netRAPID is the rapid and secure alternative to developing your own slave using a communication controller. As stamp-sized netX chip carrier, it is integrated into the customer hardware in the same way as a QFP part. It is designed for automated SMD series production as well as for rapid prototyping. At the same time, netRAPID offers adequate costs per unit as well as reduced risk and fast time-to-market.
netRAPID 51-RE is optimized to advanced features. Besides Real-Time Ethernet communication netRAPID 51-RE offers on integrated WebServer as well as an additional transparent Ethernet channel, to realize own IT solutions in the host processor of the automation device. The application can either access the internal TCP/IP stack via socket interface or directly access the Ethernet-MAC of netRAPID via raw Ethernet interface.
For additional IoT communication NRP 51-RE can be enhanced with an integrated OPC UA server and a MQTT client in mid-2018.
Besides a SQI Flash and the netX multi-protocol chip, the 32 x 32 mm compact netX carrier contains an additional SDRAM. Magnetics, network connector and LEDs need to be integrated on the baseboard.
Full functionality of netRAPID is enabled via licensed firmware, which needs to be acquired once and loaded during manufacturing process.