Friday, 18 December 2020 2:00 PM CET (8:00 AM EST)
by Dietmar Bruckner (B&R Industrial Automation, AUSTRIA)
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Ethernet POWERLINK is a communication profile for Real-Time Ethernet (RTE). It extends Ethernet according to the IEEE 802.3 standard with mechanisms to transfer data with predictable timing and precise synchronization. The communication profile meets timing demands typical for high performance automation and motion applications. It does not change basic principles of the Fast Ethernet Standard IEEE 802.3 but extends it towards RTE. Thus it is possible to leverage and continue to use any standard Ethernet silicon, infrastructure component or test and measurement equipment like a network analyzer.
Dietmar Bruckner is with B&R Industrial Automation since 2013, where he is responsible for the development of Connectivity solutions. Additionally, he is a system architect for hard real-time, industrial Ethernet-based communication systems. Before, he worked for 10 years at the Institute of Computer Technology of the Vienna University of Technology. He published 70+ reviewed publications including 5 patents.