The netHAT module upgrades a Raspberry Pi® to a Real-Time Ethernet capable slave device allowing the exchange of cyclic process data between a Pi application and a Real-Time Ethernet network. The module is compatible with the Hardware Attached on Top (HAT) specification of Raspberry. Pi and netHAT communicate via the SPI0 interface. Thanks to the multiprotocol capability of the Industrial Network controller netX the integration into networks such as PROFINET, EtherNet/IP or EtherCAT is just a matter of a firmware load procedure. The DVD includes a ready-to-use driver that configures the module to 32 bytes input and 32 bytes output fix for each of the networks. Also included are the device description files needed for the network engineering softwares during commissioning times.
Due to the module’s preconfiguration specific knowledge about network commissioning is not required. Just use the provided device description files for it and focus on your application and the PLC programming. The module demonstrates the capabilities of Hilscher’s Network Controller netX in a very simple manner. Since the netX API remains the same independent of the loaded protocol firmware an application needs to be programmed only once and hence supports any Real-Time Ethernet network.
|Memory||4 MB Quad SPI Flash|
|Communication interface||2 x Ethernet 100 BASE-TX|
|Host interface||SPI up to 125 MHz|
COM LED for protocol-specific diagnosis
|Operating temperature||0 ... + 50 °C|
|Operating voltage||+5 V / typ 300 mA|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||65 x 57 x 20 mm|
|Compatible with||Raspberry Pi®3, PI®2, Zero®|
|Module standard||HAT standard for RaspberryPi®|
This product serves for test- and education- / teaching purposes for industrial applications and controls. Every liability is excluded with industrial use.
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