Switch hitter supports two Ethernet protocols

Profinet IRT/Ertec Switch is the next phase of Profinet for factory automation. It involves enhanced isosynchronous real-time (IRT) technology, promising to enable much larger networks and number of nodes. Profinet IRT/Ertec Switch relies on a new ASIC for which Siemens is the main supplier. Traffic-monitoring feature shows the effects of data transfer load changes on the network.

01/01/2006


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Profinet IRT/Ertec Switch is the next phase of Profinet for factory automation. It involves enhanced isosynchronous real-time (IRT) technology, promising to enable much larger networks and number of nodes. Profinet IRT/Ertec Switch relies on a new ASIC for which Siemens is the main supplier. Traffic-monitoring feature shows the effects of data transfer load changes on the network. Capability to handle 70 motion axes in 500additional Profinet capabilities. Attributes include: support by copper and fiber-optic cables; half/full duplex; autonegotiation; broadcast filter; IEEE 802.1 p traffic-management; IEEE 802.1 q VLAN tagging and identification; and IEEE 1588.

www2.automation.siemens.com/profinet

  • Features isosynchronous real-time

  • Enables larger numbers of networks, nodes

  • Has capacity for 70 motion axes in 500

  • Supports standard TCP/IP communications





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