With its emphasis on robustness and longevity, UP Squared is an embedded board by nature. It is designed for all kinds of industrial automation. When speaking about automation, we can begin the discussion about how many different types of field-bus protocol can be supported. Given the wide range of protocols, we ask ourselves, how will we manage this?
Thanks to the INpact field-bus communication board from HMS, UP Squared can support EtherCAT, Powerlink, EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP and PROFINET IRT by adding an INpact mini PCIe card.
INpact comes with a comprehensive driver package for Windows and Linux with a C programming interface, enabling easy and rapid development of customer-specific applications With the uniform application programming interface, it is possible to switch quickly between protocols without extensive programming, leading to increased flexibility and a reduction of development costs.
The UP Squared Automation Kit includes a UP Squared Pentium Ultra Starter Kit, DIN rail mounting chassis, and HMS IXXAT INpact Common Ethernet Slave PCIe Mini Kit, and it is priced at €599 on Kickstarter now.
Now you can easily transfer UP Squared into an automation controller. Are you up for your first UP Squared automation kit?