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Is a Smart Device really smart?

In this nineth installment of our technical discussion of the WirelessHART protocol, we look at the smart devices which make-up the nodes of the industrial network and ask the question “Is a smart device really smart?” How smart is your … Continue reading

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What does the WirelessHART network manager do?

Does the WirelessHART network manager serve as a brain, computing and manipulating data as it passes through the network? Or is the network manager more like a conductor, orchestrating the harmonious flow of information? In this tenth installment of our … Continue reading

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WirelessHART vs. Zigbee

How does the WirelessHART network protocol stack-up against the Zigbee wireless protocol? While we discuss specific differences between the two in detail in other installments, this installment of our technical discussion on the WirelessHART industrial network protocol will provide an … Continue reading

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WirelessHART Slot Timing Walk Thru

In this installment of our technical discussion of the WirelessHART protocol, we present a walk through of the slot timing utilized by the data link layer. The figure below shows the slot timing of both the source and destination of … Continue reading

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How does a new device join a WirelessHART network?

You install a new sensor which needs to join your WirelessHART network. How does it find its way into the network? In this installment of our technical discussion of the wireless industrial protocol, we find the network is secure, but … Continue reading

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