White Paper: Get on the Bus - USB in Industrial Applications, from Advantech

Aug. 20, 2007
Automation products have long lifetimes that are measured in decades and not years. So advances in technology – particularly PC technology – may mean that automation products and applications have to change, sometimes painfully.  
The question for industrial users then becomes what change should be made? And what can be
done to avoid a repeat of this problem in the future? Advantech believes the answer to both questions is the aptly named Universal Serial Bus or USB.
This bus change in industrial PCs is a result of changes in the larger market. Currently, PCI- Express is on its way to becoming a new backplane standard for PCs. So automation users are faced with the prospect of changing how their devices interface with industrial computers.
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