Traditional centralized I/O systems are inadequate for building large machines. Running high-speed I/O lines over long distances can cause significant I/O signal noise. Industrial Ethernet solves this problem by providing a remote I/O methodology accelerated by FPGAs. The FPGAs provide a protocol for real-time deterministic jitter-free Ethernet communications, as well reliable deterministic synchronization capabilities over large distances.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • Advantages of Industrial Ethernet for remote IO
  • How to synchronize systems at high frequencies with under 200µs cycle times
  • How Industrial Ethernet is implemented on a standard FPGA
  • FPGA design for high-speed Industrial communications


Elias Ahmed
Sr. Strategic Marketing Manager, Altera

Elias Ahmed is a Sr. Strategic Marketing Manager in the Industrial Business Unit at Altera. He currently manages Altera’s smart energy and networking solutions strategies. Elias previously managed the Marketing and Business Development activities for Altera Japan where he worked and lived for 8 years. He is a native English speaker and is fluent in Japanese. Elias holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada. He also holds four United States Patents on FPGA technology as well numerous IEEE publications on VLSI, CAD and FPGA technology.

Sari Germanos
Technology Marketing Manager, Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group

Sari Germanos is the Technology Marketing Manager for the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group. His expertise lies in developing complex distributed real-time mechatronic applications. He also has significant experience in applying simulation technologies to improve the efficiency of developing large-scale distributed systems.