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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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

Six-Channel, 600VRMS Digital Isolator


Complete, low-power digital isolation solution with stable high-temp performance

4-Channel, 1kVRMS Digital Isolator


Allows direct interfacing to 1.8V devices in 6mm x 5mm package

Compact 4.5V to 36V Full-Bridge DC Motor Driver


Very low driver on-resistance reduces power dissipation in 3mm x 3mm TDFN-EP

1A Adjustable Overcurrent and Overvoltage Protector


Protects against input voltage faults up to ±40V, with 190mΩ RON and integrated FETs

Octal, High-Speed, High-Side Switch/Push-Pull Driver


Robust 24V driver, capable of 200kHz switching rate

IO-Link Device Transceiver


Integrates high-voltage functions commonly found in industrial sensors, including drivers and regulators

IO-Link master transceiver


This IO-Link master transceiver is integrated with an auxiliary digital input and two linear regulators and is scalable to 16 channels.

4-Channel, 1kVRMS Digital Isolator


Allows direct interfacing to 1.8V devices in 6mm x 5mm package

Industrial, Octal, Digital Input Translator/Serializer


Robust, low power serialization of 24V digital signals to 5V minimizes optocouplers needed for isolation

Incremental Encoder Interface for RS-422/HTL/TTL with Digital Inputs


Four differential and two single-ended receivers with ±40V fault protection

4.5V to 42V, High-Efficiency, Iso-Buck Converter


Save space and cost with no optocoupler, provides isolated power up to 3W

60V, 1A High-Efficiency, Synchronous Step-Down Converter


Synchronous operation with internal FETs in 3mm x 2mm TDFN

Design in EE-Sim

Dual Serial UART with 128-Word FIFOs


Data rates up to 24Mbps with high-speed SPI or I²C interface

16-Bit, Low-Power, Buffered Output, Rail-to-Rail DAC


Less than 80µA IQ in 3mm x 5mm, 8-Pin µMAX

24-Bit, 6-Channel, 64ksps Delta-Sigma ADC


Low power, 1µA Sleep Current and Low Noise, 6.2nV/√Hz PGA