Industrial Ethernet for industrial automation exists in more than 30 industrial standards. Some of the well-established real-time Ethernet protocols like EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, Sercos III and PowerLink require dedicated MAC hardware support in terms of FPGA or ASICs. The programmable real-time unit inside the Industrial Communication Subsystem (PRU-ICSS), which exists as a hardware block inside the Sitara processors family, replaces FPGA or ASICs by a single chip design. Firmware in the PRU-ICSS allows detecting the type of Industrial Ethernet protocol and loading the appropriate industrial application during run-time into the Sitara processor. This reference design describes the multi-protocol Industrial Ethernet protocol detection firmware for PRU-ICSS. This design contains TMDSICE3359, but can also support TMDXICE110.
High speed/frequency with high precision for accurate PTO control and synchronization
Implementation without external ASIC or FPGA
Implementation on PRU-ICSS with Sitara processor
Contains PRU-ICSS firmware in source code and can get adoptable by customer
Easy evaluation with the TMDXICE3359 or TMDXICE110 industrial communication EVMs
The AM3359 Industrial Communications Engine (ICE) is a development platform targeted for systems that specifically focus on the industrial communications capabilities of the Sitara AM335x Arm® Cortex™-A8 processors.
The AM335x Arm Cortex-A8 processors integrate the Programmable Real-time Unit (PRU) (...)
The AMIC110 Industrial Communications Engine (ICE) is a development platform targeted at industrial communications and industrial ethernet in particular. Key to the AMIC110 ICE is the Sitara AMIC110 SoC that features Arm® Cortex™-A8 processor along with the Programmable-Realtime Unit (...)