The SoM RIN32M3 integrates a Renesas microcontroller running a protocol library supporting various types of real-time industrial Ethernet communication protocols. With a well-documented generic API (Application Programming Interface), the protocol library can be easily accessed by an application processor in order to exchange real-time network data with the user application via a lean SPI module interface.
Based on a RIN32M3EC CPU in combination with PORT’s GOAL technology, this SoM offers PROFINET, EtherNetIP, EtherCAT on board. Simply connect via the SPI of your host controller and your applications are multi-protocol capable.
The generic API is an abstraction platform for real-time communication and offers scalable multi-protocol solutions such as PROFINET RT, EtherNetIP and EtherCAT. The external application processor has full control over the protocol stacks running on the module CPU without interfering with the modules’ real-time communication or wasting CPU power to the host processor.
The currently available Industrial Ethernet protocols PROFINET RT, EtherNetIP, EtherCAT implementations correspond to the latest specification releases. An extensive tool chain consisting of evaluation boards (module and application processor), API source code and host application examples including extensive documentation makes integration into your target application environment very easy. All of this enables users to have a lean and independent connection to existing or new applications, products and networks while at the same time accelerating the time to market.
Integrate the popular Raspberry PI single-board computer into networks such as PROFINET, EtherNetIP and EtherCAT – no problem with the Raspberry PI expansion board from port.
The already integrated SPI-LINUX driver enables very easy integration and commissioning. The software package also provides useful tools (such as the management tool) for configuration and integration. In addition, a design tool for creating and managing object files is optionally available.
If you register the Raspberry PI Industrial Ethernet Extender after purchase, you will receive updates and upgrades for the integrated tool and the stacks for free. We will inform you automatically. So you are always up to date. The certifications for PROFINET and EtherNetIP should therefore no longer pose a major problem.
Based on the ARDUINO/PMOD-Board, there are also the following complete evaluation systems: