Tag Archives: ControlNet

EtherCAT vs. EtherNet/IP

EtherCAT and EtherNet/IP are both Ethernet application layer protocols designed to move inputs and outputs [...]

The Common Industrial Protocol Top Ten

Everyone loves top ten lists. When I was growing up there was a guy by [...]

CIP Terminology

I had a friend who worked at NASA a number of years ago when the [...]

The Future of CIP Communications

A few weeks ago I journeyed to lake country to visit with one of our [...]

CIP – The Common Industrial Protocol

CIP is a term I don’t like because it’s one of those terms that industrial [...]

The EtherNet/IP Origin Story

People love stories. We are wired to pay attention when someone says: “Hey, I’ve got [...]

The Hateful Eight: Pros and Cons of EtherNet/IP

I can’t tell you how many times over the years I’ve had someone ask me [...]

EtherNet/IP Assemblies 101

One of the hardest things to understand about EtherNet/IP is the concept of an assembly: [...]

CIP Assemblies – Revisited

Every once in a while I use these pages to revisit the CIP Assembly. It’s [...]

How To Learn DeviceNet…

I hear from lots of people that don’t really know anything about DeviceNet. They usually [...]