IN July 2005 Issue
There's no universal answer for figuring out the benefits and trade-offs that enter into network selection, but here are some observations that can help automation designers.
When planning a high-speed motion control application, consider the features you need, the deterministic nature of your application, and just how much Ethernet compatibility your system requires.
Ethernet solutions, both wireless and those wire-based real-time industrial hybrids, get lots of play in the Summer issue of Industrial Networking magazine.
Part 2 of this survey on the use of wireless and wired Ethernet networking explores current and emerging protocols, connectivity issues, and a host of selection, installation and opertional criteria.