Molex Incorporated and profichip GmbH have announced a strategic cooperation focusing on PROFINET technologies. Molex software development kits (SDK) are used by many PLC manufacturers and device makers for PROFINET connectivity where maximum throughput and efficiency are required. The Molex offer includes PROFINET IO-Controller and IO-Device SDK based on ANSI “C” source code.
Profichip designs and produces state-of-the-art, innovative and sophisticated ASIC solutions backed up by high levels of expertise and application support.
By combining Molex and profichip will be able to design, promote and provide dedicated solutions to provide PROFINET Isochronous Real Time (IRT) capability for manufacturers looking to implement automation devices such as controllers, remote I/O, drives and field instruments.
Molex and profichip have more than 20 years of expertise respectively in the development of industrial communication solutions. Both companies are actively involved in industrial trade organisations, such as PROFIBUS/PROFINET International (PI) and envisage that the cooperation will directly increase their abilities to provide best-in-class solutions to worldwide customers.
Molex manufactures and supplies a range of connectivity, power and communication products designed for a variety of protocols. “The cooperation with profichip will enable us to better serve our customers and directly aid our continuing development of industry-leading industrial communication technologies, products and software,” says Damien Leterrier, director industrial communications, Molex.
profichip, located in Herzogenaurach, Germany, is a manufacturer of high-performance PLC processors, also offers further electronic components for communication, such as Ethernet TCP/IP, Profibus-DP, MPI as well as a serial and parallel bus structure.