Port combines the so far separately offered protocol libraries for PROFINET and EtherNet/IP under GOAL into one package. Both protocols run on top of the middleware GOAL, jointly enabling port.de customers for standard compliant PROFINET and EtherNet/IP communication. Everything is available out-of-the-box and compliant to the latest Conformance Test Software by ODVA and PNO (Profibus.com). Accordingly, the customer’s application can support PROFINET or EtherNet/IP out of one project. The including Design-Tools support the customer setting-up the objects in the libraries and in creating the corresponding EDS Files (EDS and GSDML).
The middleware GOAL is the corresponding connector resp. anchor to the specific hardware and provides the real-world hooks to the hardware and to the environment while the protocol libraries implement the communication protocol itself and take comfort in the services, provided by GOAL. While GOAL seems to be rather a complication – in the real world (and mean world) GOAL is the enabler to address and survive reality.
GOAL with PROFINET, EtherNet/IP supports the following targets: Linux: using the eth0 (or any other ethx) and done; RZ Family by Renesas: RN/N-1D, RZ/N-1S RZ/N-1L und RZ/T1; Renesas: RIN32M3 EC; ST: STM32F4x Series; TI: Tiva TM4C.