PROFINET Components

Highest performance for PROFINET

PROFINET technology from Siemens is perfectly suited for use in any type of field device. The Industrial Ethernet ASICs of the ERTEC family (Enhanced Real-Time Ethernet Controller) are available for high-performance applications. Their integrated IRT switch and ARM CPU provide full PROFINET performance.

The available development kits make for quick and easy development of PROFINET field devices. But PROFINET can also be integrated on standard Ethernet controllers. This is made possible by a development kit specifically developed for this purpose. If you want to integrate fail-safe communication in addition to pure PROFINET communication, you can implement it with the StarterKit for PROFIsafe.


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

Development Kits

The development kits for PROFINET can be used for the development of compact or modular PROFINET field devices in relatively short time and with minimum effort. Depending on the field of application, different development kits are available


The PROFINET Driver supports in-house developers in implementing PC-based / embedded PROFINET applications. It requires no special hardware since the standard Ethernet interface is used to this.