By Sean O’Connell, Analog Devices, Inc.
The Smart Industry, or Industry 4.0 is the new industrial revolution where existing systems are networked together to create cyber-physical systems. Industry 4.0 is built on a reliable communications infrastructure enabling data extraction from machines, factories, and field devices to be sent to the cloud for aggregation and processing. For good connectivity in these industrial ecosystems, reliable radio connections are critical, yet challenging. This white paper discusses the importance of creating reliable wireless communications systems for Industry 4.0, and offers considerations for improving network coverage. Download the full paper for more information.