Articles & News on Connectivity & Cybersecurity

Single-pair Ethernet PHY Offers Ultra-low TC10-compliant Sleep Current

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Microchip’s LAN8770 is an IEEE® 802.3bw-compliant 100BASE-T1 PHY in a 5 x 5 mm package for space-constrained automotive applications.
 

OPC Experts Interviews: Getting Started with OPC UA

  • by Michael Clark
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Learn from an interview with Jouni Aro of Prosys OPC how developers and end users alike can get started using OPC UA. Jouni shares information about off-the-shelf products, software development toolkits, open source options, training and support, as well as product certification.

OPC Foundation Empowers Sensor-to-Cloud Digitalization

  • by Bill Lydon
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OPC Days 2020, a virtual event held June 22- 25, provided the latest information about OPC UA (Open Platform Communications United Architecture), the protocol-agnostic framework for the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 initiatives.

63% of Automation Engineering Professionals Believe Industry Standards Will Be 'Extremely Important' in the Future: ISA Survey

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An overwhelming majority of survey respondents believe that, in the future, industry standards will be “extremely important” (63%) or “important” (33%). Most respondents (87%) believe that industry standards make processes and facilities safer.

Open Standards Mean More Options for Industrial Automation

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
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By Bill Lydon
Open system options continue to emerge from nontraditional suppliers and standards groups, and this is a trend that I expect will accelerate and enable multivendor interoperability at all levels of the system architecture.

Abaco to Partner with REDARC Defence Systems

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The partnership will allow both companies to further align with the needs of the growing Australian defense sector for embedded computing applications.

Wired and Wireless Networks Advance in Power

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
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By Bill Lydon
Both wired and wireless networks have been undergoing a significant evolution during the past decade, enabling greater opportunities to those who leverage the advancements in the next one.

Enhanced Integration Drives Need for Enhanced Cybersecurity

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
There is an increasing recognition that an integrated cybersecurity approach is required for an entire manufacturing and production company. Many manufacturing companies are realizing with the integration of IT, OT, automation and other functions that designating one leader responsible for all cybersecurity for the company is most effective.

Siemens and SAP SE announces partnership to accelerate industrial transformation

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Through this agreement, both SAP and Siemens will be able to complement and integrate their respective offerings in order to offer customers solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain, service and asset management.