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Process flow for developing CC-Link IE TSN compatible products

Development procedure for CC-Link IE TSN compatible products.

Steps when considering development

Steps when Considering Development (flow)

  • *Some of the items to be considered during development are different for recommended wiring components, such as switches, cables, and connectors.
  • *"SDK" is an abbreviation for Software Development Kit.

1. Select the station type

Master station

A station that manages a network. A station that contains control information (parameters) and controls device stations* and other master stations through cyclic transmission and transient transmission.

* Device stations : A general term other than master stations such as local stations and remote stations.

Compatible devices (example)

Local station

A station capable of n:n cyclic transmission with the master station and other local stations, 1:n cyclic transmission with other stations, and transient transmission with other stations. It has a server function and client function for transient transmission.

Compatible devices (example)

Remote station

A station capable of 1:n cyclic transmission, and transient transmission with other stations.It has a server function and client function for transient transmission.

Compatible devices (example)

2. Select the certification class

  • The CC-Link IE TSN network has different certification classes depending on the functions and performance of thedevice (node) and switch.
  • Certification classes include A and B, with B being the higher function.
Device
  • It is generally recommended to develop certification class B products that have a wide variety of applications.
    Develop certification class A products only when modifying the software of existing (non-TSN compatible) products.

Certification Classes for Devices (table)

  • *11 port : Reception, More than 2 port : Reception and relay
  • *2Communication speed does not matter as long as it is 100 Mbps or more
  • *3Implementation is required for local stations
  • *4In the case of a system that guarantees time synchronization accuracy of 1 μs, it consists of only products of certification class B.
    In this case, products of certification class A (including switches) shall not be placed between products of certification class B.
Switches

Certification Classes for Switches (table)

  • *Supports either 1000BASE or 100BASE, or both

3. Select the development method

Extensive lineup of supported products

Various types of product development are supported, from high-performance devices implemented on dedicated ASIC/FPGA to low-cost devices implemented on general-purpose Ethernet chips using software protocol stacks.

Development using methods provided by CLPA partners

Development using methods provided by various companies (table)

  • Hardware : Achieved with communication LSI / PC board / Built-in module
  • Software : Achieved with SDK

Development perio (table)

No Product category Type Contents
1 Dedicated Communication LSI Hardware Based on the interface specifications of the released communication LSI, users can mount it on the board to support CC-Link IE TSN.
2 Embedded Module Hardware Compatible with CC-Link IE TSN by connecting the user board and embedded interface board with a general-purpose bus (16 bit parallel bus etc.).
3 PC board Hardware Compatible with CC-Link IE TSN by connecting to the PCI or PCI Express interface.
4 SDK Software Compatible with CC-Link IE TSN by implementing the released software into devices supported general-purpose Ethernet communication.

4. Select the development location

Select the development location (table)

CC-Link IE TSN development support tool manufacturers

List of partners that offer CC-Link IE TSN development support tools

Development
method
Company
Station
Type
Certification
Classes
A or B
Dedicated
Communication
LSI
SDK
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Master/
Local
station
B  
Master
station
B  
Remote
station
B  
A  
port Master
station
A / B   Coming soon
Remote
station
A   Coming soon
RENESAS Remote
station
B  
SILA Remote
station
A / B   Coming soon

Embedded module or PC board are under consideration by partners.
For details, contact the CC-Link Partner Association.

The partners that are considering development are as follows.

partners (list)