iqInterface®

iqInterface

Your easy access to IO-Link devices

iqInterface® is a versatile development and production tool for IO-Link Master and IO-Link Device components. Instead of establishing laborious system installations with controls, fieldbuses, and IO-Link gateways, you can use a simple connection via RS232, USB or Ethernet of iqInterface® in order to communicate with your IO-Link products during development, testing, approval, or production.

 

Possible applications in production and testing

  • high-performance iqTool GUI for fast implementation and tests accompanying development
  • simple and uniform serial communication protocol
  • specification for the serial communication protocol is disclosed
  • communication DLLs (ANSI C) for connecting iqInterface® to the testing environment
  • disclosure of the DLL source codes, making it possible to extend and reuse ANSI C projects in client applications at will
  • possibility of directly using the IO-Link hardware on hand in order to realize any client-specific serialprotocols (e.g. calibration mechanisms, bootloader implementation)
  • extensive Python test automation library for creating complex and extremely flexible testing procedures for protocol, software module, and black-box tests

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IO-Link Device functionality

  • configuration of a generic device with any IO-Link communication parameters
  • V1.0 and V1.1 IO-Link specification support
  • event and error generation
  • 2kByte freely configurable permanentparameter memory
  • data storage device support
  • device settings are permanently stored in EEPROM so the generic device is also applicableautonomously without pre-configuration




IO-Link Master functionality

  • configuration of a generic device with any IO-Link communication parameters
  • V1.0 and V1.1 IO-Link specification support
  • event and error generation
  • 2kByte freely configurable permanentparameter memory
  • data storage device support
  • device settings are permanently stored in EEPROM so the generic device is also applicableautonomously without pre-configuration

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iqInterface® provides easy access to all IO-Link devices with a high-performance, intuitively designed graphic user interface. In order to guarantee the seamless integration of iqInterfaces® with your testing environment, we have disclosed the serial as well as  the Ethernet iqInterface® protocols.

Individuell


Using the Direct Mode of the iqInterface® you can use your existing IO-Link interface in order to create your own protocol. Fast calibration and firmware update processes in production are thereby possible without the IO-Link protocol overhead.

Flexibel


Our extensive Python test automation library is particularly aimed at firmware developers for IO-Link devices. The library is conducive to creating complex and extremely flexible testing procedures for protocol, software module, and black-box tests.

Click here to download our PDF brochure “IO-Link components – simple, individual, uncomplicated”.


Technical data for iqInterface

  • 24V power supply and Trigger-I/Os with a standardised industrial plug
  • RS232, USB and Ethernet interfaces
  • freely configurable Trigger input and output (two each)
  • all communication and Trigger connections are galvanically isolated
  • separate connections for IO-Link Master Port and IO-Link Device Port via M12 socketand M12 plug respectively
  • 24V power supply on both IO-Link Ports, activated/deactivated via software
  • possibility of mounting with wall and top-hat rails

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