Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is intended to enable continuous communication without barriers in the machine and plant engineering of the future. Among the communication protocols, industry experts see OPC UA over TSN as the technology for Industry 4.0 and IIoT.
The protection against cyberattacks has become one of the most important topics in the age of digitalization. Companies have to protect themselves against malicious attacks from the outside. Attackers are smart and learned that corporate IT systems are well protected; however, manufacturing networks are much less well safeguarded. I/O networks are mostly unprotected what can cause e.g. message tampering, communication eavesdropping or unauthorized communication.
netRAPID 90 is the fast and safe alternative to the proprietary development of a slave interface. As a netX90 chip carrier, it is soldered to the motherboard like a standard QFP component in the SMD manufacturing process.
From relevant experiences in high quality wine production and automotive fields, the idea of the CoffeeBOT democase was born in order to show how a production process can be easily implemented in the age of Smart Factories.
netX 90 is the smallest multiprotocol SoC with additional Cortex-M4 application processor and built-in security features for secure field and cloud connectivity. The energy-efficient SoC with lowest power consumption supports all Industrial Ethernet, Fieldbus and IIoT standards.
With the two newly added Industrial Ethernet protocols CC-Link IE Field for Gigabit Ethernet and CC-Link IE Field Basic for Fast Ethernet, Hilscher expands the range of its cifX PC card family as well as of its comX and netIC embedded module family.