Softing's UFC100-L1 (Unified Fieldbus Controller) is a fully pin-compatible alternative to Yamaha's discontinued fieldbus ASIC Find1+ (YTZ420-VZ). Conformance, interoperability, and physical layer tests were performed to verify that the UFC100-L1 is a direct replacement for the YTZ420 ASIC. Softing's UFC100-L1 demonstrates improved jitter tolerance/robustness, lower power consumption, and a larger first-in/first-out (FIFO) memory – resulting in fewer interruptions to the field device processor.
Softing is committed to ensuring the long-term availability of the fieldbus ASIC. The UFC100-L1 is manufactured and marketed using a state-of-the-art quality management system complying with ISO 9001:2008, and is DNV-certified to assure strict product quality standards.
Device vendors that are using Softing's Field Device Stack for FOUNDATION fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA can switch to the UFC100-L1 with only minimal development effort. Softing can offer customization support for device vendors that are using a different protocol stack. For device vendors that are considering a complete hardware redesign after Yamaha's announcement, Softing’s Fieldbus Kit FBK-2 is a comprehensive alternative. The FBK-2 is a field-proven communications board with a fully certified fieldbus protocol software. Retrofitting of existing field devices is easily accomplished with the on-board HART and serial Modbus/RTU interface.
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