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Structuring with SFC
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V1.0 Official Release


PLCopen Safety
Part 1
Version 2.0 now released


Information Model
V1.01.09 RfC


PLCopen starts
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Semtech’s HID and System Management Division produces input devices and system management electronics for notebook, hand-held and vertical systems and information appliances. Input device products include pre-programmed ICs for keyboards and pointing devices, such as touch screens, force sticks and touch pads. System management products include ACPI-compliant embedded controllers with integrated keyboard encoder, SMBus ports for the connection of Smart Batteries or other SMBus devices as well as HID functionality.

Actuator-Sensor Interface (ASI)

AS-Interface the Actuator Sensor Interface is the simplest automation networking solution. It is the ideal choice for networking sensors and actuators in factory automation and process control environments.


BITBUSis a fieldbus based on standard technologies like RS-485 and SDLC. It is a simple to use Master-Slave communication system allowing a master to talk with up to 249 slaves. BITBUS is an international standard and also known as IEEE-1118. More about BITBUS here.


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