The new RS-485 bridge module from iC-Haus enables robust microcontroller communication over long distances of up to 100 m, requiring only one differential pair of wires. (Graphic: iC-Haus GmbH)

Robust Long Distance MCU Communication

Due to their flexibility and performance, microcontrollers are popular in control, sensor and actuator systems. More and more applications require a reliable exchange of information between controllers over several meters. With increasing cable lengths, the required characteristics of the cable significantly contribute to the overall cost of the system.

At embedded world 2023, iC-Haus presents its single-cable technology BiSS Line and the new bridge module iC-BL as a high-performance solution for microcontroller links, needing onlytwo wires and correcting transmission errors.

Robust bidirectional data transmission with BiSS Line
With its SPI interface and integrated RS-485 transceiver, the iC-BL bridge module enables reliable data transmissions between two microcontrollers in challenging environments with interfering fields (e.g. in construction machinery). Both, supply and data are transmitted in
both directions via just two twisted wires. The data exchange is protected by forward error
correction (FEC). Even data streams where up to four consecutive bytes are corrupted by a burst error can be recovered. For applications without interfering fields, the error correction reduces the requirements on the transmission medium (e.g. shielding) and costs.

The low-weight BiSS Line protocol and the iC-BL bridge module, which can be used as BiSS Line Master and BiSS Line Slave on both sides of the transmission line, offer a wide range of options for implementing high-performance microcontroller systems.

Live at embedded world 2023
A specific setup for robust bidirectional data transmission between two microcontrollers will be presented by iC-Haus’ application engineers at embedded world from March 14-16, 2023 in Nuremberg. At booth 3A-243, applications with further components, such as the 10-bit ultra-low power magnetic absolute rotary encoder sensor iC-TW11 and the universal digital sensor output driver iC-DX for applications up to 30 V, can be discussed.

More information about iC-BL, iC-TW11 and iC-DX:

iC-Haus at embedded world 2023, Nuremberg, March 14 – 16, 2023, Booth 3A-243

Introducing iC-Haus
iC-Haus GmbH is a leading independent German manufacturer of standard iCs (ASSP) and customized ASiC semiconductor solutions. The company has been active in design, production, and sales of application-specific iCs for industrial, automotive, and medical technology for 37 years now and is represented worldwide.
The iC-Haus cell libraries in CMOS, bipolar, and BCD technologies are fully equipped to realize the design of sensor, laser/opto, and actuator ASiCs, among others. The iCs are assembled in standard plastic packages or using iC-Haus chip-on-board technology to manufacture complete microsystems, multichip modules, and sensors housed in optoBGA or optoQFN packages.

For any queries, please contact:
Magnus Meier
iC-Haus GmbH, Am Kuemmerling 18, 55294 Bodenheim, Germany
Tel. +49 6135/9292-301 Web: www.ichaus.de
Fax +49 6135/9292-192 E-Mail: magnus.meier@ichaus.de

For more information, please contact:

iC-Haus GmbH
Am Kuemmerling 18, 55294 Bodenheim, Germany
Tel. +49 6135/9292-300
Fax +49 6135/9292-192

February 2023

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