Innovasic Semiconductor Announces World's First Downloadable EtherNet/IP Connectivity Solution
Innovasic Semiconductor has announced the new RapID™ Platform connectivity solution for EtherNet/IP adapters. The entire platform can be downloaded directly from INNOVASIC for a risk-free, no cost evaluation. This is not a demo version – it is fully functional and pre-tested for EtherNet/IP conformance including electronic schematics, bill of materials, and layout files, as well as all necessary software, stacks, and development environment. Evaluation of the RapID Platform download can be performed on hardware via the Internet or at the customer's site.
The solution is centered on Innovasic's fido® communication controller which handles all EtherNet/IP traffic. The RapID Platform can be used as a "network processor" alongside any host microcontroller. It can also be used as a standalone solution with the customer's application running directly on the RapID Platform. All software is royalty-free with no hidden fees. The schematic has been carefully designed to provide robust, long-life, industrial-class performance at the lowest possible bill of material (BOM) cost. The Ethernet physical interface includes protection circuitry, bicolor LEDs, and magnetics integrated in the connector. The RapID Platform achieves an EtherNet/IP packet interval (RPI) of 1 ms and supports the full CIP Specification including Identity, Message Route, Assembly, Connection Manager, Ethernet Link, and TCP/IP Objects.
The EtherNet/IP version of the RapID Platform is now available on the Innovasic website. Please go to http://www.innovasic.com to learn more and to download the platform for a free evaluation.