Device vendors are confronted with the challenging task of integrating several industrial Ethernet protocols into their products. The preferred solution has to strike the right balance between cost-effectiveness and future-proofing the interface design.
Softing’s new industrial Ethernet evaluation kit is an ideal starting point for any device vendor. The evaluation kit is based on the Altera Cyclone III FPGA and provides numerous peripheral interfaces that enable a device vendor to investigate different integration options simultaneously.
The industrial Ethernet evaluation kit supports the following protocols out-of-the-box: EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, EtherCAT, and Modbus/TCP.
The kit is accompanied by example programs, detailed documentation, PLC test programs, and a complete development tool-c