List of Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgments. Abbreviations. 1. Introduction. 2. Distributed System. 3. LonWorks Nodes. 4. The LonTalk Protocol. 5. Neuron Chip Firmware. 6. Programming Model. 7. Network Topologies and Network Interconnections. 8. Supported Input/Output Objects. 9. Interoperability. 10. Profiles. 11. A Distributed LonWorks Application. 12. Tools. 13. Performance Aspects. 14. New Platforms. Literature. Index. Appendix A: Selected Component Manufacturers.
Control networks span a wide range of application areas. These networks are put into action in the `Digital Home', industrial applications, commercial buildings, transportation systems, gas stations, security systems, and they are found in most instances where smart sensors and smart actuators are used to exchange information. The authors of this volume provide an overview of various control network protocols and discuss LonTalk® protocol, Neuron® chip, programming model, network structures, network management, interoperability between nodes, application profiles, development and maintenance tools, performance analysis, and standardization activities.
Open Control Networks: LonWorks/EIA 709 Technology will be an important resource for advanced students of control systems and embedded systems, engineers designing distributed networks, systems designers and architects, and others developing smart buildings and intelligent transportation systems.
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