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Communications

Accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things.

Our communications ICs are designed to enable reliable and easy communications for industrial devices and networks. Our ICs enable OEMs to quickly develop robust and innovative IIoT solutions that meet the unique requirements of the industrial IoT, such as industrial-strength reliability and scalability. Our solutions include customer programmable, highly integrated transceiver SoCs for Free Topology (FT) networks over a single twisted pair and Power Line Communications (PLC).

For decades our LonWorks platform has been powering industrial control applications, providing the highest level of reliability and flexibility in network topology, while our PLC modems provide an unprecedented level of flexibility and a wide range of standards-based and proprietary communication schemes uniquely optimized for the diverse needs of IIoT applications.

Semiconductors for Edge Devices

Our chips are embedded in IIoT devices such as sensors, load controllers, lighting drivers, elevators, railways, smart meters, battery chargers, industrial and agricultural equipment and many others to enable applications such as smart grid, building automation and Industry 4.0. These individual devices are managed by edge products such as our SmartServer™ IoT edge server. Documentation for legacy products is archived here.

 

Free Topology Transceivers

Our open, multi-protocol smart transceivers are systems on chips (SoCs) built on a fast Neuron core processor. They include protocol stacks for popular industrial field device communications including LON (all models) and BACnet (FT 6050). These chips are part of the IzoT™ platform from Dialog (formerly Echelon by Adesto)— the most comprehensive and open control networking platform for the industrial IoT.

FT 6050

Pyxos FT

Power Line Communications

Our Power Line Communications products – proven over multiple generations – have superior performance in providing reliable communication over power lines in rough channel conditions, using a variety of communication schemes ranging from LonWorks to OFDM-based modes such as PRIME, G3-PLC, PLC4TRUCKS, as well as proprietary modes for improved noise immunity and data rates. The devices are also simple to manage as point to point or mesh networks.

SM2400

PL 3120

Router Chips

Our specialized IP routers provide out-of-the-box routing for LON and BACnet FT networks. They are ideal for use in process control, building automation, energy management, transportation systems control and telecommunications equipment management.

FT Router 5000

Router 5000

LON Controllers

The Neuron line incorporates communication and control functions on a single chip, in both hardware and firmware, to facilitate the design of a LonWorks device. Neuron processors can interface with a wide variety of media transceivers — including twisted pair, RF, IR, fiber-optics, and coaxial — at a wide range of data rates.

Neuron 6050

Development Kits

Development kits are tools that enable you to develop smart devices for today’s industrial IoT.

FT 6050 EVK

FT Click

Systems and Software

Our open-standard networking platforms and tools connect monitor and control devices in commercial and industrial IoT deployments. The new SmartServer IoT edge server platform enables companies to drive intelligent and automated decisions in the IIoT through its revolutionary open, extensible architecture that allows solutions to “Embrace” legacy devices and protocols, “Extend” with emerging IoT protocols and applications, and “Enhance” with insights from cloud and AI systems.

Custom ASICs & IP

Dialog (through its acquisition of Adesto) has many years’ experience in implementing full-custom industrial system-on-chip (SoC) designs, achieving as much as 80% bill of materials reductions for our customers. What’s more, because we optimize both at block and system level, our chips deliver the lowest total system power consumption and area, while delivering the best performance. Our integrated approach makes reverse engineering exceptionally impractical, thereby protecting your intellectual property.

Application-Specific Memories

Our non-volatile memory (NVM) devices are designed with specific features and embedded intelligence to dramatically reduce a system’s overall energy consumption and extend its battery life, while delivering higher performance, greater reliability, enhanced security, and lower system cost.

Communications Products

Our communications ICs are designed to enable reliable and easy communications for industrial devices and networks. Our highly programmable Power Line Communications (PLC) ICs enable OEMs to quickly develop robust and innovative solutions that meet the unique requirements of automotive applications, such as industrial-strength reliability and scalability.

For decades, our LonWorks platform has been powering train braking systems, and is the basis of several standards in in-train control. Our OFDM-class PLC modems provide unprecedented level of flexibility and noise immunity, and support communication standards for in-truck sensor communication, such as PLC4TRUCKS and G3-PLC, as well as uniquely robust proprietary modes used in battery chargers and battery management systems.

Latest Updates

Don’t miss our latest white papers, press releases, event announcements and more.

Rapid IIoT Development

Use the mikroBUS compatible FT Click to instantly prototype connected industrial devices and systems. Harness the power of Free Topology (FT), the ultimate wired communication technolo- gy for industrial IoT.

 

BACnet + LON

A fully interoperable multi-protocol field bus implemented by our partner Western Allied combines two popular Smart Building protocols in a single network. This whitepaper explains how.

Power Line Communications

Establish a communications network with existing power lines. Discover the latest generation of Narrowband OFDM PLC modems with superior data rates and noise immunity.