IO-Link Technology Enables Smarter Factories


Date: September 13, 2017

A key enabler of Industry 4.0 is IO-Link. An IEC standardized bi-directional communication protocol, IO-Link brings data from the factory floor to the plant level for factory efficiency, sensor diagnostics, maintenance, and more. With IO-Link, plant managers can easily receive sensor health updates and plan for upcoming sensor maintenance or replacement. Factories can easily upgrade production lines to IO-Link as it is backwards compatible to existing standard Input/Output (SIO) installations and can utilize its existing 3-wire, unshielded cabling to minimize overhead setup.

Learn about how TI’s TIOL111 IO-Link transceiver and TIOS101 digital sensor output driver with integrated EMC protection can simplify your design and reduce system cost -