November 6, 2013

Duesseldorf November 6, 2013 — Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, has teamed up with its alliance partner port GmbH to offer comprehensive software support for its multi-protocol industrial Ethernet solutions. port implements PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT and CANopen stacks on the Renesas Industrial Network (R-IN) devices, providing customers with easy access to these technologies and a fast market entry.


With its revolutionary hardware accelerator design, Renesas’ R-IN32M3 multi-protocol industrial Ethernet solutions are 5 times more efficient in Ethernet packet processing, while reducing overall power consumption by 50%. EtherCAT and CC-Link IE real-time protocols are implemented in hardware, offering the most robust implementation while limiting the impact on the overall power dissipation. Software based protocols like EtherNet/IP, PROFINET RT, and Modbus TCP run on the ARM Cortex M3 processor with 1.3MB embedded RAM attached. Due to the high degree of integration, the R-IN devices include Ethernet PHYs, various fieldbus interfaces and multiple peripheral modules.


The significant added value of PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT and CANopen protocol stack solutions is the scalability of the library, which can be fully adapted to fit the user’s needs. The comprehensive design tool support speeds up the design process significantly and helps customers reduce time to market.


port GmbH’s protocol stacks are well proven in the industry and provide a good base for the customer to pass all required certification tests and plugfests. The protocol stacks are backed up by port GmbH’s professional support network, completing the full set of features required for customer success in the market.


Further information about the R-IN products can be found at:


About port GmbH

Port GmbH was founded in 1990 and has very quickly contributed to the CANopen community.
Having provided its CANopen protocol stack for many years, port GmbH created a POWERLINK protocol stack and an EtherCAT protocol stack as well.
Youngest, but the same solid member in port’s product portfolio is the PROFINET protocol stack for 32-bit microcontroller and PC-based Linux and MS-Windows systems.
Upon request port GmbH guides its customers through implementation, test, approval and market initiation processes.
To meet customer expectations and to provide products, support and engineering services all over the world, port GmbH has existing partnership agreements and distribution contracts
with companies in Germany, Europe and the USA. Port’s experience within the business sector are incorporated into port’s products for the benefit of its customers.
By meeting and exceeding the high technical quality standards of the customers all around the world, port’s software products have reached an advanced level of functionality.
To meet the high quality requirements of products and services and to guarantee this quality for the customers, port GmbH works with a process management system.
Port GmbH has been ISO 9001 certified since 1999.


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About Renesas Electronics Europe

Renesas delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live – securely and safely. As the number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in A&P and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future.

Renesas Electronics Corporation was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Japan.With over 800 hardware and software alliance partners worldwide, it has the industry’s largest local support network. Renesas Electronics’ European structure is comprised of three business units – the Automotive, the Broad-based and the Industrial Solution Business Unit.

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