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14.08.2013

POWERLINK – Use Cases in open, POWERLINK compatible networks


Use Cases - POWERLINK with FPGA and Soft-CPU

This case is the most common use case, it allows for an excellent POWERLINK Performance and supports all outstandingPOWERLINK features.In this scenario a Hub-IP Core ensures low latency and low jitter in the line-structure of the network.A special component PE²MAC (POWERLINK Enhanced Ethernet MAC) provides a Autoreply functionality, which basically answersPoll-Request from the MN almost instantly with the corresponding Poll-Response. This results in an overall excellentperformance and specially low jitter.In a Soft-CPU in the same FPGA the POWERLINK Protocol is being managed and the customer’s application is running.......

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