Go-IO Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
Ultra-Portable IO On-the-Go
Industry convergence brings together industrial IoT, adaptive manufacturing, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence to enable the smart factory, also known as Industry 4.0. Together these four elements provide increased productivity and the agility needed to adapt the manufacturing line for multiple products without the need to stop production or schedule a technician to reconfigure equipment.
More and more companies are embracing the strategy of moving intelligence to the edge of the factory floor. The Go-IO PLC reference design provides multiple software-defined I/Os in an ultra-compact (less than 1 cubic inch) industrial IoT solution. This allows an unparalleled level of integration to address the needs of industrial automation, building automation, and industrial robotics applications. Go-IO continues our strong commitment to empowering design innovation by enabling design engineers to rapidly create and prototype new industrial control systems before they are sourced and built.
The Go-IO reference design (MAXREFDES212) is a next-generation industrial IO solution that increases productivity, furthers adaptive manufacturing, and provides machine-level health and status information for making critical, real-time decisions.
- Compact Design
Ultra-small, compact footprint (< 1 cubic inch: 1.7in.W x 1.56in.D x 0.25in.H) allows Go-IO to be integrated throughout the factory floor
- Robust, Safe Technology
Composed of advanced industrial products 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 17 IOs to control an entire manufacturing node or piece of equipment, including isolated digital inputs, digital outputs, IO-Link masters, and isolated RS-485 with integrated power
- Longer Battery Life
The first compact, portable PLC platform that can operate for a minimum of 8 hours using "AAA" batteries or a minimum of 12 hours from LiFePO4 rechargeable batteries
Programmable via the MAX32630 using the low-power Arm® Micro toolchain with Windows or Mac OS
- Intelligence and Decentralized Control
Enables automation equipment to act autonomously based on changing environments—as issues are identified, equipment can reprogram itself to do another task
- Productivity and Throughput Increases
Enables higher factory uptime by supporting the ability to quickly isolate problems
- Design Guide/Handbook:
- 7 Key Steps to Empowering Innovation
- Reaching for the Golden Ring: 4 Key Elements for Industrial Convergence
- Industry 4.0 is Coming on Strong, and Analog Integration is a Major Beneficiary
- The Jedi Master—Cyber-Physical Systems and Industrial Convergence
- Building the Self-Aware Digital Factory
- To IO-Link and Beyond!
- White Papers:
- Application Notes:
- App Note 6339, "Digital Output Drivers: Understanding Key Features and Challenges"
- App Note 6307, "Switching Inductive Loads with Safe Demagnetization"
- App Note 6427, "Calculating the Power Dissipation of the MAX14819 Dual-Channel IO-Link Master Transceiver"
- App Note 6635, "FAQ: The MAX22190 Octal Industrial Digital Input Device with Diagnostics"
Learn how to program the Go-IO PLC reference design using the Eclipse IDE. Alex shows where to find the software and how to configure it to quickly get up and running.
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Maxim unveils the next step in the evolution of PLC at electronica 2018.
In this video, Alex walks through the steps needed to quickly configure the hardware and software setup of the Go-IO PLC reference design.
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Take a tour of the Go-IO PLC reference design. The Go-IO enables self-diagnostics in automated factory subsystems along with higher throughput and productivity. With 17 configurable IOs in a space half the size of a credit card, it is 10x smaller and consumes 50% less power than its industry-leading predecessor, the Pocket IO.
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Octal, High-Speed, High-Side Switch/Push-Pull DriverMAX14912/MAX14913
Robust 24V driver, capable of 200kHz switching rate
Ultra-Low Power Arm® Cortex® M4 with FPU Microcontroller for Wearables and IoT, with 2MB Flash and 512KB SRAM, and Advanced Cryptographic Hardware EnginesMAX32630/MAX32631
The MAX32630/MAX32631 feature an Arm® Cortex®-M4 with FPU CPU that delivers ultra-low power, high-efficiency signal processing functionality with significantly reduced power consumption and ease of use.
Ultra-Low-Power, Robust Dual IO-Link Master TransceiverMAX14819
Master transceiver with sensor/actuator power-supply controllers.
4-Channel, 1kVRMS Digital IsolatorMAX14130/MAX14930
Allows direct interfacing to 1.8V devices in 6mm x 5mm package
Introducing the Go-IO PLC Reference Design
2:00 November 04, 2018
How to Quickly Start Up the Go-IO PLC Reference Design
4:00 November 04, 2018
Programming the Go-IO PLC Reference Design with Eclipse
6:00 November 04, 2018
The Evolution of PLC: electronica 2018
0:42 October 10, 2018