Press Release: Ready-made PLC Software by KW-Software and Codesys on Toradex Modules
Nürnberg, Germany – February 26, 2014 – Toradex is glad to announce its partnership with two key PLC software manufacturers, reducing development time and making it much easier to develop a PLC application on Toradex ARM® computer-on-modules. Toradex has teamed up with Codesys and KW-Software, of Germany, to adapt their PLC software to Toradex modules. This will enable users to buy a Toradex computer module, purchase the software from either of the two partners, and then immediately start working on developing their application, thereby eliminating the process of having to make the software work with some other non-Toradex hardware. The PLC solutions are currently available on Colibri T20, a module which is also available in industrial temperature (-40°C to +85°C) version, and will soon be supported on other Toradex computer modules.
Toradex Chairman Ronald Vuillemin, while addressing the media, said, “The highly integrated, high-performance architecture of the Toradex modules allows for the development of fast, scalable, and cost-effective embedded control systems in association with both Codesys and KW-Software. We are extremely delighted in being able to reduce the time required to roll out PLC applications”. Peter Fuchs, Head of Marketing Communications at KW-Software adds, "KW-Software’s pre-qualified solution saves the manufacturer’s time and money during the crucial development phase. Our readily available technology packages enable the quick and easy implementation of IEC 61131 controls based on the Toradex modules.”
About Toradex Computer-on-Modules
The pin-compatible Colibri and Apalis ARM embedded computer on module product families are based on NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 & 3, Freescale® (Vybrid™ VF50, VF61) and iMX6, as well as Intel/Marvell® XScale™ (PXA270, PXA300, PXA310, PXA320). Colibri and Apalis modules deliver cost-performance optimized designs. These small form factor modules are highly miniaturized and encapsulate complex computer system on module hardware and software technology for fast and easy embedded product development. The modules comprise a pre-installed Windows Embedded Compact image, along with the respective runtime license. Linux BSPs are also available.
Toradex specializes in embedded computing technology, offering a broad range of highly miniaturized yet powerful pin-compatible embedded computer modules based on ARM processors complemented by extensive support directly from the engineers. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Horw, Switzerland, the company’s network stretches across the globe with additional offices in the USA, Vietname, China, India, Japan and Brazil. For more information, visit http://www.toradex.com.
KW-Software is the leading international provider in the field of software development for automation. As leading supplier in the industry, they have been developing software technologies for the global players in automation for more than 30 years. Their core technologies viz. IEC 61131 CONTROL, IEC 61508 SAFETY and PROFINET Industrial Ethernet are being used successfully by customers worldwide. In addition to their headquarters in Lemgo (Germany), KW-Software has locations in Ann Arbor (USA), Shanghai (China), and Tokyo (Japan). For more information, visit http://www.kw-software.com.
CODESYS is the leading hardware-independent IEC 61131-3 development system under Windows for the creation of controller applications. The system is the basis of an entire suite which can be used for the most different automation purposes like engineering, runtime, visualization, fieldbus and others. The IEC 61131-3 Development System is the heart of CODESYS. They have a branch office in Beijing, China. In addition, distributors in the most important markets in Europe, America and Asia offer CODESYS along with technical support and application support. For more information, visit http://www.codesys.com.