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Industrial Ethernet Guide - Industrial Safety Protocols

The following is part of  A Comprehensible Guide to Industrial Ethernet by Wilfried Voss.Most industrial safety networks conform to guidelines specified in relevant standards such as IEC 61784-3 and IEC 61508, which list possible transmission errors. The prevention of such errors represents a crucial component of industrial safety protocols.Industrial safety protocols are communications protocols used to transmit information crucial to [...]

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Industrial Ethernet Guide - The Black Channel Principle

The following is part of  A Comprehensible Guide to Industrial Ethernet by Wilfried Voss.Safety protocols for Industrial Ethernet operate only on the topmost (application) layer of a network, where safety data is communicated independent of particular network characteristics that may differ from one underlying bus system to another. This approach is commonly known as Black Channel Operation in communication protocol [...]

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Embedded Programming With STM32 Nucleo Boards

The STM32 Nucleo family of processors, manufactured by STMicroelectronics, are low-cost ARM microcontroller development boards. This book describes development projects using the popular Nucleo development board. The first chapters of the book briefly describe the architecture of the Nucleo family.  Additional chapters address software development tools for the Nucleo boards such as mbed, Keil MDK, TrueSTUDIO, and the [...]

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STM32H7 Development Board With Multiple Expansion Options

STM32 is a family of 32-bit microcontroller integrated circuits developed and manufactured by STMicroelectronics. The STM32 circuits are grouped into similar series based around the same 32-bit ARM processor core, such as the Cortex-M33F, Cortex-M7F, Cortex-M4F, Cortex-M3, Cortex-M0+, or Cortex-M0. Internally, each microcontroller consists of the processor core, static RAM, flash memory, debugging interface, and various peripherals.The OpenH743I-C [...]

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USB-to-CAN Gateway With Isolated CAN Bus Port Supports Programming In C, C#, Python

IXXAT, a subsidiary of HMS Networks, has introduced their USB-to-CAN adapter called SimplyCAN, which allows the diagnosis, configuration, and commissioning of devices and systems operating in a CAN Bus network via an API without the need for driver installation.The CAN Bus gateway is suitable for mobile and stationary use. The CAN Bus port is galvanically isolated and accessible [...]

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SAE J1939 Parameter Group Number (PGN) Range

The following is an excerpt from  A Comprehensible Guide To J1939 by Wilfried Voss. With the definition of PDU Format (PF) and PDU Specific (PS) – as shown below - J1939 supports a total of 8672 Parameter Group numbers.The Parameter Group Number range is divided into two sections: Specific PGNs for peer-to-peer communication (PDU1 Format) Range: 00hex - EFhex (not including PDU Specific) Number [...]

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Modbus Programming in C# (TCP/RTU) With Example Projects

Modbus is a serial communications protocol developed by Modicon (now Schneider Electric) in 1979 for the use with its PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers). Modbus has become a popular standard communication protocol, and these days is widely accessible for the means of connecting industrial electronic devices. The principal reasons for the use of Modbus for industrial [...]

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Industrial Ethernet Guide - Safety Functionality

The following is part of  A Comprehensible Guide to Industrial Ethernet by Wilfried Voss.Over the years, the safety of production environments has become a focus for machine and plant manufacturers, mainly since the requirements for safety have grown to be considerably demanding (e.g., the 2006/42/EC Machinery Directive by the European Union). Manufacturers are more than ever [...]

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Industrial Ethernet Guide - Industrial Safety Networks

The following is part of  A Comprehensible Guide to Industrial Ethernet by Wilfried Voss.Industrial safety networks utilize their own, independent hardware such as cables and sensing devices, and they function independently from the production control devices, thus allowing the smooth implementation of existing machinery regardless of their technology. The network typically consists of a cable that [...]

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CAN Bus To Profinet Gateway Operates As A Profinet IO Device

The CAN-PN gateway by esd electronics links any PROFINET-IO controller to a CAN Bus network. The gateway serves as a PROFINET-IO device with a maximum of 256 bytes of input data and 256 bytes of output data on the PROFINET bus. The CAN-PN connects CAN Bus modules with CANopen (CiA® DS 301) or layer-2 (ISO 11898-1) applications to a Profinet [...]

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