Practical Data Communications for Instrumentation and Control
- Steve Mackay, CPEng BSc (ElecEng), BSc (Hons), MBA, IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia
- Edwin Wright, MIPENZ, BSc (Hons), BSc (Elec Eng), Senior Staff Engineer for IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia.
- John Park, ASD, IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia
Instrumentation and control systems are highly reliant on data communications, so a working knowledge of the latest communications technologies and the essential protocols is essential for anyone designing, specifying or using instrumentation and control systems. This book is the only title on the market designed specifically for this audience. This is a comprehensive treatment of industrial data communication systems. Commencing with a thorough discussion of the popular RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485 standards it then moves on to industrial protocols, industrial networks and the communication requirements for the 'smart' instrumentation which is becoming de rigeur in industry today. The book also provides a solid grounding in the various Fieldbus and DeviceNet standards on the market today. This book provides you with the knowledge to analyse, specify and debug data communications systems in the instrumentation and control environment.
Control and instrumentation engineers; industrial system integrators; students taking electronics or computing degree courses; electrical, mechanical and chemical engineers and technicians wishing to understand the essentials of industrial data communications.