Ready-to-install two-port interfaces from the UNIGATE FC series feature conventional connection hardware: the miniature nodes comprise two RJ interfaces with diagnosis LEDs. Thereby, terminal devices can be linked in line topologies.
Just like the compact interfaces from the UNIGATE IC series, UNIGATE FCs fit all necessary components such as a microcontroller, flash, RAM, and a bus controller on a small footprint.
The multiprotocol modules are available for Fast Ethernet, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, and BACnet/IP. Like the Ethernet-based UNIGATE IC modules, UNIGATE FC interfaces integrate a powerful, multiprotocol-capable FIDO (flexible input, deterministic output) chip from Innovasic. This chip's design provides significant advantages over standard controllers with an integrated Ethernet interface. The FIDO chip employs PriorityChannel technology to manage real-time data traffic and non-real-time Ethernet packages.