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.
- Profinet RT/IRT
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.
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?
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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|MICROZED 7020 SOM (STANDARD VERSION)|
|ISM NETWORKING FMC MODULE II|
|MICROZED FMC CARRIER|
|HMS ANYBUS IP FOR XILINX|