Microprocessor-Based Industrial Controllers

  • Gautam A. Tendulkar
Part of the International Series on Microprocessor-Based Systems Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 1)


This chapter describes the application of microprocessor-based industrial controllers in hierarchical and stand-alone configurations. Programmable systems have considerable advantages over hard-wired systems, such as the ease of configuration and modification with user-friendly graphic programming languages. After describing the architectures of standard microprocessors, three special architectures for programmable controllers are analyzed. The development of a “universal” programmable controller for both logic and fast closed-loop control is technologically possible and an innovative architecture for such a controller is described in detail. Trends in architectures for industrial controllers, the influence of software and the convergence of microcomputer and programmable controller architectures are discussed.


User Program High Level Language User Instruction Ladder Diagram Digital Controller 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gautam A. Tendulkar
    • 1
  1. 1.ErlangenGermany

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