Tag Archives: Ethernet

The Nitty Gritty of Address Classes

It’s very difficult for us to imagine, but just two hundred years ago it was [...]

Switches and EtherNet/IP Networks

There is precious little information available for manufacturers to use when designing EtherNet/IP networks. To [...]

The History Behind VLANs

Ethernet is now approaching 50 years old and, like us, humans look pretty different than [...]

Understanding the Ethernet Network Domain – Part 1

This is the first part of a series of articles on what automation engineers need [...]

EtherCAT vs. EtherNet/IP

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

The State of Wireless

In 2007, our world changed. Apple introduced the first iPhone, and our society, culture, entertainment [...]

What is a Historian?

An off-the-cuff answer is someone that records history. We’re talking about control system historians, but [...]

DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP

DeviceNet was a revolutionary technology when it was introduced in 1994. You should realize that [...]

The Case Against Time-Sensitive Networking – Is It the Next Segway?

Was anything ever as hyped as much as the Segway? Dean Kamen, the innovative designer [...]

What 5G Means to You and Your Factory

It’s never a good idea to make predictions. But sometimes even statements that seem clear [...]