Deutschmann Automation GmbH (www.deutschmann.de) is proud to announce its partnership with Innovasic Semiconductor (www.innovasic.com). Deutschmann has integrated fido1100 Communications Controller and RapID Platform from Innovasic into its UNIGATE CL and UNIGATE IC Profinet gateway devices. The UNIGATE IC from Deutschmann is a protocol converter that directly supports integration into industrial automation equipment, while the UNIGATE CL is a protocol converter solution for every field device with serial interfaces. The RapID Platform solution from Innovasic provides communication processing in the gateway products. While evaluating the solution offered by Innovasic, Deutschmann found out that the 66 MHz fido1100 from Innovasic outperformed a 200 MHz RISC solution and offered higher reliability.
The RapID Platform solution features less than 50% the cost of a plug-in module than a conventional reference design. Its system-on-a-chip is less expensive compared to other single-chip Industrial Ethernet solutions. EtherNet/IP, TCP/IP, and Profinet stacks are all royalty-free, field-proven and come with a free evaluation license.
“We are pleased that Deutschmann has selected the fido1100 and our RapID Platform. Its unique architecture offers exceptional performance for Industrial Ethernet connectivity,” said Tom Weingartner, VP Marketing of Innovasic Semiconductor. “Now that these UNIGATE products are on the market, OEM customers have access to a greater range of high-performance fido-based solutions for implementing Profinet – from plug-in modules to chip-level solutions,” he concluded.
“This is the second protocol we have implemented on the Innovasic platform and we are very pleased with the performance of the fido1100 and the RapID Platform, as well as with the outstanding support we have received from Innovasic,” said Gunther Lawaczeck, CTO and Managing Director of Deutschmann.