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Re: Introduction: Basics of Industrial Sensors & Control
Randy Frank   2/13/2012 2:54:32 PM
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what are the examples of sensors with Ethernet i/f? Wouldn't it be a microcontroller with a sensor with a n/w i/f rather than just a sensor?

This is part of a make or buy type decision. With the right sensing technology, a system designer would interface the sensor to an MCU for use in the network. Alternative, a engineer configuring a system can find a sensor that meets the other application requirments from an industrial sensor supplier that offers the appropriate network protocol as well.



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