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Ruggedized Raspberry Pi Platform For IIoT Applications Supports ProfiNet, Ethernet/IP, And EtherCAT

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netPI Open IIoT Connectivity Edge Gateway

The netPI Edge Gateway is a ruggedized Raspberry Pi platform that includes features specifically intended for the industrial manufacturing environment. Chief among these are Real Time Ethernet (RTE) ports supporting PROFINET, EtherNet/IP or EtherCAT, making it suitable for Cloud, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 projects.

The netPI RTE 3 employs a secure infrastructure that conforms to Cyber Security Standard IEC 62443 for Industrial Automation and Control Systems. With TLS encryption, password authentication, secure boot and data integrity checking, the netPI is built to counter threats such as unauthorized access, software manipulation and eavesdropping. netPI hosts an AppArmor-secured Yocto Linux operating system and uses two separate network controllers for physical segregation of the IT and OT (RTE) networks.

The netPI’s rugged design boasts an industrial-grade enclosure and a hardened eight-layer circuit board (two more layers than standard Raspberry Pi PCB boards) for superior heat dissipation and EMC compliance. It includes an I/O expansion slot, plus digital I/O, analog 0-10 V inputs, an RFID Interface, and a 52-pin header evaluation board.

Docker” is an open platform for developers to build, ship, and run distributed applications in container-isolated environments. netPI is a Docker host, which means user software and applications can run securely in Docker containers. netPI provides the Docker web UI as the front end to the user.


  • Ruggedized Raspberry Pi 3 B architecture based platform
  • With / without onboard Industrial Ethernet Controller
  • For IIoT and Industry 4.0 Edge Automation projects
  • Expansion slot for advanced networking modules
  • Cyber secured infrastructure for immediate industrial use
  • Docker host for container-isolated user software and apps

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Raspberry Pi 3 System With CAN Bus Interface

Raspberry Pi 3 System With CAN Bus Interface

Our  Raspberry Pi 3 System With CAN Bus Interface (PiCAN2) comes with a pre-installed Raspbian operating system.

The system is equipped with a PiCAN2 board, depending on the selected option, with or without SMPS (Switch Mode Power Supply).

The included PiCAN2 board provides Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus capabilities for the Raspberry Pi. It uses the Microchip MCP2515 CAN controller with MCP2551 CAN transceiver. Connection are made via DB9 or 3-way screw terminal.

There is an easy-to-install SocketCAN driver, and programming can be accomplished in C or Python.

The Switch mode power supply (SMPS) option allows connecting an input voltage range of 6 VDC to 30 VDC suitable for industrial and automotive applications and environments.

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