UNIGATE® IC2 - The fast one
The new embedded series UNIGATE® IC2 is equipped with a Cortex-M4 controller and achieves much higher transfer rates for communication via SPI or UART.
The script execution time decreases by a factor of 50-80, depending on the commands used. As a result, the UNIGATE® IC2 are able to process even large scripts very quickly.
With simple scripts, execution times in the microsecond range are possible.
The SPI bus achieves a transfer rate of 12 Mbit/s in Master mode. Further increases up to the maximum transmission rate of 33 Mbit/s are being tested. In slave mode, 10 Mbit/s are achieved. The UART interface supports baud rates of up to 7.5 Mbaud.
The UNIGATE® IC2 series is PIN-compatible with the still available series
UNIGATE® IC(1). The scope of the firmware is identical and existing scripts can be reused. Only due to the changed timing are u.U. minor adjustments necessary.
The Deutschmann scripting language and the associated development environment "Protocol Developer" are unchanged and of course also used in the new UNIGATE® IC2 series.
UNIGATE® IC2 is now available in the PROFIBUS version and will soon be available for Fast Ethernet / ModbusTCP and EtherCAT. Further bus variants will follow during the year and will be announced separately.