System on a chip speeds integration of EtherNet/IP into I/O modules
Advantech selects Innovasic Semiconductor's system-on-a-chip to enable extremely fast integration of the EtherNet/IP Ethernet protocol from ODVA.
Innovasic Semiconductor announced that Advantech selected the Innovasic RapID Platform and fido1100 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution to provide EtherNet/IP connectivity in the new Advantech Adam-6100 series of real-time Ethernet I/O modules for factory automation.
“Innovasic’s fido1100-based RapID Platform for Industrial Ethernet enables customers to quickly and cost-effectively get new products to market,” said Jordon Woods, Innovasic CTO. “By utilizing the flexible architecture and programmability of the platform, customers can rapidly release a series of compatible industrial Ethernet products,” he concluded.
“Innovasic’s platform provided the means for us to quickly add EtherNet/IP connectivity to our new product line. The RapID Platform provided us with a low cost and highly reliable solution for our new I/O modules,” said Jason Lin, product manager, Advantech Industrial Automation Group. “This is our second development using the Innovasic solution, and it enabled us to launch six new I/O modules simultaneously and within a very short time from our initial EtherNet/IP PAC product release.”
The RapID Platform is a complete, royalty-free design that provides EtherNet/IP and Profinet connectivity for factory automation applications. The platform can be downloaded for a free evaluation directly from the Innovasic website at http://www.innovasic.com.
EtherNet/IP is an Ethernet protocol from ODVA. www.odva.org
Profient is an Ethernet protocol from PI North America and PNO. http://www.us.profibus.com/
Also see www.controleng.com/networks.
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