PROFINET Developer Training is designed to help vendors weigh the factors that allow them to create the product that their end-user customers need. Each workshop is exclusive and confidential, with only one company per class. The training is ‘solution neutral’, meaning it is tailored to whichever method the vendor chooses to implement PROFINET in their product. This includes ASICs, FPGAs, modules, or software stacks. Every PROFINET development project is different, so each class is tailored to meet the needs of the student(s). However, there are some common elements to the classes. For example:
- How end-users view and work with PROFINET devices
- How to turn marketing requirements into PROFINET product features
- How data is modeled in PROFINET
“PROFINET has reached an inflection point in North America,” says Michael Bowne, Executive Director of PI North America. “With demand from end-users at an all time high, US-based automation vendors are scrambling to add PROFINET to their devices. They want to be able to play in this marketplace.”
Torsten Paulsen, Manager of the PROFI Interface Center, adds, “We’re here to address that need. That’s why we are prepared to teach the class either at our lab in Johnson City, or onsite at a location of the vendor’s choosing.”
Students should have successfully completed the Certified PROFINET Network Engineer course, or have a strong networking background and experience with TCP/IP stacks. Prior experience with industrial distributed I/O systems and Ethernet traffic analysis with Wireshark is highly recommended.