The network technology in automation devices from medium to high volumes is typically integrated with a chip solution, such as the flexible multiprotocol chip netX. The complete development of the communication interface is thereby carried out by the customer from scratch. Low costs per unit are opposed to development risk, increased development time and necessary in-house knowledge.
The rapid and secure alternative to in-house development is netRAPID.
netX Chip-Carrier is a solution that offers adequate costs per unit as well as reduced risk and fast time-to-market. netRAPID is a complete netX-based communication interface and contains all necessary operating components. The 32 x 32 mm compact netX carrier will be soldered to the baseboard - by hand or SMD production process. You only need to add network interface, LEDs and address switches. A simple 2-layer baseboard is sufficient.
Full functionality of netRAPID is enabled via licensed firmware, which needs to be acquired once and loaded during manufacturing process.
|Product||Product name||NRP 10|
|Brief description||Chip carrier with PROFIBUS DP Slave interface|
|Network controller||netX||netX 10|
|Integrated Memory||RAM||4 MB serial Flash EPROM|
|Power supply and current||Supply voltage||+3,3 V DC ± 5 %|
|Maximum current (typically)||290 mA/790 mA (at 3,3 V)|
|Power consumption (typical)||1 W|
|Host interface||Type||Parallel dual-port memory or serial dual-port memory (SPI, mode 3)|
|Connector||76-pin solder contacts 1 mm with 1.5 mm grid|
|Dual-port memory size||16 KB (14 address lines), where 8 KB used by firmware (13 address lines, lowest 8 KB)|
|Width for the data access to the dual-port memory (DPM)||8 or 16 bit|
|Baud rate (serial dual-port memory)||Max. 50 MHz|
|Communication interface||Communication standard||PROFIBUS DP Slave|
|Interface type||RS-485, isolated|
|Diagnostic interface||Type||USB or UART|
|Connector||USB or UART: Signals at Chip Carrier, available only if integrated in host system|
|Display||LED displays||SYS System status|
|COM Communication status|
|Permitted ambient conditions||Ambient temperature range for operation||-20 … +70 °C (at an airflow of 0.5 m/s)|
|Device||Dimensions (L x W x H)||32 mm x 32 mm x 4 mm|
|Weight||approx. 3 g|
|Electrostatic discharge (ESD) according to IEC/EN 61000-4-2:1995 (Contact discharge method)||6 kV Criterion A|
|Fast transient interferences (Burst), according to IEC/EN 61000-4-4:1995 (Communication and data lines)||2.2 kV Criterion B|
|Surge voltage, according to IEC/EN 61000-4-5:1995 (Communication and data lines)||1 kV Criterion A|
|Product name||Part number||Brief description|
|NRP 10-DPS (TRAY)||7652.420||netX10 Chip-Carrier incl. Magnetics - PROFIBUS DP Slave|
netRAPID is the rapid and secure alternative to developing your own slave using a communication controller. Since the netX chip carrier is the size of a stamp, it is integrated into the customer hardware in the same manner as a QFP part. It is designed for automated SMD series production as well as for rapid prototyping.