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Hilscher announces netX 90 dual processor chip

Hilscher announces netX 90 dual processor chip

July 30, 2018 – Hilscher announces the netX 90, an addition to its netX family of single-chip network controller ASICs. The netX 90 is the latest connectivity chip for slave devices. The chip addresses the fact that a large proportion of slave devices in use today will have to be replaced and/or updated if cyber risk threats are to be countered adequately for cloud-based and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications.

netX 90 is a dual processor chip with all the network connectivity common to Hilscher products, including firmware updating of protocols. It’s divided into two halves: RTE and fieldbus protocols are supported on the network-facing side while device-specific protocols (I/O, EnDat, Biss, and many other peripherals) are supported on the applications (slave-facing) side. In between are some common features such as on-chip diagnostics.

netX 90 comes with a full eco-system of development boards, accessories and software. JTAG developers’ kits are available and there’s an SoC solution called netRAPID 90 featuring netX 90 mounted on a small PCB, for direct embedding onto a motherboard.