Control Network Engineering

It is essential to understand how control networks differ from office/data networks or wide area networks. Arlington Laboratory is a well-recognized expert in control networks and has been analyzing and developing these network technologies for the semiconductor manufacturing industry since 1993.

Reports published by Arlington Laboratory for clients have provided the basis by which some of the largest and most progress suppliers of semiconductor manufacturing systems and subsystems have architected their designs.

Our unique blend of expertise in digital communications, hardware, software, control theory and system integration yield the framework by which we analyze, design, install and manage high performance and high reliability control networks.

We also have considerable experience in the design of functional safety fieldbus communication protocols. Arlington Laboratory is an active contributor to both client technologies and international standards for control networks where human safety assurances are required.

We have developed a top-down approach to data flow analysis that includes all measurement, control, data and information systems involved in our customers applications. This allows us to recommend and design, with confidence, the right solution for performance, reliability, flexibility and extensibility.


Technical Experts in Today's
Control Network Technologies

  • DeviceNet
  • Profibus
  • Profinet
  • Modbus/TCP
  • Ethernet/IP
  • CIP Safety
  • CC-Link (and CC-Link Safety)
  • CC-Link IE (and CC-Link IE Safety)
  • EtherCAT
  • AS-i
  • HART
  • LonWorks
  • Bluetooth
  • Ethernet
  • TCP/IP
  • and many more...