The F752 is a single Eurocard CompactPCI® Ethernet controller; that needs only one slot on the CompactPCI® bus.
It supports leading high-performance Real-Time Ethernet protocol standards, with transmission speeds of up to 100MBit/s. Protocol configuration for PROFINET, EtherCAT, Ethernet PowerLink, EtherNet/IP, OpenModbus, sercos and VARAN is done by loadable firmware. The respective physical interfaces are isolated from the system.
The complete protocol stack is executed on the F752, and data exchange to the host is done via Dual-Port-Memory or DMA.
The F752 is based on the netX SOC. This highly integrated network controller supports parallel data transmission via several data paths between the internal CPU and graphics engines, and the communication and host controllers. The netX SOC also controls the on-board memory and other peripheral interfaces such as UARTS, USB, SPI or I²C.
Communication works via a dual-port SRAM interface and is supported by window and pointer access mechanism. Interrupts are available in both directions from F752 to host and from host to F752.
The F752 supports a wide range of operating systems including Windows®, Windows® CE, Linux and VxWorks®.
The F752 has been designed for mission-critical industrial and for mobile applications with demand for high resistance regarding temperature, shock and vibration.