Maximize automation network performance with real-time Industrial Ethernet

networks based on , , , , and others that have served the industrial domain for the last 30 years have reached their technological limits, giving way to that provides higher bandwidth, more performance, and the ability to connect more network nodes at longer distances. But while the ubiquity of 802.3 devices has reduced costs to the point that it is now a viable low-cost alternative to fieldbus systems, standard Ethernet is not without its challenges as its non-deterministic latencies are non-starters for industrial automation applications such as .