Development Kits

Developing made easy

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 development kits for ASICs of the ERTEC family (Enhanced Real-Time Ethernet Controller) are suited for the development of field devices with integrated IRT switch (Isochronous Real-Time). Requirements for real-time capability, linear topology capability and for IT integration are therefore met perfectly.
With the help of the development kit for standard Ethernet controllers, PROFINET devices can be developed on the basis of standard Ethernet controllers. It can be used to implement devices with RT (Real-Time) without special hardware in the field device.
The PROFIsafe StarterKit is used for implementation of fail-safe devices. The PROFIsafe stack application builds on the PROFINET stack.


  • Easy development of PROFINET field devices with Real-Time (RT) and Isochronous Real-Time (IRT)

  • Perfectly matched hardware and software components

  • Fast start of development thanks to supplied software examples, documentation and circuit diagrams

  • Easy creation of a specific GSD file thanks to the supplied example GSD file

  • Complete development environment included in scope of delivery, including executable sample application

  • Easy portability to any Ethernet controller and real-time operating systems

The available development kits at a glance:

Evaluation Kit ERTEC 200P

Development Kit Standard Ethernet Controller

PROFIsafe Starter Kit

When you make the decision for a development kit from Siemens, your development is always up-to-date. All updates for the development kits are made available free of charge for registered companies by ComDeC. This means it is fast and easy to upgrade innovative functions.