Innovasic RapID Platform Connectivity Solution for Embedded Systems

Innovasic Semiconductor introduced the RapID (Rapid Interface Development) Platform connectivity solution for embedded systems. The RapID Platform solution includes schematics, bill of materials, design tools, software, stacks, and example code. With the RapID Platform, engineers can quickly and easily add Profinet connectivity to automation products. The Profinet RT version of the RapID Platform is now available. Designers can download the platform for a free evaluation. A one-time license fee applies only if the platform is used in production.

Innovasic Semiconductor RapID (Rapid Interface Development) Platform connectivity solution for embedded systems

Rapid Interface Development Highlights

  • Includes schematics, bill of materials, design tools, software, stacks, and example code
  • Less than half the cost of a pluginmodule and faster time to market than a conventional reference design
  • The fido1100 system-on-a-chip is less expensive than other singlechip industrial Ethernet solutions
  • TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP, and Profinet stacks are fieldproven, royaltyfree and come with a free evaluation license
  • All hardware and software are downloadable for a free evaluation
  • Design files can be imported into a design environment as building blocks
  • Design is pre-tested to industry standards and networkready
  • Onetime, no royalty, stack license fee only if engineers use the RapID Platform in their product
  • Component and software obsolescence protection
  • Solution is centered on Innovasic’s fido1100 communication controller which handles all of the Profinet traffic
  • The RapID Platform can be used as a “network processor” alongside any host microcontroller
  • All software is royalty-free with no hidden fees
  • Ethernet physical interface includes protection circuitry, bicolor LEDs, and magnetics integrated in the connector
  • Profinet cycle time is 1ms (minimum) with 1440 bytes for cyclic input data and 1440 bytes for cyclic output data
  • Alarms are programmable and include Process Alarm, Diagnostic Alarm, and Return of Sub Module

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