offers two independent I/O channels that meet the physical layer requirements
of master, sensor and actuator systems used in factory automation applications.
The ZIOL2411 is pin- and function-compatible with the ZIOL2401. Designed for
master applications ZMDI provides with the ZIOL2411 a cost-efficient IC without
an integrated dc/dc converter. Operating temperature of the ZIOL2411 is -40 to
+85C. The IC comes in a 4 x 4 mm QFN24 package. An exposed die paddle is for
ZMDI's new high-voltage
line driver ZIOL2411 is useful for harsh environments in automation
applications and is fully programmable ranging from slew rate, and current
settings to numerous diagnostics and protection features. ZMDI's existing IO-Link tools also support the
ZIOL2411. Using the same IC and development tools for all serial I/O saves
design time and shortens time to market.
The ZIOL2401 Starter
and Lab Kits are for ZMDI IO-Link products including the ZIOL2411. The Lab Kit
includes an evaluation board and a Windows-based configuration tool, with a USB
interface between the PC and the board. Developers can evaluate configurations
and save the results. In-system programming via SPI is also supported, allowing
full customization after manufacturing.
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