX12931 The MAX12930/MAX12931 are a family of 2-channel, 3.75kV/5kVRMS digital galvanic isolators using Maxim’s proprietary process technology
  • Robust Galvanic Isolation of Digital Signals
  • 2 Data Rates (25Mbps/150Mbps)
  • 2 Channel Direction Configurations
  • 3.3mW per Channel at 100Mbps with VDD = 1.8V
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MAX11410 The MAX11410 is a low-power, multi-channel, 24-bit delta-sigma ADC with features and specifications that are optimized for precision sensor measurement
  • High Resolution And Low Noise with Wide Dynamic Range
  • Optimized Features For More Efficient System Design
  • Low Power for Efficient Systems
  • Operating Temperature Range from -40°C to +125°C
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MAX3483AE MAX3483AE family are ±20kV ESD-protected RS-485/422 transceivers, optimized for extended cable runs in noisy environments
  •  Integrated Protection Increases Robustness
  • High ESD Protection
  • Short-Circuit Protected Outputs
  • High-Speed Data Rates up to 20Mbps
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MAX17525 The MAX17525 adjustable overvoltage, undervoltage, and overcurrent protection device guards systems against overcurrent faults in addition to positive overvoltage and reverse-voltage faults
  • Wide Operating Input Range: +5.5 V to +60 V
  • -60 V Negative Input Tolerance with External pFET
  • Low 31 mΩ (typ) RON
  • Thermal Foldback Current-Limit Protection
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MAX17242/3 The MAX17242/MAX17243 high-efficiency, synchronous step-down DC-DC converters with integrated MOSFETs operates over a 3.5 V to 36 V input voltage range
  • Pin Compatibility for 2 A/3 A Options
  • Fixed Output Voltage with ±2% Accuracy
  • 42 V Input Voltage Transient Protection
  • 93% Peak Efficiency
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MAX14856 The MAX14856/MAX14858 isolated RS-485/RS-422 transceivers provide 5000 VRMS (60s) of galvanic isolation between the cable side (RS-485/RS-422 driver/ receiver-side) and the UART side of the device
  • Integrated LDO for Cable Side Power
  • Compliant with RS-485 EIA/TIA-485 Standard
  • 500 kbps (MAX14856)/25 Mbps (MAX14858) Maximum Data Rate
  • Allows Up to 128 Devices on the Bus
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MAX14130 The MAX14930–MAX14932 are a family of 4-channel, 2.75 kVRMS and 3.75 kVRMS digital isolators utilizing Maxim’s proprietary process technology
  • Robust Galvanic Isolation of Digital Signals
  • Accepts 1.71 V to 5.5 V Supplies
  • 3 Data Rates (1Mbps, 25Mbps, 150Mbps)
  • Low Power Consumption at High Data Rates
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MAX5717/19 The MAX5717 and MAX5719 are serial-input, unbuffered 16 and 20-bit voltage-output unipolar digital-to-analog converters (DACs) with integrated feedback resistors
  • 16 and 20-bit resolution
  • ±4 LSB INL (Max, 16-bit)
  • ±0.5 LSB DNL (Max, 16-bit)
  • Integrated ±0.025% (max) Bipolar Setting Resistors
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MAX14912/3 The MAX14912/MAX14913 have eight 640mA smart high-side switches that can also be configured as push-pull drivers for high-speed switching
  • 230mΩ (max) High-Side RON at TA = 125°C
  • High-Efficiency 5V/100mA Buck Regulator
  • 200kHz Switching-Rate Capability in Push-Pull Mode
  • 60V Abs Max VDD Rating

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MAXM17532 The MAXM17532 is a high-efficiency,
synchronous, step-down DC-DC power module with integrated controller, MOSFETs, compensation components, and inductor that operates over a wide input-voltage
  • Easy to use 
  • High Efficiency
  • Flexible Design
  • Robust Operation
  • Rugged
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MAX12900 The MAX12900 is an ultra-low-power, highly integrated 4-20mA sensor transmitter
  • Wide Input Supply Range: 4.0V to 36V
  • Ultra-Low-Power Consumption: 170μA (typ)
  • High Linearity: 0.01% (Max Error)
  • High Resolution: Up to 16 Bit
  • Low Drift Voltage Reference: 10ppm/°C max
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MAXM15462  The MAXM15462 is a high-efficiency,  synchronous stepdown DC-DC module with integrated circuit and inductor that operates over a wide input-voltage range
  • Easy to use 
  • High Efficiency
  • Flexible Design
  • Robust Operation
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MAX14436 The MAX14434–MAX14436 are among the fastest, lowest power, 4-channel, digital galvanic isolators on the market today using Maxim’s proprietary process technology
  • Low Power Consumption
  • 25Mbps or 200Mbps
  • Robust Galvanic Isolation
  • three possible unidirectional channel configurations
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MAX14827A The MAX14827A integrates the high-voltage functions commonly found in industrial sensors, including drivers and regulators
  • Low Power Dissipation for Small Sensors
  • High Configurability and Integration Reduce SKUs
  • Selectable Driver Integrated Protection Enables Robust Communication
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MAX14828 The MAX14828 integrates the high-voltage functions commonly found in industrial sensors
  • Low Power Dissipation for Small Sensors
  • High Configurability and Integration Reduce SKUs
  • Robust Communication
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MAX14819 The MAX14819 low-power, dual-channel, IO-Link® master transceiver with sensor/actuator power-supply controllers is fully compliant with the latest IO-Link and binary input standards and test specifications
  • Low-Power Architecture
  • Integrated IO-Link Framer Eliminates Need for External UARTs
  • High Configurability and Integration Reduce SKUs
  • Integrated Protection Enables Robust Systems
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