The EchoRing™ Radio Board is a wireless communications module that contains all components needed for a successful integration of EchoRing™ into your products. An individual cape board is added to account for the right interfaces. In this way, real-time applications run without cabling - but within the highest safety classes.
The Radio Board is manufactured in cooperation with Schleicher Control Systems in Germany. Individual modifications and industry communication protocol adaptations are possible according to prior agreement.
The EchoRing™ Evaluation Kit runs on the radio chip WiLinkTM 8 WL18MODGI, manufactured by Texas Instruments.
EchoRing™ (by R3 Communications GmbH) is a ground-breaking wireless software technology for applications that require time-critical performance and high-robustness at the same time. Based on extensive research and introduction of massive cooperation, EchoRing™ enables deterministic and real-time wireless communications (down to 1ms) with a cable-like performance. Applied on standard hardware, EchoRing™ is cost-effective and highly flexible.
EchoRing™ focuses in unwiring automation, including use cases in Robotics (mobile robot cooperation, sensor integration, flexible tools), Agriculture (platooning, extended sensors, seamless connectivity), Human-to-Machine Interfaces (emergency stop buttons, enabling switches, augmented reality) and Automated Guided Vehicles (ad-hoc networking, platooning, blackbone access).
EchoRing™’s dynamic cooperation schemes safeguard the guaranteed performance levels and at the same time that its seamless roaming approach fulfils the coverage requirements demanded by today’s industrial players. Furthermore, its adaptive coexistence with other wireless networks, its additional encryption and authentication features to prevent attacks, and its flexible topology makes EchoRing™ the perfect fit for application-critical cables replacement.
Last but not least, EchoRing™ can be implemented as a firmware or as a driver solution, increasing the integration possibilities with existing setups designed for applications that require time-critical performance and high-robustness at the same time.