A Linux-Based Approach to Building a Real-Time Industrial Ethernet Network for Automation

Sponsored by B&R Industrial Corporation

This webinar will demonstrate how an open source solution may be used to create a Linux real-time Industrial Ethernet Bus Master. We will discuss eight practical requirements for building a real-time industrial network and show how each of those requirements can be met. The solution is based on using the open source Industrial Ethernet protocol, POWERLINK. Other topics including minimizing the effects of electrostatic noise, providing integrated network safety, and delivering high availability control systems will also be covered. We will also show how to build and maintain a Linux kernel and supporting applications using state-of-the-art development tools. Furthermore, we will discuss the integration between the kernel and hardware acceleration modules on modern embedded microprocessor architectures and FPGAs that minimize system jitter and maximize the industrial machine’s performance.

Speakers & Bios

Sari Germanos is the Technology Marketing Manager for the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group. His expertise lies in developing complex distributed real-time mechatronic applications. He also has significant experience in applying simulation technologies to improve the efficiency of developing large-scale distributed systems. Sari received his MS in Computer Science from Boston College.

Al Feczko is Vice President of Sales and Field Engineering at Timesys Corporation, a pioneer and long-time industry leader in the embedded Linux market. In this role, Al is responsible for helping all Timesys customers and partners achieve maximum benefit from the use and deployment of Timesys embedded Linux products and services. Prior to joining Timesys, Al held a variety of increasingly responsible roles in project engineering and management of embedded real-time control systems in the industrial automation and defense industries. He received his MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

This webinar was recorded January 16, 2016.

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