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What is Topology in an Industrial Setting?

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Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from ISA’s course, Advanced Operation of Digital (Smart) Transmitters. The next class starts Oct. 12. This course offers a hands-on, working knowledge of smart field devices with an emphasis on measurement accuracy, advanced information gathering, AutoQuiz20150925-2decreased maintenance time, ease-of-configuration and calibration, and diagnostic capabilities. You will cover uses in conventional systems and improved communications when combined with digital control networks. You will also be exposed to various hand-held communicators and computer-based configuration and diagnostic software.

The term topology refers to:

a) SP50 Foundation Fieldbus protocol
b) Ethernet
c) network configurations
d) 4-20mA
e) none of the above

 

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Here’s the answer to today’s quiz from the instructor for ISA’s October 12 course, Advanced Operation of Digital (Smart) Transmitters

Network topology is the arrangement of the various elements (links, nodes, etc.) of a computer network. It is the topological structure of a network and may be depicted physically or logically.  Source: Wikipedia

The correct answer is C.

 

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