Next-generation Ethernet enables ultra-high-speed between applications

25-11-2019 | Renesas | Automotive & Transport

Renesas Electronics Corporation has released the development of the R-IN32M4-CL3 IC for industrial Ethernet communication. The company's latest industrial network device announces support for CC-Link IE Time-Sensitive Networking, a communication standard for next-generation Ethernet TSN technology.

Claimed to be one of the first controllers to support CC-Link IE TSN, the device meets the strict designations of less than one-millionth of a second time synchronisation accuracy between applications, expediting TSN support for applications such as actuators, AC servos, and vision sensors which necessitates high-speed responsive control, as well as remote I/O widely employed in network communication. As a result, users can implement ultra-high-speed and high-precision motion control. Moreover, TSN allows seamlessly linked interoperation between IT networks and OT networks, enabling product models or production volumes to be modified in real-time, while also giving flexible support for the production of multiple product types in differing quantities and boosts factory productivity overall.

“High-speed networks for motion control are indispensable in supporting efficient and flexible production while boosting productivity,” said Toshihide Tsuboi, vice president, Industrial Automation Business Division, IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit, Renesas Electronics Corporation. “We are excited to be part of the first wave spearheading communication ICs with CC-Link IE TSN support and to enable our customers as they begin to implement IoT in their factories now and into the future.”

“As a key player in device technology, Renesas has been an active participant in the CLPA from the standards adoption phase onward”, said Masaki Kawazoe, director, CC-Link Partner Association. “I am very delighted that Renesas is making use of its industrial Ethernet technology to be among the first to deliver ICs supporting CC-Link IE TSN. I am confident that this will further accelerate the development of CC-Link IE TSN-compatible applications and lead to the increased adoption of IoT in smart factories.”

By Natasha Shek