Downloadable Controller adds EtherNet/IP connectivity to designs.

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Centered on fido® communication controller, which handles all EtherNet/IP traffic, RapID Platform can be used as network processor alongside any host microcontroller. Ethernet physical interface includes protection circuitry, bicolor LEDs, and magnetics integrated in connector. Achieving EtherNet/IP packet interval of 1 ms, RapID Platform supports full CIP Specification including Identity, Message Router, Assembly, Connection Manager, Ethernet Link, and TCP/IP Objects.



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Innovasic Semiconductor Announces World's First Downloadable EtherNet/IP Connectivity Solution



Ready-to-use download offers fast time-to-market, low cost bill-of-materials for EtherNet/IP communication interfaces

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, - Innovasic Semiconductor is pleased to announce the availability of its new RapID(TM) Platform connectivity solution for EtherNet/IP adapters. The entire platform can be downloaded directly from the Innovasic website for a risk-free, no cost evaluation. This is not a demo version - it is fully functional and pre-tested for EtherNet/IP conformance including electronic schematics, bill of materials, and layout files, as well as all necessary software, stacks, and development environment. Evaluation of the RapID Platform download can be performed on hardware via the Internet or at the customer's site.

"Innovasic's RapID Platform provides quick and easy EtherNet/IP connectivity," said Keith Prettyjohns, Innovasic's CEO. "Engineers can download the entire platform, free of charge for evaluation. A one-time license fee applies only if the platform is used in production," he added.

The solution is centered on Innovasic's fido® communication controller which handles all EtherNet/IP traffic. The RapID Platform can be used as a "network processor" alongside any host microcontroller. It can also be used as a standalone solution with the customer's application running directly on the RapID Platform. All software is royalty-free with no hidden fees. The schematic has been carefully designed to provide robust, long-life, industrial-class performance at the lowest possible bill of material (BOM) cost. The Ethernet physical interface includes protection circuitry, bicolor LEDs, and magnetics integrated in the connector. The RapID Platform achieves an EtherNet/IP packet interval (RPI) of 1 ms and supports the full CIP Specification including Identity, Message Router, Assembly, Connection Manager, Ethernet Link, and TCP/IP Objects.

The EtherNet/IP version of the RapID Platform is now available on the Innovasic website. Please go to www.innovasic.com to learn more and to download the platform for a free evaluation.

About Innovasic Semiconductor

Innovasic Semiconductor provides extended life semiconductor solutions for customers who have products with long life-cycles. The company's processors, communication controllers and mixed signal devices are key components in industrial automation equipment, transportation systems, instrumentation, and medical devices. Innovasic's newest solutions enable customers to quickly integrate real-time Industrial Ethernet into their products at the lowest cost and with obsolescence protection. Extending the life of its customers' products has established Innovasic as a trusted partner and an approved supplier to leading electronic system manufacturers worldwide.

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