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Current Trends in Wireless Communications for Industrial and Process Automation Product Image

Current Trends in Wireless Communications for Industrial and Process Automation

  • Published: November 2009
  • Region: Global
  • 115 Pages
  • PracTel Inc

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • ABB (WiHART)
  • Arch Rock (IP IA)
  • Chipcon –TI (Chipsets)
  • Freescale (Chipsets)
  • Honeywell (ISA100.11a)
  • Oki (Chipsets)
  • MORE

This report addresses the evolution of factory floor communications towards wireless media. This process is bringing valuable contributions to Industrial Automation, and Process Automation saving money, time and resources. Even more than that, in many instances, wireless connections are the only solution to keep running machines, gas and oil pipelines and other industrial processes.

The report concentrates on two recent developments: WirelessHART and ISA 100.11a standards. Both standards have been built on the ZigBee/IEEE802.15.4 radio technology, and the report provides a detailed analysis of this standard also.

The report provides details of these technologies and analyzes their addressable markets, including applications and economics.

Though WirelessHART and ISA100.11a protocols are built based on the same radio standard, they are, at the present time, incompatible; the report analyzes the industry activity towards mitigation of this issue.

This report is useful to a wide audience of engineers, managers and sales staff involved in the design, implementation and maintenance of wireless communications equipment for Industrial Automation and Process Automation. READ MORE >

1.0 Introduction

1.1 General

1.2 Value

1.3 Goals

1.4 Research Methodology

1.5 Target Audience

2.0 IA Wireless Communications

2.1 Requirements

2.1.1 Details

2.1.2 Wired vs. Wireless

2.2 Structures

2.2.1 Data Network Topologies

2.2.1.1 Point-to-point

2.2.1.2 Star

2.2.1.3 Mesh

2.2.1.3.1 Sensors and Mesh

2.2.1.4 Comparison

2.3 Security Requirements

2.3.1 Details

3.0 Standardization Process: IA Wireless Communications

3.1 General

3.2 ISA 100 Family

3.2.1 General

3.2.1.1 ISA100 Committee

3.2.1.2 ISA100.11a

3.2.2 Solution

3.2.3 Specifics and Applications

3.3 WirelessHART (HART generation 7)

3.3.1 Foundation

3.3.2 Details

3.3.3 Summary:

3.3.4 WiTECK

3.4 Does the industry need two Standards?

4.0 ZigBee/IEEE802.15.4

4.1 General

4.2 Details

4.2.1 Major Features

4.2.2 Device Types

4.3 Protocol Stack

4.3.1 Physical and MAC layers – IEEE802.15.4

4.3.2 Frame

4.3.3 Upper Layers

4.4 Interoperability

4.5 Security

4.6 Platform Considerations

4.7 Battery Life

4.8 ZigBee Technology Benefits and Limitations

4.9 Standardization Process

4.9.1 ZigBee Alliance

4.9.1.1 Objectives

4.9.2 Example: Smart Energy Profile-ICT for Smart Grid

4.10 ZigBee IP

4.11 IEEE 802.15.4 - ZigBee Foundation

4.12 Application Specifics - Profiles

4.13 Applications

4.13.1 General

4.13.2 Home

4.13.3 PC

4.13.4 Manufacturing

4.13.5 WSN-UGS and ZigBee

4.14 “Green” ZigBee

4.15 Market

4.15.1 Expectations

4.15.2 Segments

4.15.3 Forecast

4.16 Industry

- Airbee (Software)

- Amber (RF Modules)

- Arch Rock (IP IA)

- Atmel (Chipsets)

- Atmel and TazTag (NFC+ZigBee)

- CEL (Modules; NFC+ZigBee)

- Chipcon –TI (Chipsets)

- Cirronet-RFM (Modules-Industrial Applications)

- Crossbow (WSN, Environment Monitoring, motes)

- Digi (Radios, Routers, Energy Management)

- Duolog (Transceivers)

- Ember (Chipsets, HAN applications)

- GreenPeak (WSN)

- Helicomm (Modules)

- Jennic (Chipsets-Modules)

- Freescale (Chipsets)

- Nuri Telecom (AMR Application)

- Oki (Chipsets)

- Open Peak (Power Management)

- Renesas (Platforms, AMR)

- Silicon Laboratories (Chipsets, Modules)

- Synapse (Module, Protocols)

- Telegesis (Integrator, Modules)

- TI (Chipsets)

5.0 IA Wireless Communications Market

5.1 Fragmentation

5.1.1 Geography

5.1.2 Protocols

5.1.3 Applications and Industries

5.2 IA Wireless Communications Market Drivers

5.3 Forecast

6.0 Vendors: WiHART and ISA100.11a Equipment

- ABB (WiHART)

- AirSprite (WiHART, ISA100.11a)

- Apprion (WiHART, ISA100.11a)

- Dust Networks (WSN, WiHART)

- Emerson Process Management (WiHART)

- E-Senza (WiHART)

- Honeywell (ISA100.11a)

- MacTek (WiHART)

- Nivis (ISA100.11a, WiHART)

- Pepperl+Fuchs (WiHART)

- ProSoft (WiHART)

- R. Stahl (WiHART)

- Softing (WiHART)

- Software Technologies Group (WiHART SW)

- Yokogawa (ISA100.11a)

7.0 Conclusions

LIST OF FIGURES:

Figure 1: Point-to-point Connections

Figure 2: Star Topology Illustration

Figure 3: Illustration of Mesh Network

Figure 4: HART Protocols Evolution

Figure 5: ZigBee Protocol Stack

Figure 6: Profiles

Figure 7: Estimate: ZigBee Modules Market Worldwide ($M)

Figure 8: Estimate: ZigBee Modules Market Worldwide (M Units)

Figure 9: ZigBee Market Segmentation (2009)

Figure 10: ZigBee Market Segmentation (2013)

Figure 11: WIA Market Geography

Figure 12: IA Wireless Communications Market Segmentation: Industries

Figure 13: Addressable Market: IA Wireless Communications Equipment Sales ($B)

LIST OF TABLES:

Table 1: Topologies Comparison

Table 2: ISA 100 Family of Standards

Table 3: ISA100.11a Usage Classes

Table 4: ISA100.11a Benefits

Table 5: ZigBee Parameters

Table 6: ZigBee Smart Energy Profile Feature Set

- ABB (WiHART)

- AirSprite (WiHART, ISA100.11a)

- Apprion (WiHART, ISA100.11a)

- Dust Networks (WSN, WiHART)

- Emerson Process Management (WiHART)

- E-Senza (WiHART)

- Honeywell (ISA100.11a)

- MacTek (WiHART)

- Nivis (ISA100.11a, WiHART)

- Pepperl+Fuchs (WiHART)

- ProSoft (WiHART)

- R. Stahl (WiHART)

- Softing (WiHART)

- Software Technologies Group (WiHART SW)

- Yokogawa (ISA100.11a)
- Airbee (Software)

- Amber (RF Modules)

- Arch Rock (IP IA)

- Atmel (Chipsets)

- Atmel and TazTag (NFC+ZigBee)

- CEL (Modules; NFC+ZigBee)

- Chipcon –TI (Chipsets)

- Cirronet-RFM (Modules-Industrial Applications)

- Crossbow (WSN, Environment Monitoring, motes)

- Digi (Radios, Routers, Energy Management)

- Duolog (Transceivers)

- Ember (Chipsets, HAN applications)

- GreenPeak (WSN)

- Helicomm (Modules)

- Jennic (Chipsets-Modules)

- Freescale (Chipsets)

- Nuri Telecom (AMR Application)

- Oki (Chipsets)

- Open Peak (Power Management)

- Renesas (Platforms, AMR)

- Silicon Laboratories (Chipsets, Modules)

- Synapse (Module, Protocols)

- Telegesis (Integrator, Modules)

- TI (Chipsets)

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