Open Source Real time Ethernet on Altera SoC
Benefit from highly integrated reference designs for hard real-time Ethernet solutions on Altera SoC for your PLCs, Vision System, Drives, SCADA and DCS systems. Achieve state-of-the-art performance in your master and slave field bus devices using Altera SoC along with BSD licensed openPOWERLINK technology. This provides you a single chip solution for any complex automation component.
The Altera SoC based designs are provided on the Cyclone V SoC and are supported on Quartus-II 14.0 tool-chain from Altera. The user applications in the design run on a ARM cortex A9 core and the time critical communication stack runs on a soft-core NIOS-II processor in the FPGA section of the SoC. The designs provide a network cycle time performance down to 250us with less than 40ns network jitter which make it ideal for highly time critical systems.
- BSD licensed
- < 250 us network cycle time
- < 40 ns jitter
- Maximum Ethernet frame size support
- 5 slaves @250 us
- > 25 slaves @1 ms
- Single chip solution
- Cross traffic
- Quartus II 14.0 support
Reference designs for POWERLINK on Altera SoC
Non OS master
- Ideal for solutions targeting highly time critical low jitter systems with network synchronization time down to 250 us and jitter < 40 ns
- Using custom openPOWERLINK hardware acceleration features on the same chip, this master design can support up to 10 slaves in 250 us of network cycle time and > 30 slaves in 1 ms of network cycle time
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