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Sercos III Soft-Master Core -- A Sercos III Soft-Master core will be soon be provided as open source software. Using a Sercos III Soft-Master, a Sercos III master device can be implemented without specific FPGAs or an ASIC hardware controller. Instead, a standard Ethernet controller is used and the Sercos III hardware functions are emulated in a host-based driver software. With this implementation approach, a sufficient real-time performance can be ensured for a large number of applications. Read more »

High Interest In Sercos-Capable Products At Hanover Fair 2015 -- A robotic demo from Schneider Electric was the highlight, attracting many visitors who used the opportunity to test their abilities by playing the robo-based game of Tic-Tac-Toe! Read more about this and other products shown at the Fair. Read more »

Sercos On Course For Growth -- With 5 million real-time nodes installed in automation systems world-wide, Sercos has reached an additional milestone in its 25 year history as one of the premier automation busses. In 2014 about 480,000 new Sercos nodes were installed, 54% of which were Sercos and 46% were Sercos I/II. For several years, the Ethernet-based Sercos III has been showing double-digit growth, whereas the number of new installations for the conventional Sercos interface (Sercos I/II) has been declining slightly since 2012. Read more »

Boost for Sercos International -- Sercos International participated in three events and organized four seminars in the first quarter of 2015. Read more »

Sercos Webinars Scheduled
All webinars begin at 16:00 CET (10 am EST)

Sercos Certification -- May 6, 2015
Conformance and interoperability of products by various manufacturers are essential criteria for usage of open standards. This webinar discusses Sercos certification and the authorized Sercos test labs. Read more and register »

Sercos Topology - June 17, 2015
(Part 2 of 2-part webinar)

Sercos networks consist of a master which coordinates at least one slave that carries out automation functions. Generally, the devices are ordered simply and neatly in line or ring topologies. This webinar continues the discussion of Sercos topologies in detail. Read more and register »

Sercos III IP Core Available for Altera Cyclone V

Cyclone VThe Sercos III IP Core is now available for Altera's low-cost, low-power Cyclone® V devices. The IP core is available for Sercos III master and slave controllers (SERCON100M/S). Read more »

Sercos Webinar Recordings Available

In the past several months, Sercos has presented a number of technical webinars that are now available for free download:

  • Topology - Part 1 (April 2015)
  • Machine communication in the context of Industry 4.0 (March 2015)
  • Functionalities of hotplug (February 2015)
  • Synchronization of communication participants (December 2014)
  • Initialization of communication (November 2014)

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Issue #45 of the Sercos newsletter is now online
The latest issue of the Sercos newsletter details the latest developments of the interface, plus more.
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