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EMTRION and PORT agree on a cooperation

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EMTRION and PORT agree on a cooperation in the field of embedded hardware solutions using GOAL technology (multi-protocol solutions)

Halle / KarlsruheThe challenges of Industry 4.0 and IoT require all future industry devices and solutions to become communicable. On one hand, IT requirements are increasingly merging with factory automation, on the other hand, processes and procedures demand "real-time" capable communication possibilities.The realtime communication platform GOAL, developed by PORT, offers scalable multi-protocol solutions such as PROFINET, EthernetIP, EtherCAT, CANopen, PROFIBUS and ModbusTCP.

Extensions like DLR (device-level-ring) are also available, depending on the type of processor.EMTRION will integrate GOAL into its products and offer it optionally.

Ramona Maurer (CEO, EMTRION): „In cooperation with PORT, we are taking a major step towards IoT and Industry 4.0 applications. As GOAL royalties can be supplied optionally for every embedded hardware, the entry barriers for our medium-sized customers are very small.Particularly interesting are the protocols available on an embedded module, such as PROFINET, EthernetIP, EtherCAT, MODBUS TCP and CANopen.

"Dietmar Franke (CEO, PORT): „With GOAL, we offer a cost-effective entry into the world of real time communication technology. So far, high investments and complex third party management was necessary to integrate the main market-leading real-time logs into customer devices. In conjunction with GOAL, EMTRION can now offer a scalable solution. One piece of hardware - many real-time communication solutions.“EMTRION and PORT continue providing a very helpful tool chain (design tools) for simple and efficient configuration of fieldbus systems.

3 different SBCs (single board computers), based on processors (oder controllers?) from ATMEL (SAM), RENESAS RZG and RENESAS RZN1D, will be launched together with GOAL by the end of the year. 

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GOAL – (Generic Open Abstraction Layer), the sophisticated Middle-Ware by Port

GOAL – (Generic Open Abstraction Layer), is a sophisticated Middle-Ware to integrate Real Time Communication in IoT and Industrie 4.0 applications.

Dietmar Franke, CEO port GmbH: „ We see many small- and mid-sized companies not being able to handle the effort and know-how requirement of IoT and Industrie 4.0. We want to enable such companies to access the market and to serve their customers. Our customers keep the focus on their core-competency, our GOAL middleware takes care of the communication.“

The new GOAL middleware offers already without fieldbus functionality many features like Switch-Management, Core to Core communication As well as the 5 most frequently used Communication Protocols like PROFINET,  EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, POWERLINK  and CANopen.

GOAL offers a sophisticated “Network Management” (PHY Management, Ethernet frame sending/receiving, Switch Management with CLI, Interface Management, IP Address Management (if supported by underlying OS and TCP/IP stack), HTTP Server and more.

The integrated “Configuration Management“ offers comfortable options for configuration (Central management of configuration variables, Variables identified by module and id, Callbacks for value validation and when values change, Loading/saving of variables, Variables can be marked as temporary and locked, Customer storage systems can be integrated)

Extensions, such as DLR, IEEE1588, RSTP, 802.x, Profibus DP are available as well.

All options are available for the following MCU platforms by Renesas: RZN, RZT and RIN32M3. 

The scalability of the GOAL middleware enables the use of GOAL with various platforms. GOAL is being supported by useful Design Tools.

The product is being licensed as Product-, Project- or optional Site - License. For certain business cases a Royalty based License model can be defined.

Web: http://www.port.de/en/products/applications/goal-rzn.html

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PORT extends its range of tools in the area of PROFINET

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The free of charge "PROFINET Configuration Tool" and the "PROFINET Command Line Tool" are easy to uses tools to support the developer during the development and testing phase of PROFINET capable devices. 

The tools are optimally adapted to the PROFINET stacks of PORT GmbH, but can also be used in other PROFINET networks.

The tools allow to:  

  • scan networks for PROFINET capable devices regardless whether master or slave
  • set information about the scanned devices such as station name, IP address aso.
  • set a new temporary or permanent station name
  • set a new temporary or permanent IP address incl. netmask and gateway
  • read a specific record of a device. The slot and module information can be imported from a GSD file.
  • write a specific record of a device. The slot and module information can be imported from a GSD file.
  • establish a cyclic connection. The slot and module information can be imported from a GSD file

PROFINET Configuration Tool allows the application of above functionality within an easy to use GUI. 

PROFINET Command Line Tool provides the same feature but runs completely on the command line and thus can be embedded in automatic tests and continuous delivery solutions e.g. within build servers.

Both tools support Windows and Linux and require an installed 64Bit Java VM as well as libpcap or WinPCAP respectively.

Avaliable for WIN and LINUX

 

CANopen Protocol Stack for latest Renesas 32-Bit RX231 MCU Group

Düsseldorf, Halle  - October 22, 2015 - Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and port GmbH today announced the availability of a highly efficient CANopen protocol stack for Renesas' smart 32-bit RX231 MCUs. Renesas ported the widely used and popular CANopen software stack in cooperation with its business partner port GmbH. 

The Renesas RX231 series offers a family of devices with large on-chip SRAM of up to 64 KB and up to 512 kB of on-chip flash, paired with one Controller Area Network (CAN) interface, which is fully compliant with the CAN 2.0B and the ISO11898-1 (standard and extended frames) standards, and is therefore well-suited to industrial and consumer applications requiring CAN interfaces. 

The embedded CAN module on the RX231 includes 20 buffers, 16 of which can be programmed to be shared between receive and transmit functions, creating 2 receive FIFO's and a transmit FIFO. A powerful acceptance filter selects which messages to receive according to 16 receive rules allowing the user a great deal of flexibility in creating incoming message handling strategies. The CAN modules can interact with Renesas' RX CPU by using different interrupts such as reception complete, transmission complete, receive FIFO, transmit FIFO, and error interrupts.

"Amongst the other available industrial communication protocols, CANopen remains a market leader especially in the fields of industrial automation and medical applications where an easy manageable protocol with a small memory footprint for reliable low bandwidth communication is essential," said Bernd Westhoff, Manager of the Global RX Product Marketing team of Renesas Electronics Europe. "The widespread popularity of CANopen in those applications is supported by Renesas' latest 32bit RX231 MCU with embedded CAN interface. These RX MCUs, combined with the well-known CANopen stack supported by port GmbH, provide an excellent foundation for fast and smart development using the powerful embedded CAN interfaces."

The CANopen stack follows the strict and very efficient coding and documentation standards established by port GmbH. These standards result in a very small memory footprint (less than 19 KB Flash / 3 KB RAM) as well as a high execution speed and easily readable code. For easy implementation, port GmbH offers board support packages for the standard Renesas Starter Kits.

Further PORT GmbH offers CANopen training, integration workshops and "be up to date" service maintenance agreements. 

The RX231 MCU Group with embedded CAN comes in 48-pin to 100-pin packages with on-chip flash memory of 128 KB to 512 kB and 32 KB to 64 KB of on-chip SRAM. 

The RX231 MCU Group offers a maximum operating frequency of 54 MHz. As part of the enhanced RXv2 CPU core architecture, the RX231 incorporates an on-chip 32-bit multiplier, single-precision floating-point unit (FPU) and a 32-bit enhanced barrel shifter for dramatically improved operation processing performance. 

CANopen Source Code Library

The CANopen source code library Master/Slave contains the services of the CANopen CiA-301 V4.2 and CiA-302 standard including LSS. The library has been fully ANSI-C coded, and hardware specific interfaces have been placed in separate driver packages (also available in ANSI-C source code). This facilitates adaptation to different systems. The scope of delivery for the CANopen Source Code Library includes one driver package for one CPU and one CAN controller. Further information is available at: http://www.port.de/en/products/canopen/software/ansi-c-canopen-library.html

CANopen Design Tool

The CANopen Design Tool enables the rapid and cost-effective development of CANopen applications (devices). It automatically generates an object dictionary and an initialization function in C-code, an Electronic Data Sheet and the documentation of the project. Furthermore, it simplifies the configuration of the CANopen Library and of the CANopen Driver Packages. An evaluation version is available free of charge at: http://www.port.de/pages/shop/canopends.php?lang=en

The CANopen stack and the CANopen Design Tool (CDT) are available now. Further information is available from Renesas Electronics Europe sales offices or from port GmbH.  

About port GmbH

port is one of the leading providers of industrial communication technologies with emphasis on CAN/CANopen. Since 1990 port has been situated in Halle (Saale) Germany and for five years port has successfully established a position in the area of Industrie 4.0 - industrial Ethernet technology (PROFINET, EtherCAT, POWERLINK, EtherNet/IP). Apart from stacks, tools, trainings and integration support port offers customer specific hard- and software development, including the manufacturing of electronic devices and systems.

 

 

About Renesas Electronics Europe

Renesas Electronics Europe, with its business operations centre located in Dusseldorf, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723). As the world's number one supplier of microcontrollers and a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, Renesas supports customers get their products to market quicker by providing complete solutions that integrate microcontrollers and microprocessors, SoC, ASIC, Analog & Power devices and software. Renesas was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Japan. With over 800 hardware and software alliance partners worldwide it has the industry's largest local support network.

Renesas Electronics' European structure is comprised of two business groups - automotive and industrial - as well as the global ADAS solution group and the engineering group. The engineering group consists of the European Design Centre, the European Quality Centre and the European Technology Centre, which design leading-edge products specifically for the European as well as the global market and provide technical support to local customers.

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25th Anniversary of PORT GmbH in Halle

25th Anniversary of PORT GmbH in Halle

The name PORT GmbH is connected with rugged and reliable Industrial Communication – since 25 years now. Regardless of the age – PORT is an innovative, technology driven company.

PORT is developing Fieldbus Technology since 1990. Being among the earliest adopters of CANopen Fieldbus Technology (driven by the CiA, CAN in Automation) – PORT can claim to have significantly contributed to the success of CANopen. PORT is today among the leading suppliers for CAN open Protocol Libraries and corresponding Tools. Our customer base is the best reference, although we cannot say for sure how many devices are using our stack; however: We know it’s MANY.

We stick to our philosophy for 25 years now – Protocol Libraries and Tools are independent from the platform (MCU, CPU) and are offered in different product ranges. A platform specific driver is the interface.

Performance and price of a MCU or CPU are these days not the show-stopper anymore. Our customer decides according to his application and prevents dependencies. PORT supports around 100 platforms – from us arise no dependencies!

In 2009 significant changes happened: The founders Heinz-Juergen Oertel and Hartmut Tietz sold the company’s shares to Marcus Tangermann and Christian Bornschein. New technologies came on board, new markets are being served – PORT evolved. The new owner added new business segments: Protocol Libraries and Tools for PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT and POWERLINK while maintaining CANopen. The company grew in short time to employ 20 Engineers. Beside Software Development Service – Hardware Development Services are provided as well.

The new Industrial Ethernet Multi-Protocol solutions by PORT are today a significant business segment of PORT. The investment in the new technologies and the activities to penetrate the market paid off. Industrial Ethernet changes the market requirements and influences applications.

Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrie 4.0 are changing the market for Industrial Automation, drive the Technology further and demand new business model – PORT is prepared. PORT is a popular and reliable Technology Partner – for the Semi-Conductor manufacturers AND for the Device Manufacturers.

Adding another Business Segment to the Protocol Libraries and Tools – PORT is rendering Software and Hardware Engineering Services and is available to run complete OEM developments.

PORT: Know-How, Innovation and Future-Proof Thinking – since 25 years.

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PHYTEC (Mainz) and port (Halle) expand their embedded systems portfolios with an integrated industrial communication technology offering supporting the PROFINET and EtherNet/IP..

PHYTEC (Mainz) and port (Halle) expand their embedded systems portfolios with an integrated industrial communication technology offering supporting the PROFINET and EtherNet/IP protocol standards.

PHYTEC and port will introduce at the SPS/IPC an embedded board solution with integrated PROFINET and EtherNet/IP industrial Ethernet support. The phyBOARD-Wega Single Board Computer (SBC), populated with the Texas Instruments AM335x processor, is the first PHYTEC board to features PROFINET CC-A/CC-B in RT1 and EtherNet/IP. Wega also offers Gigabit (Gbit) simple line structure when using the on-chip Ethernet switch on the AM335x.

System developers will save considerable time, effort and costg by using an off-shelf PHYTEC board with integrate PROFINET CCA/CCB-RT1 and EtherNet/IP. Licensing is also included in the hardware purchase price. Embedded communication technology and protocol libraries are especially applicable for product development companies offering High Mix, Low Volume (HMLV) solutions.  The PHYTEC and port offering is attractive even in annual volumes as low as 100 to 500 units, and also provides easy access to Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 solutions for mid-sized ODMs.
As of Q2/2015 PHYTEC will offer the phyBOARD-Wega in an off-shelf PROFINET (PN) as well as an EtherNet/IP (EIP) option. Customers can select from both protocols via a single software switch.

PHYTEC will also integrate PROFIT and EtherNet/IP circuitries and functionalities in its customizable SBCplus Single Board Computer offering as of Q1/2015 as re-usable building blocks.  This will make these networking features available to customers as options across all platforms.
PHYTEC’s phyCORE-AM335x SOM is the CPU core at the heart of the phyBOARD-Wega. AM335x with Linux offers an ideal solution for combining Linux networking functionalities and industrial requirements.

port’s PROFINET protocol stack offers PROFINET device/slave functionality including drivers and tools for standard Linux systems. When using the standard Linux High Precision Timer, real-time patches for the kernel can recycle times up to 1ms.
The PROFINET control stack also supports dynamic configuration, including removal and insertion of modules in slots, as well as class CC-A and CC-B real-time Class 1 conformance.  This conformance is also known as PROFINET RT.

The PROFINET stack also offers simple line structure. While an external component is needed, the on-chip Ethernet switch of the AM335x eliminates this need for external components in support of Gbit line structure. Developers thus benefit from reduced system costs and size, as well as increased reliability.
The combination of Linux support, an industrial PROFINET network and Gbit line structure in a single device provides an added value. Standard Linux includes the use of Linux tools.

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Multi-Protocol Solutions for the Renesas RX64M 32-Bit Microcontroller Group

Renesas Electronics Europe and port GmbH Launch PROFINET, Ethernet/IP and CANopen Multi-Protocol Solutions for the Renesas RX64M 32-Bit Microcontroller Group

 Düsseldorf / Halle a.d. Saale,  13 October 2014 – Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, and its Alliance Partner port GmbH today announced efficient multi-protocol connectivity solutions for PROFINET (CCA / CCB RT1), Ethernet/IP and CANopen stacks, as well as the associated design tools for the RX64M. The RX64M is Renesas’ 32-bit high-performance microcontroller group. Working with its Alliance Partner port GmbH, Renesas has ported the widely adopted PROFINET, Ethernet/IP and CANopen software stack to its latest RX controller. 

The RX64M provides a universal platform for implementing leading field bus and communication technologies. It offers generous RAM of up to 512 KB, up to 4 MB of embedded flash, up to three controller area network (CAN) interface channels and two integrated Ethernet MACs. The new multi-protocol solution now expands the stacks available for the RX64M group with the addition of CANopen, PROFINET (CCA/CCB RT1) and Ethernet/IP. Solutions for EtherCAT and POWERLINK are also available as an on-demand option. The solution ensures that the Renesas RX64M product group is tailored to applications in the manufacturing, automation and process industries. The multi-protocol approach enables the RX64M group to cover all the major global communication technologies. 

The new RX64M group comprises 112 products that all include high-speed flash memory clocked at 120 MHz. They are based on the new RXv2 CPU core, which is a trendsetter in its class with its 4.25 CoreMark/MHz performance. Along with its high level of real-time processing power, the RX64M also includes up to 4 MB flash and 512 KB RAM, which are required for today’s industrial electronic and network devices. Using these new MCUs, system developers can now quickly develop extremely powerful industrial applications with low power consumption and a wide range of communication functions. 

“The evolution and connectivity of industrial equipment in manufacturing and building automation have prompted significant growth in products that include comprehensive communications technologies,” explains Bernd Westhoff, RX Product Manager at Renesas Electronics Europe. “Our RX64M products are a response to this trend, as well as to the need for a large memory capacity to support Ethernet, CAN, USB and many other communications functions. Together with our Alliance Partner, port GmbH, we can provide customers with the necessary software stacks for CANopen, PROFINET and Ethernet/IP implementations, as well as the peace of mind of professional support.” 

The 32-bit RX64M MCU components have a maximum clock speed of 120 MHz. Combined with the extended CPU core architecture, they produce total computing power of over 240 DMIPS when executing code from integrated zero-wait state flash memory. The MCUs also provide significantly better processing performance for computing operations, due to their integrated 32-bit multiplier, a single-precision floating-point unit (FPU), and an extended 32-bit barrel shifter. 

The stacks and drivers provided by port GmbH meet stringent and highly efficient coding and documentation standards, which were developed by port itself. These standards ensure that CANopen only needs a very small amount of memory while enabling high execution speeds and easy-to-read code. The company also offers active support for device certification (PNO, EPSG, CiA etc.). Customers can ensure they always receive stack and driver versions that comply with the most recent standards.

Design tools from port

The design tools from port GmbH – CANopen, EtherCAT, PROFINET, and POWERLINK – help engineers develop their applications quickly and cost-effectively. They automatically generate an object dictionary and an initialisation function in C code, an electronic datasheet, and project documentation. In addition, the tools also simplify the configuration of the libraries and the driver packages. A trial version can be downloaded free of charge at www.port.de

The stacks and drivers for PROFINET, CANopen, and Ethernet/IP are available with immediate effect. Solutions for POWERLINK and EtherCAT are also available as an on-demand option. Further information is available from Renesas Electronics Europe sales offices and from port GmbH. 

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port GmbH strengthens its sales and support in South Africa

port GmbH strengthens its sales and support in South Africa – "Cooperation with Harmony Electronics Pty Ltd
Started" 

Through the cooperation with " Harmony Electronics Pty Ltd
" expands the "port GMBH" its presence in South Africa. "Due to the rising demand from South Africa, we were forced to take a strong partner for the sales support / advice and after sales - service to search," said Dietmar R. Franke, CEO of the Port GmbH

"With Harmony Electronics Pty Ltd , we have found it. As early as last year, the cooperation has started successfully, so we can now expand. For our Stack's, tools and drivers in industrial communication technology (CANopen, PROFINET, POWERLINK, EtherCAT, Ethernet I / P and IP cores), there is now a first-level service, which is especially important for our technology partners such as Texas Instruments, Renesas, STM, ALTERA or XILINX is. With this cooperation, we have taken the first important step towards "face by the customer" in Asia "- says Dietmar R. Franke (CEO of the Port GmbH)

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Port´s CANopen Stack Version 4.5. now available

Port´s CANopen Stack Version 4.5. now available – more power – more functionality – more “inclusive” module – prepared for CANFD

Port GmbH germany  has revised the successful version 4.4 thoroughly. More power, more functionality - that describes the new CANopen Library 4.5 and the CANopen Design Tool 2.3 best.  Whether new included modules, more supported platforms or faster program development. The CANopen extension module CiA 305 (Layer Setting Services) is now included in the library. In addition, the storing of the object directory by many new functions was simplified. This means shorter development time and faster time -to-market. Various modules have been extended and adapted to the current versions of the CiA standards. This applies in particular to the standards CiA-304 (Safety), CiA-301 V4.2 and CiA-307 (Flying Master and redundancy). With port GmbH libraries so you always meet the current standard.MISRA C is the coding standard in the embedded world. With version 4.5, the MISRA C 2004 compatibility of the library has been further improved.The CANopen Library 4.5 has been consistently optimized for processing speed down. In particular, the work with the object directory has been made even easier.The CANopen Library 4.5 supports (as well as with the previous version 4.4) over 100 different microcontroller/CAN controller and CAN platforms. Thus almost all relevant and actual microcontroller platforms are supported. Customers have now the freedom to choose your platform - software is no longer the limiting factor.

CANopen Design Tool  2.3.1

a successful and valuable tool for development of CANopen applications (devices). The version 4.5 of the new CANopen Library is fully supported. The object dictionary as source code can be generated along with the device EDS file using prepared Device Profiles. Standard CiA-301 and CiA-302 network communication profiles are included.

 

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New distribution agreement between port GmbH (Germany) and Sigthsys Ltd. (Israel)

"…Utilization of Real-time communication protocols in various market segments such as Industrial control, Automation, Robotics, Engine control and others, has driven throughout the years the necessity to set some industry standards in order to achieve compatibility, high reliability and maximum performances, such as CANopen, EtherCAT, Eternet-Powerlink, Profinet and others.

Sightsys Ltd (Israel)  develop  recently a specific knowledge-center and products portfolio in order to offer its customers a complete solution of various stacks, libraries, tools and services. We are proud to add Port GmbH (Germany)  as our leading company for the various real-time protocols, libraries and tools. Port GmbH, is a leading company from Germany in the area of real-time industrial fieldbus   protocols and industrial ethernet solutions. 

Port GmbH is a perfect fit to our plans as it will be a part of our complete services and solutions to those new markets we are looking to expand. The Israeli market is expending even beyond the traditional market segments..."

Zvika Almog, Sightsys Ltd. general manager.

"…We see many people who are not coming from the typical traditional CANopen, EtherCAT-like oriented industry segments, so we believe that demand for PORT's products will grow…"

Dietmar R. Franke CEO at port GmbH 

“ Sightsys is the right partner for us. Now we have a partner with experience in the area of ​​field bus systems and industrial ethernet technology in Israel. We can clearly improve the local support and our customers in Israel have a local contact.

 

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port GmbH provides full range CANopen support for STM32 F0 Entry-level Cortex™-M0 MCUs

port GmbH provides full range CANopen support for STM32 F0 Entry-level Cortex™-M0 MCUs

port GmbH extends the CANopen support for STMicro‘s STM32F0 Entry level Cortex™-M0 MCUs and provides connectivity for the entire STM32F family with Tools as well as with CANopen technolgy with drivers.

The "STM32 F0 Entry Level-Cortex ™-M0-MCU“ offers 32Bit power for very costs sensitive applications. The STM32F0 MCUs combine Real-Time performance, Low-Power operation and an advanced architecture. 

The CANopen Library by port GmbH is based on the communication profils CiA 301 V4.2 by CiA e.V. "CANopen Application Layer and Communication Profile" resp. EN50325-4 and provides all corresponding services. The Library is created completely in ANSI-C and can be used with all regular ANSI-C compilers.

The CANopen Library is provided in different versions. For creating small sensors and actuators with limited CANopen functionality the low cost Slave Small version of the CANopen library is available. Only the amount of available services is limited and services like SYNC and TIME are not supported. The Slave-version of the CANopen Library privides all services for creating Slave-devices, operating the full range of CANopen slaves. 
Network management as well as Node management fuctions are supported by the Master/Slave-version, which also provides full the range of the Slave-version.

The support for the  STM32F0 is untended for Single-Line functionality, which is available in  BasicCAN- as well as in FullCAN-MODE. 

Port GmbH provides for the product lines STM32F0xx / STM32F1xx / STM32F2xx and STM32F4xx the complete range of CANopen support. Single-Line as well as Multi-Line functionalityin BasiCAN- Mode or in FullCAN-MODE are available . PROFINET and EtherNet/IP on STM32F2xx and STM32F4xx models are available by port as well.

The CANopen Library is supported by the CDT (CANopen Design Tool). The engineer can use a tool which reduces the development effort and the integration time significantly.

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PORT GMBH expanded its portfolio of development tools (PROFINET design tool PNDT)

Halle / April 2014 PORT GMBH expanded its portfolio of development tools (PROFINET design tool PNDT) for fast and easy integration of PROFINET stacks CC-A / CC-B - RT1

For comfortable and easy configuration as well as object dictionary management, port provides its Unified DesignTool Platform which enables the user to develop communication solutions using port stacks rapidly. The individual functionality for each stack is realized by plug-ins for each protocol. So the user has only to learn how to work with one tool. The PROFINET DesignTool contains the Unified DesignTool Platform (multiprotocol solution) as well as the plug-in for port’s PROFINET IO stack. The PDNT is the first product of the new DesignTool family as "One" tool for all stacks. The PNDT offers easy creation of new PROFINET devices like Stack configuration,  GSD file creation and  “Keeps all in sync”. Furthermore the new PNDT allows configuration of all relevant aspects of the port PROFINET stack for Resource Management, Device Descriptions, Modules/Slots/Parameters and Driver Settings.  

All modules and slots are represented graphically and can be linked together. An intelligent extended User guidance is also integrated: “Follow the tasks instructions to complete your project”. The tool PNDT is available for Windows and Linux (32bit and 64bit) and requires Java Runtime 6 or higher.

A free trial version is available for download on the website http://www.port.de/en/produkte/profinet/tools/profinet-design-tool.html

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port GmbH strengthens its sales and support in Asia – Cooperation with Accelerated Technology Korea started"

Halle Juli 2013 :: Due to the cooperation with "Accelerated Technology Korea", the port GmbH expands its presence in Korea (Asia). "Due to the rising demand from Asia, we were forced to search for a strong partner for the sales support /advice and after sales service," said Dietmar R. Franke, CEO of the port GmbH

"With Accelerated Technology Korea, we have found the right partner. Already started last year, the cooperation is very successful, so we can now expand. For our stacks, tools and drivers of the industrial communication technology (CANopen, PROFINET, POWERLINK, EtherCAT, Ethernet I / P and IP cores), there is now a first-level service, which is especially important for our technology partners such as Texas Instruments, Renesas, STM, ALTERA or XILINX. With this cooperation, we have taken the first important step towards "One Face to Customer" in Asia "- says Dietmar R. Franke (CEO of the port GmbH)

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port extends the stack portfolio for the Sitara AM335x family

port extends the industrial communication stack portfolio for the Sitara AM335x Cortex-A8 family from Texas Instruments for CANopen, POWERLINK and EtherCAT 

Drivers for CANopen, POWERLINK and EtherCAT are now available for the Sitara ™ ARM ® Cortex ™-A8 AM335x microprocessors from Texas Instruments. The drivers are based on industrial communication stacks and tools provided by port.

Using the Sitara AM335x together with port´s stacks & tools, a wide range of different applications for global markets can be realized today and have the option to be upgraded to new technologies at a later date.

"We are delighted to be working with port," says Elizabete de Freitas, EMEA Marketing Manager Industrial Solutions at TI. "Combining port’s expertise in the field of real-time communication standards and the portfolio of highly integrated processors from TI, means a complete system solution for customers of the industrial automation market. "

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port GmbH offers for ST’s MCUs STM32F1xx / STM32F2xx and STM32F4xx complete CANopen Support

 The CANopen Library by port GmbH operates based on the communication profile CiA 301 V4.2 of the CiA e.V. " CANopen Application Layer and Communication Profile" resp. EN50325-4 and offers the corresponding services. The Library is created completely in ANSI-C and can be used with any ANSI-C comptible compiler.

The CANopen Library now supports  STM32F1xx / STM32F2xx and STM32F4xx completely. The driver for Single- and Multiline-functionality are available as well as for BASIC-  and FULL CAN MODE.

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Renesas Electronics Europe and port GmbH Announce Free Software Packages for RX MCU Designs

Halle / Dusseldorf, May 13, 2013Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, has teamed up with its software alliance partner port GmbH to offer an innovative software support programme to European customers. Customers who are planning to use the 32-bit RX MCU microcontroller family in their designs can qualify for a free-of-charge commercial software package from port GmbH up to the value of 20,000 euros. This innovation support programme adds maximum value to the RX MCU range, providing qualifying customers with free development boards and free market-leading software. 

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Technology partner for POWERLINK-Solutions

POWERLINK provides unique features to the user and can be adapted into embedded systems. The layer 2 infrastructure components and access mechanisms use Ethernet at it’s...

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Port and Heyfra join forces

Sales Directors Heike Neumann (HEYFRA) and Christian Bornschein (port) announce the collaboration of the companies.

Both companies extend their scope of service. ...

Port is first Certified Engineering Partner (CEP) of Hirschmann/Belden

Hirschmann / Belden and port agree cooperation in the area of embedded communication by using the Switching and routing technology of Hirschman/Belden.

Users and suppliers for industrial automation will be able to use technologies of the market leader Hirschmann for their devices and systems. This offers significant benefits for users on the field level as also the for the end customer. ...

port GmbH and Renesas Electronics Europe Announce Availability of CANopen Protocol Stack for Renesas' 32-Bit RX600 Microcontroller Series

Dusseldorf, July 2, 2012 – Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and port GmbH today announced the availability...

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