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Since PROFINET uses TCP/IP (albeit not for real-time data), it needs an IP address. Read the more complete answer at the link above.
Whichever one you want. But there are pros and cons. Read them in this article.
Names are magic for PROFINET. Read all about them here.
PROFINET is a classy technology – so classy it took three tech tips to cover it. Start with this one.
More PROFINET class, this time for real-time data.
Did you surmise from the title that this tech tip is about redundancy? It is.
For our friends in IT (and they should be all of our friends), some help in understanding our end of Ethernet.
Ethernet once had collisions, but not now. See the evolution that allowed PROFINET to be deterministic.
PROFINET has best in class diagnostic mechanisms which are in short: ‘suite and simple.’ Leveraging Ethernet for diagnostics.
Using built-in PROFINET features for diagnostics and Simple Device Replacement.
PROFINET provides alarms from devices, their modules, and their channels.
It’s about more than exchanging inputs and outputs (cyclic data). See how PROFINET product developers can benefit by using acyclic data.
Another one for developers. Lots of details and a link to this important document: PROFINET Field Devices: Recommendations for Design and Implementation.
What screws up most PROFIBUS installations? Yes, terminators are frequently ill-done. Put the right things in the right places. Find out how in this tech tip.
Wait, star should be the right way. Read about doing it wrong here.
The most popular question about PROFIBUS answered comprehensively here.
The title says it all.
Describing the PROFIBUS PA Profile.
Answers the question : What is a Profile Ident Number?”
These four tricks require moderate investments and provide solutions to extend the life of a PROFIBUS installation, avoiding downtime and the high costs of urgent troubleshooting and maintenance.
For PROFINET and PROFIBUS:
Application profiles apply to both PROFINET and PROFIBUS. Think of them as objects.