When you need a flexible solution to connect your industrial application to a variety of industrial Ethernet standards, FPGAs deliver.
Altera's low-power FPGAs, such as the Cyclone® III family, allow you to manage multiple industrial Ethernet protocols—including EtherCAT, PROFINET, SERCOS III, Ethernet/IP, Modbus/TCP, and Ethernet Powerlink—on a single platform, eliminating the need to change your hardware to accommodate changing standards.
Choosing flexible FPGAs means that you can replace discrete processors, microcontrollers, DSPs, ASICs, and ASSPs that aren't adaptable to market conditions. You can get your product to market quickly, and still have the option to upgrade in the field if networking requirements change or you need to add functionality.
Ready to learn more? See how to design with multiple industrial Ethernet protocols on a single hardware platform in a 10-minute webcast. Then see the solutions in action in the Using an FPGA to Ease Industrial Ethernet Implementations video.