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Master and Device Solution for IO-Link Applications

ST’s L6360 and L6362A enable a master and device solution for IO-Link and general-purpose (SIO-mode) transceivers via a single 3-wire connection

Image of STMicroelectronics IO Product overview video - L6360 and L6362ASTMicroelectronics L6362A enables a master and device solution for IO-Link and general-purpose (SIO-mode) transceivers via a single 3-wire connection (PHY2) supporting COM1 (4.8 kBd), COM2 (38.4 kBd), and COM3 (230.4 kBd) modes.

The L6360 is a monolithic IO-Link master port compliant with PHY2 (3-wire), supporting COM1 (4.8 kBd), COM2 (38.4 kBd) and COM3 (230.4 kBd) modes. Great flexibility is given by the programmability of the C/Q0 output pin as high-side, low-side or pushpull configurations are allowed. Overload and short circuit issues are taken into account thanks to programmable cut-off current, cutoff current delay time, and restart delay time values, combined with thermal shutdown and automatic restart functions. The L6360 communicates with the microcontroller through a standard 2-wire I2C interface by means of nine registers where IC status and fault conditions are stored and can be monitored (i.e. L+ line, over-temperature, C/Q overload, linear regulator under-voltage, and parity check). The L6360 transfers, through the PHY2 (C/Q0 pin), data received from a host microcontroller through the USART (IN C/Q0 pin), or to the USART (OUT C/QI pin) data received from PHY2 (C/QI pin).

The half-bridge output stages can be configured as high-side, low-side, or push-pull for maximum design flexibility. The two ICs meet all the remote service, standardization, functionality verification, diagnostics, and monitoring requirements of the latest sensors and actuators and are suitable for all automation systems. They represent a compact, efficient, and robust solution for the Smart industry (Industry 4.0 revolution).

The IO-Link architecture is simple. At the application level, ST provides the IO-Link solution composed of the STEVAL-IDP004V1: a 4-port master evaluation board mounting 4 L6360 transceivers and STEVAL-IDP003V1: the device sub-kit with a variety of sensor boards including an accelerometer sensor (IIS328DQ), a proximity sensor (VL6180X), a temperature sensor (STTS751), and a vibration sensor (IIS2DH).

The STEVAL-IDP004V1 multi-port evaluation board is designed to provide a complete master unit with several communication interfaces such as IO-Link, SIO mode (Standard IO), RS-485, CAN and USB. Each of these are supplied using low voltage reference obtained by DC/DC converter in buck configuration, and handled by STM32F205RBT7 Cortex® M3 microcontroller. The block diagram below shows the STEVAL-IDP004V1’s main characteristics.

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IO-Link demonstration kit firmware

Features
  • Supply voltages from 7 V to 36 V
  • Programmable output stages: high-side, low-side, or push-pull (<1.6>
  • Up to 220 mA L+ protected high-side driver
  • COM1, COM2, and COM3 mode supported
  • Additional IEC 61131-2 Type 1 input
  • Short-circuit and overcurrent output protection through current limitation and programmable cut-off current
  • 10 mA linear regulator

  • 5 mA IO-link digital input
  • Fast mode I2C for IC control, configuration, and diagnostic
  • Diagnostic dual LED sequence generator and driver
  • 5 V and 3.3 V compatible I/Os
  • Overvoltage protection (>36 V)
  • Overtemperature protection
  • ESD protection
  • Miniaturized VFQFPN 26L (3.5 mm x 5 mm x 1 mm) package

L6362A IO-Link

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
IC TRANSCEIVER 1/1 12VFDFPNL6362ATRIC TRANSCEIVER 1/1 12VFDFPN4574 - ImmediateView Details

Evaluation Board

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EVAL BOARD FOR L6362ASTEVAL-IFP017V3EVAL BOARD FOR L6362A0View Details
BOARD & REF DESIGNSTEVAL-IDP004V1BOARD & REF DESIGN3 - ImmediateView Details
BOARD & REF DESIGNSTEVAL-IDP003V1BOARD & REF DESIGN7 - ImmediateView Details

Associated Product

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
EVAL DAUGHTER STTS751-1WB3FSTEVAL-IFS017V5EVAL DAUGHTER STTS751-1WB3F0View Details
EVAL BOARD FOR IIS2DHSTEVAL-MKI168V1EVAL BOARD FOR IIS2DH0View Details
Published: 2017-09-01