Sigmatek released the CPU module CP 313 and the compact control module EC 121 (which provides more application possibilities of the automation system), both from the compact S-DIAS series. The CPU module CP 313 with dual-core EDGE2 Technology processor consists of a high-performance processor unit for control, regulation and motion tasks. A broad range of interfaces ensure that the CP 313 finds the right connection in various applications such as CAN, USB, Ethernet and VARAN bus. An EtherCAT drive controller interface is also on board.
The CPU module also has an exchangeable 512 MB microSD card, a RealTimeClock and a zero-voltage proof RAM area. In addition to 1x EtherCAT In and 1x EtherCAT Out, the EC 121 also provides power for 32 modules and detects the connected S-DIAS I/Os automatically. The compact interface module offers the EtherCAT slave configuration and assumes the data exchange between EtherCAT and the S-DIAS system bus.