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Embedded World 2018

Combined: IIoT gateway and embedded controller

At the exhibition, Adlink showed its controller, designed for use in the temperature range from -40 °C to +85 °C. It can be used both as an IIoT gateway and embedded platform for local controllers.

IIoT gateway and embedded controller MXE-210, distributed by acceed (Photo: Adlink)

This combination makes the MXE-210 particularly interesting for demanding applications in the areas of transport, automation, manufacturing, and smart city solutions. With its interfaces and support of data communication standards such as CANopen, the controller series is suitable for a variety of solutions in the tension field of IIoT and embedded controlling. Modbus, Ethercat, DDS, and MQTT for example are also supported.

The device comes in a fanless casing with the dimensions of 140 mm x 58 mm x 110 mm. Its construction allows use in harsh environments and includes vibration resistance up to 5 Grms, impact resistance up to 100 G, and operating temperature range from -40 °C up to +85 °C. The operating systems Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 64 Bit and Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS 64 bit are supported.

Respectively two LAN 10/100MbE interfaces, COM ports (EIA-232, EIA-232/422/485), USB 2.0 hosts, and Mini-PCIe slots are available for further classical data exchange. A USIM socket is available for the installation of the wireless modules.

Moreover, all models in the series offer certified EMI/EMS stability for extreme operating conditions in accordance with EN 61000-6-4/2. Due to their conformity with EN 50155, the controllers are approved for use in all types of rail vehicles.

The company showed this CAN-related device and other products at the Embedded World 2018 in Nuremberg.


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Kvaser Sontheim