ERTEC: High performance Industrial Ethernet ASICs

Ready for real-time Ethernet

The ASICs of the ERTEC family are Ethernet controllers based on ARM 9 processors with integrated IRT switch. Requirements for real-time capability, linear topology capability and for IT integration are therefore met perfectly.
Cyclical data transfer for PROFINET with Real Time (RT) and Isochronous Real Time (IRT) is processed entirely by the integrated switch. In this way, there are sufficient process resources remaining to process applications of simpler field devices in the ARM processor.
Different development kits are available for developing field devices with ERTEC ASICs. Getting started is made easy using a simple application example.

ERTEC 200P
The ERTEC 200P sets new standards for PROFINET communication performance. The ERTEC 200P was designed for cycle times up to 31.25 μs and for the first time integrates the performance upgrade for PROFINET. With a fast ARM 926 CPU and more interfaces, it integrates more power in less space. This means you can integrate additional application components on the ERTEC 200P in addition to PROFINET communication.

ERTEC 200
The ERTEC 200 implements field devices with IRT and isochronous cycle times of up to 250 μs. Implemented devices can be used in line structures with the ERTEC 200 by means of the integrated 2-port switch.

ERTEC 400
The ERTEC 400 offers 4 integrated ports and an integrated PCI interface for the development of network components and field devices with high requirements on communication options. Just as with the ERTEC 200, you can reach cycle times of 250 µs with IRT for the ERTEC 400

Benefits

  • Full support for the Real-Time (RT) and Isochronous Real-Time (IRT) PROFINET functionalities

  • Space-saving implementation thanks to the high degree of integration

  • Complete communication processing for cyclic data transmission

  • High-performance, integral ARM microprocessor

  • Wide application range thanks to extensive interfaces

  • Unlimited support of IO data communication in real time and of open TCP/IP communication

  • Technology benefits over standard Ethernet controllers due to the support for time-critical applications with IRT

  • Global support through accredited PROFINET Competence Centers


Technical data

Feature

ERTEC 200P

ERTEC 200

ERTEC 400

Integrated IRT switch

2-Port

2-Port

4-Port

Integrated PHYs

x

x

-

Copper and fiber-optic cable support

x

x

x

Minimum cycle time

31.25 µs

250 µs

250 µs

ARM CPU

ARM 926

ARM 946

ARM 946

Max. clock frequency

250 MHz

150 MHz

150 MHz

Configurable IOs,
General Purpose IOs

max 96

max 45

32

Enclosure size

17 x 17 mm

19 x 19 mm

19 x 19 mm

Ball pitch

0.8 mm

0.8 mm

0. 8 mm