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German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology)
German term or phrase:Prozessdatenwort
The document is a press release for a software series. This particular sentence is referring to Feldbus interfaces:
Mit einer großen Zahl verfügbarer Schnittstellen wie Feldbus oder Ethernet-TCP/IP (10/100 MB) wartet die Geräteserie LCS mit einer breiten Palette steckbarer Module auf. Interbus-S basiert auf dem IBS SUPI 3 und unterstützt bis zu 16 Prozessdatenworte auf dem Bus und Profibus-DP ist über den SPC3-Controller von Siemens zugänglich.
Since Steffen and Orla answered at exactly the same time with the same answer, I've got to go with the most references and agreementd from other people. Sorry orla! 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: Hi Joanne - hope all's well with you!
From what I remember from my time at a telecoms company, 'word' is a unit of measurement in network speed (I am open to correction on the exact definition here). I found this kind of use at the URL below. So process data words might actually be fine.