Switched Ethernet in Automation

Authored by: Gunnar Prytz , Per Christian Juel , Rahil Hussain , Tor Skeie

Industrial Communication Technology Handbook

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  August  2014

Print ISBN: 9781482207323
eBook ISBN: 9781482207330
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b17365-19

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Abstract

Ethernet is a very important communication platform (a physical layer and partly a data link layer) for automation systems. While the fieldbuses are still important in automation with large sales and a huge installed base, there is no doubt that the development of communication technology for automation purposes is now mainly on Ethernet. In addition, wireless communication is being used in some scenarios (mainly wireless sensor networks).

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