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    Avnet’s MicroZed Industry 4.0 Ethernet Kit is a versatile platform for industrial networking applications that are always deterministic, have zero downtime, yet maintain flexibility to keep pace with changing protocol standards.


    Codenamed I4EK, this 3-port Ethernet platform (2 control, plus 1 enterprise) is for developers who want to start prototyping immediately with any of the following protocols.


    • HSR/PRP
    • EtherCAT
    • Powerlink
    • Profinet RT/IRT
    • EtherNet/IP
    • Modbus-TCP


    The silicon technology that enables I4EK is the Xilinx Zynq-7000™ SoC. This all-in-one device brings together software programmability, real-time processing, and programmable hardware offloading.


    Avnet’s MicroZed 7020 SOM  combines the Zynq SoC, flash and DDR3 memory, a robust power architecture, plus USB and Ethernet ports. These features are brought together in a compact system-on-module intended for quick prototype, yet MicroZed is also rugged and meant for deployment in your end application, even within industrial temperature environments.


    With proven IP, pre-built designs, and a deployable reference platform, your steps from concept to production are reduced.


        1.  Evaluate the Zynq SoC and IP performance using the I4EK’s MicroZed SOM
        2.  Prototype your system using best-in-class IP, software APIs, and drivers
        3.  Deploy your end product with the MicroZed SOM plus your customizations
        4.  Multi-protocol Industrial Ethernet with HMS


    Designers using the I4EK can quickly evaluate HMS Anybus® IP which provides the most widely used Industrial Ethernet protocols with a unified API. The result is seamless hardware and software integration across networks. Protocol support includes EtherCAT®, Powerlink, PROFINET® RT/IRT, EtherNet/IP™, and Modbus-TCP.


    No startup fees for evaluation and development. Deployed products are licensed with a tiny 1-wire security chip. To get started, register on the HMS website to download the demo software and getting started guide.

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    HSR/PRP Zero Downtime with SoC-e

    Building reliable networks with zero-downtime just got easier. Avnet partnered with SoC-e and Xilinx to create a prototype platform for networks using HSR and PRP protocols.


    Unfamiliar with these protocols?

    Read the new co-authored technical article published.


    Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT (IIoT) systems rely on robust communication networks. Protocols such as HSR (High-availability Seamless Redundancy) and PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) ensure high availability for networks on critical infrastructure, offering zero-delay recovery time and no frames lost in the case of a network failure.

    Download the reference design to evaluate HSR/PRP IP, connecting the I4EK to your PC or plug it into your existing system to quickly test compatibility.

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    Technical Specifications


    • Xilinx Zynq XC7Z020-2CLG400C
    • 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM
    • 128 Mb QSPI Flash
    • Micro SD card interface
    • 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
    • Available as Industrial Rated
    • Dual Texas Instruments DP83640TVV IEEE 1588 10/100 Ethernet PHYs
    • Dual Texas Instruments CAN interfaces
    • RS-232RS-232, RS-485
    • EEPROM (IPMI) - VITA57 module identification
    • EEPROM (ID) - Ethernet configuration
    • EEPROM (Security) - authentication
    • SPI Flash 256Mb - application data
    • Link LED Indicators (FPGA and PHY)
    • More Information:
    • Carrier card for MicroZed SOMs
    • FMC Low-pin count (LPC) expansion
    • 5 Digilent Pmod™ interfaces
    • 12V input power
    • Footprint: 4.25” x 7.0”
    • More Information: FMC Carrier Card for MicroZed
    • 5 protocols – EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Powerlink, Profinet RT/IRT, Modbus-TCP
    • Dedicated FPGA core for protocol stack
    • Common API for all protocols
    • Linux drivers and example applications
    • Simple IP evaluation and licensing
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    • More Information:


    • MicroZed 7020 SOM
    • ISM Networking Module II
    • MicroZed FMC Carrier
    • JTAG HS3 High Speed Xilinx Programming Cable
    • micro SD card
    • Ethernet and USB cables
    • 12V power supply
    • Quick Start Card
    • EtherCAT reference design