摘要 :Today’s fanless programmable logic controller (PLC) and IO-Link® gateway systemsmust dissipate large amounts of power depending on the I/O configuration(IO-Link, digital input/output, analog input/outputs). As these PLCs evolve intonew Industry 4.0 smart factories, special attention must be considered to achievesmarter, faster, and lower power solutions. At the heart of this revolution is anexciting new technology called IO-Link, which enables flexible manufacturingto improve factory throughput and operational efficiency. This exciting newtechnology enables traditional sensors to become intelligent sensors. At Maxim, weprovide a portfolio of advanced factory automation solutions that create pathwaystoward achieving Industry 4.0, enhanced by our IO-Link technology portfolio.