silicon systems focuses on highly accurate, powerful, energy-efficient and easy-to-use solutions when developing novel products and technologies. Instead of introducing a new communication bus or network standard, our products use the established Ethernet network standard IEEE 802.3 (LAN) which is widely used in most laboratories, factories, or office buildings. Our products are supplied via Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af (PoE).
Modern industrial applications or experiments performed at universities or research institutes need to be maintained or observed over the Internet which demands the usage of intelligent, distributed network nodes. These should offer a standardized interface, so that the test engineer can easily check if all components work in accordance with their specifications.
In the past, several large electronics and semiconductor industry companies made efforts to introduce new communication buses or network interfaces. Some of them succeeded and got established as de-facto standards, such as PoE before it got standardized.
Others disappeared quite fast or are hardly used anymore. In contrast silicon systems only uses only standardized, well documented and open network technologies to offer maximum compatibility, reliability, maintainability and long-term operation.
Modularity and scalability are important issues in modern applications. Our products can easily be removed for calibration or replaced, and new products can be added without interrupting or negatively affecting the other modules. Therefore, one can easily adopt the system to changing application requirements.
Since all our products are supplied via PoE, there is no need for an extra power supply for any module which makes the entire data acquisition system power efficient comfortably to maintain. Moreover, the electrical installations of the building do not need to be modified.