Analyze real time Ethernet networks

Hilscher North America Inc. has released netAnalyzer, a PCI based network analyzer designed for use with real time Industrial Ethernet protocols such as EtherNet/IP with CIPsync and others. Network traffic can be time-stamped within a 10ns resolution to provide accurate information to determine jitter and delay times for individual nodes on a real time Ethernet network.
By Control Engineering Staff October 1, 2008


Hilscher North America Inc. has released netAnalyzer, a PCI based network analyzer designed for use with real time Industrial Ethernet protocols such as EtherNet/IP with CIPsync and others. Network traffic can be time-stamped within a 10ns resolution to provide accurate information to determine jitter and delay times for individual nodes on a real time Ethernet network. The unit is controlled by WireShark, a network analyzer with plug-ins for EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, PowerLink, Profinet (RT/IRT), and Sercos III. netAnalyzer provides four full-duplex ports to allow the measurement of traffic into and out of a node, and has the capability to measure the network performance of high-performance drives and motion control products based on the IEEE 1588 specification. www.hilscher.com Hilscher North America