The Tool ICC (Industrial Communication Creator) by port – industrial automation GmbH supports Renesas’ RJ45 Multi Protocol Module (R-IN32M3 Module w/ Multi-Protocol Support) for PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT

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Renesas offers module solutions for quick and reliable access to Industrial Real-Time Communication. These modules support PROFINET CC-B (incl. MRP), EtherNet/IP (incl. DLR) and EtherCAT. The ICC Engineering Tool supports the customer configurimg the module and establishing the communication.

The RENESAS industrial RJ45 Ethernet-Module (R-IN32M3-Module) is a certified hardware- and software solution, to speed up the development and offers a fast and price-effective access to the Industrial Ethernet market. One (1) hardware covers the 3 most important Industrial Ethernet Fieldbus protocols. Based on the technology of Renesas and Renesas’ quality standards offer this module certified software of the leading Industrial Ethernet-Protocols PROFINET® + MRP, EtherCAT® and EtherNet/IP ™ +DLR on board. The mechanical dimension is of the same size as a dual port RJ45 block would be. Upon Design-In standard cut-outs and housing can be used, alternatively upon re-designing products this module is mechanically (front cut-out) a drop-in replacement. The built-in PHYs and the simple Footprint enables for an easy design-in.  A SPI connection hooks the module up the customer’s so called host CPU. Accordingly, existing host CPUs – though not as performant as today’s CPUs – can be maintained and used with PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT

The up-front investment for protocol stack licenses, implementation effort and certification cost can be significantly reduced.

Whether 5 or 500 units per year- RENESAS’ industrial RJ45 Ethernet-Module (R-IN32M3-Module) offers easy access to the Industrial Real Time Ethernet market.

port GmbH offers for the RENESAS Industrial RJ45 Ethernet-Module (R-IN32M3-Module) an Engineering Tool „ICC“ (industrial Communication Creator) – a unique and uniform tool to configure not only the objects dictionally of the module. Only one tool (uniform) allows to configure the „on board“ available protocols PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT. Besides the settings for the Resource Management, the Device Description, the settings of module and slot parameters, the Driver Settings and the Parameters/Assemblies/Connections the tools as well creates the GSDML (PROFINET), EDS (EtherNet/IP), ESI (EtherCAT) Files – this is unique functionality. The tool is available for Linux and Windows.

Port’s ICC Tool offers beside comfort and ease-of-use another option to accelerate the development.  On top this tool allows for a quality improvement as it reduces manual changes in the source code to a minimum. Individual errors by the operator are eliminated. The tool has an extra companion tool running command-line based and can so embedded into automated build systems.

A test version is available at

port GmbH

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