Gigabit-speed industrial Ethernet protocol: A look inside

Look inside CC-Link IE (industrial Ethernet) Gigabit-level controller network with the table below.

02/05/2009


Look inside CC-Link IE (industrial Ethernet) Gigabit-level controller network with the table below. Other resources follow the table.

Inside a CC-Link IE industrial Ethernet controller network


Basic communication function


Network common memory for cyclic real-time communication. And transient (non real-time) communication


Transmission speed/data link control


1Gbps/based on Ethernet standard


Network topology/reliability


Dual loop, fiber optic cable


Media


IEEE 802.3z multimode fiber optic cable (GI)


Connector


IEC 61754-20, LC connector


Media access control


Token passing


Size of network common memory


Up to 256K bytes


Number of stations per network


Up to 120 stations


Distance between 2 stations


Up to 550 meters cable length


Number of interconnected networks


Up to 239 networks (w/120 stations ea.)

Source: Control Engineering with information from CC-Link


Read more from Control Engineering on this topic. Gigabit Ethernet: Is the Time Right? Engineers drove the development of gigabit Ethernet, but it’s use is not always practical. This article will help guide the decision-making process. Includes links to related stories.

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