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HP Automation Strategies: Embedded virtualization in process automation systems

An earlier ARC Advisory Group column dealt with server-level virtualization in Collaborative Process Automation Systems (CPAS), the company’s process automation system model. Here, we will addres..

Forbes, H., ARC Advisory Group

An earlier ARC Advisory Group column dealt with server-level virtualization in Collaborative Process Automation Systems (CPAS), the company’s process automation system model. Here, we will address the impact that virtualization has on process controllers, I/O systems, and process field devices—the parts of an automation system implemented as embedded systems. The relatively complex embedded systems found in process controllers use microcontrollers or full-fledged microprocessors. They are networked and may download to the operating system and application software via network services. With the development of multi-core microprocessors, semiconductor suppliers can now support virt

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