TDK adds EtherCAT interface option to Genesys+ power supplies

An EtherCAT interface option has been added to all models in the Genesys+ series of programmable DC power supplies.

EtherCAT is an industry standard version of Ethernet for control automation technology. It offers more functional safety, flexibility, ease of use, lower cost and faster response times. The EtherCAT option on the Genesys+ models can be used to remotely program, measure and check status of the power supply over an EtherCAT network.

The standard extends the number of available user operating modes to seven, including local area network (LAN), RS-232/RS-485, USB, remote isolated analogue, ModBUS-TCP and front panel (local) interfaces. During control through the remote isolated analogue or front panel, the Genesys+ can still be remotely monitored through the EtherCAT interface.

An XML EtherCAT ESI (EtherCAT slave information) file can be downloaded from the application installer. The connection is made via two shielded Ethernet RJ-45 connectors on the rear panel. Software drivers are provided in the software package.

TDK is an electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialise ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. Its portfolio features passive components such as ceramic, aluminium electrolytic and film capacitors, as well as magnetics, high-frequency, and piezo and protection devices. It also includes sensors and sensor systems such as temperature and pressure, magnetic and MEMS sensors. The company also provides power supplies and energy devices and magnetic heads, under the product brands TDK, Epcos, InvenSense, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda.

TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and automotive, industrial and consumer electronics.

The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America.

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