Hitex Development Tools has worked with Infineon Technologies, TMG Technologie Management Gruppe Technologie und Engineering, ZMDI Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden and with development tool support from Keil to developed an IO-Link demonstration system.
The IO-Link demonstrator consists of a sensor (IO-Link device) and an IO-Link master to ease evaluation of the functionality of an industrial control unit sub-system. This is achieved via a PC-GUI (TMG IO-Link Device Tool) to configure the IO-Link Master via USB of up to 4 IO-Link Ports (Infineon 16 Bit XE164, up to 8 IO-Link Ports) and the display of process control data provided by the connected sensor (Infineon 8 Bit XC822).
The physical realization of the IO-Link communication is based on the IO-Link PHYs ZIOL2401 from ZMDI. The application of the IO-Link device is available as a µVision development project with C-source code in order to be able to do own experiments.
Further information see www.hitex.com/io-link