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Profinet MRP: Ensuring Continuous Industrial Networking

Explore the power of Profinet MRP for industrial networks, ensuring continuous operation with its fast recovery and network resilience. A concise guide to boosting efficiency and reliability in automation systems.

Profinet basics

Exploring the Core Principles of Profinet: A Short Introduction
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A beginner’s Guide to Profinet – get started in 60 minutes.

A simple, step-by-step guide to downloading and running a Profinet software stack within one hour.

PROFINET’s Real-Time Communication

PROFINET seamlessly integrates IT and industrial automation needs through three distinct communication methods: Standard TCP/IP Communication: Ideal for non-deterministic tasks such as parameterization, audio/video streaming, and data exchange with higher-level IT systems. Real-Time (RT) Channel in PROFINET: This approach circumvents standard TCP/IP layers to provide deterministic communication, typically within 1-10 ms, making it suitable for […]

Microchip LAN9662 Integration with P-Net Profinet Stack

Introduction of LAN9662 with Profinet Solution: The Microchip LAN9662 is a compact and cost-effective, multi-port Gigabit AVB/TSN Ethernet Switches with two integrated 10/100/1000BASE-T PHYs and a 600 MHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU subsystem. A notable feature of the LAN9662 is its compatibility with RT-Labs’ P-Net Profinet stack, which has been meticulously designed to leverage the […]

Profinet Conformance Classes Explained

PROFINET Conformance Classes refer to a classification system within the Profinet communication protocol that defines different levels of compliance and features that devices must adhere to in order to ensure interoperability and compatibility within a Profinet network. These classes help manufacturers and users understand the capabilities and functionalities of Profinet devices. Each conformance class specifies […]

Save time and reduce risk by pre-certifying your Profinet field device

To ensure interoperability and conformity of automation equipment from different field device manufacturers, certification by an accredited test laboratory is mandatory for PROFINET devices. During the certification process, devices are tested to determine if they comply with the applicable IEC standards and to ensure they function seamlessly within an automation system. While every PROFINET device […]

Creating GSDML files

A Profinet GSD (General Station Description) file is an XML file that describes a Profinet IO-Device using the GSDML (GSD Markup Language) format.