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In this webinar, we will cover the MBP (Manchester-encoded, Bus Powered) physical layer that is used by PROFIBUS for process automation (PROFIBUS PA) and which also happens to be the identical physical layer used by Foundation Fieldbus. We will talk about the network topologies allowed and about the gateways that exist for interfacing between the high-speed discrete and the process automation buses. We will also cover the Entity and FISCO (Fieldbus Intrinsically Safe Concept) intrinsically safe (IS) models and learn how to prove a segment is intrinsically safe. Finally, we will cover a more recent innovation giving us a longer and higher-powered trunk line as well as a couple of solutions allowing some media redundancy.