netPI RTE 3 - Industrial Raspberry Pi with Real-Time Ethernet connection

Secure computer platform for containerized applications
  • Embedded computer that is compatible with Raspberry Pi 3B and suits industrial needs

  • Preloaded 32-bit operating system, web front-end and container engine

  • Open for any containers based on ARM32 architecture

  • Real-Time Ethernet support in the operating mode Device

  • Extension slot for additional communication modules

Hardened design for industrial use

The device series netPI, based on an industrial design of Raspberry Pi 3, serves to realize any applications of the Edge Automation. Model RTE 3 additionally includes Hilscher’s multiprotocol netX SoC which provides access to all popular Industrial Ethernet networks. Together with the powerful Pi 3 1.2GHz quad-core ARM CPU, the devices form a platform to carry out demanding tasks of Cloud, Industry 4.0, and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Model netPI RTE 3 includes two additional Industrial Ethernet ports for the connection to systems like PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, etc. A slot at the bottom of the unit is provided for the insertion of extension modules for sensor/actuator networks such as RFID, digital I/Os, etc. as well as customer-designed modules.

To meet EMC standards EN 55011 and IEC 61000, netPI is housed in a robust metal chassis and - compared to a standard Pi 3 - uses two additional PCB layers. The radio antenna extends beyond the chassis for an optimum wireless transmission. A hardware Real-Time Clock (RTC) with a supercapacitor as backup power source is supported. A nonvolatile auxiliary ferroelectric memory (FeRAM) guarantees a zero-voltage-secure and fast data storage (model RTE 3).

The netPI system is based on an AppArmor-secured Yocto Linux environment. The system design complies with the IEC 62443 cybersecurity standard for automation and control systems. User access to the web GUI is possible only via https-secured connections. The device boots securely and allows system updates only via Hilscher integrity-checked software.

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netPI RTE 3 - Industrial Raspberry Pi with Real-Time Ethernet connection

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