Small Footprint RJ45 Module Provides Drop-in OEM Profinet IO, Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP

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The ExLink Profinet module provides an instant Profinet IO interface for OEM applications by simply adding this module to your printed circuit board. The exceptionally small module requires only a single serial communication channel and 3.3 VDC power. Any device can now be a Profinet IO node in a network seamlessly integrated with Siemens PLCs and other Profinet IO compatible devices.

The Profinet market is new and growing with the PTO organization reporting over 175 Profinet products available today. The ExLink module enables makers of control and automation devices to quickly tap into this market.

Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, and TCP/IP communications are available with Profinet on the same ExLink module for OEMs that require multiple protocols. These protocols may be run simultaneously on the ExLink.

The ExLink module eliminates the risk and long development time to add ProfiNet to OEM products. Automation Developers worldwide are faced with a severe lack of resources as they attempt to achieve seamless communications with Siemens PLCs over Profinet IO.

The ExLink module provides a complete Profinet OEM solution. Internally the ExLink module has a real-time operating system (RTOS), code memory, RAM and processor bandwidth required for Profinet IO. There is no impact on the OEM's existing product capabilities when the ExLink module is applied. Most automation devices lack a sophisticated OS, 500 megabytes of code space and the several megabytes of RAM required to support Profinet. The ExLink solves this problem.

Profinet IO is easily the most difficult Industrial Ethernet protocol to integrate into a factory floor device. Since the ExLink is a complete solution developed by RTA experts the ExLink eliminates lengthy integration time and risk.

For more information on how to get a fast time-to-market solution for Profinet IO communications please go to Profinet IO RJ45 Gateway or call 414-453-5100.

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