Gleichmann to Showcase Industrial Automation Networking at Hannover Fair

Gleichmann Electronics will present many new optimized devices and solutions for networking in industrial automation at the Hannover Fair, April 16–20, 2007, partner PROFIBUS Pavilion in Hall 11, Stand A41.

To be able to quickly and comfortably implement PROFINET isochronous real time (IRT) solutions NEC Electronics offers two ARM9-based architecture, 32-bit controllers: the ERTEC200 offers a 2-channel Ethernet interface with switch and integrated PHY and the ERTEC400 a 4-channel Ethernet interface, without integrated PHYs.

An additional highlight is the Anybus range of products from HMS. Anybus CompactCom (Anybus-CC) flexible, plug-in modules are designed for integration into industrial devices that need to communicate with other automation equipment. Each module, independent of which industrial bus system will be used through to the network, is always controlled at the applications side via the so-called Anybus. Anybus-CC modules support Profibus, DeviceNet, CANopen, CC-Link, Modbus-RTU, Profinet IO, Ethernet/IP, Modbus-TCP, Powerlink, EtherCAT, RS232/485, USB and Bluetooth.

About Gleichmann & Co. Electronics GmbH
Since its foundation in 1979, Gleichmann & Co. Electronics GmbH has established itself as one of the leading high-tech distributors of electronic components in Europe. Our success is founded on the customer’s clear benefits of using a company whose focus is on highly sophisticated components such as microcontrollers, programmable logic devices, graphic displays and customized battery solutions. Our highly motivated and skilled field application engineers provide assistance and competent advice throughout all stages of a customer’s design. Gleichmann & Co Electronics GmbH leads the way in custom design services, owning two ASIC design centers, a research laboratory and a programming centre, which is unique in Europe.

About NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH
NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) specializes in semiconductor products encompassing advanced technology solutions for the high-end computing and broadband networking markets, system solutions for the mobile handset, PC peripheral, automotive and digital consumer markets, and multi-market solutions for a wide range of customer applications. NEC Electronics Corporation has 25 subsidiaries worldwide including NEC Electronics America, Inc. and NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH.

About HMS Industrial Networks
Established since 1988, HMS provides reliable solutions to connect devices to any major network protocol and products enabling interconnection between different industrial networks. The HMS head office, product development center and main manufacturing facility is located in Halmstad, Sweden. Other offices include sales and support offices in Karlsruhe (Germany), Chicago (US), Shin-Yokohama (Japan), and Beijing (China). HMS has also built a global “Anybus” distributor network established in 30 countries worldwide. The Anybus(R) range of products from HMS is today the world’s most used 3rd party product for industrial network connectivity.