Automata and Interests Group SERCOS interface e.V. Sign Cooperation Agreement | Automation.com

Automata and Interests Group SERCOS interface e.V. Sign Cooperation Agreement

November 232005
The Interests Group SERCOS interface e.V. (IGS) and Automata GmbH, specialist in industrial automation and communication technology, have agreed upon a strategic partnership, in which Automata acquired from IGS the license to use the SERCOS III IP Core for its own products and customer-specific projects. Automata will assume the maintenance and the technical support of the IP Core, which represents the reference implementation for SERCOS III and which is used in the SERCON100 Master and Slave controllers.

The first products based on the SERCOS IP Core were presented at the SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2005 show in Nurenberg, Germany, November 22-24.

The SERCOS III IP Core contains all necessary hardware functions needed for SERCOS III, including timing, synchronization and the processing of cyclic and non-cyclic data, based on two integrated Ethernet MACs. The SERCOS III IP Core is used in the SERCON100 Master and Slave communication controllers based on the Spartan-3 FPGA platform, manufactured by Xilinx. In addition, the FPGA Core can be licensed by manufacturers to integrate the SERCOS functionality into their own FPGA's.

Interests Group SERCOS interface e.V. is a global user organization, responsible for the technical development, standardization, certification and commercialization of the SERCOS interface real time communication standard. The organization, with its headquarters in Stuttgart Germany, together with its subsidiaries, SERCOS North America and SERCOS Japan, presently has more than 60 member companies worldwide.

Automata GmbH, a member of the Cannon Group with more than 900 employees and worldwide headquarters in Ried, near Augsburg, Germany, specialises in machine automation. Since the early 1990s Automata has offered products and services for the SERCOS interface. The company’s close cooperation with well-known control, drive and I/O manufacturers has built the foundation for a multiplicity of highly successful hardware and software products.

Visit their website at: www.sercos.com.
Did you Enjoy this Article?

Check out our free e-newsletters
to read more great articles.

Subscribe Now
Back to top
Posted in:
Industry

MORE INDUSTRY NEWS

VIEW ALL

RELATED