The new TPS-1 low-cost Solution Kit allows a simple andefficient PROFINET IRT design with the TPS-1 PROFINET IRT device chip. Besidethe TPS-1 board, the kit features a passive adapter board that allows a simpleconnectivity to almost any MCU, a DVD with software and several cables.
The BOM optimized TPS-1 board runs the latest PROFINET IRTsoftware. The passive adapter board features several connectors that expose theGPIOs and additional control signals from the TPS-1 board. It allows developersto build a simple I/O application without investing in additional hardware.Application notes describe, how the connections should be realized for RenesasRX630, RX231 and Synergy S7G2 MCUs.
The corresponding software package includes the latest 1.4version of the PROFINET IRT stack from Phoenix Contact Software and it is basedon the PROFINET specification V2.31. The pre-certified stack eases the PROFINETcertification process significantly. All software tools like firmware updater,a software PROFINET controller, host drivers and service programs come at noadditional cost.
The host drivers for the high-performance Synergy S7G2 MCUGroup give system designers access to the Synergy MCU’s connectivity andsuperior security features. The host drivers for Renesas’ RX630 and RX231 MCUson the other hand, offer a wide choice of Renesas MCUs for various application requirements.
Full product information is available here.