AsiaInfo launches the latest EtherCAT slave dual-core microcontroller solution

AsiaInfo AX58400 EtherCAT slave dual-core microcontroller, equipped with ARM® Cortex®-The most efficient 480MHz ARM in the M series® Cortex®-M7 core, and 240MHz ARM which can operate in parallel® Cortex®-M4 core; EtherCAT slave controller, integrating two Fast Ethernet PHYs that can support both optical fiber and copper wire network applications.

Following the launch of the first AX58100 EtherCAT slave control chip in Greater China in 2018, ASIX Electronics Corporation launched a new generation of small package AX58200 2/3-port EtherCAT slave dedicated communication SoC in 2019, ASIX Electronics has recently Re-launched dual-core microcontrollers equipped with the highest performance of the ARM® Cortex®-M series-the latest generation“AX58400 EtherCAT Slave Dual Core Microcontroller”.

AsiaInfo launches the latest EtherCAT slave dual-core microcontroller solution

(Picture 1) AsiaInfo AX58400 EtherCAT slave dual-core microcontroller solution

AX58400 is a 2/3-port EtherCAT slave dual-core microcontroller, using a system-in-package (SiP) based on the STMicroelectronics STM32H755 microcontroller. Equipped with ARM® Cortex®-The most efficient 480MHz ARM in the M series® Cortex®-M7 core, and 240MHz ARM which can operate in parallel® Cortex®-M4 core; built-in large-capacity 2MB dual bank (Dual Bank) flash memory and 1MB SRAM. Using STM32H755’s ART Accelerator™ self-adjusting real-time acceleration technology, and high-efficiency L1 cache, can realize the characteristics of zero waiting period for executing flash code; and Chrom-ART™ 2D graphics accelerator technology, which can accelerate the processing efficiency of 2D graphics. Equipped with AES/TDES/HASH/HMAC hardware encryption engine, and ROP/PCROP/Anti-tamper information security hardware technology, and supports rich communication control interfaces, such as 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet MAC supporting MII/RMII, high speed USB 2.0 OTG, LCD-TFT display controller, DCMI digital camera interface, JPEG hardware codec, and SPI/UART/I2C/I2S/SAI/CAN/SDMMC/ADC/DAC/HDMI-CEC/PWM/DFSDM, etc.

AX58400 EtherCAT Slave Controller (ESC), equipped with 9 KB RAM, 8 fieldbus memory management units (FMMUs), 8 synchronization managers and 64-bit distributed clock, and integrated two can support both optical fiber and copper wire The Fast Ethernet PHY for network applications can be connected to all systems that support standard EtherCAT communication protocols (such as CoE/FoE/VoE, etc.). It can be applied to various real-time industrial automation control product applications, such as motor/motion control, digital signal I/O control, sensor data acquisition, robot shaft control, EtherCAT to IO-Link master gateway, EtherCAT to Modbus TCP gateway, EtherCAT Junction Slave module, etc.

Developers can easily take advantage of the AX58400 dual-core microcontroller and large-capacity memory to develop more complex EtherCAT slave applications. Take the development of the EtherCAT to IO-Link master gateway product as an example, the more complex EtherCAT related program codes that need to be processed in real time can be processed by the high-efficiency Cortex®-M7 core; the simpler IO-Link master related The program code is provided by Cortex which can operate in parallel®-M4 core to handle. Utilizing the characteristics of this dual-core architecture can effectively reduce the workload of the microcontroller; and can simplify the division of labor for developing program codes, thereby shortening the product development timeline.

AsiaInfo Electronics provides the AX58400 evaluation board and free development board support kit (BSP), including data manuals, reference schematics, printed Circuit board wiring diagrams, software/hardware development and design related technical documents and user manuals, product design related software, etc. AsiaInfo has the best technical team to provide customers with the most professional and timely technical services.