Altera’s innovative, single-chip PLC reference design runs on the Altera ARM-based Cyclone V SoC. Developed in partnership with 3S Smart Software Solutions,
EXOR International, and Barco Silex, the reference design implements motion control, EtherCAT, HMI and secure enterprise communication over OPC-UA in a microSOM (micro system-on-module).
Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) received the first-place ACE award for best reference design during the EE Times and EDN 2015 UBM Canon Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards ceremony at the Embedded Systems Conference held in Santa Clara, California, on July 21, 2015. Altera received top honors in the Ultimate Product: Reference Design category for its single-chip, cloud-enabled programmable logic controller (PLC) reference design for Industry 4.0 applications. The ACE Awards Ultimate Product category recognized leading-edge technologies brought to market during calendar year 2014.