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Pyxos™ FT Network Chip

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The Pyxos platform is the embedded control networking platform from Dialog (formerly Echelon by Adesto) for stand-alone or LON-extending networking applications inside machines and in high-performance systems such as sensor and actuator I/O busses.

Pyxos embedded control networks reduce product installation, warranty, and life-cycle costs. Pyxos self-organizing networks reduce installation costs and equipment assembly time by eliminating the need to use special tools or skilled labor for network configuration. This minimizes material and labor costs. The remote diagnostics afforded by the Pyxos platform enable new features that let manufacturers access low-level data from sensors and actuators, such as process efficiency and energy usage. Employing these features for preventive and predictive maintenance provides reduced life-cycle costs and improved customer service.

The Pyxos FT network chip embeds both the protocol for a Pyxos platform and the transceiver for communicating on the Pyxos network. With the networking protocol implemented inside the chip, only application development is left to the user. The chip is a small 5mm x 5mm sized one that fits into virtually any sensor or actuator. The chip can be connected directly to digital I/O without a microcontroller, making for an ultra-compact smart device. Alternately, the chip’s serial peripheral interface (SPI) port can be interfaced with a wide variety of low-cost microcontrollers to accommodate more complex I/O requirements.

Features

Low-cost embedded control networking chip for use inside machines and for extending control networks to high performance sensor networks

Miniaturized form factor fits into almost every sensor and actuator

Extensible architecture for seamless integration with LON control networks and the Internet

Self-organizing feature configures the network without special tools or skilled labor

High speed deterministic operation (≤ 25ms response time)

312.5kbps network transmission speed

Polarity insensitive, free topology, twisted pair wiring

Link Power allows sending communication and power over same pair of wires

Robust performance ideal for industrial and consumer products and applications including automotive, buildings, office machines, and transportation

Exceptional data integrity with Forward Error Correction and 18-bit packet CRC

Exceptionally high common mode noise and interference immunity

Network pins ESD protection to over 8kV HBM

-40°C to +85°C operating temperature range

20 Pin QFN 5mm x 5mm package

RoHS-compliant

Applications

Industrial and consumer products

Automotive

Buildings

Office machines

Transportation

Datasheets
Name Date Version
Pyxos FT Network Chip Datasheet (1.2 MB)
Brochures
Name Date Version
Brochure: Deliver the Promise of the IoT (3.42 MB)
User guides and manuals
Name Date Version
Introduction to the Pyxos FT Platform (367 KB)
Pyxos FT Programmer’s Guide (1.23 MB)
General
Name Date Version
Pyxos FT Chip Data Book (1.08 MB)
Pyxos – Pyxos™ FT Platform Interoperability (69.57 KB)