Various slave devices, like the Sercos EasySlave, facilitate the easy integration of I/O slaves. This can be accomplished thanks to the FPGA-based single chip controller EasySlave. EasySlave enables the inexpensive and flexible activation of Sercos slave devices, thus making it even easier to connect sensors and actuators. EasySlave is equipped with a real-time channel with one input and one output connection and supports cycle times as low as 31.25 microseconds. The I/O applications are synchronized in the Sercos cycle.