netIC is a complete 'Single Chip Module' in the dimensions of a compact DIL-32 IC. It is based on netX 50 network controller and contains all network specific components of a Fieldbus or Real-Time Ethernet interface with integrated 2-Port Switch and Hub. Data exchange to the host process is carried out via a simple serial port and all major Real-Time Ethernet protocols are supported as Slave on a single hardware.
For more than 30 years, Hilscher has been focusing on industrial communication. The products it offers range from PC cards, gateways from OEM plug-on modules to high-performance ASICs with the corresponding protocol stacks for fieldbuses and real-time Ethernet. With the netX network controller, Hilscher at the time developed the very first multi-protocol chip, which masters every real-time Ethernet system. The netX technology is a part of a system solution, which includes software, tools and design services and which is used in products of more than 200 companies.With netIOT, Hilscher is now transcending into the fourth industrial revolution. netIOT represents a technology and service package that turns shop floor data reliably into value creation information, and does so in real time. It paves the way for a centrally controlled Industry 4.0 corporate communication from the office of the CEO down to the level in the field and back.