This allows developers to create extremely scalable solutions that require much less parts with perfect adaptation to the desired application. The IO-Link firmware modules from MESCO offer the developer an IO Link interface-full access to all features and services that are defined in the IO-link specification version 1.0. The firmware also supports features such as service PDU, Interleave mode and the direct diagnosis of differentiated information. Due to the modular design, optimized for the AVR architecture, the library can be adapted to the existing space and allows a rapid implementation of application-specific commands. The TM96. 0-A reference design comes with a demo application of IO-Link firmware from MESCO. For the development of IO-link products is a TM96.
0 evaluation and debugging Board available, that all necessary connections and the firmware library of MESCO is equipped with. Optionally, the client can also purchase required source code. Developers who opt for this solution, take advantage of proven, tested and continuously developed IO-Link firmware compatibility with existing field bus systems, which significantly shortens the time-to-market and reduced development risks. Ingar Fredriksen, AVR product marketing director at Atmel notes: “we are very pleased with the cooperation with HMT and MESCO engineering, which we are positioning our AVR family as a microcontroller of choice for the development of IO-Link-enabled products. The customer benefits from HMT’s expertise in mixed-signal ICs and ASIC for industrial sensors, as well as from MESCO’s experience in the field of industrial communication and, in particular, their work in the field of the IO-Link standardization. The combination of the innovative and small HMT PHY IC with the compact and efficient AVR controllers, as well as the tried and tested software library of MESCO is a real plus for all sensor and Aktorhersteller, which after a integrated and reliable IO-Link solution search, which is fraught with low system cost. AVR products are offered in several versions in terms of pinning, storage and functions.