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NetStaX EtherNet/IP Adapter Development Kit

Version 5.2

Version 5.2 Now Available
Now CT18 Conformant and enhanced with CIP Security and CIP Safety Enablement options

Pyramid Solutions’ NetStaX™ EtherNet/IP Adapter™ Development Kit (EADK) enables you to quickly introduce EtherNet/IP Adapter Class (Server / Target) functionality to your products and systems. Outfitted with new CIP Security and CIP Safety options, developers can easier than ever ensure secure and fail-safe communications.

The EADK’s EtherNet/IP Adapter Class Protocol Stack provides I/O Server, Message Server, Message Client functionality, and an Application Programming Interface (API) for using Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) via TCP/IP. The EADK stack interfaces with your product’s application software and socket level interface of your product platform’s compatible TCP/IP stack.

The EADK Adapter Stack is also capable of supporting CIP Security with the EADK-SECURE option, which adds secure connections and encryption to the standard EADK EtherNet/IP connections and messaging*.

The new ExDK-SAFETY option provides code compatibility for use in CIP Safety applications **.

EtherNet/IP Adapters Development Kit CIP Security

The EADK Adapter Stack source code utilizes an object-oriented approach; building blocks, such as TCP/IP sessions, CIP connections, explicit requests and all implemented CIP objects, including assemblies, are grouped into separate modules with corresponding functionality.

This makes the source code easy to understand and debug.

EtherNet/IP ODVA Conformant

  • EtherNet/IP Adapter-Class Protocol Stack ‘C’ Source Code for cross-platform development and portability
  • EADK Adapter DLL with C++ function call API, C# API for .NET Applications, and legacy COM API for using the EADK stack with Windows and VB6  applications (32 and 64 bit DLLs included)
  • Adapter Class example application executable with source code that demonstrates the use of the EADK’s Adapter Class API and functionality
  • EADK Getting Started and Software Reference manuals, and Porting Guide
  • An example STC file to edit for use with your product for pre-conformance testing
  • Example EDS file 
  • Sample platform files included
  • EADK-SECURE option required for CIP Security functionality
  • ExDK-SAFETY option required for CIP Safety functionality
Features and Updates
  • CT18 Conformant
  • Supports
    • TCP/IP object revision 2
    • object revision 2
    • Ethernet Link object revision 4
    • “Big 12” Diagnostics
    • Added Identity Object Catalog Number (21) and Manufacture Date (22) attributes to the default attributes
    • SetIdentityExplicitProtectionMode API to allow the application to control the explicit Protection Mode
    • Assembly object revision 3 
    • Full support for Dynamic assemblies
  • Customize the number of connections, requests, etc. from build time parameters
  • EADK-SECURE feature updates
  • New ExDK-SAFETY code compatibility option as of version 5.2
  • Enables EtherNet/IP Adapter Class functionality
  • UCMM (unconnected) explicit message client (originator) and server (target)
  • Class 3 (connected) implicit message server (target)
  • Class 1 (I/O) implicit connection server (target)
  • CIP Security*
Resource Utilization and Management
  • All resources initialized at stack startup
  • No dynamic memory or thread allocation
  • Runs on a single thread
Platform, OS and TCP/IP Stack Compatibility and Portability
  • “Platform files” separate single platform-specific routines for simple porting
  • Useful in many devices and environments including: Embedded: VxWorks, Linux, uC/OS, FreeRTOS, and many others, or No OS (just a timer tick), and PC-based Linux and Windows (using the included 32 and 64 bit Windows Compatible DLLs)
  • Compatible with most TCP/IP stacks that provide reasonable Berkeley Sockets compatibility
  • Stack core source is ‘C’ code for portability and designed to move the stack code across platforms with little-to-no modification, based on the Platform Files approach.
Supported/Included Objects
  • Message router
  • Connection manager
  • Port
  • Identity
  • Ethernet link
  • TCP/IP
  • QOS
  • DLR***
  • CIP Sync****
  • Assembly
  • Custom objects
  • File object
  • Class 0 support
  • Energy object
  • CIP Security*

* The EADK-SECURE option requires a compatible SSL library that you supply

** ExDK-SAFETY provides code compatibility to work with HMS/IXXAT’s CIP Safety Stack, which must be licensed separately

***DLR object is for configuration only – DLR software and hardware not included

****CIP Sync object is for configuration only – IEEE 1588 stack not included

NetStaX is a trademark of Pyramid Solutions, Inc
EtherNet/IP is a trademark of the ODVA
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation

EtherNet/IP Adapter Development Kit

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Version 5.2

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“We found the code very easy to work with and managed to pass acceptance testing with a client in record time. Thanks for all the help!”

Christiaan Crause

Software Engineer, DTI Group Ltd

“We have been very happy with the adapter library we purchased (took 1 day for us to integrate and get it working in our product, no problems since).”

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