Factories Turn to Integrated System Designs to Improve Operation, Save Power
Maxim Integrated's subsystem reference designs accelerate and simplify factory
automation with end-to-end integration of the signal chain.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Never before have engineers
been able to get their industrial designs to market so fast. Three new
low-power reference designs from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:
MXIM) provide end-to-end integration of the signal chain, simplifying factory
The Carmel, Monterey, and Fremont industrial reference designs are fully
tested subsystems, complete with schematics, layout files and firmware, and
are available for immediate use and customization. Each reference design
integrates multiple functions to provide a highly accurate solution for an
automated factory task. Available for purchase, each board ensures rapid
prototyping, early software development, and speed of design.
The Carmel (MAXREFDES18#) subsystem provides a high-accuracy, low-noise analog
output. Carmel is ideal for programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and
distributed control systems (DCS).
oHigh performance: accurate output from high voltages down to true zero
oIntegrated error reporting: detection of short circuit, open circuit,
brown-out, and overtemperature conditions
oFlexibility: provides both current and voltage outputs, including bipolar
signals of -20mA to 20mA and -10V to 10V
The Monterey (MAXREFDES15#) subsystem is a high-accuracy, industrial
loop-powered sensor transmitter that converts a standard temperature sensor
input (RTD PT1000) to a 4–20mA signal that is immune to noise and is constant
over long distances. It is ideal for distributed industrial sensor systems.
oUltra-low power: system current consumption is less than 2.1mA (a 40%
improvement compared to the industry standard)
oHigh accuracy: supports 0.1% system accuracy over a full process
oEase of design: all design files are included for rapid prototyping
The Fremont (MAXREFDES6#) subsystem is a low-power analog front-end (AFE) that
accepts inputs of 0mV to 100mV. It is ideal for low-voltage output sensors,
and process control and medical applications.
oLow power: less than 300mW typical power consumption
oReduced time to market: fast prototyping with all necessary design files
oSimplicity: single-ended system eliminates the need to convert to
o"Analog integration is accelerating factory automation," said David
Andeen, Reference Design Manager at Maxim Integrated. "With these
reference designs, engineers can get to market faster with the latest
analog technology in designs that make factories more efficient."
o"We continue to see strong demand for reference systems and subsystems
that feature high-performance analog," said Jim Beneke, Vice President of
Global Technical Marketing at Avnet Electronics Marketing, the components
operating group of global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. "Maxim's
innovative designs, coupled with systems like the ZedBoard™, make a
perfect match for today's engineering challenges."
Availability and Pricing
oPlease contact factory for pricing.
oFor information on other reference designs, please visit Maxim's Reference
A hi-res reference design end application image and an image of our reference
design portfolio for the signal chain are available.
About Maxim Integrated
At Maxim Integrated, our designs make the world more integrated. And with
analog integration, the possibilities are endless. In Fiscal 2013, we reported
revenues of $2.4 billion.
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