Technology research firm ARC Advisory Group forecasts Ethernet’s double-digit growth for use in industrial networks, partly fueled by applications in the emerging IoT segment. With EtherCAT technology’s “on-the-fly” processing and use of standard Ethernet cabling, the LAN9252 slave controller offers a high level of integration and cost optimization required for current and future industrial applications.
The LAN9252 stand-alone EtherCAT slave controller comes with two 10/100 PHYs. This integrated device’s dual 10/100 Ethernet transceivers support fiber and copper, along with cable diagnostics capabilities. This controller also supports traditional Host Bus and SPI/SQI communication, along with stand-alone digital I/O interfaces, offering system designers the flexibility to select from a range of microcontrollers when implementing the real-time EtherCAT standard. The controller reduces system complexity and cost for developers using EtherCAT in factory-automation, process-control, motor/motion-control and Internet of Things (IoT) industrial-Ethernet applications.
This slave controller includes 4 Kbytes of Dual-Port RAM (DPRAM) and three Fieldbus Memory Management Units (FMMUs). This EtherCAT slave controller is available in commercial, industrial and extended industrial temperature ranges, in low pin count and small body size QFN and QFP-EP packages.
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