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RapID Platform is certified to PROFINET v2.31

8th October 2014
Siobhan O'Gorman

The RapID Platform Network Interface with the fido5000 REM Switch chip, manufactured by Innovasic, has been certified to PROFINET v2.31 for Class B and Class C devices. Conforming to Net Load Class III, the interface ensures cycle times down to 250µs are not affected by network traffic. 

The RapID Platform PROFINET IRT Network Interface is delivered as a module or embedded design. When participating in an IRT network, both legacy start-up and advanced start-up are supported. The interface features standard alarms and diagnostics and also DCP, LLDP, SNMP and VLAN Priority network management protocols, which support topology recognition and simple device replacement.

The interface provides a web server and allows users to customise web pages. The interface is offered with pre-planned product improvements, including fast start-up, ring support with MRPD/MRP and cycle times down to 31.5µs. The RapID Platform PROFINET IRT Network Interface module and embedded design are available now.

According to Jordon Woods, CTO, Innovasic, “Innovasic is the first company to certify a multi-protocol device to PROFINET v2.31. And the flexibility of the fido5000 REM Switch allows customers to future-proof their designs to changes with the PROFINET specification or with any Industrial Ethernet protocol.”

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