Innovation in Isolated Fieldbus Communications for Harsh Industrial Environments

Challenges in industrial fieldbus applications will be highlighted with detailed discussion given to protection against IEC 61000 high voltage transients (Surge, ESD, EFT), immunity to common IEC 61000 conducted, radiated, and magnetic disturbances as well as protection against common installation errors. The benefits and impact of various solutions leading to greater robustness, space savings, alleviation of certification burden will be given.

Richard Anslow is a system applications engineer with the Connected Motion and Robotics Team within the Automation and Energy Business Unit at Analog Devices. His areas of expertise are condition-based monitoring and industrial communication design. He received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.