The relative roles of software and hardware

  • Fran Jović


Powerful central processor units (CPUs) and slow connections to the monitored process enable process control functions to be executed using software, with all the advantages and elegance of software problem-solving abilities. Therefore, software takes a prominent role in process control systems, but, unlike hardware where interfaces are standardized, only a few operating system software packages are standardized (Miković, 1983). Operating system software is an essential part of process control software (see Figure 4.1). Peripheral


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fran Jović
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  1. 1.R M Henry, School of Control EngineeringUniversity of BradfordUSA

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