Industrial Connectivity Technology
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.
Understanding the choices available and identifying the best technology is essential to future-proofing the network architecture. ADI leverages longtime industrial domain expertise to present optimal solutions and technologies for today’s industrial connectivity challenges. Accelerate the development of seamlessly connected automation equipment and industrial sensors with trusted solutions from ADI.
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.