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Machine Communication Forum Sponsored by Sercos International and SPS-MAGAZIN -- Users and vendors from the machinery and plant industry sectors as well as vendors of automation devices are invited to the Machine Communication Forum (mainly in the German language) on October 20, 2015 at Festung Marienberg in Würzburg, Germany. For the German agenda and more information see www.sercos.de.

Sercos: Laying The Foundations For The Future -- Sercos International welcomed 10 participants to the Sercos III development seminar at Steinbeis Transfer Center in Esslingen, Germany on June 16, 2015. The seminar was aimed primarily at equipment manufacturer developers and product managers, and introduced participants to the fundamentals of Sercos. Read more »

Record Number of Participants at 15th Sercos PlugFest -- Sercos posted a record number of participants at the 15th Sercos PlugFest, which took place at Schneider Electric Automation in Marktheidenfeld, Germany from May 20 to 21. Approximately 30 participants tested 25 products, including nine masters and 16 slaves of various types. Read more »

Sercos International Has Launched A Japanese Website -- Offering a great depth of information on the Sercos automation bus for the Japanese community. Read more »

Sercos IP Core for Xilinx® 7 Series FPGAs and Zynq® SoC Family Available -- The IP core is available for Sercos III master and slave controllers (SERCON100M/S) for automation devices. Read more »

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. Read more »

High Interest In Sercos-Capable Products At Hanover Fair 2015 -- Read more »

Sercos On Course For Growth -- Read more »

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

Configuration of real-time data - July 22, 2015
This webinar explains how the Master must configure Sercos III telegrams so that a Sercos network works properly. Read more and register »

Service Channel (SVC) - September 30, 2015
This webinar explains how the Master opens the Service Channel and how data can be read and written. 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:

  • Sercos Certification (May 2015)
  • 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)

See the full list »

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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