New Design Package: Multi-Protocol Encoder Master Interface for Functional Safety

Thursday, 7. September 2023

In the field of safe drive technology, special (safe) interfaces between encoders and drives are required to precisely detect the current position. However, these encoder interfaces are often manufacturer-specific or use safe encoder communication profiles. Drive manufacturers are faced with a choice: either commit to a specific encoder type or protocol, or develop a modular architecture that supports different encoder types.

The MESCO Design Package provides an integrated multi-protocol encoder master interface for connecting digital safe encoders. Encoder protocols supported are EnDat 2.2, EnDat 3, HIPERFACE DSL and BiSS Safety.

The architecture of the Design Package Multi-Protocol Encoder Master Interface simplifies complex designs, reduces hardware costs and is future-proof for the integration of further encoder protocols.

The advantages of the MESCO Design Package at a glance:

  • Support for multiple encoder protocols, eliminating the need for specific designs.
  • Seamless integration of non-safe encoder data into the drive.
  • Efficient transmission of safe encoder data via the “black channel” for evaluation on an external safety card.
  • FPGA-based architecture ensures flexibility and adaptability for future encoder protocols.

Read more about the Design Package Mutli-Protocol Encoder Master Interface

By using this innovative design package, drive manufacturers can implement an efficient and cost-effective solution for integrating different encoder interfaces while meeting functional safety requirements.

Read more about the Design Package Mutli-Protocol Encoder Master Interface

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