Maxim Integrated Go-IO PLC
Ultra-Portable IO on the go – the MAXREFDES212 Go-IO programmable logic controller reference design consists of multiple software configurable IOs in a compact form factor to address the needs of industrial automation, building automation, and industrial robotics.
When industrial IoT, adaptive manufacturing, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence come together, you get the industrial convergence that truly brings to life the smart factory, also known as Industry 4.0. The promise of industrial convergence is increased productivity as well as the agility needed to adapt the manufacturing line for multiple products without having to stop production or schedule a technician to reconfigure equipment.
Companies are increasingly seeking to move intelligence to the edge of the factory floor. The Go-IO PLC reference design can help them achieve this, providing multiple software-defined I/Os in an ultra-compact (less than 1 cubic inch) industrial IoT solution. This allows an unparalleled level of integration to address the needs of industrial automation, building automation, and industrial robotics applications. Go-IO continues Maxim’s strong commitment to empowering design innovation by providing the technologies that engineers need to quickly create and prototype new industrial control systems.
- Small Footprint
With its ultra-small size (< 1 cubic inch: 1.7in.W x 1.56in.D x 0.25in.H), Go-IO can be integrated throughout the factory floor
- Robust and Safe
The Go-IO features advanced industrial products rated to withstand -40°C to +125°C, and includes our robust, safe, fast de-mag technology
- High Efficiency
Its modest energy signature increases efficiency, and you won’t need a cooling fan
- Packs a Powerful Punch
Its 17 configurable IOs can control an entire manufacturing node or piece of equipment, including isolated digital inputs, digital outputs, IO-Link masters, and isolated RS-485 with integrated power
- Extended Battery Life
Go-IO is the first compact, portable PLC platform that can operate for a minimum of 8 hours using "AAA" batteries or a minimum of 12 hours from LiFePO4 rechargeable batteries
Programmable via the MAX32630 using the low-power Arm® Micro toolchain with Windows or Mac OS
- Intelligence and Decentralized Control
Enables automation equipment to act autonomously based on changing environments—as issues are identified, equipment can reprogram itself to perform another task
- Productivity and Throughput Increases
Quickly isolates problems to facilitate higher factory uptime
- Industrial IOT
- Industry 4.0 and robotics
- Factory and process automation
- IO-Link sensors and actuators
- Building automation
In this video, Avnet Silica explains the demo exhibited at embedded world 2019.
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