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 REM Switch
|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|