Industrial Ethernet Embedded Switches

ADI’s portfolio of embedded Real Time Ethernet Switch are ideal solution for adding Industrial Ethernet connectivity to any field device or controller application. Designed for scalable and flexible system development, they support all major Industrial Ethernet Protocols while also providing the ability to future-proof for many Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) features, for the IEC/IEEE 60802 industrial profile. They interface easily with any host processor including any ARM® CPU utilizing the protocol specific device drivers provided by ADI. This provides the flexible system partitioning enabling the selection of processor that best fits your application requirements. It also provides the freedom to utilize any vendors protocol stack.

 

These solutions offer multiprotocol support and are compatible with protocols like PROFINET Class C (IRT) and Class B (RT), EtherNet/IP with and without DLR, Modbus TCP, EtherCAT, and POWERLINK. ADI’s real time ethernet switch portfolio offers multiple port counts, flexible bandwidth (10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, and 1 Gbps) and low power consumption. Specified for extended ambient temperature ranges up to 105°C, they are idea for use within enclosed or sealed housing with limited air flow. The switch technology intelligently filters packets to keep unwanted traffic from your processor, manage low priority traffic based on the loading of your processor, and guarantee the timely delivery of high priority packets, regardless of overall packet load. ADI embedded Industrial Ethernet switches provide the highest level of reliability needed for industrial applications.

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Integrated with ADI’s PriorityChannel™ Technology


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Advantages of designing with ADI Industrial Ethernet Embedded Switches

These Industrial Ethernet embedded switches are designed so you can choose the type of processor that fits your application and not be forced to use a particular vendor’s protocol stack. REM attaches to the memory bus of a processor and looks like any other peripheral out on that bus. The memory cycle for REM goes down to 32 ns (125 Mbps with a 32-bit bus) to support the 12.5 µs cycle time for EtherCAT and the 31.25 μs cycle time for PROFINET IRT. Data is transferred to and from the switches using PriorityChannel queues, so real-time data transfers can interrupt nonreal-time data transfers without delay. These queues are managed by a switch driver and interface to the protocol stack to achieve the most efficient data transfers possible. This also means that application software doesn’t have to worry about managing the switch, setting low level registers, or keeping track of intricate time management processes.

Another performance advantage of the Industrial Ethernet embedded switches is that their PriorityChannel technology make them immune to network loading effects. This advantage ensures that your application is up and running all the time, every time. The REM switches intelligently filter packets to keep unwanted traffic from your processor, manage low priority traffic based on the loading of your processor, and guarantee the timely delivery of high priority packets, regardless of overall packet load.

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Ethernet protocol challenges solved

Ethernet Protocol Challenges Solved

Many suppliers and manufacturers of industrial automation technologies are longing for an open, manufacturer-independent communication platform. Thus, manufacturers expect system-wide realizations of the increasing amount of automation processes.

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Deterministic Ethernet for Industry 4.0 Applications

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.

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fido5100 Real-time Ethernet Multiprotocol Switch
fido5200 Real-time Ethernet Multiprotocol Switch with EtherCAT
fido2100 Real-time Ethernet Switch with DLR and 1588