Courtesy: PI North America
Ethernet July 6, 2021

Understanding the difference between Profinet RT and Profinet IRT

Profinet real time (RT) and Profinet isochronous real time (IRT) can be employed to deliver data within a Profinet network, but they are best used for specific applications.

By Nelly Ayllon
Courtesy: PI North America
Ethernet June 22, 2021

Hardware needed for building a Profinet network

Users will employ three major pieces of hardware when building an industrial network with Profinet: controllers, devices, and general infrastructure.See video containing a live demo.

By Nelly Ayllon
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Ethernet June 21, 2021

How Ethernet technology advances can help process manufacturers

Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer (E-APL), an enhanced physical layer for single-pair Ethernet (SPE) based on 10BASET1L, could help process manufacturers move on from 4-20 mA technology.

By Ronny Becker and Andreas Hennecke
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Ethernet June 16, 2021

Benefits of single-pair Ethernet for manufacturers

Single-pair Ethernet (SPE) can help the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) drive industrial automation forward and manufacturers can benefit.

By Ruud van den Brink
Courtesy: Ethernet-APL
Ethernet June 15, 2021

Ethernet-APL standard is complete, products are on the way: Two-wire, 10Mbit/s Ethernet for process industries

See 10 Ethernet-APL benefits, including technical specifications, test standards, and two-wire Ethernet physical layer components enabling deployment of high-speed communication field instruments in hazardous process automation environments, available after 3 years of work.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: PI North America
Ethernet June 15, 2021

How Profinet works for manufacturers

Profinet is an open Industrial Ethernet solution designed to exchange data between controllers and devices in an automation setting.

By Nelly Ayllon
Courtesy: CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)
Ethernet May 24, 2021

Expanding the horizons of TSN technology

Time-sensitive networking (TSN) has become a must-have for factories looking to the future and can help merge information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).

By Thomas Burke
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Ethernet May 20, 2021

How single-pair Ethernet benefits IIoT architecture

Single-pair Ethernet (SPE) provides an enabling platform that allows the migration from various legacy networks to one universal physical layer.

By Stuart McKay
Courtesy: OPC Foundation
Ethernet May 4, 2021

OPC UA: wider controller communications with TSN, APL

OPC UA uses Ethernet Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) and the Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer (APL) for controller-to-controller communications, aiming for standard industrial interoperability.

By Peter Lutz
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Ethernet April 6, 2021

Tools troubleshoot industrial Ethernet problems

Technology ranges from the simple to the sophisticated

By Mark Mullins