Maxim creates a more integrated experience at Embedded World 2014



At the 2014 Embedded World Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg, Germany (February 25 – 27, 2014), Maxim Integrated will demonstrate the advantages of highly integrated analog solutions. Maxim will host interactive demo kiosks with embedded solutions for energy management, power management, and the signal-chain. All Maxim products feature high integration for substantial savings in space, cost, energy, and time to market.

Energy-Measurement Solutions
With the compact MAX78700/MAX78615 energy-measurement chipset, designers can measure AC or DC power usage without additional bulky sensors, optocouplers, or an extra power supply for the measurement subsystem. When embedding high-voltage AC (or DC) measurement into a design, isolation must be maintained. This traditionally required power and data isolation components. Instead, Maxim’s energy-measurement chipset integrates a unique isolated interface between the high-voltage analog (MAX78700) and low-voltage digital (MAX78615) domains for significant reductions in size, complexity, and cost.[/url]

Power-Management Solutions
Maxim’s high-voltage buck regulator family, MAX17501/02/03/04, offers high efficiency across a wide industrial voltage range and is compliant with IEC 61131-2, IEC 61508 and IEC 60664 standards. These products bring synchronous rectification to 60V buck regulators for industrial control and automation applications that operate over 24V but need to withstand 60V operation. The MAX17503 synchronous DC-DC step-down converter, for example, operates from 4.5V to 60V and delivers up to 2.5A output current. It saves up to 50% space, reduces component count by 75%, and operates 50% cooler than competing asynchronous solutions. Maxim will also showcase the MAX15062, a 4.5-60V / 300mA synchronous DC-DC step-down converter which powers a moving WiFi® robot. This is also part of Maxim’s high-voltage buck regulator family.

Signal-Chain Solutions
Maxim plans to unveil the industry’s smallest IO-Link® ambient light sensor that detects clear, RGB, and infrared (IR) light. This sensor features unsurpassed light sensitivity and low latency. The integrated IO-Link software and device stack provide for self-identification and configuration without additional programming resources. This ambient-light-sensing solution enables more connected factories and saves valuable manpower resources on the factory floor.

Maxim also plans to unveil a smart temperature-transmitter reference design that transmits temperature measurement over -200°C to +850°C range with better than 0.1% accuracy using the highway addressable remote transducer (HART) protocol. Temperature is among the most widely measured parameters in industrial process control and automation applications. With this new solution, factories can easily, and very accurately, measure and transmit industrial temperatures.

2014 Embedded World
Maxim displays these products at the Maxim Tech Lounge in Hall 4A, Booth #128, located on the stand of Maxim’s distribution partner AVNET MEMEC. Mike Roberts, Executive Business Manager of Maxim Integrated, will be presenting a “New Pico Laser Projector Architecture” in Session 2 of the electronic displays Conference 2014 at 2-2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.

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