netIC - DIL-32 Communication-IC with Modbus Host Interface

  • Compact communication module for cost-efficient field devices
  • Fieldbus and Real-Time Ethernet as Slave
  • Modbus RTU protocol via SPI or UART to the host
  • One hardware for all Real-Time Ethernet protocols
  • Firmware update via integrated Webserver
  • One design for all networks due to consistent interfaces

Simple field devices such as barcode readers, identification system, valve islands or I/O blocks will require a connection to Fieldbus or Real-Time Ethernet systems. Since these devices do not have a high data throughput, the netIC uses a serial connection such as UART and SPI as host interface.

The netIC is a complete ‘Single Chip Module’ in the compact dimensions of a Dual-In-Line (DIL) 32 pin plugin module. It is based on the network controller netX and contains all components of a Fieldbus or Real-Time Ethernet interface with integrated 2-port switch and hub. With the netX technology the whole spectrum of relevant Fieldbus and Real-Time Ethernet systems is covered by loadable Firmware with one netIC. The user data is transferred with simple read-write commands to the application via the above mentioned serial interfaces. As serial protocol the well known Modbus RTU protocol is used.

Alternatively conventional shifting registers can be controlled via a synchronous serial interface so no additional processor for a simple I/O-Device is required.





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