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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.

MAXREFDES212   Go-IO PLC Reference Design   Buy




Go-IO Sensors


IO-Link and Binary Sensors

MAXREFDES171 IO-Link Distance Sensor Buy
MAXREFDES176 IO-Link 16-Channel Digital Input Hub
MAXREFDES177 IO-Link Universal Analog IO Buy
MAXREFDES163 Industrial Magnetic Sensor Buy

End-Application Modules

MAXREFDES201 Motion Control Module Buy

Meet Go-IO


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, SafeDemag™ 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 analog inputs, analog outputs, isolated digital inputs, digital outputs, IO-Link masters, and isolated RS-485 with integrated power
  • Programmable
    Programmable via the MAX32630 using the low-power Arm® Micro toolchain
  • 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

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

MAXM15462

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

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

MAX14912/MAX14913

Robust 24V driver, capable of 200kHz switching rate

Ultra-Low Power, High-Performance Arm® Cortex®-M4 with FPU Based Microcontroller for Wearables

MAX32630

Optimal peripheral mix provides platform scalability

Octal Industrial Digital Input with Diagnostics and Digital Isolation

MAX22192

Enables Up to 50% smaller footprints, 60% lower power dissipation and 6X faster throughput

2.5kVRMS Complete Isolated RS-485/RS-422 Module Transceiver + Power

MAXM22511

Supports 25Mbps data rates while providing 60% DC-DC efficiency and ±35kV electrostatic discharge protection

6-Channel, Low-Power, 3.75kVRMS SPI Digital Isolator

MAX14483

Each channel optimized for SPI, includes 10ns (typ) propagation delay

Ultra-Low-Power, Robust Dual IO-Link Master Transceiver

MAX14819

Master transceiver with sensor/actuator power-supply controllers.

4-Channel, 1kVRMS Digital Isolator

MAX14130/MAX14930

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





Featured Videos


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


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