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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

* 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 slave stations and other master stations through cyclic transmission and transient transmission.

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.

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.

2. Select the certification class

Device

  • CC-Link IE TSN network has different certification classes depending on the functions and performance of the device (node) and switch.
  • Certification classes include A and B, with B offering more capabilities.

Switches

  • Switches that satisfy the certification conditions for class A or class B as shown in the table below can be used in a CC-Link IE TSN network. Repeater hubs cannot be used.
  • If a device and switch of the same class are used, there will be no difference in functionality or performance between the device and the switch.

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

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

Software : Achieved with SDK

NoProduct categoryTypeContents
1Dedicated Communication LSIHardwareBased on the interface specifications of the released communication LSI, users can mount it on the board to support CC-Link IE TSN.
2Embedded ModuleHardwareCompatible with CC-Link IE TSN by connecting the user board and embedded interface board with a general-purpose bus (16 bit parallel bus etc.).
3PC boardHardwareCompatible with CC-Link IE TSN by connecting to the PCI or PCI Express interface.
4SDKSoftwareCompatible with CC-Link IE TSN by implementing the released software into devices supported general-purpose Ethernet communication.

4. Select the development location

CC-Link IE TSN development support tool manufacturers

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

Development
method
Company
Station typeClass A or B
Dedicated Communication LSI
SDK
MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMaster / Local stationB 
Master stationB 
Remote stationB 
A 
portMaster stationA / B Coming soon
Remote stationA Coming soon
RENESASRemote stationB 
SILARemote stationA / B Coming soon

For details, contact the CC-Link Partner Association.

The partners that are considering development are as follows.