The cellular industry is targeting industrial automation with its IMT-2020 vision, offering technical enhancements over 4G now and expanded capabilities, including TSN, by the end of 2020.
The goal is a single-network vision where all devices in plants communicate using the same set of protocols--balancing node cost, node size and ease of commissioning smart systems.
Variable frequency drives with on-board logic programming are a good fit for applications requiring limited local control.
Just as the iPhone ushered in a new world of consumer connectivity, the ultra-fast 5G networking may jump-start new industrial capabilities.
Single Pair Ethernet technology that works with IEEE 802.3 extending from sensors to the cloud is moving toward worldwide and widespread adoption.
New EtherCAT G technology enables telegram processing on the fly at data rates up to 1 Gbit/s.
OPC UA TSN looks to leverage gigabit Ethernet bandwidth and Time Sensitive Networking to deliver open networking solutions for smart factories.
Ethernet/IP support for HART devices is the latest in a series of developments strengthening Industrial Ethernet solutions for process control.
Rockwell Automation has joined automation leaders in an OPC Foundation initiative to extend OPC UA out to field devices. The goal is to provide vendor-neutral, end-to-end interoperability beyond the plant.
Gloria Lau, head of hardware engineering for Uber Technologies, Inc, explains how hyperscale hardware technology accelerates the training of the neural networks behind self-driving vehicles.