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Microchip Licenses EtherCAT® Technology

Microchip's Commitment to the Industrial Market

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog mixed-signal, and Flash-IP solutions, strengthens its commitment to the industrial space with the licensing of the EtherCAT® technology for next-generation Ethernet controllers.

This licensing initiative demonstrates Microchip's strategy for expansion of its industrial market presence with a continuing commitment of providing unique, leading-edge products.

Integration of the EtherCAT standard allows system developers to implement a high level of integration, flexibility, and stability required to provide solutions for today's evolving industrial market. With this licensing agreement, Microchip delivers the necessary IP coupled with its industrial Ethernet product portfolio and its long history of being a leading industrial supplier to deliver solutions that increase overall system efficiency and reduce system costs.

LAN9252 - Next Generation 2/3-Port EtherCAT Slave Controller

  • Support for multiple interfaces
  • Stability of the standard
  • High integration
  • Lower power consumption
  • Support for FX
  • Extended temperature
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