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One chip delivers many Ethernet protocols Open data access and real-time industrial control is increasingly important for the IIoT and Industry 4.0. Now, multiprotocol REM switch chip technology is also providing a method for utilizing industrial Ethernet protocols while sharing the same Ethernet medium with conventional protocols like http or TCP/IP. AN OPEN, MANUFACTURER-INDEPENDENT communication platform is what many suppliers and manufacturers of industrial automation technologies are longing for, particularly in the context of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) or Industry 4.0. Thus, manufacturers expect system-wide realizations of the increasing amount of automation processes. In consequence, the automation must take the needs of IT systems into account with regard to open data access, as well as the real-time requirements of industrial control systems. Ethernet and industrial Ethernet have already played an important role here. The numerous advantages of this network technique, such as efficient and synchronous transmission of large data amounts on a shared transmission medium, are superior to those of conventional fieldbuses. Popular industrial Ethernet protocols like PROFINET, EtherNet/ IP, EtherCAT, POWERLINK, etc., allow for more or less sharing the same Ethernet medium with conventional protocols like http or TCP/IP. In this article, the requirements of industrial networks (for example, reliable data delivery and time synchronization of data) are considered in more detail. In addition, the fido5000 REM switch technology will be presented as a possible product solution. This chip is available as fido5100 and fido5200 variants, with both variants differing only in the Ethernet protocols they support. The fido5100 supports the major industrial Ethernet protocols, except EtherCAT, while the fido5200 supports the major industrial Ethernet protocols including EtherCAT. Multi-protocol REM switch chip A real-time Ethernet with multiprotocol (REM) switch chip technology offers two Ethernet ports. Hence, two ports become today’s industrial devices and future Industry 4.0 applications must support popular network topologies like line and ring topologies, as well as star topologies. In addition, it is possible to connect any host processor so developers have the Concept of PriorityChannel technology shows four queues that give the possibility to do fine adjustment when processing real-time data. 20 industrial ethernet book 2.2018 SOURCE: ANALOG DEVICES Technology Overview of fido5000 technology architecture and approach to communications using popular Industrial Ethernet protocols. SOURCE: ANALOG DEVICES


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