Ethernet is no longer an option for Industrial Devices ETHERNET IS A REQUIREMENT. Ethernet is the fastest growing segment of Industrial Networking for one reason The Market (Your Customers) Loves Ethernet. And the most important Industrial Ethernet protocol is EtherNet/IP™. EtherNet/IP is the Ethernet solution used in the Rockwell Automation architecture and the one GM is requiring for Robots, Welders and other automation devices.
You can now add EtherNet/IP communications to your ColdFire based product quickly and easily with EtherNet/IP development kits from Real Time Automation, Inc.. Developed specifically for the Freescale™ semiconductor platform and fully integrated with ARC MQX and RTCS, Greenhills, uCOS and other TCP/IP networking stacks, you can have EtherNet/IP communications in days not weeks, months or years. The development kits include everything you need to implement your EtherNet/IP solution; "no royalty," single task source code, sample objects, an Ethernet/IP Client tool, a ready-to-run sample application, complete documentation and much more.
Ethernet/IP Application Diagram