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Release of the loadable firmware

  • PNS V4,6 for netX 51,52,100,500
  • PNS V5.4 for netX 90

is delayed by approx 6 weeks

New scheduled product release date for both firmware generations is Oct 22nd 2021

If possible, we will pull in the release date.

The delay is caused by unexpected issues during pre-certification tests. These require deeper analysis.
Furthermore, code optimization for tight memory ressources of netX 52 required more time than expected.



The CANopen protocol firmware has been designed according to the CiA Work Draft 301 V4.2.0 specification.
It complements the portfolio of protocol firmware for netX 90 based products.

Key Features

  • PDO mapping
  • NMT Slave
  • SYNC protocol (consumer)
  • SDO Up- and Download (Server only),
  • Emergency message (producer),
  • Timestamp (producer/consumer)
  • Node guarding / life guarding and heartbeat
    • producer
    • max. 8 consumer
  • Error behavior in state operational:
    • change to state pre-operational
    • no state change
    • change to state stopped

More ...

Targets

The firmware can be used on the following target devices

  • cifX M.2 card (planned, not yet released)
  • netRAPID
  • Chip
ControllernetX 10netX 50netX 51netX 52netX 100netX 500netX 90
COS V5(error)(error)(error)(error)(error)(error)(tick)


Further Information

For further information, please refer to

Hilscher internal information: Release Package NXLFW-COS V5.1

Public Information: CANopen Slave V5

The Loadable Firmware DeviceNet V4 and v5 is released.

Both Firmware variants are developed newly from scratch and are based on the same DeviceNet core component. They feature a very similar API.

Therefore, the migration from a DNS V4 based application (netX 51/52) to a DNS V5 based application (netx 90) requires less effort.

Key Features

  • Full cyclic data exchange supported (Poll, Change of State, Cyclic, Bitstrobe)
  • Diagnostic
    • Common and extended diagnostic via dual port memory
    • Stack diagnosis via packet API
  • Configuration
    • Packet API based configuration ny host application
    • Data base configuration by configuration tool Sycon.net (only netX 90 use case C with external flash memory)
  • Acyclic service supported
  • Fragmentation supported
  • Module Network Status Objects
  • Multiple assembly support
  • Baudrate and node-ID over network configuration supported
  • Rotary switch support
  • Attribute change indication support
  • Semiconductor device profile supportable by host application

More ...

Targets

The firmware can be used on the following target devices

  • cifX M.2 card (planned, not yet released)
  • netRAPID
  • Chip
ControllernetX 10netX 50netX 51netX 52netX 100netX 500netX 90
DNS V4(error)(error)(tick)(tick)(error)(error)(error)
DNS V5(error)(error)(error)(error)(error)(error)(tick)


Note:

DNS LFW V2.x is still available for the following targets:

ControllernetX 10netX 50netX 51netX 52netX 100netX 500netX 90
DNS V2.x(info) ¹)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(error)

¹) till V2.6



Further Information

For further information, please refer to

Hilscher internal information: Release Package NXLFW-DNS V4.1, V5.1

Public Information:  DeviceNet Slave - V4 and DeviceNet Slave - V5


The release of EtherCAT Slave Firmware V5.3 is significantly delayed.
New product release is planned for end of July 2021.

New features in ECS V5.3

  • SoE (Servodrive-Profile over EtherCAT)
  • AoE (ADS over EtherCAT - ETG 1020)
  • VoE (vendor-specific protocol over EtherCAT)
  • DC sync timestamp over DPM
  • configure the Mailbox StartOffsets via Set Configuration Reques

A pre-relase firmware, wich includes SoE, is available on request. However AoE, VoE are not supported by the pre-release firmware.

The delay is not caused by priority shifting, but by unexpected, unplanned additional development efforts. Thus an improved, earlier release date is not achievable.