Multiprotocol switch for industrial Ethernet

Multiprotocol switch for industrial Ethernet

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By Nick Flaherty

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has launched a multiprotocol industrial Ethernet switch platform aimed at industrial and process automation, motion control, transportation, and energy automation.

The ADIN2299 is designed to operate in a star, line, or ring topology and contains a communications controller, a two port 10/100Mbps Ethernet switch, memory, physical layer (PHY), and protocol stacks.

The ADIN2299 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. It supports PROFINET, EtherCat, EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP protocols.

The software enables the application processor to connect to a unified interface so that various industrial protocols can be used without requiring any changes to the application processor software. This eliminates the learning curve associated with incorporating additional protocols. This allows 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.

The switch is packaged in a 194pin CSPBGA and is in production at $81.05 in 1000 unit quantities.

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