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  • 1. Industrial Ethernet Challenges and Solutions with FPGA Devices Learning Zone @ Embedded World 2010 © 2010 Altera Corporation—Public
  • 2. Industrial Ethernet Challenges and Solutions With FPGA Devices Presentation at Embedded World 2010 Frank Iwanitz, Business Development Manager RTE March 2010
  • 3. 3 Who are Softing? – The Enterprise Enterprise Founded in 1979; Public Company since 1997 © Softing AG 2010 Headquarters: Haar / Munich Stock Exchange Frankfurt Employees: ca. 250 Turnover: ca. 30 Mio. € Distributors: World-wide
  • 4. 4 Customers Needs & Softings’ Offering Market demands: © Softing AG 2010 Support of a number of RTE protocols on the same hardware Efficient, simple and reasonable priced solutions Future safe solution. Softing delivers FPGA-Real-Time Ethernet Module : Altera® Cyclone® III based solution: Supports 4 different RTE protocols Unified Hardware and Software interface Further enhancements possible by using IP cores Provides transparent access to standard IT protocols Competitive price Very flexible.
  • 5. 5 FPGA-Real-Time Ethernet Module - Overview 32 MByte DDR2-RAM EP3C40F324 (up to 128 MByte) © Softing AG 2010 56 pin connector 16 pins power 40 pins GPIO Ethernet PHY 8 MByte Flash DP 83848 (up to 32 MByte)
  • 6. 6 Stacks for FPGA Platform PROFINET IO Device Conformance Class B (Available) © Softing AG 2010 EtherNet/IP Adapter (Available) EtherCAT Slave (Available) Modbus/TCP Server (Available) POWERLINK Controlled Node PROFIBUS DP Slave/Master CANopen DeviceNet …
  • 7. 7 Unified Hardware and Software Interfaces Hardware interface: © Softing AG 2010 Ethernet Interface as defined by the various RTE User Organizations (Transceiver, LED) DP RAM or Modbus/RTU as interface to the target Others possible Software interface: Simple Device Application Interface Same interface for all supported protocols Portable code enables simple integration in target environment Support of various hardware interfaces (DP RAM, Modbus/RTU, others)
  • 8. 8 Proof of Concept © Softing AG 2010
  • 9. 9 Thank You For Your Interest. © Softing AG 2010 Thank You www.softing.com