GOAL - (Generic Open Abstraction Layer), is a sophisticated Middle-Ware to integrate Real Time Communication in IoT and Industrie 4.0 applications

(PresseBox) ( Halle/Saale, )
Dietmar Franke, CEO port GmbH: „ We see many small- and mid-sized companies not being able to handle the effort and know-how requirement of IoT and Industrie 4.0. We want to enable such companies to access the market and to serve their customers. Our customers keep the focus on their core-competency, our GOAL middleware takes care of the communication.“

The new GOAL middleware offers already without fieldbus functionality many features like Switch-Management, Core to Core communication As well as the 5 most frequently used Communication Protocols like PROFINET,  EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, POWERLINK  and CANopen.

GOAL offers a sophisticated “Network Management” (PHY Management, Ethernet frame sending/receiving, Switch Management with CLI, Interface Management, IP Address Management (if supported by underlying OS and TCP/IP stack), HTTP Server and more.

The integrated “Configuration Management“ offers comfortable options for configuration (Central management of configuration variables, Variables identified by module and id, Callbacks for value validation and when values change, Loading/saving of variables, Variables can be marked as temporary and locked, Customer storage systems can be integrated)

Extensions, such as DLR, IEEE1588, RSTP, 802.x, Profibus DP are available as well.

All options are available for the following MCU platforms by Renesas: RZN, RZT and RIN32M3.

The scalability of the GOAL middleware enables the use of GOAL with various platforms. GOAL is being supported by useful Design Tools.

The product is being licensed as Product-, Project- or optional Site - License. For certain business cases a Royalty based License model can be defined.

Web: http://www.port.de/en/products/applications/goal-rzn.html 
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