The Suitability of Ethernet for Motion Control by Galil

This application note explains why TCP/IP over Ethernet is often the best choice for multi-axis motion control. Appendix A details the differences between three popular serial protocols; TCP/IP, a typical Fieldbus network, and simple RS-232. The Assurance of Good Data Systems engineers often need to select the appropriate network for optimum performance of their motion control system. Quite often, the two competing protocols are TCP/IP over Ethernet or a Fieldbus architecture.

12/07/2004


This application note explains why TCP/IP over Ethernet is often the best choice for multi-axis motion control. Appendix A details the differences between three popular serial protocols; TCP/IP, a typical Fieldbus network, and simple RS-232. The Assurance of Good Data Systems engineers often need to select the appropriate network for optimum performance of their motion control system. Quite often, the two competing protocols are TCP/IP over Ethernet or a Fieldbus architecture.

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