Most used Ethernet protocols

Table provides governing organizations and websites for the most-used Ethernet protocols among 200 respondents to the Control Engineering Mobility, Ethernet, and Wireless Study, November 2013. See also bar chart showing 16 protocols.

By Mark T. Hoske July 12, 2014

Table of the most used Ethernet protocols follow, according to the Control Engineering Ethernet Study, November 2013. See chart of 16 Ethernet protocols from the study. The leading responses were EtherNet/IP, TCP/IP and UDP, Modbus TCP, Profinet, and EtherCAT.

Protocols Governing organization More info
EtherNet/IP ODVA
TCP/IP and UDP Internet Engineering Task Force
Modbus TCP Modbus-IDA
Profinet PI North America
EtherCAT EtherCAT Technology Group

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