Pocatello, IdahoAMI Semiconductor is offering a reference design and evaluation kit for the AMIS-49200 Media Attachment Unit (MAU) that is part of a line of processing automation transceivers for use in safety critical applications such as oil refineries, chemical processing and water treatment plants.
Foundation Fieldbus compliant, the AMIS-49200 reference design and evaluation kit provides a physical interface between the bus wiring and the actual measurement device, targeting industrial process automation applications, specifically Foundation Fieldbus H1 devices Type 111 and Type 112 per Foundation Fieldbus Specification FF-816 (31.25 kbit/s Physical Layer Profile).
Foundation Fieldbus is an all-digital, two-way communications system intended for use in intrinsically safe sensor-to-computer applications where distribution and transfer of data, integrity of control loops and the ability to integrate dissimilar control systems are essential. Typical applications include closed-loop continuous control, batch sequencing, high-speed process automation, information integration, recipe management, data gathering, legacy system integration, and network integration.
Pricing: $225 for each kit.
Availability: October 2007.
AMI Semiconductor (AMIS), 1-208-233-4690, www.amis.com