BeMicro RTE - Industrial Ethernet Made Easy
BeMicro RTE - A small evaluation platform for Industrial Ethernet slave systems
Industrial Ethernet networks are used not only for plant and factory automation. Since the network components are wide spread, cheap, and highly performant, such networks are use in lots of application areas. Every system empoying a central control unit (master) and several remote sensors and actuators (slaves) is a candidate for a Real Time Ethernet network.
A Complete Real Time Ethernet Evaluation System in the Palm of Your Hands
Featuring an Altera Cyclone® IV FPGA and an on-board USB Blaster, the BeMicro RTE integrates seamlessly into both the Quartus® II FPGA design framework and the NIOS® II GNU-based development environment. In addition to the FPGA, the board contains voltage regulators, memory, a clock generator, user LEDs, plus PHYs and connectors for a Real Time Ethernet daisy chain.
BeMicro RTE Features
- Altera® Cyclone® IV E FPGA - EP4CE22F17C6N
- Configuration EEPROM
- High-speed SRAM 256K*16
- 2 Ethernet RMII PHY
- 50 MHz clock oscillator
- 3 status LEDs
- 8 user LEDs
- 2 Ethernet jacks (standard 8P8C)
- 2 rotary hex switches
- 80-pin edge connector
- USB powered
Alternatively, the BeMicro RTE can be operated without a USB connection to the PC. In this specific configuration, the BeMicro is powered from an external 5V supply via the expansion connector.