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Flexible IIoT system configuration
CC-Link IE TSN utilizes TSN technology together with its support of TCP/IP communications enables mixing of information communication (non real-time) with Ethernet communication devices. This allows TCP/IP communication devices to be used without affecting real-time deterministic communications, thereby giving greater flexibility when connecting machines and equipment.
Improved communication performance enables shorter production cycle time. Compared to current systems, adding further control axes and remote I/Os is much easier. In addition, optimum communication cycle times can be realized by supporting both high-speed and low‑speed cycle communications according to device specifications.
Reduce startup, engineering and maintenance costs
Through its support of SNMP, general Ethernet diagnostics software can be used to identify the network-related errors of CC-Link IE TSN and Ethernet devices more easily. The internal clocks of devices can be synchronized to within the microsecond, making it possible to log historical events in sequence and easily identify the cause of an error.
Various development methods available supporting different products
Product development for CC-Link IE TSN partner product vendors is relatively simple since various options are available. These include a dedicated ASIC/FPGA option for devices that require high performance, and a software protocol stack suitable for lower cost devices that can utilize a general Ethernet chip for network implementation.