ADLINK OT2IT Brings Arduino Ecosystem to Industrial Automation

The Arduino ecosystem has made embedded software development accessible to everyone for its low-price hardware combined with the ease of programming brought by the vast array of open-source libraries available. It has never been easier to pick up an Arduino and start working on a project. However, in due to Arduino-compatible hardware typically being designed without industrial use considerations, meaning cannot withstand an extremely hot, humid, or RF-noisy environment, the abovementioned benefits were traditionally reserved for the hobby scene.

ADLINK's OT2IT brings the ease of use of the Arduino ecosystem into the world of industrial automation. Providing a bridge between the worlds of operational technology and informational technology, developers can utilize Arduino software/hardware to get started on their prototyping work without the need for difficult porting, shortening their time-to-market while reducing costs significantly. As ADLINK uses industry-standard ECN (engineering change notice) and PCN (process change notice) practices, end users always have access to a transparent audit trail detailing what changes have been made and why.

The OT2IT is a truly rugged alternative that is ready to be used, either standalone or with a host computer, attached to a DIN rail. The OT functionality offers digital inputs, digital outputs for solenoids/transistors, analog inputs (current/voltage), PWM outputs, true analog outputs, RTD inputs, Sensors and 24VDC power input. Communication with a host computer is supported either through Serial over USB, RS-485 or 100BASE-TX LAN.

The OT2IT circuitry is rock solid, industry ready. Its fully protected against ESD, over/under voltage, over/under current and reverse voltage.

With standard support for -20 to +70°C operating range, it can be paired with our extensive range of SMARC modules, either x86 or arm.

ADLINK offers SMARC ODM carrier design services, where the whole or partial functionality of OT2IT can be integrated into a SMARC carrier, with support for both the OT and IT world.

In addition, developers and users can leverage the power of the Firmata protocol to control and observe industrial processes. It enables the offloading of non-real-time processes to a host computer, giving the resource-constrained MCU some breathing room to focus on time-sensitive tasks, as well as making the collection of real-time data trivially easy.