PROFIBUS vs PROFINET: Comparison and Migration Strategies

PROFIBUS and PROFINET are two different widely deployed automation protocols created by the same organization. PROFIBUS is a classical serial fieldbus and PROFINET is an industrial Ethernet standard. They share similarities due to their common source, but PROFINET has additional capabilities that allow faster and more flexible communication. This white paper will explore the differences between them and explain migration strategies from PROFIBUS to PROFINET.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. PROFIBUS vs PROFINET
  3. Current Adoption
  4. Migration Strategies
  5. Summary

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