Embedded Ethernet

Embedded Industrial Ethernet SwitchesEmbedding intelligence is maturing. Yet, today 98% of Ethernet switches are still stand-alone units. This physical separation clearly differentiates between communication tasks and application processes; nonetheless, the increasing requirements to reduce cost and save space are swinging the momentum towards embedded switching in automation components for industrial machines.

Embedded managed Ethernet boards provide the mechanism for rapid deployment of Ethernet-enabled devices. Ethernet boards are virtually “drop-in” technology. Automation component manufacturers concentrate on their areas of expertise and use pre-configured, pre-tested embedded Ethernet systems to bring Ethernet-enabled machines to market rapidly and provide added value for end users.

By carefully selecting Ethernet boards that have the functionality required today and the capability for upgrades in the future, OEMs can get ahead of the curve, providing Ethernet capability and extra value to their customers with little additional investment.

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Hirschmann Embedded Ethernet Modules (EEM)

The Hirschmann Embedded Ethernet Module (EMM) brings network connectivity right into the field device. This allows manufacturers to focus on their core business and provides a networking capability that speeds the time to market of their devices. Each EEM version integrates all the automation protocol functions that are relevant to that version. It also has an integrated switch with two Fast Ethernet network connections for star or bus topologies.

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Hirschmann Embedded Ethernet EES20 and EES25 Switches

The Embedded Ethernet EES20 and EES25 switches from Hirschmann combine the functional scope of a powerful managed switch with interruption-free redundancy protocols and precise synchronization. The Embedded Ethernet EES20 and EES25 switches each have six Fast Ethernet ports that can be configured for either 10/100 BASE TX or 100 BASE FX. They also offer extensive management and filter functions plus a variety of redundancy protocols and port security.

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