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High-Speed Serial USB/COM Module for HMI Application

2015/11/17
Introduction
Industry and machine manufacturers have reached an important milestone in Industrial automation. The invention of new machines and energy resources along with the reorganization of workflow processes, have contributed to the emergence of intelligent automation technology, and the Human Machine Interface (HMI) plays a significant role in automation and intelligent applications.
 
Application Requirements
An assembly plant in Germany needed a solution for its factory automation system. With the sales volume increasing by the day, the factory was looking for an update of its HMI system to ensure that data from devices can be transmitted rapidly without any loss, and so that machine operators can react to emergencies promptly.
 
Project Implementation
Advantech 3.5" MI/O-Compact SBC, MIO-5251 to monitor and control devices, as well as perform remote backup and recovery. While the majority of SBC with serial ports can only reach 115 kbps throughput  maximum, the addition of Advantech’s EMIO-100S USB to High-Speed Serial module with high speed serial data transfer a large FIFO buffer, made it a much more economical solution for factory automation. was a suitable choice
 
Advantech EMIO-100S is a full-size Mini PCIe combo module type solution for serial to USB 2.0. It is fully USB 2.0 compliant and supports bi-directional serial interface communications.
 
As a family of High-Speed communication devices, EMIO-100S turns legacy RS232, RS422 and RS485 serial devices into industry standard High-Speed USB 2.0 using a serial bridge chip for a variety of configurations. With EMIO-100S, RS-232 could deliver up to 1 Mbps and RS-422/RS-485 up to 10 Mbps, making speedy data transfers that better suit today’s modern factory HMI systems. Moreover, it’s equipped with a FIFO buffer of 1K byte to support MA/FA applications. With EMIO-100S, device information could be transferred to the HMI system real time, thereby enhancing remote control management efficiency with a simple expansion that saves on expensive customization.
 
EMIO-100S is ready for both MiniPCIe (Pin 36, 38) and Pin Header (USB1), so users can select the most flexible option. By connecting the adapter to a serial port and plugging it into a computer's USB port or Hub, EMIO-100S can be installed as easily as a serial cable.
 
Benefits:
  • Combo solution for quickly converting standard serial signals to High-Speed Serial USB 2.0 via Standard Mini-PCIe interface.
  • Extended -40°C to 85°C industrial operating temperature range.
  • RS232 data rates of up to 1 Mbps. RS422/RS485 data rates of up to 10 Mbps.
  • FIFO Buffer: 1K byte transfer, 1K byte receiver.
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