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Maxim Integrated MAXREFDES145# board

Maxim Integrated MAXREFDES145# - 8-channel IO-Link master

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The MAXREFDES145# is a fully IO-Link®-compliant, 8-port IO-Link master reference design. This design uses TEConcept's IO-Link master stack and is both an IO-Link master reference design as well as an IO-Link sensor/actuator development and test system. Eight IO-Link ports allow for simultaneous testing of up to eight different sensors (or actuators). The reference design has eight robust female M12 connectors, the most common connector used for IO-Link, and ships with two IO-Link cables to quickly connect to IO-Link compatible sensors and actuators. An AC-to-DC (24VDC/1A) power-supply cube is capable of providing at least 125mA simultaneously to each port and more when fewer ports are unused. A USB 2.0 Type B connector allows for quick connectivity to a Windows® PC.

The easy-to-use TEConcept Control Tool (CT) GUI software with IODD file import capability makes the MAXREFDES145# a must-have for any company or engineer serious about developing IO-Link products.

Key features

  • Fully IO-Link Version 1.1 Compliant
  • TEConcept IO-Link Master Stack
  • Easy-to-Use TEConcept TC Tool
  • 8 IO-Link Master Ports
  • Ships with All Cables Needed
  • Field Update Programmable

Competitive advantages

  • Simultaneous 8-Port Operation
  • Easy-to-Use GUI
  • IODD Import


  • Control and Automation
  • IO-Link Sensors
  • IO-Link Actuators

Maxim Integrated


Maxim’s Dual IO-Link Master Transceiver Ensures Robust Communications with 50% Lower Power for Industry 4.0 Applications MAX14819 delivers a fully-compliant IO-Link® solution with integrated framer and L+ supply controllers.

Evaluation kit for Maxim's MAX14819

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