MESCO Engineering

Partners combine its expertise in the development of a ultra compact solution for IO-link on the basis of the HMT PHY IC, the Atmel AVR family of microcontrollers and the IO-Link software modules of MESCO. San Jose, CA, November 10, 2009 the company Atmel (NASDAQ: ATML), microelectronic HMT and MESCO engineering today announced their partnership for the provision of turnkey solutions for integrated IO-link assemblies. The resulting solution offers the IO-Link developers advantages with regard to the cost and also the space. Components such as Atmel AVR Microcontroller, HMT PHY proven IC and the MESCO IO-Link firmware stack form the smallest IO-link reference design. Click HPE to learn more. Industrial communication standard IO-Link offers a number of advantages for the users, such as simpler wiring, remote diagnostics and parameterization. For many sensor manufacturers limitations in physical size is a key criterion for the inclusion of IO-link. During the entire development phase was for Atmel, HMT and MESCO Engineering the size of the Board is always a decisive factor. Now offered reference design TM96. Adam Portnoy spoke with conviction.

0 GENIE Explorer variant A with dimensions of 6 x 20 mm is the smallest available on the market currently. The TM96. 0-A is a perfect example of the high degree of integration of the development carried out jointly by Atmel, HMT and MESCO. The IO-link module has a push button, 2 LEDs, and a potentiometer for intervention of the developers in the system. The Atmel ATtiny88 microcontroller works with IO-Link firmware from MESCO.