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DIL-32 communication IC for fiber optic cable - PROFINET IO-Device

Communication for simple slave devices with connection to fiber optic cable
  • Compact Real-Time-Ethernet slave module based on netX 52

  • Host connection with Modbus RTU via SPI or UART

  • Considerably reduced in height and increased performance for high network load

  • Direct I/O-data connection via an external shift register

  • One design for all networks due to uniform interfaces

  • Firmware update via integrated web server

Slave solution for field devices with a low data throughput

Simple field devices such as barcode readers, identification systems, valve manifolds, or I/O blocks require a connection to a fieldbus system or a Real-Time Ethernet system. Since these devices only have a low data throughput, the netIC uses a serial connection such as UART and SPI as a host interface.

NetIC is a complete single chip module with the compact dimensions of a DIL-32 IC. NetIC is based on the network controller netX and contains all components of a fieldbus or a real-time Ethernet interface with an integrated 2-port switch and hub. The netX technology covers the whole spectrum of the relevant fieldbus systems and Real-Time Ethernet systems. By loading another firmware, one single netIC can be used for several communication systems. With simple read-write commands, the payload is transferred to the application via the above-mentioned serial interfaces. The widely used Modbus RTU protocol is implemented as a serial protocol.

Since conventional shifting registers can be controlled as digital I/O-components via a synchronous serial interface, simple applications do not require a host processor.

Due to the Hilscher network controller netX, a 10-year delivery guarantee is granted.

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