HMS Networks

HMS Networks enable valuable data and insights from industrial equipment to increase
productivity and sustainability. HMS Networks develops and markets products and
solutions within Industrial Information and Communication Technology (Industrial ICT).
Anybus and IXXAT are brands under HMS Networks.

IXXAT provides connectivity solutions for machines and development covering hardware, software and services for CAN, fieldbus and industrial Ethernet. Anybus products connect machines to industrial networks and IIoT systems, with or without cables.

The Anybus CompactCom Starter Kit is a development kit for the Anybus CompactCom platform (chip, brick and module), which gives designers instant access to the capabilities of the Anybus CompactCom range of products. The kit allows both quick demonstration and in depth evaluation capabilities, and enables a potential application to be designed and evaluated in a PC environment. HMS supplies a free source level (C language) software driver that can be used freely to speed up the development process that is fully compatible with IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm.

The Ixxat FSoE protocol software from HMS Networks realizes software for realizing safety communication using Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE), which is standardized according to IEC 61784-3. The software is certified in accordance with IEC 61508, and can support safety levels up to SIL 3.

Ixxat software is fully compatible with the Functional Safety Edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm, fully enabling customers to obtain the certification for the safe communication.