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ASIX EtherCAT P One Cable Solution

To simplify the EtherCAT network setup by using EtherCAT P One Cable solution with EtherCAT data lines and two individual 24V DC/3A power supplies

HSINCHU, Taiwan – Dec. 12th, 2018 – ASIX Electronics Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 3169:Taiwan), announces a new AX58100 EtherCAT Slave Controller solution in March, 2018. The AX58100 integrates two embedded Fast Ethernet PHYs, SPI Master, PWM/ABZ/Hall Encoder, Digital I/O, etc. interfaces to provide a simple design and cost effective EtherCAT slave controller solution. Implementing the EtherCAT P One Cable solution, AX58100 can further simplify the EtherCAT network environment setup.

EtherCAT P (EtherCAT + Power) One Cable Solution

To simplify the EtherCAT network setup, EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) announced a new EtherCAT P standard in 2016 to enable one to use a single standard 4-wire industrial Ethernet cable not only for data transmission, but also for two electrically isolated, individually switchable 24V DC/3A power supplies (Us for system and sensor supply; and Up for actuator peripheral voltage). The two individual 24V DC/3A power supplies (Us and Up) are daisy chained (cascadable) through the EtherCAT P Ethernet magnetic power circuits of EtherCAT P devices.

The EtherCAT P is 100% EtherCAT-compatible, and all EtherCAT features such as 100Mbps Full-duplex, Processing On-the-Fly, Distributed Clocks, flexible network topologies (star, line, tree), etc. are fully applicable to EtherCAT P devices.

Figure-1. EtherCAT P One Cable Solution (with EtherCAT data lines and two 24V DC/3A power supplies)

To simplify EtherCAT network setup by using EtherCAT P One Cable solution

On typical EtherCAT applications, each EtherCAT system board, sensor and actuator require separate power supplies; users need more time and more installation space to setup the EtherCAT network environment. Using the EtherCAT P One Cable solution, each EtherCAT system board, sensor and actuator can get the required power from the EtherCAT P cable directly; users can more easily setup the EtherCAT P network environment and need smaller installation space. Please get the latest EtherCAT P standard specification and implementation guide from EtherCAT Technology Group web site (

Figure-2. Figure-2. AX58100 EtherCAT P One Cable Solution

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ASIX Electronics Corp. is a leading fabless semiconductor supplier with focus on networking, communication and connectivity applications. ASIX was founded in May 1995 in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, and has been listed on Taiwan OTC Stock Exchange (3169:Taiwan) since November 2009. ASIX products include Embedded Ethernet ICs, SuperSpeed USB-to-LAN ICs, EtherCAT/Industrial Ethernet ICs, Embedded Network/USB SoCs, I/O Connectivity ICs, RS-232/RS-485 Transceivers and Embedded Wireless Modules. For more information, please visit our website:

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