EtherCAT cable redundancy

By definition, Ethernet technology does not allow any physical loop structures and, due to the broadcast characteristics of Ethernet, no redundant communication paths are possible. However, the reliability and the use of redundant architectures are fundamental requirements of many automation systems. Industrial Ethernet protocols such as EtherCAT deliver redundancy methods to realize more robust and fail-safe networks.

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CANopen and DeviceNet in M.2 format

Hilscher releases CANopen and DeviceNet technology for cifX M.2 PC-card

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Hilscher presents the first Industrial Master & Slave PC-Card in M.2 Format

The latest card of Hilscher’s cifX portfolio is the world's first master and slave solution in an M.2 format. This card opens up the possibility for users to equip their automation devices with an industrial communication interface via an M.2 socket. As a multi-protocol card, the new M.2 PC-card offers a wide variety of Real-Time Ethernet and fieldbus communication protocols with a uniform application interface.

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Media redundancy for PROFINET IO Networks

Did you know that Hilscher's products can act as Media Redundancy Managers and Clients in the PROFINET IO Networks?

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PROFIBUS-DP in M.2 format

Hilscher enlarges the cifX M.2 PC-Card portfolio with the traditional PROFIBUS-DP Slave protocol.

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Single-pair Ethernet: Market Potential and Hilscher’s approach

Part 4 of our SPE Blog series concentrates on the market potential of SPE and on how Hilscher approaches it.

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Single-pair Ethernet: System adoptions in different scenarios

Part 3 of our SPE Blog series shows the system adoptions in process and factory automation.

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Single-pair Ethernet: Deployment and characteristics

Part 2 of our SPE Blog series goes through the transition pathways in different industries and the benefits and requirements that SPE entails.

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Single-pair Ethernet: Enhanced cloud access to sensors and peripherals

Single-pair Ethernet, as a new initiative to enable IP based networks to each sensor, adds value through thinner cabling, small footprint plugs and connectors and less space requirements. For that reason, it is suitable to replace numerous existing fieldbuses in the sensor and peripheral area by integrating sensors directly to IT- and Cloudsystems. This Blogseries discusses the status and progress of single-pair Ethernet from Hilscher’s point of view.

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Turning Real-Time Ethernet into Physical Motion

Hilscher announces new motion control capabilities for its netX 90 multiprotocol network chip. netMOTION is a firmware-configured communications solution with built-in motor control for applications in networked factory and process control systems, assembly, packaging, robotics and more. With netMOTION, developers get Real-Time Ethernet connectivity and general-purpose motor and motion control in a single-chip solution, which simplifies designs and reduces material costs.

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