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Implementing PROFINET

 
By 22 April 2014
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Anybus-CompactCom-PROFINETThere are many ways to implement PROFINET in devices: FPGAs, ASICs, stacks, and modules. The one to choose depends on the device to which it is being added.

  • Already have an Ethernet controller >> add a software stack.
  • Want an Ethernet controller with PROFINET built in >> there are a couple.
  • Need a lightweight chip for your IO device >> TPS-1 does that.
  • ertec-200p-172Heavyweight ASIC >> ERTEC does that.
  • There are also FPGAs that have PROFINET.

There are many resources for manufacturers contemplating adding PROFINET: