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    IXXAT--Industrial Ethernet Challenges/Solutions: Embedded World 2010 IXXAT--Industrial Ethernet Challenges/Solutions: Embedded World 2010 Presentation Transcript

    • IXXAT Industrial Ethernet Challenges and Solutions with FPGA Devices Learning Zone @ Embedded World 2010 © 2010 Altera Corporation—Public
    • IXXAT Industrial Ethernet Challenges and Solutions with Altera FPGA Devices IXXAT Presentation Embedded World 2010 © IXXAT Automation GmbH Page 2
    • IXXAT Automation IXXAT is a leading supplier for innovative communication systems for industrial and automotive applications. Established 1987 (IXXAT Automation GmbH since 1998) Over 20 years of profitable growth Represented in more than 15 countries worldwide IXXAT IXXAT Inc. US branch office in New Hampshire IXXAT Presentation Embedded World 2010 © IXXAT Automation GmbH Page 3
    • IXXAT Challenge IXXAT Presentation Embedded World 2010 © IXXAT Automation GmbH Page 4
    • Industrial Ethernet Protocols and Organisations (1) Organisation Mainly driven by PNO Siemens A&D ODVA Rockwell Automation ETG Beckhoff EPSG Bernecker + Rainer SI Bosch Rexroth IXXAT Modbus-IDA Schneider Electric (1) Source: http://www.dke.de/de/Service/Nachrichten/Seiten/IEC%2061158.aspx IXXAT Presentation Embedded World 2010 © IXXAT Automation GmbH Page 5
    • Challenges (1) Implementing different industrial ethernet protocols requires a different approach for each standard Each standard requires a separate software stack with a different API Each stack must be adapted to OS and/or TCP/IP stack Each standard has onw requirements to bus interface (layer 2) Each standard defines own certification Each standard requires different hardware design IXXAT Each standard “lives” and develops continuously IXXAT Presentation Embedded World 2010 © IXXAT Automation GmbH Page 6
    • IXXAT Solution IXXAT Presentation Embedded World 2010 © IXXAT Automation GmbH Page 8
    • Product Vision One generic design for a communication interface supporting all major industrial Ethernet protocols for slave devices One hardware for all industrial Ethernet protocols Generic Host-API to allow implementation of application virtually independent of the industrial Ethernet protocol Easy to use implementation combined with high flexibility to allow customer to focus on his core task and not on the communication Pre-certification of hard- and software to provide safe development basis for customers Possibility of feature-upgrades as standards evolve IXXAT FPGA will be the development platform of choice IXXAT Presentation Embedded World 2010 © IXXAT Automation GmbH Page 9
    • General Concept IOs Slave Node FLASH CPU Customer application Host API RAM Host I/F IEM FLASH FPGA including stack and RAM protocol specific IP Ethernet JACKs IXXAT IXXAT Presentation Embedded World 2010 © IXXAT Automation GmbH Page 10
    • Product Solution IXXAT presents the Industrial Ethernet Module Line topology Modbus-TCP Integrated switch or hub Certified Future proof Full industrial temperature range Performance suitable for IXXAT motion application IEEE1588 IXXAT Presentation Embedded World 2010 © IXXAT Automation GmbH Page 11
    • Industrial Ethernet on FPGA Products and Licenses Available products Industrial Ethernet Module (also HW/SW customized versions are possible) Evaluation Board for IE module Available licenses Design-in license for own designs IXXAT IXXAT Presentation Embedded World 2010 © IXXAT Automation GmbH Page 12
    • Integration Effort and Development Time Effort and development time for the integration of an Ethernet communication interface into a customer device based on the IEM: Redesign of existing hardware for the integration 1 to 2 months of IEM connector Becoming familiar with IEM and Host API 1 month (in parallel to hardware redesign using IEM evaluation kit) Initial implementation of Host API with 2 to 4 months (*) application for a first industrial Ethernet protocol (implementation can be started with carrier board and adapted host CPU or with host CPU evaluation board and adapter for IEM) Implementation of each additional industrial 1 to 2 months (*) Ethernet protocol Total development time for first protocol 3 to 5 months (*) IXXAT (until implementation is ready for system / regression testing) (*) depending on complexity of application and amount of data and parameter IXXAT Presentation Embedded World 2010 © IXXAT Automation GmbH Page 13
    • Benefits from using IXXAT Industrial Ethernet IPs (1) Short Time-To-Market Low NRE cost Assures customer’s investment Redeem customer from handling the various protocol mechanisms and parameters All major Industrial Ethernet Protocols are supported IPs can be integrated into customer specific designs IXXAT All IPs provide the same generic Host API to the customer Simplified access for customer’s application IXXAT Presentation Embedded World 2010 © IXXAT Automation GmbH Page 14
    • Benefits from using IXXAT Industrial Ethernet IPs (2) Customer handles data objects, not bus specific objects Dynamic mapping of process variables available with all protocols Scalable according to cost and performance requirements Easily extendable by additional mechanisms and functions Available for extended temperature ranges (-40° to +80° C and -40° to +110° C) Low Power Designs possible (<= 1W) IXXAT Keep an already existing application CPU IXXAT Presentation Embedded World 2010 © IXXAT Automation GmbH Page 15
    • Thank you IXXAT IXXAT Presentation Embedded World 2010 © IXXAT Automation GmbH Page 16