The Unigate IC-Powerlink is an all-in-one bus node in 32DIL housing. Measuring 45x25mm, the devices contain all necessary components, including a microcontroller, Flash, RAM, a bus controller and analog components such as optocouplers. It can also be connected via a UART interface to the terminal microprocessor. A script in the Unigate IC converts the terminal equipmentâ€™s protocol. The script can be easily configured via the free-of-charge PC tool Protocol Developer which requires no prior knowledge. Thereby, the IC can be quickly adapted to specific applications. Changes in the firm-ware of the terminal device are not necessary. A second serial interface can be used as a debug interface to test the script or as a diagnosis output. Unigate ICs are also available for other standard Fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet systems.