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.
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.
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.
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 the 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.
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.