- July 21, 2017
July 21, 2017 - GOAL – (Generic Open Abstraction Layer), is a middleware designed to integrate Real Time Communication in IoT and Industrie 4.0 applications.
The new GOAL middleware offers already without fieldbus functionality many features like Switch-Management, Core to Core communication As well as the 5 most frequently used Communication Protocols like PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, POWERLINK and CANopen.
GOAL offers a “Network Management” (PHY Management, Ethernet frame sending/receiving, Switch Management with CLI, Interface Management, IP Address Management (if supported by underlying OS and TCP/IP stack), HTTP Server and more.
The integrated “Configuration Management“ offers comfortable options for configuration (Central management of configuration variables, Variables identified by module and id, Callbacks for value validation and when values change, Loading/saving of variables, Variables can be marked as temporary and locked, Customer storage systems can be integrated)
Extensions, such as DLR, IEEE1588, RSTP, 802.x, Profibus DP are available as well. All options are available for the following MCU platforms by Renesas: RZN, RZT and RIN32M3.
The scalability of the GOAL middleware enables the use of GOAL with various platforms. GOAL is being supported by useful Design Tools.