Glossary Definition for PROFIBUS

Glossary Term: PROFIBUS  

Definition

Vendor-independent open fieldbus standard used in manufacturing, building automation, and process control. Utilizes a nonpowered two-wire (RS-485) network. PROFIBUS is standardized under the European Fieldbus Standard EN 50 170. It includes three versions: FMS, DP, and PA. Visit www.profibus.com for more information.
Synonyms
  • Fieldbus

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