Industrial Connectivity Technology
Access Data and Capture New Insights with Plant-Wide Connectivity
Industrial connectivity technology gives central control rooms access to the vast volume of data being created across factory floors, enabling remote factory management, centralized production planning, and real-time diagnostics. The first step toward a digital enterprise is connecting previously unconnected field devices or assets. Both in the plant and in the field, modern industrial environments are utilizing edge-to-cloud connected devices to capture new data streams, increase manufacturing flexibility, and improve output quality.
Engineering an intelligent, connected automation environment where all equipment seamlessly collects and shares information is central to the industrial internet of things (IIoT) vision. The challenge becomes interconnecting all the devices across the enterprise and enabling both real-time and nonreal-time traffic to coexist. This requires low latency, deterministic, low power, robust industrial connectivity technology to unlock the intelligent edge.
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) leverages longtime industrial domain expertise to present optimal solutions and future-proof technologies for industrial connectivity challenges. Accelerate the development of seamlessly connected automation equipment and industrial sensors with trusted solutions from ADI.
Designing Industrial Connectivity Solutions for the Smart Factory
View this webinar to learn from ADI experts who have an in-depth understanding of the challenges encountered in a modern factory network.
Wired Connectivity Solutions
Offering superior performance, robustness, and reach, learn how ADI’s wired connectivity solutions leverage the latest wired serial and Ethernet technologies.
Wireless Connectivity Solutions
Learn more about ADI’s range of wireless communications technology that enables connectivity to sensors in remote and hard-to-access hazardous locations without the need to deploy a wired network.
ADI Is a Trusted Partner for Industrial Connectivity Technologies that Drive Factories of the Future
- Lowest latency, lowest power Ethernet
- Complete communication platforms
- Scalable solutions
- Simplified installation
- Automated parameter setting
- Enhanced diagnostics
- Isolated and nonisolated RS-232, RS-485, and CAN transceivers
- Compact ease of use USB port isolators
- Enhanced robustness
- Highly robust and reliable
- Ultra low power
- Scalable solutions
- Latency free wireless data link
- Delivers true wireline-like performance
- Protocol agnostic
- Best-in-class 5G radio technology
- Full signal chain capabilities
- Ultrareliable low latency and low power
Robust, Secure Connectivity for Long-Term Reliability
The connected factory contains a large volume of nodes to connect, and each node is responsible for transmitting critical control traffic commands. Therefore, a highly robust industrial connectivity solution is needed to create a network you can count on. Choosing solutions that can withstand harsh environments, such as extreme temperatures or high electromagnetic interference, can minimize the chances of data loss or system downtime.
Connectivity and automation provide a backbone for the factory of the future, delivering many advantages to improve efficiency and reliability—but industrial connectivity technology also introduces some new challenges. When devices become interconnected over a network, security becomes an inevitable concern. Industrial enterprises must manage the accessibility of data and devices on their own networks. ADI, as a pioneer in edge device security, is a trusted ally in ensuring secure boot, updates, and device authentication.
Cyber Security: Securing the Edge
To protect the integrity of vital data, ADI’s cyber security defenses begin at the device level, where the data is born. By rooting identity in hardware, in tandem with cryptography, our security solutions enable a chain of trust from the edge to the cloud.
Key Industrial Connectivity Trends Enabling New Insights for Production Efficiency
More Data, More Bandwidth
The connected enterprise requires all devices deployed across the factory floor to be connected to a central control system and onto the enterprise cloud. Timely access to the data and the delivery of that data throughout the automation system hinge on the ability of the connectivity network to handle the increased data volume.
As production lines are becoming more adaptable by using Ethernet to connect the end node devices at the field level, the IT and OT have successfully been converged onto a seamless Ethernet network, enabling IP addressability for real-time configurability of any end node device from anywhere in the world.
IT and OT Convergence
The goal of the modern industrial enterprise to enable seamless connectivity not just between the IT and high level OT networks, but also right down through the various layers of the factory’s OT network to the end node sensor.
Seamless Connectivity Fuels Industrial Innovation
To further understand the impact of new connectivity trends on digital transformation, ADI commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the state of industrial connectivity, including efforts to deliver more timely data, insights, and decision making.
Learn About ADI’s Latest Connectivity Solutions
To help accelerate your journey to IIoT and Industry 4.0, ADI offers a selection of wired and wireless industrial connectivity technologies.
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Learn the Fundamentals of IO-Link Technology
In this video, learn about the hardware, standards, and communication protocols for IO-Link® technology. IO-Link sensors, transceivers, and reference designs are presented to support modern industrial communications applications.
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