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Maxim Integrated Introduces Game-changing Architecture for Industrial PLC Digital-input Modules

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 3:00pm
WDD Staff


Designers now have a way to reduce power, system cost, and size for programmable logic controller (PLC) digital-input subsystems, with the Corona (MAXREFDES12#) reference design by Maxim Integrated Products (Munich, Germany). This design reduces isolated channels and leverages analog integration for industrial control and automation applications. Features include:

  • Analog integration: Reduces isolation channels to four while Maxim’s digital isolator eliminates the need for optoisolators.
  • Lower power: Best-in-class power consumption; uses 16% less power than the traditional design approach. 
  • Lower cost: Uses 38 fewer parts than a traditional design to create a less expensive integrated solution.
  • Smaller size: Provides 51% fewer components than a traditional design.

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