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Sponsor Profile 33 Analog Devices: Ahead of what’s possible Innovations that solve the most complex, important, and impactful challenges: they stem from engineers with the passion and vision to stay ahead of what’s possible. ANALOG DEVICES IS A GLOBAL leader in the design and manufacturing of analog, mixed signal, and DSP integrated circuits to help solve the toughest engineering challenges. We have over 15,000 problem solvers, over 4,700 patents worldwide, 125,000 customers and over 50 years of experience to help build the solutions of tomorrow. Analog Devices enables our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure and connect. We create innovative solutions to solve design challenges in instrumentation, automation, communications, healthcare, automotive and numerous other industries, offering the full signal chain portfolio, including industrial deterministic ethernet. Industrial Ethernet Industrial Ethernet systems require a high degree of determinism and reliability. In many factory automation applications, Ethernet has replaced legacy serial “field bus” connections because of its higher bandwidth and ability to link with enterprise networks. But Ethernet did not inherently have the deterministic response of field bus systems. To overcome this limitation, the major industrial OEMs each defined their own Ethernet protocols, which have since become widely-deployed open standards: PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, ModbusTCP, and several others. Some of these protocols are fully compatible with standard TCP/IP Ethernet networks; others have modified the data link, network, and/or transport layers (layers 2-4 in the OSI model) to achieve deterministic performance. Although these protocols can coexist with standard Ethernet, they are not interoperable with each other in a deterministic way. Future-proof solution The challenge when designing products that need to support industrial Ethernet is to select a reference design which is compatible with a variety of different standards. Another industrial ethernet book 04.2018 important factor to consider is whether the solution can be updated to provide support for future enhancements such as TSN. Supporting all major protocols ADI’s Industrial Ethernet solutions, including the fido® processor and switch family, support all major Industrial Ethernet protocols and provide the protocol flexibility, ease of use, and support which future-proof your products for today’s Industrial Ethernet networks and tomorrow’s Industry 4.0 converged networks based Time Sensitive Networking (TSN). EtherCAT, SERCOS, and POWERLINK; the fido5200 adds EtherCAT support. The REM switch comes with a software driver for each protocol. The software drivers provide an API for integration with any field device or controller protocol stack. ADI is certifying REM and its software drivers at each protocol’s sponsoring industry organization using ADI’s RapID platform. Analog Devices Email: EMEAMarketing@analog.com Phone: +49 89 769030 www.analog.com


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