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.

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 important factor to consider is whether the solution can be updated to provide support for future enhancements such as TSN.

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).

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fido5000: One Chip, Many Ethernet Protocols

Learn how a single product can solve the needs of future TSN-based industrial Ethernet applications by meeting very demanding real-time requirements of applications like motion control or safety.

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Video: Deterministic Ethernet for Industry 4.0 Applications

See how this technology provides determinism at the node for factory devices so they do not have to worry about the effects of network traffic.

fido5000 REM Switch

Your Processor, Your Stacks, One Switch—Amazing Performance
The fido5000 REM switch supports all major Industrial Ethernet protocols and connects to any processor to build any field device or controller application. The fido5000 REM switch is a 2-port, embedded Ethernet switch that interfaces to any processor, including any ARM® CPU and ADI’s fido1100® communication controller. ADI’s PriorityChannel™ technology has been integrated into the switch’s hardware architecture and designed into the REM switch software drivers. The protocols supported for both the fido5100 and fido5200 are PROFINET Class C (IRT) and Class B (RT), EtherNet/IP with and without DLR, Modbus TCP, 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.


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webinar-spotlight-imageWebcast: Real-time POWERLINK with Analog Devices REM Switch

Legacy automation systems use different field buses for I/O, motion control and safety devices thereby making integration different. POWERLINK is the only technology with open source BSD licensed Master, Slave, Safe Node stacks and network configuration tools that enables deterministic communications of all devices on Ethernet. The programmable REM Switch from Analog Devices enables cost effective POWERLINK designs with any host processor.

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Part Number Description
fido5100BBCZ REM Switch, 144 FBGA, RoHS
fido5200BBCZ REM Switch with EtherCAT, 144 FBGA, RoHS
fido2100PLQ128IR0 3-Port Industrial Ethernet Switch with IEEE 1588 & DLR, 128 LQFP RoHS
fido2100BGA128IR0 3-Port Industrial Ethernet Switch with IEEE 1588 & DLR, 128 TFBGA RoHS
RapID-NI-V2005 RapID Platform - EtherNet/IP Network Interface Module for DLR (UART)
RapID-NI-V2007 RapID Platform - PROFINET with IRT Network Interface Module (UART)
RapID-NI-V2008 RapID Platform - EtherCAT Network Interface Module (UART)
RapID-NI-V2009 RapID Platform - EtherNet/IP with DLR Network Interface Module (UART)
RapID-NI-V2010 RapID Platform - SERCOS Network Interface Module (UART)
RapID-NI-V2011 RapID Platform - POWERLINK Network Interface Module (UART)
RapID-NI-V2105 RapID Platform - EtherNet/IP Network Interface Module for DLR (Parallel)
RapID-NI-V2107 RapID Platform - PROFINET with IRT Network Interface Module (Parallel)
RapID-NI-V2108 RapID Platform - EtherCAT Network Interface Module (Parallel)
RapID-NI-V2109 RapID Platform - EtherNet/IP with DLR Network Interface Module (Parallel)
RapID-NI-V2110 RapID Platform - SERCOS Network Interface Module (Parallel)
RapID-NI-V2111 RapID Platform - POWERLINK Network Interface Module (Parallel)
RapID-NI-V2112 RapID Platform - ModbusTCP Network Interface Module (Parallel)
RapID-NIEK-V0004 RapID Platform - Network Interface Evaluation Kit
RapID-TSNEK-V0001 RapID Platform - TSN Evaluation Kit