Renesas Electronics Europe and Vector Informatik Announce Cooperation to Provide CANopen Software on R-IN series of Industrial Ethernet Controllers

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08 Nov 2013

Duesseldorf November 8, 2013 — Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, has teamed up with its alliance partner Vector Informatik to offer comprehensive software support for its multi-protocol industrial Ethernet solutions. Vector Informatik has implemented its CANopen stack on Renesas’ industrial network (R-IN) devices, providing customers with easy access to CANopen technology 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 the 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 CAN-based protocol CANopen is a standard for open networking of sensors, actuators and controllers in the industrial field. Vector’s extensive know-how is based on many years of experience in this field. Significant time savings can be achieved during product development by using Vector’s CANopen implementation. The user can concentrate on the integration of the application. The code corresponds to the most recent version of the CANopen DS-301 communication profile, enabling a secure and CANopen-compliant implementation of the project.

 

About Vector Informatik

Vector is the leading manufacturer of software tools and software components for the development of electronic systems and their networking based on CAN, LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet, AFDX, WLAN and MOST as well as multiple CAN based protocols.
The Vector know-how is reflected in a wide range of tools as well as in integrated consulting services with software and systems engineering. Workshops and seminars complete the manifold
training program.
Customers from the automotive engineering, the commercial vehicle, aerospace, transportation and control technologies around the world trust in the solutions and products from the independently-owned Vector Group.
Vector Informatik GmbH was founded in 1988. About 1,220 employees work for Vector Informatik and Vector Consulting Services in Stuttgart or in one of the subsidiaries in USA, Japan, France,
Great Britain, Sweden, the Republic of Korea, India, China and Austria. The group’s revenue in 2012 was 224million Euros.
Further information can be found at: http://canopen-solutions.com or embedded@de.vector.com

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.

Further information about Renesas Electronics Europe is available at at www.renesas.com.
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