The netX is a highly integrated network controller with a new system architecture optimized for communication and maximum data throughput.
Based on the 32-bit CPU ARM 926EJ-S clocked at 200 MHz, the netX has a memory management unit, caches, DSP, and Java extensions. The internal memory of the 144 KByte RAM and 32 KByte ROM, that contains the boot loader, is sufficient for smaller applications. For Windows CE and Linux, the memory is externally supplemented with SDRAM, SRAM or FLASH via the 32-bit memory controller. The connection to a primary Host is carried out via the Dual-Port Memory interface which is also configurable as a 16-bit extension bus for stand-alone applications.
Extensive peripheral functions, serial interfaces such as UART, USB, SPI, I2C as well as the integrated graphic controller enable a large variety of applications. The unique feature and distinguishing characteristic of the netX as a “high end” network controller, however, is the central data switch and the freely configurable communication channels with their own intelligence. The data switch connects the ARM CPU as well as the communication, graphic, and host controllers with the memory or the peripheral units via five data paths. The controllers thus transmit the data in parallel, contrary to the traditional sequential architecture with merely one common data bus and additional bus allocation cycles.
The controllers of the four communication channels are identical and have a two-level structure. They consist of dedicated ALUs and special logic units that receive their protocol function via microcode. Two channels additionally contain an integrated PHY for Ethernet. The Medium-Access-Controller xMAC sends or receives the data according to the respective bus access process and encodes or converts the data into a byte representation. The Protocol Execution Controller xPEC compiles the data into packets and controls the telegram traffic. The data is exchanged block-by-block via DMA with the ARM memory. As an alternative, each channel has a Dual-Port-Memory for status information or as a local data image.
With the intelligent communication ALUs, the netX can realize the most diverse protocols and protocol combinations and synchronize them regardless of the reaction time of the CPU – an absolutely new feature in the industrial communication technology.
|Product name||Part number||Brief description|
|NETX 500||2210.000||Network controller for Real-Time Ethernet and fieldbus master and slaves with display controller|
|Product name||Part number||Brief description|
|NXHX 500-ETM||7713.200||Development board||Show product|
|NXLOM-COS||7422.540||Linkable Object Module CANopen Slave||Show product|
|NXLOM-CCS||7422.740||Linkable Object Module CC-Link Slave||Show product|
|NXLOM-DNS||7422.520||Linkable Object Module DeviceNet Slave||Show product|
|NXLOM-DPS||7422.420||Linkable Object Module PROFIBUS DP Slave||Show product|
|NXLOM-EIS||7422.830||Linkable Object Module EtherNet/IP Adapter||Show product|
|NXLOM-OMB||7422.860||Linkable Object Module Open Modbus/TCP||Show product|
|NXLOM-ECS||7422.120||Linkable Object Module EtherCAT Slave||Show product|
|NXLOM-PNS||7422.850||Linkable Object Module PROFINET IO Device||Show product|
|NXLOM-S3S||7422.160||Linkable Object Module Sercos Slave||Show product|
|NXLOM-VRS||7422.810||Linkable Object Module VARAN Client||Show product|
|NXLOM-COM||7422.500||Linkable Object Module CANopen Master||Show product|
|NXLOM-DNM||7422.510||Linkable Object Module DeviceNet Master||Show product|
|NXLOM-DPM||7422.410||Linkable Object Module PROFIBUS DP Master||Show product|
|NXLOM-EIM||7422.820||Linkable Object Module EtherNet/IP Scanner||Show product|
|NXLOM-ECM||7422.110||Linkable Object Module EtherCAT Master||Show product|
|NXLOM-PNM||7422.840||Linkable Object Module PROFINET IO Controller||Show product|
|NXLOM-S3M||7422.150||Linkable Object Module Sercos Master||Show product|
|NXLFW-COS||7427.540||Loadable Firmware CANopen Slave||Show product|
|NXLFW-CCS||7427.740||Loadable Firmware CC-Link Slave||Show product|
|NXLFW-DNS||7427.520||Loadable Firmware DeviceNet Slave||Show product|
|NXLFW-DPS||7427.420||Loadable Firmware PROFIBUS DP Slave||Show product|
|NXLFW-EIS||7427.830||Loadable Firmware EtherNet/IP Adapter||Show product|
|NXLFW-OMB||7427.860||Loadable Firmware Open Modbus/TCP||Show product|
|NXLFW-ECS||7427.120||Loadable Firmware EtherCAT Slave||Show product|
|NXLFW-PNS||7427.851||Loadable Firmware PROFINET IO Device||Show product|
|NXLFW-COM||7427.500||Loadable Firmware CANopen Master||Show product|
|NXLFW-DNM||7427.510||Loadable Firmware DeviceNet Master||Show product|
|NXLFW-DPM||7427.410||Loadable Firmware PROFIBUS DP Master||Show product|
|NXLFW-EIM||7427.820||Loadable Firmware EtherNet/IP Scanner||Show product|
|NXLFW-ECM||7427.110||Loadable Firmware EtherCAT Master||Show product|
|NXLFW-PNM||7427.840||Loadable Firmware PROFINET IO Controller||Show product|
|NXLFW-S3M||7427.150||Loadable Firmware Sercos Master||Show product|
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.