Software - Programming
Portable protocol stacks for Modbus TCP, PROFINET IO, and EtherNet/IP to enhance field devices with existing Ethernet hardware quickly and with a clearly defined level of development effort to include a Real-Time Ethernet interface. These field devices can then be used for control and motion applications, remote maintenance, operation and monitoring, and other applications.
Modbus TCP server protocol stack; PROFINET IO device protocol stack; EtherNet/IP adapter protocol stack; Simple Device Application Interface (SDAI); Description of SDAI and porting procedure; Sample programs in source code; Device description files (PROFINET IO, EtherNet/IP); Projects for PLC communication
Porting layer guarantees maximum flexibility for porting to the target system; Documented C code in the porting layer makes it possible to adapt software to the existing device platform; Porting layer covers allocation of memory, management of tasks and threads, and access to Ethernet peripherals; A checklist helps estimate the amount of effort the porting will involve; Simple Device Application Interface (SDAI) enables efficient communication with the protocol software through the chosen architecture