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Industrial Network Protocol Stack

Simplify your industrial network development with a Renesas software package with common APIs and middleware components to support multiple protocols


Selecting the appropriate protocol for your application is a challenge. Leading industrial network protocols such as EtherCAT, Profinet, Ethernet/IP, Powerlink, Modbus TCP and others each provide unique features and value but all deliver real-time industrial networking capabilities. The challenge however, is that they are not interoperable so once a protocol is selected it will be difficult to change.


The Renesas Industrial Network Protocol Stack delivers a unified representation of the protocol by providing an abstraction layer that allows the user to implement various leading industrial network protocols, yet keeping a uniform API available at the application layer. This simplifies development having the user focus on the application and not the underlying protocol used.

RZ/N1 Software Structure



Product List


Protocol Company Status
EtherCAT® Beckhoff In preparation
Ethernet/IP™ PORT Available
Modbus TCP/IP Renesas In preparation
POWERLINK® PORT In preparation
TMG/Molex Available
Sercos® III CANNON-Automata In preparation
CANopen® Master PORT Available
CANopen® Slave
PORT Available


Redundancy Protocol

Redundancy Protocol Company Status
DLR Renesas Available
HSR NetModule In preparation
PRP NetModule In preparation
MRP TMG/Molex  In preparation

Target Devices

Family Group
RZ Family

Below you will find information to support the development of your application.


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e-learning Information for studying and learning about microcontrollers and microprocessors.
FAQ Frequently asked questions and useful hints for development.
Forum A forum and community site to share technical information,
questions and opinions with others who use Renesas MCU's.
Tool News Tool release information and other important information.
Operating Environment Information on system requirements and operating environment for the latest
version of tools.
Info on Discontinued Products A list of Renesas software and tools that have been discontinued and
are no longer being offered for new projects.