RS-485: Still the Most Robust Communication

RS-485: Still the Most Robust Communication

Despite the rise in popularity of wireless networks, wired serial networks continue to provide the most robust, reliable communication, especially in harsh environments. These well-engineered networks provide effective communication in industrial and building automation applications, which require immunity from noise, electrostatic discharge and voltage faults, all resulting in increased uptime. Industrial system applications, such as factory automation, are subjected to harsh electrical environments.

Download this report to learn why it is vitally important for the system-level designer to take into account voltage transients from several sources when developing the hardware that will withstand these conditions.