Segmentation Aspects in Profibus
Ref: HURRAY-TR-0019 Publication Date: 1, May, 2000
Segmentation Aspects in ProfibusRef: HURRAY-TR-0019 Publication Date: 1, May, 2000
The Profibus Standard - EN 50170 - presents some guidelines in order support segmented network topologies. However, the standard does not specify some fundamental aspects about inter-segment traffic, namely the data transfer mechanisms and time-related issues. The aim of this document is both to give a brief survey of the EN 50170 guidelines and also to present some hypothetical scenarios that show how segmentation could be implemented from the authors' perspective.
Notes: Internal technical report related to Project R-Fieldbus.