Renesas Ethernet controllers support multiple comms protocols
Renesas Electronics has two industrial Ethernet controllers that include support for multiple communication protocols.
Samples of the first products in the series are scheduled to be available in the end of 2012, and will support CC-Link IE,
EtherCAT, and EtherNet/IP with support for further standards to follow at a later date.
The devices incorporate a 32 bit CPU, Ethernet hardware accelerator, industrial Ethernet communication switch, two general Ether MACs (MII, GMII) and 10/100Mbps PHY.
The controllers are designed to used in 10/100Mbit/s industrial communication and it is possible to add an external gigabit PHY if they are running applications that require gigabit communication.
There is 1.3Mbit SRAM on-chip.
Standard fieldbus communications support for CC-Link, CAN, UART and CSI.
For more information, see http://www.renesas.eu