The global site of the UK's leading magazine for automation, motion engineering and power transmission
24 April, 2018

Product and Supplier Search

Facebook

TÜV certifies CANopen safety chip

01 September, 2004

TÜV certifies CANopen safety chip

TÜV Rhineland has certified a CANopen safety chip for applications up to SIL (safety integrity level) 3, according to IEC 61508, and SK4, according to EN 954-1.

The chip, developed by a consortium, is based on a 16-bit microcontroller with two independent CAN modules that are used to achieve redundancy.

"The CANopen Safety Chip is a true single-processor solution," says Holger Zeltwanger, chief executive of CAN in Automation (CiA). "It is ideally suited for simple sensors and actuators, but can also be used for security-relevant communications processors in complex devices."

CiA is distributing the chip, as well as a starter kit that includes safety-relevant sensor and actuator boards, both containing the chip.




Magazine
  • To view a digital copy of the latest issue of Drives & Controls, click here.

    To visit the digital library of past issues, click here

    To subscribe to the magazine, click here

    To see the latest Products & Services Directory, click here

     

Exhibition

Birmingham 2018The next Drives & Controls Exhibition and Conference will take place in Birmingham, UK, from 10-12 April, 2018. For more information on the event, visit the Show Web site

Poll

"Do you think that robots create or destroy jobs?"

Newsletter
Newsletter

Events

Most Read Articles