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Korenix fiber converter passes EtherCAT test

Korenix fiber converter passes EtherCAT test
November 20, 2006 - Korenix announced that JetCon 1301, an Industrial 10/100Base-TX to 100Base-FX Multi-Mode (JetCon1301-m)/Single-Mode (JetCon1301-s) fiber converter, has been passed the system test of open Real-Time Ethernet solution, EtherCAT. In cooperation with the testing laboratory of Beckhoff, Korenix set a successful milestone to enable Real Time Ethernet-EtherCAT over fiber optics.

With a compact rugged IP 31 aluminum case and built-in link loss forwarding technology, the JetCon 1301 is specially designed to meet industrial Ethernet fiber network applications.

“Real Time” means a defined or deterministic time in which a system or component can react to an external event. For communication tasks, not only the defined latency (cycle time) is important, but the jitter also has to be limited. Some automation or drive applications demand real-time Ethernet that requires predictable cycle time and precision jitter in the network transmission. Unpredictable delay and jitter easily create disruption in predictable network service. During the system test, there is no noticeable Jitter between two JetCon 1301 converters connected via fiber end whereas EtherCAT devices attached to the other Ethernet end. The system has been setup and tested to meet all criterions of EtherCAT protocol.

EtherCAT
EtherCAT is an open real-time solution that was developed by Beckhoff and is supported by the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG). With EtherCAT, it is possible, for example, to transmit 1,000 distributed I/O data points in 30 µs or to synchronize 100 axes in 100 µs. EtherCAT is flexible with regard to the installation, supports line as well as tree or star topologies and does all this without active network components such as switches or hubs. With EtherCAT, the costly Ethernet star topology can be replaced with a simple line or tree structure—no expensive infrastructure components are required. All types of Ethernet devices can be integrated via a switch or switch port.

About Korenix Technology
Korenix Technology is committed in design and manufacturing industrial communications products, which can be used in various markets that requires high stability or for industrial field environments, such as POS, banking, telecom, transportation, industrial automation, energy, power, military, and medical fields.

Korenix has 4 major product lines: JetNet Series Industrial Managed and Unmanaged Redundant Ethernet Rail Switch, JetCon Series Industrial Serial/Ethernet/Fiber Media Converter, JetCard Series Multiport Serial Card, and JetPort Series RS-232/422/485 3-in-1 Device Server. Korenix is committed to provide quality products to our customers. Various safety approvals, such as EMI, EMC, EMS, UL, cUL, are applied to all Korenix products. All Korenix products have 5 years global warranty through worldwide service centers.

For customers’ specific application requirements, Korenix also provide tailor-made services. Korenix listens to customers’ voices, designs professional products, and provides comprehensive services to make Korenix a reliable partner for global users.
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