DIL-32 Communication IC for FO - PROFINET IO-Device

Communication for simple slave devices with fiber optic interface

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At a glance

  • Compact DIL-32 communication module for cost-efficient field devices
  • Modbus RTU protocol via SPI or UART to the host
  • Supports fiber optic pursuant to AIDA
  • PROFINET IO Device interface with extended diagnostics
  • One design for all networks due to standard interfaces
  • Firmware update via integrated WebServer

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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 fieldbus or Real-Time Ethernet systems.

The netIC is a complete ‘Single Chip Module’ in the compact dimensions of a Dual-In-Line (DIL) 32 pin plug-in module. It is based on the network controller netX and contains all components of a fieldbus or Real-Time Ethernet interface with an integrated 2-port switch and hub. With the netX technology the whole spectrum of relevant fieldbus and Real-Time Ethernet systems is covered. By exchanging the firmware, one single netIC can be used for multiple communication systems.

Conventional shifting registers can be controlled via a synchronous serial interface requiring no additional processor for a simple I/O-device.

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Product namePart numberBrief description
NIC 50-REFO/PNS1541.110/PNSDIL-32 Communication IC for FO - PROFINET IO-Device


Product namePart numberBrief description
NICEB-REFO1540.020netIC Evaluation Board with FO - PROFINET IO-DeviceShow product

netIC is the ideal slave solution for simple field devices with low data throughput. As a DIL-32 based communication IC, it reduces the integration into the customer hardware to a minimum. Data can either be directly transferred from the host to netIC via shift registers or via the well-known Modbus RTU protocol.

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