An end-of-year tradition here at motioncontroltips.com is to look back at some of our most viewed articles we published on the site throughout the year.
This represents what you, our readers, clicked on the most throughout the year. Curiously enough, some of the most-read content in 2020 revolved around electrical and networking topics. We’re not quite sure what this fact means in the grand scheme of things, but there you have it.
And so, without further delay, here is our list of the top posts of 2020, starting with Number 5 and building our way to Number 1.
Number 5 –> What is the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP)?
The OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) protocol includes seven layers, including the top, or application, layer, which manages the interaction between programs or applications and the network. One example of a specialized application layer is the Common Industrial Protocol. Also referred to as CIP, it was developed by Rockwell and is now managed by the industry group, ODVA. Developed for industrial applications, CIP provides a method for organizing and representing data, managing connections, and facilitating messaging on a network.