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PLC 7100 yet faster than its forerunner!

(PresseBox) (Herzogenaurach, ) With the release of PLC 7100 a groundbreaking achievement will be made in the PLC world - the first Single-Chip-PLC worldwide.

This first PLC processor will combine all parts of a conventional PLC structure in one chip. Not only the PLC-specific functions like PLC-Core (PLC 7000), the I/O module, the peripheral bus and the serial communication interfaces will be integrated.

In addition the PLC 7100 offers an Arm9 Core Processor with SDRAM-Ethernet-Interface as well as PLC user memory and fieldbus interfaces like CAN, PROFIBUS, serial and also 2 Ethernet MAXs for Profinet, EtherCAT or standard TCP/IP.

This Single-Chip - compared to the S7-400 from Siemens - will already reach high performance areas. The supply voltage will be 1,3V and the power loss will amount to 0,9W.

This chip is suitable for all small-size and medium applications up to a PLC memory capacity of 128kByte.

This component will be available in the third quarter of 2008. A corresponding EVA-Board will be available, too.

profichip GmbH

The Team of profichip GmbH is developing fieldbus ASICs since 1998. Besides the ASICs for PLC-systems´ industrial communication, the initial PROFIBUS Slave Controller VPC3+ was the first release in 1999. After the successful launch, profichip extended the range of compatible PROFIBUS Slave ASICs by the Lean Slave VPCLS in 2000. Since then, profichip continuously improves available PROFIBUS features in their ASICs. Proof for the innovative power of profichip was the realisation of SPEED7 – the High Performance PLC in silicon. Programmable in STEP7® language, SPEED7 marks a substantial progress in the evolution of PLC.

Profichip philosophy exceeds the ordinary developing and sales of ASICs by translation of customers´ ideas into solutions for their requirements. Profichip creates the missing link. The result is automation in silicon for customers throughout the world.

* STEP is a registerated trademark of Siemens AG