Hilscher, a leading global specialist in network connectivity, provides solutions for all your networking challenges. For device makers and equipment designers, our chips and embedded technologies give you multi-protocol flexibility to design-in and connect to any fieldbus, Industrial Ethernet or IIoT application, all with a single chip family and a common set of software tools. For end-users and system integrators, our gateways and protocol converters are packaged solutions that support data transfer among different networks, and the ability to add or replace network segments or PLCs.
Hilscher’s own netX “system-on-a-chip” network controller allows for universal Master and/or Slave connection to all popular communications protocols, including fieldbuses, such as DeviceNet, Modbus, CC-Link and PROFIBUS, and industrial Ethernet, such as EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, PROFINET, Modbus TCP, POWERLINK, Sercos and TSN.
Hilsher’s newest netX chips are the netX 90 ASIC for simple automation devices; and netX 4000, a sophisticated controller-class chip. Both are IoT-enabled with all the necessary security services, such as CIP security, encryption and secure boot, as well as protocol support to put your devices and machines on the Industrial Internet. Built in are OPC UA, MQTT and TSN.
To capitalize on the benefits of the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, Hilscher has developed the netIOT family of products: Embedded chips and interfaces for IoT-enabling automation devices; and netIOT Edge Gateways for collecting data over existing factory networks.