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Industrial Networking

Xilinx devices deliver unparalleled performance with multi-protocol IP solutions and common architecture across a platform

Reliable Communication Over Any Industrial Network

Xilinx FPGAs, Zynq®-7000 SoCs, and Zynq UltraScale+™ MPSoCs are ideal for Industrial Networking and Communications. Protocol-specific MAC layers can be programmed in the FPGA fabric, while a dedicated embedded controller runs the communication protocol stack. This allows for lowest cycle times, minimum latency and deterministic performance – key requirements needed in today’s Industrial Networking.

Industrial Automation needs real time connectivity. The variety of network protocols makes it indispensable to utilize architectures that combine programmability with deterministic performance.

IP Cores with network protocols are available from leading companies in industrial networking in Xilinx partner ecosystem.

A vast variety of protocols support Industrial Networking making it indispensable to use Xilinx architectures. All widely deployed Industrial Ethernet Slaves – Profinet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Powerlink and Modbus-TCP – are provided by the Anybus IP multi-protocol suite from HMS Industrial Networks, Xilinx’s key partner in Industrial Networking. All IP cores share the same internal interface thus retaining the application-specific functionality even as the underlying protocol block is changed. Since the IP Core comes with an embedded µC softcore (MicroBlaze), the performance and protocol compliance on external ports can always be guaranteed.

For Industrial IoT and Industrie 4.0 system-level communications, Xilinx supports Matrikon OPC UA Embedded Server running natively on Zynq SoCs application processors, providing rich diagnostic and process data securely to the user.

Industrial Networks on Xilinx is perfect for the seamless integration of all network with industrial applications and data acquisition and processing the chip-internal high performance AXI infrastructure. This give endless possibilities for differentiating with a true industrial platform.

Design Examples Description Device Support

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Industrial Ethernet Slaves with Anybus IP from HMS

Controllers in automation like PLCs and PACs must contain a Master function for Industrial Networks. Embedded ARM Cores in Zynq SoC and MPSoC are ideal for running the master protocols. Data from the external network are forwarded to runtimes for Programmable Logic Controllers and Motion Control Kernels.
Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

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Industrial Ethernet Master

All relevant Industrial Ethernet Slaves – Profinet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Powerlink, and Modbus-TCP – are provided by Anybus IP from HMS.
Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

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Programmable Industrial Control System from BE.Services

Embedded Industrial Control System on a chip featuring:
PLC runtime with cyber security for communication and synchronized control
Matrikon OPC UA Embedded Server
Real-time Open-Source Linux optimized for Automation applications (OSADL)
Industrial Networking communication and precise control of motors and sensors

Zynq-7000 SoC

Xilinx’s Zynq SoC and MPSoC devices contain embedded ARM cores that are ideally suited for implementing Industrial Networking master functions, the IP cores for which are available through Xilinx’s partner ecosystem.

Developer Zone

For FPGA designers looking to shorten design time and ensure scalability and re-use, Xilinx provides a comprehensive suite of solutions ranging from C-based design abstractions to IP plug-and-play to address bottlenecks in hardware development, system-level integration, and implementation.

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