Fieldbus Technologies

Master and slave systems for EtherCAT
Networking via CAN, Modbus, POWERLINK, TSN, OPC UA

Mostly in automation technology and especially in embedded applications, the networking of components via a fieldbus system or Industrial Ethernet plays a fundamental role. Various standards have established themselves on the market.

When introducing a fieldbus system, many criteria have to be considered, such as network topology, number of participants, communication structures, cycle times, latencies, time synchronization, network configuration, etc. We have successfully implemented projects with the most important fieldbus systems established on the market. Based on this, we can also integrate the appropriate fieldbus technology in your projects.

Softwareentwicklung - Feldbusse - Industrial Ethernet

IBV Services

  • Consulting for the selection of fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet technology and the appropriate hardware

  • Implementation of proof of concepts and performance measurements

  • Integration of protocol stacks, adaptation to application and operating system

  • Realization of master and slave systems

  • Configuration of networks

  • Development of solutions for time synchronization

  • Support for conformance tests

IBV Expertise

EtherCAT
TSN
OPC UA
  • Client

  • Server

  • open62541 library

ETHERNET POWERLINK
  • Managing Node (MN)

  • Controlled Node (CN)

  • openPOWERLINK Stack

  • openCONFIGURATOR

  • openCONFORMANCE

CAN
  • CAN controllers:
    M_CAN, C_CAN, SJA 1000, …

  • ISOBUS ISO 11783, Virtual Terminal

Modbus
  • Modbus TCP
    Modbus RTU

  • Modbus Client

  • Modbus Server

Time Synchronisation
  • IEEE 1588

  • gPTP

  • EtherCAT Distributed Clocks (DC)

  • PCIe PTM

icNET Fieldbus Solutions

In addition to our engineering services, we also offer our own software solutions for industrial communication under the icNET brand.

We are at your service!

You are starting the development of a new product and need one or more fieldbus technologies in your product? – Then contact IBV and let us advise you.

IBV Reference Projects

EtherCAT slave stack on TI Sitara AM35xx under Linux, Xenomai, QNX:
integration of ET9300 slave stack code, support of TI PRU-ICSS


Development of an EtherCAT Master Stack for embedded systems


EtherCAT master application on NXP i.MX RT1064:
Cyclic task with 50 µs cycle time, distributed clocks and mailbox transfers


Control of a hydraulic servo drive via EtherCAT:
Integration EtherCAT Master Stack based on STM32 (proof of concept)


Integration of EtherCAT Slave IP Core ET1815 in Xilinx Artix-7 FGPA,
Connection to PHY and slave stack code

Development of various CAN drivers
e.g. for NXP i.MX6, Freescale MPC5121e, BOSCH M_CAN, SJA1000, …


Development of a multi-stage firmware update for a distributed machine control via CANopen


Control of a medical device via CAN bus


Development of a communication library for the J1939 communication standard


Development ISOBUS communication stack for QNX with support of the Virtual Terminal (VT) protocol

Development of a Modbus TCP library for QNX


Integration of Modbus server and Modbus client in an IoT Device

TSN based communication on NXP QorIQ Layerscape LS1028A:
driver development, implementation of a prototype, performance measurements


Analyzation of TSN time synchronization and TSN scheduling of Ethernet communication on TI AM65xx under Linux

Implementation of an OPC UA server for a machine controller in the textile industry

Development of a POWERLINK stack for QNX based on the openPOWERLINK stack


Development of a conformance test tool for POWERLINK