HMS Networks (HMS) has launched the Raspberry Pi adapter board, with the intention of providing manufacturers with a simplified method to test communication interfaces that connect devices with industrial networks.
It is specifically designed for Anybus CompactCom, a ready-made communication interface.
According to HMS, while previous adapter boards were designed for testing Anybus CompactCom modules with STM32 or NXP (microcontroller platforms, its new solution is specifically tailored for use with the Raspberry Pi.
In industrial networks, adapter boards play a significant role in facilitating communication and interoperability between different devices, sensors, controllers and other components that may use varying communication protocols, voltages or physical interfaces.
Key benefits of the solution include ease of use and installation and full compatibility with the free-to-download Anybus Host Application Example Code (HAEC).
Andreas Stillborg, Anybus embedded product manager at HMS Networks, said: “The Raspberry Pi is incredibly popular, with over 45 million units in use around the world. Many of our customers already own a Raspberry Pi and are familiar with it.
“Therefore, we were keen to develop an adapter board that enables our customers to easily use the Raspberry Pi to test and evaluate Anybus CompactCom.
“We’re excited about this new adapter board, as it will allow our customers to quickly get set up and familiarize themselves with our Anybus CompactCom offering.”
HMS Networks was a sponsor of the inaugural Robotics & Automation Awards, which recognised innovation across all areas of industrial automation.
Anybus HAEC includes a reference port designed for the Raspberry Pi, which customers can reportedly use with the adapter board and an Anybus CompactCom module to begin their embedded development project.
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