Umbrella term for various physical bus systems used in industrial automation, production engineering, building automation and automotive engineering.
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The result of a standardisation initiative by the Japan Electrical Manufacturers Association (JEMA) led by Mitsubishi. FL-Net is an Ethernet-based standard for communications between intelligent controllers.
Field Programmable Gate Array
A system is considered to be functionally safe when its electrical, electronic and programmable components always react in such a way that no intolerable harm is created in the environment of the machine or device concerned.