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Subject: PROFIBUS vs. CAN
From: SIBLEY@AESIR.MIT.EDU
To: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 11:34:17 -0500 (EST)
>> 
>> 
>>       We have been looking at fieldbus's to replace the BITBUS for
>> new projects at Bates.  Both PROFIBUS and CAN look promising.
>> Can someone comment on the advantages or disadvantages of PROFIBUS
>> verses CAN?
>> 
> 
>
>Just curious. Why are you dumping bitbus? We may be using it for
>piping reset signals around our hall.


Intel has stopped producing the 8044 microprocessor which is the BITBUS
microcontroller we have been using.  The 8044 is an 8051 with Intels 
IDCX-51 "real time" Kernal built in.  I have also heard that BITBUS support
in Europe has been fading for several years.

Coles


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