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Industrial Raspberry Pi IoT Gateway “netPI RTE 3”


  • Raspberry Pi 3 architecture compatible custom design
  • Docker as basis to deploy containerized applications securely
  • For Industrial Ethernet networks PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT as slave
  • Cyber secured software infrastructure for industrial use
  • Expansion slot for additional communication modules


The device series netPI is based on an industrial suited customized Raspberry Pi 3 design made to run any custom applications of the Edge Automation. The model RTE 3 comes with Hilscher?s multiprotocol netX SoC additionally implementing all popular Industrial Ethernet networks. With their powerful Pi 3 1.2GHz quad-core ARM CPU the platforms are ready-made for any demanding Cloud, Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) application.

The model netPI RTE 3 includes two Industrial Ethernet ports extra to connect to systems such as PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and others, as supported by netX. An expansion slot at the units bottom accepts extension modules made for sensor/actuator level communications such as RFID, digital I/Os, others or own custom boards.

To meet EMC standards EN 55011 and IEC 61000, netPI is housed in a robust metal chassis and uses two additional PCB layers compared to a standard Pi 3. The radio antenna extends beyond the chassis for improved wireless coverage. A hardware Real-Time Clock with a supercapacitor as backup power source is supported. A nonvolatile auxiliary ferroelectric memory (FeRAM) guarantees high endurance for data to be rewritten billions of times (Model RTE 3).

netPI hosts an AppArmor-secured Yocto Linux build. By design, the system software complies with the IEC 62443 cybersecurity standard for automation and control systems. User access is granted via web browsers over https-secured connections. The device boots secure and allows system updates with Hilscher integrity-checked software only.