Industrial Networking includes integrating factory floor industrial networks and process plant floor networks with company enterprise networks.
Wireless networks are attractive in applications where the cost of running signal cable and wiring, power cabling, or both is unattractive.
Timely news, back-to-basics primers, feature articles, technical white papers and descriptions of the latest products provide valuable insights that can be used in designing and building machine controls.
An industrial environment with protocols that provide determinism and real-time control.
Protocols for Industrial Ethernet include EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, POWERLINK, Modbus/TCP.
Many Industrial Ethernet protocols use a modified MAC (Media Access Control) layer to provide low latency and determinism. Some microcontrollers provide Industrial Ethernet support.