An Overview of Powerlinks and Network Processors

Ethernet Powerlink is a real-time protocol for standard Ethernet that was first introduced by the Austrian automation company B&R in 2001. It is an open standard and managed by the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardsization Group. This article will give an overview of the benefits and drawbacks of powerlinks and the various types of network processors. You can also learn more about the compactcom 40-series and the Anybus NP40.

SRAM’s PowerLocks

SRAM’s PowerLinks make assembling a 10 speed bike chain easy. Unlike traditional chain-clamping methods, these are tool free and ensure that the chain will stay connected. SRAM engineers developed these patented PowerLinks to eliminate the need for tools. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to connect a 10-speed chain, look no further than SRAM’s PowerLocks.

The PowerLink chain connector, also called the SRAM Powerlock, is one of the fastest ways to connect two SRAM chains. It has a two-part design that allows it to be easily opened and closed without the use of tools. Its consistency is one of its strongest points, and is suitable for one-time applications, which are not often required. However, if you plan to use a chain on a regular basis, PowerLinks may be a better choice.

SRAM’s CompactCom 40-series

SRAM’s CompactCom 40-serie products offer multi-network connectivity through a single development project. This allows device manufacturers to connect their products to various industrial networks using the same communication protocol. The 40-series products are based on a patented NP40 chip that implements Ring redundancy in POWERLINK and profiles. This technology enables the devices to be updated to connect to new Ethernet networks.

The CompactCom 40-series supports industrial Ethernet and fieldbus networks and offers plug-in, module, and chip options. This allows for a seamless migration to POWERLINK. The CompactCom Chip is ideal for applications that require maximum flexibility and have a limited space. The CompactCom Brick provides full network connectivity and flexibility with the lowest development effort. The CompactCom Module allows for rapid time-to-market.

SRAM’s Anybus NP40 network processor

The Anybus NP40 network processor is a single chip with an ARM core and an FPGA fabric that supports a wide variety of industrial Ethernet networks. It supports synchronous cyclic messaging and is programmed to support various industrial Ethernet protocols. Users can update the firmware to use newer networks that support Ethernet over Powerlinks. The NP40 is a good choice for industrial applications.

The Anybus NP40 is a new network processor manufactured by HMS Industrial Networks. It handles communication between industrial devices and is at the core of the company’s Anybus CompactCom 40-series. It is available in module, chip, or brick form and is designed to meet the needs of demanding applications. It is a high-performance industrial Ethernet switch and targets applications that require a large number of connected devices.