To simplify the EtherCAT network setup by using EtherCAT P One Cable solution with EtherCAT data lines and two individual 24V DC/3A power supplies
ASIX EtherCAT P One Cable Solution
HSINCHU, Taiwan – Dec. 12th, 2018
ASIX Electronics Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 3169:Taiwan), announces a new AX58100 EtherCAT Slave Controller solution in March, 2018. The AX58100 integrates two embedded Fast Ethernet PHYs, SPI Master, PWM/ABZ/Hall Encoder, Digital I/O, etc. interfaces to provide a simple design and cost effective EtherCAT slave controller solution. Implementing the EtherCAT P One Cable solution, AX58100 can further simplify the EtherCAT network environment setup.
EtherCAT P (EtherCAT + Power) One Cable Solution
To simplify the EtherCAT network setup, EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) announced a new EtherCAT P standard in 2016 to enable one to use a single standard 4-wire industrial Ethernet cable not only for data transmission, but also for two electrically isolated, individually switchable 24V DC/3A power supplies (Us for system and sensor supply; and Up for actuator peripheral voltage). The two individual 24V DC/3A power supplies (Us and Up) are daisy chained (cascadable) through the EtherCAT P Ethernet magnetic power circuits of EtherCAT P devices.
The EtherCAT P is 100% EtherCAT-compatible, and all EtherCAT features such as 100Mbps Full-duplex, Processing On-the-Fly, Distributed Clocks, flexible network topologies (star, line, tree), etc. are fully applicable to EtherCAT P devices.
To simplify EtherCAT network setup by using EtherCAT P One Cable solution
On typical EtherCAT applications, each EtherCAT system board, sensor and actuator require separate power supplies; users need more time and more installation space to setup the EtherCAT network environment. Using the EtherCAT P One Cable solution, each EtherCAT system board, sensor and actuator can get the required power from the EtherCAT P cable directly; users can more easily setup the EtherCAT P network environment and need smaller installation space. Please get the latest EtherCAT P standard specification and implementation guide from EtherCAT Technology Group web site (https://www.ethercat.org/en/ethercat-p.html).