Publisher : The Korean Institute of Information and Commucation Engineering
DOI : 10.6109/jkiice.2015.19.12.2820
Title & Authors
Design and Implementation of an HSMS Communication System using Low-Cost MCUs Kim, Su-Hee;
HSMS communication system using low-cost micro controller units(MCUs) is an essential technique for online semiconductor equipment system developments. It is intended as an alternative to SEMI E4 (SECS-I) for applications where higher speed communication is needed and the facilitated hardware setup is convenient. In this paper, an HSMS communication system using low-cost MCUS is designed and implemented. Using a MCU with a low price but high-performance as a main board, a module which processes HSMS communication is designed, and a circuit is designed to process BCR independently with a microminiature MCU. To convert tag data which is recognized from BCR into data based on HSMS communication protocol, SECS-II message is designed. Lastly, an HSMS communication system is implemented based on these designs. A low-cost HSMS communication module developed in this study can be applied in realtime monitoring and controlling system for semiconductor processes.