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Embedded World 2016

Automation controller with CAN interfaces

The programmable automation controller µMIC.200 by Microcontrol (Germany) is equipped with an ARM controller which is clocked at a maximum of 1 GHz. Additionally it provides two CAN interfaces.

The controller can communicate with peripheral devices via CAN, Ethernet, or serial interfaces (Photo: Microcontrol)

THE MODULE PROVIDES 256 MiB RAM as well as 4 GiB Flash memory which may be extended by a microSD slot. The maximum power consumption of the modules is 3 W. The controller requires 62 mm on the DIN-rail. Digital signals, a CAN network, and EIA-232 are connected via plugable Combicon terminals from Phoenix Contact. The real-time Linux operating system facilitates flexible development of software with the toolchain being integrated in the automation controller.

The product comes with two isolated CAN interfaces, two Ethernet interfaces, two isolated EIA-232 interfaces, as well as a Cortex-A8 CPU with 1 GHz clock frequency. The operating temperature is -40 °C to +85 °C. Additional peripherals (e.g. WLAN-adapter) may be connected via USB. All I/O modules equipped with CANopen interface may be connected to the automation controller via the integrated CANopen master API.

Equipped with eight configurable digital I/Os, a relay, four controllable LEDs, and a real-time clock, the µMIC.200 may be used in a multitude of different applications. The company presents the product at the Embedded World 2016 fair in hall 4, stand 113. The exhibition takes place in Nuremberg, Germany from February 23 to 25, 2016.