The advancement of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) brings with it a growing need to boost factory productivity. The use of Ethernet-based networks in factories is becoming more widespread, as deterministic, safe communications across all levels of the factory are more critical than ever. Renesas has a comprehensive portfolio of products to support Industrial Ethernet solutions leading to increased factory productivity and reduced production cost.
Industrial Ethernet communication requires determinism, fast processing and flexibility to support multiple communication protocols such as EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, Profinet (RT), CC-Link and Modbus TCP. This powerful solution is also equipped with EtherPHY and designed to address some of the unique challenges presented by Industrial Ethernet applications. The built-in R-IN engine technology has a Real-time OS accelerator and Ethernet Accelerator to achieve high-speed and high-precision communication control.
The Renesas R-IN32M3 Module is a ready to use, certified (with example application) dual port Ethernet module solution currently available for PROFINET® RT®, EtherNet/IP™ and EtherCAT® real-time protocols, including an embedded 2-port Ethernet switch.
With support for CC-Link IE TSN, and built-in Gigabit Ethernet PHY and R-IN engine technology, the R-IN32M4-CL3 enables you to realize the latest Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) technology on a single chip.
R-IN32M4-CL2 is an advanced Industrial Ethernet Communication solution with a built-in Gigabit PHY in addition to our R-IN engine technology. This is an optimal solution to provide high real-time performance with CC-Link IE Field network protocol in the Industrial Networking segment.
This is an industrial networking ASIC targeted at providing a complete hardware solution for PROFINET IO devices. It has integrated dual port PHY and PROFINET IRT switch with bridge delay of less than 3us.
EtherCAT has been one of the leading protocols in industry for its high performance, low-cost, and flexible topology. EC-1 is an efficient solution that is simple to implement, yet have the processing power to handle the I/O as well as the network interface. The EtherCAT-enabled remote I/O solution is comprised of a ruggedized remote I/O board, software, documentation, and circuit diagrams.