Since March of 2006 the PROFIblog has been the definitive source for news and opinion on PROFIBUS, PROFINET, fieldbuses, and industrial automation. Check back often and leave a comment or two.
The White Paper library contains a myriad of documents pertaining to a wide range of topics. Some are technical in nature and go into depth on a particular feature of either PROFIBUS or PROFINET. Others provide side-by-side comparisons of competing technologies or present cases studies.
The application story library contains real-world example uses of PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies. They show how using a fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet network helped a user in some aspect of their manufacturing. Topics highlight easier installation, faster commissioning, maximizing uptime, or increasing throughput.
Our Documentation section contains a wealth of information from specifications and profiles, to installation guidelines and brochures. They are suitable for browsing and printing.
To gain an in depth understanding of PROFIBUS and PROFINET, books are available for purchase. They start at a very high level and work down into the details of the protocols, and are therefore useful for both novices and experts.