Ethernet

Ethernet September 10, 2022

EtherCAT interoperability removes industrial networking barriers

Key development tools and standards ensure interoperability among many EtherCAT devices and manufacturers.

By Robert Trask, PE
Ethernet September 9, 2022

Industrial Ethernet’s value for communications

Picking the right industrial Ethernet protocol for communications can give vendors, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators an advantage.

By Thomas Burke
Ethernet September 8, 2022

HART-IP simplifies Ethernet-APL transition

HART over 4-20mA remains ubiquitous throughout process industries, and the experience gained using this protocol will speed the transition to HART-IP over Ethernet-APL.

By Sean Vincent
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Ethernet August 27, 2022

Advanced physical layer project for Ethernet completed

Specifications internationally standardized, conformance test plans implemented, first products released

By ODVA
Ethernet August 27, 2022

EtherCAT Technology Group’s benefits for manufacturers

The EtherCAT Technology Group is used as the standard for connectivity across many manufacturing industries.

By Robert Trask, PE
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Ethernet August 11, 2022

Internet protocols are the new frontier for Ethernet

IoT communication protocols provide users with enhanced security and efficiency and can help bring the worlds of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) together.

By Thomas Burke
EtherCat conformance test tool
Ethernet June 11, 2022

EtherCAT conformance test tool released

Version 2.3 of the EtherCAT Conformance Test Tool is available to all EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) members via the organization’s Technical Advisory Board (TAB).

By EtherCAT Technology Group
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Ethernet May 23, 2022

Single-pair Ethernet benefits for manufacturers

Single-pair ethernet (SPE) has been gaining attention in recent years and has many potential applications and advantages for manufacturers.

By Suzanne Gill
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Ethernet May 11, 2022

Time-sensitive networking for industrial applications

A primer on IEC/IEEE 60802 TSN Profile for Industrial Automation: Time-sensitive networking (TSN) from IEEE reduces communication latency and increases reliability. TSN is a key component of Industry 4.0.

By Alan Raveling
Figure 1: A wide selection of EtherCAT Slave Controllersare available, with more options in the pipeline. Courtesy: EtherCAT Technology Group
Ethernet May 5, 2022

Chip-based EtherCAT optimizes field communication

From ASICs to microcontrollers, ESC chips boost performance and simplify commissioning, in conjunction with diagnostics and development tools.

By Robert Trask, PE