The Future of Industrial Ethernet Connectivity

To realize the goals of Industry 4.0, highly connected, intelligent and flexible manufacturing, new industrial connectivity solutions are required that enable higher data bandwidth and deliver a converged network between the IT and OT. With the increased deployment of robots and cobots in new smart factories, significantly more data is being generated and distributed along with real time control commands. This is creating the need for enhanced Gigabit real-time Ethernet communications with Time Sensitive Networking capability. As the process industry embraces Industry 4.0, sensors/actuators require Ethernet connectivity on single twisted pair cabling up to a distance 1km (new IEEE standard 802.3cg-2019 / 10BASE-T1L) in intrinsically safe, Zone 0 applications. This presentation discusses the challenges and solutions of new Ethernet technologies for tomorrow’s Industrial communications systems.

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  • Presenter
  • Fiona Treacy

    Strategic Marketing Manager

Fiona Treacy is a strategic marketing manager for Process Control and Automation, focused on Industrial Connectivity at Analog Devcies. Prior to this role, Fiona lead the Marketing effort for MeasureWare and other Precision Instrumentation intitatives. She has also held roles in Application Engineering and Test Development. Fiona Holds a BSc in Applied Physics and an MBA from the University of Limerick.

Volker E. Goller is a systems applications engineer with Analog Devices and has over 30 years of experience with a diverse set of industrial application ranging from complex motion control and embedded sensors to time sensitive networking technology. A software developer by trade, Volker has developed a wide variety of communication protocols and stacks for wireless and wired applications while actively engaging in fielding new communication standards through his involvement in leading industry organizations.