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Automation Platform on Chip

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NETX 4000


At a glance

  • First Industrial Ethernet node with 4-port multiprotocol capability, two ARM® Cortex® processor cores, and high-speed peripherals like PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet, and USB 2.0
  • Fulfillls the highest demand on fl exibility, determinism, and performance in terms of multiprotocol master and slave capability, and low latency for short cycle times
  • High-performance application processors for Linux, combined with security support and Gigabit Ethernet, are the easiest way to build IIoT enabled devices

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The netX 4000 from Hilscher enables more integration in a smaller space to fulfi ll the requirements of the industrial automation market. The design brings together a Cortex®-A9 dual-core processor with an infrastructure for highly advanced user applications and a Cortex®-R7 processor with an underlying netX technology for real-time industrial communications and applications.

Therefore, the netX 4000 from Hilscher is the ideal system-on-chip (SoC) for your automation platform in the field of visualization, industrial control, and real-time communication. The Cortex®-A9 dual-core, with up to 3000 DMIPS, caches and external memory interfaces, is most suitable for general purpose operating systems (GPOS) such as Linux. The enhanced connectivity is shared by all Cortex®® processors and grants access to USB 2.0, PCI Express® Base 2, and Gigabit Ethernet.

The implemented security unit provides a set of cryptographic algorithms for secure boot and secure communication.

The concurrent, dual LCD option features one high-end version with 2D acceleration and one additional lower resolutions interface.

The Cortex®-R7, with its 1000 DMIPS real-time profi le and dedicated low latency SRAM, is used for the real-time operating system (RTOS) and embedded protocol stacks from Hilscher. The xC subsystem, with its inherent fl exibility, interfaces traditional Fieldbus technologies and all major Real-Time Ethernet systems, and supports in use with other on-chip resources the provision of gateway and port-switch functions.

Ordering information

Product name Part number Brief description
NETX 40002260.000Automation Platform on Chip

The right ASIC for every application. The Hilscher netX product family ranges from highly integrated and energy-efficent multiprotocol applications (netX 51/52/90) to high performance master applications (netX 100/500/4000), with the support of all common Real-Time Ethernet and fieldbus protocols.