Molex and Innovasic partner on isochronous PROFINET
Molex software development kits (SDKs) are the first choice for many PLC manufacturers and device makers for connectivity, where maximum throughput and efficiency are key requirements. The Molex offering includes PROFINET IO-Controller and IO-Device SDKs based on ANSI ‘C’ source code.
Innovasic designs and produces ASIC solutions for industrial networking backed up by high levels of expertise and application support, and together the two have developed a new dedicated solution to provide PROFINET Isochronous Real Time (IRT) capability for manufacturers looking to implement automation devices such as field devices, remote I/O, drives and field instruments.
Molex and Innovasic have more than 20 years of expertise respectively in the development of industrial communication solutions and ASICs. Both companies are actively involved with industrial trade organizations, such as PROFIBUS/PROFINET International (PI) and envisage that the cooperation will directly increase their abilities to provide best-in-class solutions to worldwide customers.
“The cooperation with Innovasic will enable us to better serve our customers and directly aid our continuing development of industry-leading industrial communication technologies, products and software,” said Damien Leterrier, director industrial communications at Molex.
Innovasic provides silicon and software solutions for industrial connectivity that greatly simplify the task of supporting sophisticated real time Industrial Ethernet. “By partnering with Molex on the Profinet IRT stack implementation, Innovasic has been able to develop a complete embedded solution that will now provide isochronous real time support for our Profinet customers. This is just the beginning of a whole new range of Industrial Ethernet connectivity solutions to be offered by Innovasic,” said Tom Weingartner, Innovasic’s VP of Marketing. The company’s RapID Platform for Industrial Ethernet connectivity extends its commitment to long life-cycle products for customers developing Industrial Networking products.