New portfolio of industrial connectivity solutions addresses key I4.0 challenges
New robust, industrial Ethernet physical layer (PHY) products to help manufacturers address key Industry 4.0 and smart factory communication challenges surrounding data integration, synchronisation, edge connectivity, and system interoperability, have been launched by Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI).
The ADIN1300 is a low-power, single port Ethernet transceiver with industry leading power and latency specifications primarily designed for time-critical industrial Ethernet applications up to Gigabit speeds. As industrial automation increases the adoption of Ethernet and pushes in the boundaries of data rates, the ADIN1300 is designed to operate reliably in harsh industrial conditions over extended ambient temperature ranges.
Analog Devices showcased the ADIN1300 and other industrial Ethernet solutions at the Smart Productions Solutions (SPS) exhibition at the end of November in Nuremberg, Germany. ADIN1300 is the latest technology developed for the ADI Chronous Ethernet portfolio, ADI’s newly expanded portfolio of industrial Ethernet solutions. ADI Chronous Ethernet solutions – which include the ADIN1200, a low-power single port 10/100 robust Ethernet PHY for today’s real time industrial Ethernet networks – encompass a range of advanced industrial Ethernet technologies from real-time Ethernet switches, PHY transceivers and protocol processing to complete network interface products.
“Within industrial environments, even one millisecond of communications timing being off can produce a negative, expensive impact on quality, throughput, and efficiency for manufacturers,” said Brendan O’Dowd, General Manager of the Industrial Automation Business Unit for Analog Devices. “ADIN1300 ensures real time, robust industrial communications by targeting important challenges of deploying industrial Ethernet connectivity with low latency in a smaller package size to reduce industrial Ethernet network cycle times.”
ADI also unveiled its updated suite of ADI Chronous Ethernet solutions.
Smart Machines & Factories will be reporting further on this technology in future issues.