Top 5 Control Engineering articles Mar. 12-18
The top 5 most read articles online, from Mar. 12-18 for Control Engineering, covered fog computing, alarm management, TSN measurement and control, incorporating commercial technologies, and the differences between industrial Ethernet and business IT switches. Links to each article below.
How to develop a secure, distributed automation architecture in a data-driven world: Two examples and five advantages of fog computing are highlighted.
Alarm management in an IIoT world: Correlation and classification of industrial process control alarms before the operator sees them vital for safety, speed, and efficiency. Networking and advanced software tools help.
Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is an evolution of standard Ethernet and adds the bounded latency and guaranteed bandwidth provided by hard real-time Ethernet, which is crucial as more devices are connected to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Industrial controllers are using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies such as Ethernet, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), USB, and MicroSD cards to improve price/performance ratios, shrink form factors, and add new features.
Industrial network switches are designed for harsh conditions and environments and last for a long time while business information technology (IT) switches are designed for data center applications and have a shorter overall lifespan.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Mar. 12-18, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.