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by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 13:59
Forum: PROFINET Test & Certification
Topic: What is the average time required for certification?
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: What is the average time required for certification?

Webinar_Question wrote: 22 Mar 2024, 13:56 What is the average time required for certification?
  • PROFINET certification 3-5 days
  • Profile (Ps and Pd) also 3-5 days
  • Lead times of 4-8 weeks may occur for PITLs. You should therefore apply in good time.
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 13:56
Forum: PROFINET Test & Certification
Topic: What about (Cyber)Security certifications?
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: What about (Cyber)Security certifications?

Webinar_Question wrote: 22 Mar 2024, 13:55 What about (Cyber)Security certifications? Is network load the only test included today?
Right now, netload testing is available, within this calendar year (2024) we will also introduce Security Class 1 Testing.
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 13:54
Forum: PROFINET Test & Certification
Topic: Is ETS-Board only for testing devices which supports PROFINET over TSN?
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Is ETS-Board only for testing devices which supports PROFINET over TSN?

Is ETS-Board only for testing devices which supports PROFINET over TSN? A few testcases failed with ETS-Board and passed with the standard-test-setup. (for example non-profinet-neighbor-test) No, the ETS Board is used in official certification for CC-A, CC-B and CC-C devices. With the migration of ...
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 13:52
Forum: PROFINET Test & Certification
Topic: Where to find the test costs?
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Where to find the test costs?

Webinar_Question wrote: 22 Mar 2024, 13:51 Where to find the test costs?
Each test laboratory has its own pricing structure. Simply contact them and ask for a quote.
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 13:50
Forum: PROFINET Test & Certification
Topic: Can I test my device prior to the final test by test organization?
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Can I test my device prior to the final test by test organization?

Webinar_Question wrote: 22 Mar 2024, 13:50 Can I test my device prior to the final test by test organization?
Yes this can and should be done either in your company using the hardware needed and defined in the test specification or in the test lab itself for pre-testing.
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 13:49
Forum: PROFINET Test & Certification
Topic: The certification is only in Germany?
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: The certification is only in Germany?

Webinar_Question wrote: 22 Mar 2024, 13:48 The certification is only in Germany?
There are test labs around the world offering different test scopes. You can choose the lab which fits best.
see test-labs
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 13:46
Forum: Basics
Topic: Is it possible to have a compact and a modular head unit in the same rack?
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Is it possible to have a compact and a modular head unit in the same rack?

Is it possible to have a compact and a modular head unit in the same rack? The device is either defined as a compact device, in which case the user has no option to insert (or remove) modules. However, you can also design a modular device in such a way that certain slots are already filled, which t...
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 13:45
Forum: Basics
Topic: Is there standard PROFINET support for remote device firmware update?
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Is there standard PROFINET support for remote device firmware update?

Webinar_Question wrote: 22 Mar 2024, 13:44 Is there standard PROFINET support for remote device firmware update?
No, no mechanism for updating the firmware has yet been defined.
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 13:43
Forum: Basics
Topic: Where to define if a device is modular or compact?
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Where to define if a device is modular or compact?

Webinar_Question wrote: 22 Mar 2024, 13:42 Where to define if a device is modular or compact?
In the GSDML of your own developed device.
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 13:42
Forum: Basics
Topic: Is there a recommendation for a switch-chip with 2 ports to integrate into a device?
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Is there a recommendation for a switch-chip with 2 ports to integrate into a device?

Is there a recommendation for a switch-chip with 2 ports to integrate into a device? The Microchip KSZ8863 is an option. Please keep in mind that PROFINET sees this device as a PROFINET device with 2 PROFINET ports. The Switch controller needs to be a managed Switch Controller (Layer 2+) and your P...
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 13:27
Forum: Basics
Topic: Controller configuration vs PC parameterization
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Controller configuration vs PC parameterization

What is the difference between the controller configuration vs pc parameterization? The controller configures the device during start-up. The settings made during project planning are transferred to the device and checked to see whether the device meets the expectations, e.g. whether the order numb...
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 13:25
Forum: Basics
Topic: Trace
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Trace

Trace doesnt has any relation to trace function (Data acquisition) or it is just for diagnostic function? The Trace feature is something required to develop the PN device. With the trace function you can get infromation from the stack with no influence on the real-time behaviour of your device. The...
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 13:23
Forum: Basics
Topic: Is there a function like the rack optimisation in CIP EthernetIP for head devices in PROFINET?
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Is there a function like the rack optimisation in CIP EthernetIP for head devices in PROFINET?

Is there a function like the rack optimisation in CIP EthernetIP for head devices in PROFINET? Basically, we do not need this function with PROFINET. The performance of the controllers and the network is so good, even at 100 MBit/s transmission speed, that 64 devices, e.g. servo drives or modular f...
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 13:20
Forum: Basics
Topic: More than 1024 byte to transfer
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

Re: PROFINET Basics

In case of having more than 1024 byte to transfer is there any possiblity to fragment image in real time processing? PROFINET distinguishes two diffent mehtods to exchange data: 1. Cyclical data exchange: This is the fast and deterministic data exchange between a PROFINET Controller and a PROFINET ...
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 13:05
Forum: EcoSystem
Topic: What is the advantage of sending IO data cyclically?
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: What is the advantage of sending IO data cyclically?

What is the advantage of sending IO data cyclically compared to sending IO data only when a data change occurs? PROFINET was designed for cyclical data exchange. Ultimately, it is a question of philosophy. In a machine, you normally have many sensors where the input information changes more or less...
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 12:56
Forum: EcoSystem
Topic: Is it possible to manage PROFINET with an IT approach using IP and SNMP tools?
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Is it possible to manage PROFINET with an IT approach using IP and SNMP tools?

Is it possible manage PROFINET with an IT approach using IP and SNMP tools? PROFINET organizes the network itself. The bridges/switches use priority control to ensure that the traffic from PROFIINET is preferentially transmitted thanks to the VLAN priority tag. The utilization of the network (or th...
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 12:52
Forum: EcoSystem
Topic: Forwarding Frame
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Forwarding Frame

How does a device know that the incoming PROFINET frame should be forwarded? Is it MAC address based? Each Ethernet frame contains an address field that is used in Layer 2 (switching or bridging) to transmit the frames in a directed manner (point to point = unicast or point to multipoint = multicas...
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 12:51
Forum: EcoSystem
Topic: Dissector for PROFINET
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Dissector for PROFINET

What are we going to see if we capture PROFINET packet using Wireshark. Will it showed as a TCP or UDP Packet? Wireshark offers a dissector for PROFINET. This decodes all frames. The cyclic frames in the data exchange (= input/output signals of the hardware) do not contain an IP address or Layer 4 ...
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 12:48
Forum: EcoSystem
Topic: How to eliminate traffic of PROFINET?
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: How to eliminate traffic of PROFINET?

How to eliminate traffic of PROFINET? PROFINET is based on standard Ethernet. PROFINET frames are transmitted in parallel to TCP/IP frames. This is known as coexistence. PROFINET ensures deterministic data exchange via various mechanisms that are generally supported by all current Ethernet nodes (b...
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 12:46
Forum: EcoSystem
Topic: Can PROFINET used instead of TCP/IP?
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Can PROFINET used instead of TCP/IP?

Can PROFINET used instead of TCP/IP? PROFINET is a protocol suite based on standard Ethernet. Frames have been defined that look different depending on the service. Ultimately, all of this is already included in the devkit. 1. the naming of the devices (initial assignment of addresses) and the disc...
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 12:43
Forum: EcoSystem
Topic: Digital Twin
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: PROFINET EcoSystem

Which is the software where I can simulate the digital twin? For digital twins various SW exists, depending on the use case. NX MCD is a tool to create a digital twin of a machnine which can help to validate alternative design concepts early in the development cycle. Complete machine & plant de...
by Alex.W
22 Mar 2024, 12:35
Forum: Community Stack
Topic: What configuration software can be recommended?
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: What configuration software can be recommended?

For a controller implementation with communicty stack, what configuration software can be recommended? The PROFINET Community Stack is not a devkit. There is therefore no ready-made engineering. The idea is that a technology provider can offer a high-quality product with the help of the community s...
by Alex.W
06 Mar 2024, 14:11
Forum: GSD-Checker
Topic: Which version supports GSDX files?
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Which version supports GSDX files?

Webinar_Question wrote: 06 Mar 2024, 14:07 Which version supports GSDX files?
The GSD Checker has supported GSDX files for several versions. The latest v2.44.1 also supports signing.
by Alex.W
06 Mar 2024, 14:06
Forum: GSD-Checker
Topic: "timestamp service is required"
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: "timestamp service is required"

What does "timestamp service is required" mean? This is a misconfiguration in the signing tool. The timestamp service is required to ensure that the GSDX file remains valid for a long time after the certificate has expired. Please change the configuration or reinstall the tool using the a...
by Alex.W
06 Mar 2024, 14:03
Forum: GSD-Checker
Topic: Does the checker also contain sample files?
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Does the checker also contain sample files?

Webinar_Question wrote: 06 Mar 2024, 14:01 Does the checker also contain sample files?
Yes, the checker contains examples of GSDML and GSDX files?
by Alex.W
06 Mar 2024, 13:57
Forum: GSDX
Topic: Import GSDX into TIA Portal
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Import GSDX into TIA Portal

Webinar_Question wrote: 06 Mar 2024, 13:56 Does TIA Portal work directly with the GSDX Files? Or we have to unpack the GSDML Files and then import this in TIA?
TIA Portal V19.1+ will directly support GSDX files.
by Alex.W
06 Mar 2024, 13:54
Forum: GSDX
Topic: Signing option via Windows?
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Signing option via Windows?

My company has a signing option for Windows drivers, for example. This is a signature accepted by Windows. I would like to use this for signing to avoid the complexity of managing another signature process. Are there any plans to introduce this process? GSDX provides a standardized way to combine G...
by Alex.W
06 Mar 2024, 13:51
Forum: GSDX
Topic: What was the reason to use smart card?
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: What was the reason to use smart card?

What was the reason to use smart card? Smart cards offer a more secure and proven mechanism for storing cryptographic keys. If an attacker steals the cryptographic key from the manufacturer, he can sign any GSDX files on behalf of the manufacturer. A softkey, for example, would be easier to copy an...
by Alex.W
06 Mar 2024, 13:44
Forum: GSDX
Topic: Can I use my own certificates?
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Can I use my own certificates?

Webinar_Question wrote: 06 Mar 2024, 13:44 Can I use my own certificates?
In theory, any certificate/tool can be used to sign GSDX files. However, your root certificate needs to be accepted by the tools. At the moment, only the PI root certificate is supported by e.g. GSD Checker or TIA Portal.
by Alex.W
06 Mar 2024, 13:43
Forum: GSDX
Topic: Update the smart card
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Update the smart card

Webinar_Question wrote: 06 Mar 2024, 13:41 Will a new smart card be sent in the event of an extension or can the existing card be "updated"?
The PI always creates a new card to ensure proper functionality and up to date cards.