PROFINET solution kit fit for all

PROFINET solution kit fit for all

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The new kit includes all the hardware, software and demonstration programs customers need to start their own developments on a PROFINET network. It comes with a TPS-1 Solution Kit board, an IRT-capable PROFINET IRT device stack for TPS-1, PROFINET controller software for PC, PROFINET Configurator as engineering tool and TPS-1 Firmware Updater for firmware updates in the field as well as the TPS-1 Configurator.

The kit includes not only the hardware and the royalty-free PROFINET IRT stack, but also all the required software tools and drivers to manage the PROFINET gateway solution in all development and production stages.

Renesas developed its TPS-1 solution in cooperation with Siemens AG and Phoenix Contact. The TPS-1 PROFINET IRT device is continuously enhanced with new features by the Phoenix Contact group, ensuring a high quality stack implementation with a feature set that is always up-to-date.

The major hardware components of the TPS-1 Solution Kit include the TPS-1 itself, a V850ES/JH3-H CPU as host and a complex programmable logic device (CPLD) that holds everything together. Although the CPLD is not required from the system point of view, it gives customers the flexibility to connect alternative CPUs or to operate the TPS-1 in the pure, no-host IO mode with the same board hardware.

On the network side, the Solution Kit offers standard 100BASE-TX or optional FX connections, while on the system side it provides access to the TPS-1 via its I/Os, the V850ES and its built-in peripherals, or any other CPU that can be connected to the starter kit board using the RSK interface.

Additionally, the Solution Kit is equipped with a multi-purpose LCD display along with multiple connectors and test points. The interfaces provided include UART, USB device, AD/DA and GPIOs that are configurable for alternative IO functions.

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