Industrial Ethernet Solutions

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ADI Chronous™ is the leading portfolio of edge-to-enterprise Industrial Ethernet connectivity solutions, specifically designed to accelerate your path to Industry 4.0. ADI has leveraged its deep domain expertise and advanced technologies to connect the industrial devices and networks of the future. Our trusted solutions ensure your critical data is reliably delivered throughout your application, ensuring seamless connectivity and operational efficiency. ADI Chronous solutions stand up in the toughest, time-critical environments and opens the door to gigabit and 10BASE-T1L connectivity.

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The Path to 10BASE-T1L and Gigabit TSN Connectivity

The Path to 10BASE-T1L and gigabit Ethernet technology communications infrastructure is the backbone of the connected enterprise vision and presents many key opportunities on the path to Industry 4.0. As networks pivot from legacy fieldbus and 4 mA to 20 mA connectivity to Industrial Ethernet, multiple challenges emerge within the design and implementation phases. Developing future-proofed, robust, and scalable Industrial Ethernet solutions that can support emerging technology like 10BASE-T1L, single pair Ethernet, time sensitive networking or industry-leading low latency gigabit solutions is a time consuming and resource intensive task. It necessitates a pivot in skillsets and knowledge base to architect systems that ensure data integration, synchronization, and system interoperability. There is, however, a trusted partner who can help you navigate this task, as well as assist in the design and development of seamless, robust Ethernet solutions: Analog Devices.

ADI Releases Independent Research on Industrial Innovation

ADI Releases Independent Research on Industrial Innovation

How is connectivity impacting digital transformation? Read the ADI-commissioned Forrester study and learn the current state of industrial connectivity, including efforts to deliver more timely data and decision making.

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Accelerate your transition to Industry 4.0

Accelerate your transition to Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is fueling our manufacturing systems with enhanced data, flexibility, and asset health insights. Explore how the connectivity network based on Industrial Ethernet is the key to increasing efficiencies in manufacturing environments.

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Ethernet-APL: Optimization of Process

Ethernet-APL: Optimization of Process

Learn how to implement Ethernet-APL (advanced physical layer) and add Ethernet communication to sensors and actuators for the process industry with 10BASE-T1L Technology.

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Benefits of ADI Chronous™ Products

Our suite of Industrial Ethernet products includes technologies, solutions, software, and security capabilities designed to connect the real world to factory networks and beyond to the cloud. ADI leverages 50 years of experience supplying factories with industrial connectivity and next-generation Industrial Ethernet technologies that solve the big challenges surrounding seamless and secure edge-to-cloud connectivity.

Industrial Ethernet products include switches, physical transceivers, controllers, and network interface modules with full multiprotocol software protocol stacks. Designed to support scalable and flexible system development, the ADI Chronous® portfolio offers multiple port count, low power consumption, and flexible bandwidth. Being multiprotocol, these solutions are compatible with all existing protocols while also providing the ability to future-proof for single pair Ethernet and TSN features. Get to market fast with predicable, trusted results you can depend on every time by building your design with ADI’s robust Industrial Ethernet solutions.

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New Data, New Insights with 10BASE-T1L Technology from ADI Chronous

Long reach, single-pair Ethernet, 10BASE-T1L physical layer devices are proving a game changer on the road to realizing the vision of seamless connectivity. By extending Ethernet connectivity to edge nodes in remote and distant locations, this technology is enabling new data streams, additional process variables, and auxiliary measurements to be communicated. The IEEE 802.3cg™-2019 standard governs 10BASE-T1L connectivity. It is a single-pair Ethernet (SPE) media standard, providing for 10 megabits per second communication and it enables both power and data over single twisted pair cabling up to 1 km. 10BASE-T1L connectivity promises to extend the benefits of IIoT to the remote corners of factories, building and process plants, and even into hazardous locations where sensors and other endpoints had, until now, limited connectivity.

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Delivering Trusted Data in Key Application Areas

ADI Chronous solutions are designed and verified for robust operation in harsh industrial environments and offer effective security at each node point within a system. ADI’s understanding of network architectures coupled with its application knowledge of how data is collected, processed, and used throughout an operation all serve to inform the security and robust features present in the ADI Chronous offerings. These features make ADI Chronous an ideal choice for a number of markets.

Process Automation

Process Automation

Adding edge connectivity to remote and hazardous locations within the process industry is enabled by the ADI Chronous portfolio of ultra low power, robust 10BASE-T1L solutions. From field switches to field instruments, ADI has the technology to replace legacy 4-20mA or field bus connectivity solutions quickly and simply.

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Factory Automation and Robotics

Factory Automation and Robotics

Deterministic networks and gigabit performance are a requirement of future factory automation, robotics, and motion control systems. ADI’s Chronous enables synchronization across the boundary of the network into the application level, improving machining and production accuracy.

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Building Automation

Building Automation

10BASE-T1L technology from the ADI Chronous portfolio enables more sensor nodes to be deployed in building, giving greater control of building parameters and driving efficiencies. Address the requirements of existing and future intelligent buildings, by providing reliable, low power ethernet to the edge.

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Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) with ADI Chronous

ADI Chronous solutions are designed to address the requirements of time sensitive networking (TSN) and deterministic Ethernet. Time sensitive networking refers to a group of IEEE 802.1™ and IEEE 802.3™ standards developed to provide deterministic performance within standard Ethernet. It is a universal standard being developed at an industry level to eliminate interoperability problems between protocols. It allows current protocols to share networks and provide reliable deterministic communication and scalability across applications, bandwidths, and enterprises all the way to the edge node. Given that the TSN standard is nearly finalized, now is the time to practically deploy standard Ethernet (with the TSN extensions) in real-time, mission critical applications. New hardware and software will be required that can support all these TSN features and ADI Chronous is the ideal solution for scalable, robust solutions that are designed for ease of deployment.

Ready to start developing a TSN solution? Contact us for information on ADI’s TSN evaluation kits.

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ADI Chronous Software Suite for Fast Development and Seamless Operation

The ADI Chronous portfolio is supported by a host of software elements that simplify the adoption and increase the reliability of each product offering. Supporting multiple protocols (PROFINET, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, ModBus, and Powerlink), ADI offers a choice of fully tested and verified, production ready software protocol stacks that accompany our hardware. From host software drivers to APIs and development tools, ADI has the software needed to make the adoption of new standards and technology quick and simple.

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Explore Design Resources with the ADI Chronous Developer Portal

The Developer Portal provides additional information, resources and support for registered users who are evaluating the ADI Chronous embedded switches and multiprotocol platform solutions. Register to explore the content and simplify your Industrial Ethernet designs.

Developer Portal gives access to:

  • The latest hardware reference design schematics
  • A suite of network software for all protocols
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