The netIC from Hilscher North America Inc., Lisle, IL, is a network interface module that fits into a standard 32-pin DIL socket. It is available in versions that provide network slave connectivity for EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus, Profinet, EtherCAT, PowerLink, SERCOS III, and CANopen. For Ethernet protocols with integrated switch or hub functions the netIC has these features built-in, including 2 Ethernet transceivers. The device exchanges data with the host controller via serial communications using Modbus RTU. You can also replace the Modbus RTU protocol with a custom or proprietary protocol using the netIC's gateway task. Optionally, it can communicate via its SPI or I2C interfaces. An evaluation board is available.
Network Interface Module from Hilscher
Hilscher North America Inc.