LAN9255 with integrated Arm® Cortex®-M4F based microcontroller
The LAN9255 from Microchip combines a popular EtherCAT® device controller with an Arm® Cortex®-M4F based microcontroller on one chip to reduce a design’s footprint and create a smaller end product. This integrated solution is supported by Microchip’s MPLAB® development ecosystem for rapid development of EtherCAT applications.
The corresponding EVB-LAN9255 evaluation platform delivers combined EtherCAT® and Ethernet functionality using the highly integrated LAN9255 ESC. The LAN9255 contains the popular LAN9253 EtherCAT device controller with dual-integrated Ethernet PHYs and an Arm Cortex-M4F based microcontroller with integrated peripherals and Ethernet MAC controller.
This solution and the evaluation software can be used to create highly capable platforms requiring EtherCAT, IPv4 or IPv6 protocols. The LAN9255 is available in commercial, industrial and extended industrial temperature ranges and comes in a standard 128-pin TQFP package.
Microchip Technology Inc.