Providing accuracy and flexibility

16th November 2015
Joe Bush

To help industrial automation engineers achieve accurate measurements for their system designs, Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAXREFDES67# analogue front end (AFE) universal input Micro PLC. As high resolution systems move to higher bit counts, they become more sensitive to noise, making such systems difficult to build and maintain accuracy. 

MAXREFDES67# is a 24-bit AFE reference design that overcomes this challenge. Capable of accepting four different signals, the MAXREFDES67# universal analogue input requires no jumpers and is 100% software configurable.

To meet Industry 4.0 requirements, Maxim partnered with Wurth Electronics Midcom to customise a power isolation transformer that is energy efficient and compact enough to fit in Maxim’s credit card sized Micro PLC form factor.

“MAXREFDES67 is by far the highest performance analogue reference design that Maxim has ever built,” said David Andeen, Director of Reference Designs at Maxim Integrated. “It also features a complete Beyond the Rails signal chain, enabling the entire system to process inputs in excess of the bias voltages for each component.”

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