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Renesas Electronics Introduces Industry’s First ASi-5 ASSP for Industrial Automation

November 20, 2019 GMT
Renesas Electronics Introduces Industry’s First ASi-5 ASSP for Industrial Automation
Renesas Electronics Introduces Industry’s First ASi-5 ASSP for Industrial Automation

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 20, 2019--

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today introduced the ASI4U-V5 ASSP – the industry’s first silicon solution to fully implement the ASi-5 (Actuator Sensor Interface version specification version 5) standard for industrial network equipment. ASi-5 offers superior performance and usability over ASi-3, delivering 1.27 ms cycle time, 200m cable length and 96 slaves per segment. The field-proven ASSP delivers an easy-to-use fieldbus integration option for developers working with sensors, actuators, and other industrial equipment requiring easy and cost-efficient fieldbus connectivity.

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The new ASI4U-V5 ASSP features a fully verified and field-proven firmware that reduces the complexity associated with ASi-5 implementations, allowing users to minimize design risks. The ASSP is fully backwards compatible with ASi-3 devices while incorporating the shorter cycle times, higher bandwidth resulting from the use of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), enhanced diagnostics, and state-of-the-art robustness associated with the ASi-5 standard. The ASSP also supports all bus topologies, including line, star, and tree. Users can also take advantage of easy and cost-efficient integration with other industrial protocols such as IO-Link and HART.

“As the digital transformation wave sweeps across industrial factories and production facilities, the ASi-5 interface constitutes the shuttle into digitization for millions of connected industrial endpoints and devices at the edge,” said Niels Trapp, Senior Director of Industrial Automation Business Division at Renesas. “The tight collaboration of Renesas and its ASi-5 development partners proved to be extraordinarily successful, and we are excited to bring the first ASi-5 silicon solution to market and enable faster transmission of larger data quantities and more efficient integration with smart sensors that are becoming an integral part of the Industrial IoT.”

Renesas will demonstrate the new ASSP in Booth 110 (Hall 10.1) at the SPS fair, November 26-28, 2019 in Nuremberg.

Key Features of the Renesas ASI4U-V5 ASSP

The new ASi-5 ASSP expands Renesas’ robust industrial network portfolio, which includes the RZ/N and R-IN32M series of network processors, the TPS-1, as well as IDT’s ASI4U and SAP5 devices implementing ASI-3.

Availability

Reference samples of the fully qualified ASi-5 ASSP are available now. Mass production is planned for March 2020.

For more details on the ASI4U-V5 ASSP, visit: https://www.renesas.com/products/interface/industrial-network-transceivers/asi4u-v5.html

About Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation ( TSE: 6723 ) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, home electronics, office automation, and information communication technology applications that help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com.

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