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Profinet IO Device development
Author: Boček Karel
The goal of this work is to prepare a communication periphery unit enabling to communicate as a PROFINET IO Device. Open-source software has been used for development as much as possible.
The PROFINET protocol as a successor of the well-known PROFIBUS fieldbus has high expectations as one of the industrial-Ethernet protocols, being able to be used for real-time communication. The presented solution conforms to the RT Class 1 communication characteristics of the PROFINET IO protocol.
THe hardware plattform used is common PC running OS Linux with PCI card cifX. Then board for embedded devices called SHARK (processor MPC5200 by Freescale) running OS Linux or PikeOS with communication module comX.