IO-Link IC connects industry 4.0 devices

The CCE4503 is the latest member of the IO-Link family from Dialog Semiconductor.  It is the first to be launched by the company since it bought Creative Chips at the end of last year. The IC connects the smallest and most price-sensitive IO-Link device sensors and actuators for the industrial IoT (IIoT).

IO-Link is the first globally standardised, serial bi-directional point-to-point communication technology (IEC 61131-9) for an industrial automation network, providing data access to the cloud. It provides robust communications for the last stretch between sensors, actuators and any fieldbus within a network.

The CCE4503 is a robust device-side IO-Link-compliant transceiver that combines IO-Link standard communications with advanced protection circuitry and low power dissipation. It is packaged in a tiny DFN10 (3.0 x 3.0mm). Its size enables it to be used to add IO-Link connectivity to the most space-constricted industrial sensor and actuator devices, says Dialog.

“Industrial sensors and actuators are integrating more functionality in smaller form factors with greater demands for cloud connectivity,” said Dr Lutz Porombka, vice president of Dialog’s Industrial Mixed Signal business unit.

The CCE4503 is sampling now and is supported by a comprehensive set of development support tools, industry standard IO-Link software and a full-featured customer evaluation board.

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