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Q

Which LFW - Loadable Firmware Variants - are offered for netX 90?

Does netX 90 Loadable Firmware feature a OPC-UA server and/or MQTT client?




A


Hilscher offers different types of firmware with different feature sets.


Firmware TypeLFW VariantFeaturessupported DPM channelsexternal memory required
SQI Fash, SDRAM
Flash Layout
Type 1

Legacy Fieldbus

  • Legacy Fieldbus
    PROFIBUS, ...
  • channel 0
not requireduse case A, B
Type 2Real Time Ethernet
  • Real-Time Ethernet
    PROFINET, EthernetIP, EtherCAT, OpenModbus TCP, ...
  • Basic Webserver
    for Firmwareupdate over network, Web Interface API
  • channel 0
  • channel 1
not requireduse case A, B
Type 3

Real Time Ethernet
+ Webserver

  • Real-Time Ethernet
    PROFINET, EthernetIP, EtherCAT
  • Extended Web Server
    Basic functionality plus webpage content delivery from flash filesystem
  • channel 0
  • channel 1
yesuse case C
Type 4Real Time Ethernet
+ IIoT
  • Real-Time Ethernet
    PROFINET, EthernetIP, EtherCAT
  • Extended Web Server
    Basic functionality plus webpage content delivery from flash filesystem
  • IIoT MQTT/OPC UA
    OPC-UA server via netPROXY Interface, MQTT client via netPROXY Interface
  • channel 0
  • channel 1
  • channel 2
yesuse case C


LFW Software Structure

Type 4: Full feature set including IIoT


Type 3: Real-Time Ethernet plus extended Webserver


Type 2: Plain Real-Time Ethernet Functinality, including basic Webserver


Flash Layout use cases

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