RENESAS Industrial Ethernet

Posted by Charbax – April 4, 2020

Renesas' Industrial Internet Solution The growth and expansion of factory automation (FA) applications is well established. Industrial robots are replacing human workers, and FA in general is delivering improved efficiency and stability. A recent and very significant development in this area is industrial networks that better support such applications by linking all elements of production systems to the Internet. Specifically, momentum is increasing for an "industrial Ethernet" that interconnects FA machinery via Ethernet-compliant protocols. Facilitating this system-design advancement, Renesas is shipping samples of a new communication-LSI series tailored specifically for the industrial Ethernet. To learn more about this development, EDGE talked with Akira Denda, General Manager of the Industry & Network Solutions Business Division, 1st Solution Business Unit; and Katsunobu Suzuki, Section Manager of the Industry & Energy SoC Department in that organization. The interview that follows covers the challenges faced by designers of the computer controlled, networked industrial equipment used to produce many types of products. It also highlights why R-IN32M3 LSI devices are destined to accelerate the proliferation of industrial-Ethernet system designs in a multitude of market