Multiprotocol industrial Ethernet switch platform

Multiprotocol industrial Ethernet switch platform

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Analog Devices has introduced the ADIN2299, a multiprotocol industrial Ethernet switch platform, to address the connectivity needs of industrial and process automation, motion control, transportation, and energy automation. The industrial Ethernet switch platform is designed to operate in a star, line, or ring topology. The ADIN2299 is a highly integrated and tested product that contains a communications controller, a two port 10/100Mbps Ethernet switch, memory, physical layer (PHY), and protocol stacks. The ADIN2299 hardware, coupled with its software and pre-certified industrial protocols, reduces system integration time while providing fast time to market.

The ADIN2299 Ethernet switch platform reduces design and debug time by not only providing the protocol stack but also the RTOS, file system, drivers, and TCP/IP. An application processor can connect to the switch platform via a UART, SPI or Ethernet interface. The ADIN2299 software enables the application processor to connect to a unified interface so that various industrial protocols can be utilised without requiring any changes to the application processor software. This eliminates the learning curve associated with incorporating additional protocols. Customers can now leverage a single field device hardware design to support multiple industrial protocols. Another critical element of the ADIN2299 is cyber security. It has a secure boot and secure update feature which ensures that only verified code is executed, reducing possible disruptions in the field caused by cyber attacks.

An ADIN2299 evaluation kit is available for platform assessment and system development. An application example is provided to demonstrate end-to-end, host-to-network and interface-to controller communication. Once an application development board is connected via UART, SPI, or Ethernet interface with the ADIN2299 evaluation board, protocol communication can be evaluated using a PLC or controller simulator. This allows for a complete verification before integrating the ADIN2299 into a system.

Key features of the ADIN2299 Ethernet switch platform include:

  1. Multiprotocol support: PROFINET, EtherCat, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP
  2. Pre-certified protocols
  3. Ease-of-use: Fully integrated, tested, and drop-in ready hardware and software solution
  4. Cyber security: Secure boot and secure update
  5. Bandwidth: 10/100 Mbps
  6. Low latency and power
  7. Small form factor: 194 CSPBGA

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