Harting publishes Industrial Ethernet handbook

The 5-chapter, 168-page manual covers the technical details of Ethernet, comparing it to other fieldbus systems, and explaining its Open System Interconnection (ISO/OSI) Reference Model.

Oct 13th, 2009

October 13, 2009 -- Harting North America announced the availability of its Industrial Ethernet Handbook. The 5-chapter, 168-page manual covers the technical details of Ethernet, comparing it to other fieldbus systems, and explaining its Open System Interconnection (ISO/OSI) Reference Model.

The handbook goes on to describe the different versions of Ethernet and how they are typically applied with various topologies, interconnect hardware, and cabling. The book’s Annex details pertinent standards and application guidelines, such as EN, IEEE, IEC, UL, and HD/VDE. The Annex also contains an extensive bibliography on fieldbus and Ethernet technology, along with Internet links to other resources.

Engineers, designers, and technicians can probe the guide to learn about the various layers (physical, data link, network, etc.) of the OSI Model and how they are used in a ‘shared’ Ethernet system. A section on general requirements details installation, transmission, and environmental issues that impact network topologies, cable routing, and connections. A chapter on transmission technology and cabling discusses Power over Ethernet (PoE), and many other connectivity topics. A 26-page glossary provides comprehensive explanations of the most commonly used terms, standards, protocols, and acronyms associated with Ethernet.

A free copy of the Industrial Ethernet Handbook is available here.

On the Web: http://www.harting-usa.com/

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