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Maxim Integrated presents MAXREFDES171#

Maxim Integrated released a new Reference Design MAXREFDES171# – IO-Link Distance Sensor. This Reference Design is developed by Maxim Integrated in collaboration with TMG TE (Technologie Management Gruppe Technologie und Engineering) company and represents solution for distance measurements that is compliant with IO-Link version 1.1/1.0 standard. It is based on Industry-standard MAX22513 IO-Link Device transceiver, MAX32660 ultra-low-power 16-bit MCU utilizing TMG TE IO-Link Device stack and a commercially available VL53L1 distance sensor. MAXREFDES171# Reference Design solution helps customers to improve their time to market covering all of the hardware and software requirements needed for compliance with the IO-Link standard. The complete reference design, including all of the ICs and external protection devices such as TVS diodes, is provided on a 30mm x 7.5mm printed circuit board (PCB).


  • IEC 61131-9
  • TMG TE IO-Link Stack
  • IO-Link version 1.1 compliant
  • Measures Distances up to 4m


  • Industrial Automation
  • Distance/Proximity Measurement
  • 1D Gesture Recognition
  • Smart Sensors

Source code for MAXREFDES171# is not provided, TMG TE IO-Link master stack ships preprogrammed inside the MAXREFDES171# hardware with a perpetual license. MAXREFDES171# available for ordering from Maxim Integrated, for evaluation/testing purposes customer can use any IO-Link compliant master, f.e. MAXREFDES165# offered by Maxim Integrated.

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