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Sercos IP Core for Xilinx® 7 Series FPGAs and Zynq® SoC Family

Sercos International announced the availability of the Sercos III IP Core for Xilinx 7 series FPGAs and devices of the Zynq SoC family. The IP core is available for Sercos III master and slave controllers (SERCON100M/S) for automation devices. 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 Xilinx Artix®-7 FPGAs, other FPGAs of the 7 series or Zynq SoC devices, which integrate an ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 processor. Read more »

Sercos III Open Source Soft-Master Core Announced

Sercos International has announced that in cooperation with Bosch Rexroth a Sercos III Soft-Master core will be provided as open source software. By using a Sercos III Soft-Master, a Sercos III master device can be implemented without specific FPGAs or ASIC Sercos III hardware controller. Instead, a standard Ethernet controller is used and the Sercos III hardware functions are emulated in a host-based driver software. With this implementation approach, a sufficient real-time performance can be ensured for a large number of applications. Read more »

Sercos Robot A Hit At Hannover Fair!

Sercos recorded growing interest in Sercos-capable products at Hanover Fair 2015. A robotic demo from Schneider Electric was the highlight, attracting many visitors who used the opportunity to test their abilities by playing the robo-based game of Tic-Tac-Toe! Read more about the robot and other products displayed at the fair »

Five Million Sercos Real-Time Nodes Installed Worldwide

With 5 million real-time nodes installed in automation systems worldwide, Sercos has reached an additional milestone in its 25 year history as one of the premier automation busses. In 2014 about 480,000 new Sercos nodes were installed, 54% of which were Sercos and 46% were Sercos I/II. For several years, the Ethernet-based Sercos III has been showing double-digit growth, whereas the number of new installations for the conventional Sercos interface (Sercos I/II) has been declining slightly since 2012. Read more »

Sercos International Records Worldwide Growth In Membership

Sercos International recorded a growth in membership of approximately 30% in 2014. In addition to new European members Schubert System Elektronik, Germany, Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH, and Laumas Elettronica S.r.l. in Italy, the user organization experienced a significant growth in Asia. Read more »

Sercos Topology Webinar

Sercos is continuing its successful webinar series, with part II of Sercos Topology scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, 2015. In the second of this 2-part webinar series, Rigobert Kynast talks about the internal topology of a Sercos slave, the signaling of the internal topology in the device status, topology properties of multi-slave devices and more. Read more and register »

Files of several Sercos webinars that were presented in 2013-2015 are available for download. You can also download a free .arf player for these files. See the list and download »

Sercos Events

Sercos and its members will exhibit at SPS IPC Drives in Parma, Italy May 12 - 14. Visit our booth C058 in hall 2. Read more »

Forum Machine Communication! This German-language event will be presented in cooperation with the German SPS-MAGAZIN on October 20, 2015 in Würzburg, Germany and is targeted at the machinery & plant industry, vendors of automation systems and integrators. Read more »

Sercos III seminar -- Sercos will offer customers and prospects a free, one-day Sercos III developer seminar on June 16 in Esslingen, Germany (German language only). Read more »

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