netRAPID 52 Evaluation Board - Real-Time Ethernet

  • Simple evaluation of the netRAPID technology

  • Includes a limited firmware version for Real-Time Ethernet slave

  • Includes 3 chip carriers NRP 52-RE for the first prototypes

  • Includes all tools and documentation for evaluation

  • One hardware for all Real-Time Ethernet systems

Real-Time Ethernet solution in the smallest space

The rapid and secure alternative to a slave interface developed by the customer is netRAPID. The compact, stamp-sized, 32 x 32 mm netX Chip Carrier is a solution that offers adequate costs per unit, a reduced risk, and a fast time-to-market. Like a standard QFP component, it will be soldered directly to the host system - by hand or SMD production process.

Optimized for minimum space requirements, netRAPID 52-RE contains all necessary operating components, such as Ethernet transformers, SQI Flash, and netX multi-protocol chip. Real-Time Ethernet communication is in focus. The protocol stack will be executed in the internal RAM of the netX. Thus, the hardware developer only needs to integrate network connectors, LEDs, and address switches on the host system. For the host system, a simple 2-layer printed circuit board is sufficient. The application development is reduced to the use of the API of the netRAPID.

To be able to profit from the full function of netRAPID, the licensed firmware must be acquired once and loaded during the manufacturing process.


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Evaluation board including NRP 52-RE

Power supply and current

Supply voltage

24 V DC ± 6 V

Maximum current (typically)

100 mA (at 24 V)

Power consumption (typical)

2.4 W

Host interface


Parallel dual-port memory or serial dual-port memory (SPI)


68-pin (X1) or 40-pin (X2)

Communication interface

Communication standard



2x RJ45

Diagnostic interface


USB or UART, the support of the diagnostic interface depends on the loaded firmware


USB: Mini-B, UART: Pin header


LED displays

SYS System status

COM0, COM1 Communication status

GPIO Status

Operating elements

Network address

Adressschalter (*1), (*10), not supported by standard firmware

Push buttons

Reset push button, serial boot mode push button

Permitted ambient conditions

Ambient temperature range for operation

-20 … +70 °C, at an airflow of 0.5 m/s


Dimensions (L x W x H)

100 mm x 65 mm x 12 mm


approx. 45 g

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netRAPID 52 Evaluation Board - Real-Time Ethernet