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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.

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

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

  • 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.

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.

  • *1 port : Reception, More than 2 port : Reception and relay
  • *2 Communication speed does not matter as long as it is 100 Mbps or more
  • *3 Implementation is required for local stations
  • *4 In 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

  • * 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

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

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.