Industrial Ethernet: How to Plan, Install, and Maintain TCP/IP Ethernet Networks: The Basic Reference Guide for Automation and Process Control Engineers / Edition 2

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This revised best-seller is a convenient installation, troubleshooting, and reference tool on one of the hottest topics in automation and process control. It will help you understand important Ethernet and TCP/IP terminology and provide important information about the new industrial protocols. You will quickly gain a solid grasp of Ethernet basics, the constraints of the industrial environment, and the specialized requirements of machine control. Practical reference charts and technical tips make this book an ideal quick reference source at your project meetings and on the job. New topics covered in the book include signaling types, Web services, power over Ethernet, and an expanded focus on Ethernet protocols and addressing as well as wireless Ethernet. The last part of the book provides installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and security tips. After reading this book, you will be able to plan industrial Ethernet installations with realistic expectations, make knowledgeable purchasing decisions, and identify and prevent common causes of failure.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556178924
  • Publisher: ISA
  • Publication date: 9/20/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 129
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors ix
Chapter 1.0 What Is Industrial Ethernet? 1
1.1 Introduction 1
1.2 A Very, Very Short History of Ethernet and TCP/IP 3
Chapter 2.0 A Brief Tutorial on Digital Communication 5
2.1 Digital Communication Terminology 6
2.2 What's the Difference Between a Protocol and a Network? 9
2.3 Basic Topologies 11
2.4 Arbitration Mechanisms 15
2.5 LAN vs. WAN vs. VPN 15
Chapter 3.0 Ethernet Hardware Basics 17
3.1 Ethernet Terminology 17
3.2 Ethernet Hardware LEDs 26
3.3 Physical/Embedded Components: MAC, PHY, and Magnetics 27
3.4 Auto-Negotiation 28
3.5 Network Collisions and Arbitration: An Analogy 30
3.6 How the CSMA/CD Protocol Works 31
3.7 The Basic "Ethernet Design Rules" 33
3.8 "Would Somebody Please Explain This 7-Layer Networking Model?" 33
3.9 Connectors 36
3.10 Pinouts 38
Chapter 4.0 Ethernet Protocol & Addressing 43
4.1 A Little Bit of History 43
4.2 The Ethernet Packet and How Messages Flow on Ethernet 44
4.3 What Is the TCP/IP Protocol Suite? 46
4.4 TCP/IP Protocol Suite--IP Protocol 47
4.5 TCP/IP Protocol Suite--TCP Protocol 54
4.6 TCP/IP Protocol Suite--UDP Protocol 56
4.7 Ports--How the TCP/IP Suite Is Shared Between Applications 57
4.8 Other TCP/IP Application Layer Protocols 58
4.9 Popular TCP/IP Utilities 61
Chapter 5.0 Basic Ethernet Building Blocks 67
5.1 Devices 67
5.2 Determinism, Repeatability, and Knowing if It's "Fast Enough" 72
5.3 Cost Issues: Ethernet "Smart Devices" vs. PCs 75
Chapter 6.0 Network Health, Monitoring, & System Maintenance 79
6.1 What Is It that Makes a Network Run Well? 79
6.2 Popular PC-Based Ethernet Utilities, Software, and Tools 84
Chapter 7.0 Installation, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance Tips 89
7.1 Ethernet Grounding Rules 89
7.2 When You Install Cable 93
7.3 How to Ensure Good Fiber-Optic Connections 94
Chapter 8.0 Ethernet Industrial Protocols, Fieldbuses, and Legacy Networks 97
8.1 Encapsulating Industrial Protocols in TCP/IP 98
8.2 Web Services Technologies 108
Chapter 9.0 Basic Precuations for Network Security 115
Chapter 10.0 Power over Ethernet (PoE) 117
10.1 What is PoE? 117
10.2 What Pins Are Used on the CAT5 Cable? 117
10.3 How Much Current Is Supplied? 118
10.4 What Are the Advantages to PoE? 119
10.5 How Do I Get Started with PoE? 120
10.6 Resources 120
Chapter 11.0 Wireless Ethernet 121
11.1 A "Very" Short Technology Primer 121
11.2 Access Points 123
11.3 Mesh Networks 124
11.4 Security 124
11.5 The Advantages 125
Index 127
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