Smart Factory: IO-Link Sensor/Actuator

Smart factories require intelligent sensors and actuators that facilitate better decision making, enabling flexible and readily optimized manufacturing processes. IO-Link® technology transforms traditional sensors into smart sensors to enable a real-time configurable smart factory floor. Analog Devices (ADI)’s IO-Link master and device transceiver portfolio offers a powerful and flexible means of moving intelligence from the PLC closer to the sensors on the factory floor. In tandem with IO-Link, ADI’s high precision analog converter, linear, and signal conditioning portfolio offers products to match all the performance, power, cost, and size requirements for smart sensor analog front ends.

Smart Factory Sensor AFE (Analog Front End) & Measurement

Industrial sensors with IO-Link communication are common across a broad range of measurement modalities such as pressure, temperature, angle, and position. ADI’s precision signal chains accelerate the selection, evaluation and design of data conversion and signal conditioning technology used in smart factory sensor applications. Pre-selected technology combinations, tools and expertise offer a simplified design journey, with optimizations for key smart sensor performance specifications such as noise, bandwidth, density, and power efficiency. Our AFE sensor signal chains can be quickly evaluated and tuned to exact application needs, with complete LTspice circuits, technical articles, and power management solutions available for download.

Precision Low Power Signal Chains

ADI's precision low power signal chain platform is adaptable to support multiple sensing modalities, with a rich programmable feature set, all while minimizing power consumption and board space.

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Precision Low Power Signal Chains

Precision Medium Bandwidth Signal Chains

ADI's precision medium bandwidth signal chain platform is ideal for rotation sensing solutions requiring high accuracy in high speed applications while also minimizing board space.

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Precision High Power Signal Chains
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ADI’s Complete Precision Signal Chains for Easy System Solutions

Save time and deliver your solutions faster with ADI's precision technology signal chains allowing for ease of navigation between various design trade-offs to create the optimum tailored end-solution.

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Learn the Fundamentals of IO-Link Technology

IO-Link is a standardized technology (IEC 61131-9) regulating how sensors and actuators in industrial systems interact with a controller. IO-Link allows for continuous diagnostics, enabling flexible manufacturing to improve factory throughput and operational efficiency.

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