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Sercos III IP Core Available for Altera Cyclone V

The Sercos III IP Core is now available for Altera's low-cost, low-power Cyclone® V devices. The IP core is available for Sercos III master and slave controllers (SERCON100M/S). It includes all hardware functions, such as timing, synchronization and processing of cyclic and non-cyclic data on the basis of two integrated Ethernet MACs. Sercos III master and slave devices can be implemented as a single chip solution using either Cyclone V FPGAs or Cyclone V SoCs, which integrate an ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 processor.

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Sercos IPS Conformizer Available As Free Testing Tool

Sercos International now offers a free testing tool to verify the correct implementation of the Sercos Internet Protocol Services (S-IPS). S-IPS defines various services to access devices in Sercos networks by using common Internet protocols. These services include functions for device identification, network configuration, and access to Sercos parameters and diagnostics.

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OPC UA Companion Specification to be Developed for Sercos

Sercos International announced plans to develop an OPC Unified Architecture (UA) Companion Specification for Sercos. This specification describes the mapping of the Sercos® information model to OPC UA so that functions and data of Sercos devices are made available and accessible via OPC UA. This initiative aims at simplifying the communication between machine periphery and supervisory IT systems, supporting the requirements of Industry 4.0 regarding semantic interoperability.

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Successful Sercos Exhibit at SPS IPC Drives 2014

Sercos International successfully completed its 13th participation in the SPS IPC Drives Show and recorded a lead increase of approximately 40% compared to the previous year. There were 80 exhibits of Sercos products from more than 20 manufacturers -- including a large number of new products and safety solutions.

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New Literature Available

Sercos News #2-2014 and the new 88-page Sercos Product Guide are available for download. See sercos.com and click on the brochure photos to download.



ISW Appointed by ODVA for CIP Safety on Sercos Testing

ODVA announced that the Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units (ISW) at the University of Stuttgart has been authorized as a Test Service Provider (TSP) for CIP Safety™ on Sercos®. ISW joins ODVA’s TSP community in 2014 effective with its appointment for CIP Safety on Sercos.

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