The main aim of ETHERNET INTERFACE FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS project is to implement the compact Ethernet based home automation system. This high performance unit is possible by interfacing a Ethernet controller to the high speed AVR controller. In order to implement this we have to select one Ethernet controller which is SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) based and is easy to interface with microcontroller.
This project uses ENC28J60 ether net controller for serial communication between systems. Basic use of this controller is to serve as Ethernet interface with SPI. ENC28J60 can support either full duplex mode or half duplex mode. It will take transmitting/receiving 8Kbytes. ENC28J60 has internal DMA for fast access data.
The point of this project is to create a module for appliances that would interface with the internet. Each appliance or module would have its own IP address which would allow users to turn the appliance off and on.
download Ethernet Interface for Industrial Applications Abstract .