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Avago Fast Ethernet transceiver built for industrial networking

Avago Technologies recently released a RoHS-compliant, Fast Ethernet optical transceiver optimized for the ProfiNet implementation of industrial Ethernet....


May 1, 2006  


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Avago Technologies recently released a RoHS-compliant, Fast Ethernet optical transceiver optimized for the ProfiNet implementation of industrial Ethernet.

Avago says its AFBR-5978Z is the industry’s first industrial Fast Ethernet optical transceiver to incorporate digital diagnostic monitoring interface (DMI). The DMI feature permits real-time monitoring of transceiver performance and system stability, even in cross-continent installations, resulting in higher factory network uptime.

Industrial Fast Ethernet represents an upgrade path for Fieldbus networks with a speed of up to 125 MBd compared to 2 MBd for Interbus, 12 MBd for Profibus, and 12 MBd and 16 MBd for SERCOS.

It allows devices on the factory floor to be assigned IP or MAC addresses, enabling high-speed remote diagnostics and machine sequence changes via Internet access.

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