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All-In-One Single-Chip Interface for UNIGATE IC-PROFINET

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Enabling Technology

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Deutschmann Automation GmbH & Co. KG

Carl-Zeiss-Str. 8
65520 Bad Camberg

Michael M. Reiter
Tel +49 6434 9433 0

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UNIGATE IC – Integrate without much development effort

The pre-certified embedded communication interfaces can be directly integrated into the electronics of the terminal device. Changes in the firmware of the terminal device are not necessary. This is important, for instance, for those devices whose firmware is certified and therefore may not be altered. As an alternative to customer’s own developed interfaces, the UNIGATE IC family optimizes developments costs and time-to-market of the final product.


The UNIGATE IC, which consists of microcontroller, Flash, RAM and all other components such as optocoupler and bus driver, is provided in a 32 DIL housing covering an area of 25 mm x 45 mm. The embedded solution can be connected via a UART interface to the microcontroller of the terminal device or can operate as stand-alone. The hardware development is reduced to integration of the IC socket and bus specific connectors.

The powerful all-in-one bus nodes can be programmed via the Deutschmann Automation developed script language. Therefore, more complex applications, which cannot be presented via a pure configuration, can be mapped. The Protocol Developer is a free tool for generation of the script. It is easy to use and specifically optimized to the bus communication. The scripts run on all UNIGATE IC variants.



Deutschmann also offers UNIGATE IC variants as a design-in solution. Design-in allows the customer to fit the design of the module to their needs and optimize for their own system. You’re going to use our always further developed firmware.



  • 70-80% reduced development effort
  • Optimized Time-to-Market 
  • Assembly consists of standard components
  • Connection to the host processor via UART-interface or SPI
  • Expandable via the shift register interface
    • Stand-alone-mode (without processor applications)
    • LED activation, read-in of switch positions
    • Analog/digital converter (e.g. analog sensor, 4...20mA current loop)
    • Easy integration
    • Flexible connection with Deutschmann script language
    • Development of several Fieldbus / Industrial Ethernet protocols with one development


Data sheet

  • Complete PROFINET IO Device interface (Slave)
  • 100 Mbit/s full duplex
  • 32-Bit Microprocessor for fast response time
  • Isolated PROFINET interface
  • 1 port execution with integrated transformer
  • 2 port execution with integrated switch (e. g. for daisy chaining)
  • Up to 1440 Bytes input- and 1440 Bytes output data
  • UART up to 520 kBaud
  • Dimensions (WxDxH in mm): 45x25x8
  • Voltage supply: 3,3V
  • Housing: 32 DIL
  • Weight: approx. 10 g
  • Current consumption: Typ. 490mA
  • Operating temperature: Industrial temperature range -40°C up to +85°C
  • Storage-/Transport temperature: -40°C ... +100°C
  • Fieldbus functions: All specified PROFINET functions
  • Interfaces: 2x UART, 1x SPI/Syn. serial
  • Technology: 32-Bit-Processor
  • Certification: PI (precertified)
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