Putting the Power of Industry 4.0 in Your Pocket

Industry 4.0 is alive and well as it continues to gain momentum on a global basis.  More and more companies are embracing the promise of optimized factory throughput with 24/7/365 days of up-time. Manufacturing lines can now be re-configured "on-the-fly" as new products enter the queue, resulting in increased productivity and more adaptive manufacturing processes. We are committed to supporting this transformation by delivering innovative solutions for industrial communications. Our ground breaking products and reference designs enable design engineers to rapidly create and prototype new industrial control systems before they are sourced and built.

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Pocket IO Sensors


MAXREFDES27 IO-Link Optical Proximity Sensor Buy
MAXREFDES36 IO-Link 16-Channel Digital Input Hub Buy
MAXREFDES37 IO-Link Quad Servo Driver Buy
MAXREFDES42 IO-Link RTD Temp Sensor Buy


MAXREFDES16 4-20mA Loop-Powered Temp Sensor with HART Buy
MAXREFDES75 24-Bit Weigh Scale with 16-Bit DAC, 0 to 10V Output Buy

Meet Pocket IO

The Pocket IO development platform opens up many new pathways to experience the full power of Industry 4.0.

  • Compact Design
    Ultra-small, compact footprint (< 10 cubic inches: 3.5" x 3.5" x 0.8")
  • Robust, Safe Technology
    Composed of advanced industrial products all rated to withstand -40°C to +125°C, which leverage our robust, safe, fast de-mag technology
  • High Efficiency
    Ensures a small energy signature to increase efficiency—no cooling fan is needed
  • Packs a Powerful Punch
    Offers a full suite of 30 IO's to control an entire manufacturing node or piece of equipment, including: 4 Analog Inputs, 1 Analog Output, 8 Digital Inputs, 8 Digital Outputs, 2 RS-485 (Profibus-capable field buses), 3 Encoder/Motor Control Ports, and 4 IO Link Masters
  • Longer Battery Life
    The first, compact, portable PLC platform that can operate for a minimum of 2 hours using "AA/AAA" batteries or a minimum of 8 hours from LiFePO4 rechargeable batteries
  • Programmable
    Programmable via Arduino Sketch or using Intel's Edison Eclipse IDE tool chain with Windows, Linux, or Mac OS
  • Ease of Use
    Sketches can be converted to an app and downloaded to an iPad® or iPhone® (which converts to an HMI panel for control of the Pocket IO)

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Featured Products

4.5 to 60V, 5A, High-Efficiency Step-Down Converter


Includes integrated high-side MOSFET with output from 0.9V up to 0.9 x VIN in a 5mm x 5mm TQFN

RTD-to-Digital Temperature Sensor Interface


Provides 0.5°C total accuracy with fault detection and ±45V input protection

Ultra-Low Power Octal, Digital Input Translator/Serializer


Translates, conditions, and serializes digital output of industrial sensors and switches.

Octal, High-Speed, Industrial, High-Side Switch


Fast 24V driver, low propagation delay, and 100kHz load-switching speed for high-speed PLCs.

2.75kVRMS Isolated RS-485 Transceiver


Full-duplex, 500kbps RS-485 with ±35kV ESD protection and integrated transformer driver

4.5V to 42V, 300mA, uSLIC Step-Down Power Module


0.9V to 5V output with integrated controller, FETs, inductor and compensation in a 2.6mm x 3mm x 1.5mm package

60V, No-Opto Isolated Flyback Controller


Compact, cost-effective, and easy-to-implement isolated DC-DC controller.

1A Adjustable Overcurrent and Overvoltage Protector with High Accuracy


Industry's most integrated OCP and OVP solution with more robust reverse current-blocking capability.

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