Molex and Innovasic will cooperate to develop product for isochronous PROFINET

January 27, 2014 // By Nick Flaherty
Molex and Innovasic are teaming up to provide complete solutions for isochronous real time PROFINET.

Molex software development kits (SDKs) are used by PLC manufacturers and device makers for connectivit. The Molex offering includes a PROFINET IO-Controller and IO-Device SDKs based on ANSI ‘C’ source code.
Innovasic designs and produces ASIC solutions for industrial networking;  together the two companies have developed a dedicated solution to provide PROFINET Isochronous Real Time (IRT) capability for manufacturers looking to implement automation devices such as field devices, remote I/O, drives and field instruments.

Both companies are actively involved with industrial trade organisations, such as PROFIBUS/PROFINET International (PI).
Innovasic provides silicon and software solutions for industrial connectivity that simplify the task of supporting real time Industrial Ethernet. “By partnering with Molex on the Profinet IRT stack implementation, Innovasic has been able to develop a complete embedded solution that will now provide isochronous real time support for our Profinet customers. This is just the beginning of a whole new range of Industrial Ethernet connectivity solutions to be offered by Innovasic,” said Tom Weingartner, Innovasic’s VP of Marketing. The company’s RapID Platform for Industrial Ethernet connectivity extends its commitment to long life-cycle products for customers developing Industrial Networking products.