The BradCommunications SST PROFIBUS multi-slave

The BradCommunications SST PROFIBUS multi-slave
The BradCommunications™ SST™ PROFIBUS® multi-slave
interface emulates or monitor 1 to 125 PROFIBUS DP
devices on one physical PROFIBUS connection.
PROFIBUS® DP Multi-Slave Interface
• Monitor up to 125 devices
For Emulating or Monitoring PROFIBUS DP Devices
• Avoids 244 bytes in and 244 bytes out
• Connects as a passive station, does
not affect existing network traffic
• View input and output data for each
• View slave diagnostic and
parameterization data for each slave
Emulate up to 125 devices
• Virtually any PROFIBUS DP slave
device (e.g. drives, motors, I/O) can be
emulated to any PROFIBUS master
including DCS, PLC and PC control
• Use with SST PICS Simulation
software and other third party
simulation software
• Several DP Class 1 masters can
communicate to one SST PROFIBUS
multi-slave card
Ease of use
• Minimal set up and configuration
• Set up a fully loaded network
emulation in just a few steps using the
SST PROFIBUS configuration tool
Communicate with several DP
Class 1 masters using only one SST
multi-slave interface card
Software Tools Included
• Configuration tool
• OPC server
• DDE server
OS and Drivers Supported
• Microsoft® 32-bit driver
(Windows® NT4, 2000, XP)
Open, documented memory map
interface with example C source
code and Windows 32-bit DLLs for
custom driver development
The BradCommunications™ SST™ PROFIBUS® DP multi-slave interface card
allows a PCI bus computer to emulate or monitor 1 to 125 PROFIBUS DP slave
devices using only one physical connection. Network traffic is not affected
when this interface card is used to monitor other nodes.
The BradCommunications SST PROFIBUS DP multi-slave interface card can
be used to:
• Connect a PCI bus computer running HMI or operator interface
software to PROFIBUS DP
• I/O emulation
• Network monitoring
• Test a fully loaded network of PROFIBUS DP masters and other
PROFIBUS products
Minimal to no impact on I/O scan time
• Since the card listens passively on the network, an HMI system can monitor all I/O
on the network without affecting the scan time
Ethernet alternative
• HMI users can pass large amounts of data without impacting the network or PLC
scan time, or any additional cost for Ethernet connectivity
No devices or wiring required
• Have a completely functional PROFIBUS network of slaves contained in one card in
• Using simulation to duplicate the behavior of the actual process and I/O on the plant
floor will identify and correct network bottlenecks before they become expensive
plant-floor problems
• Quickly differentiate between wiring, devices, and network problems by comparing
real-world results with the emulation
Profibus® DP Multi-Slave
Application Stories
Network Specifications
Emulating I/O
Reduced Commissioning Time
When a large power generation company
decided to modernize its coal conveyor
system, Brock Solutions, a large automation
engineering firm, was brought in to develop
and test the new tracking system. The system,
which must run 24/7 to generate electricity,
ensure high availability and minimize
downtime, simulation software was used to
test the coal conveyors and control gates
which route and divert coal to different
Data Rate
All PROFIBUS data rates up to 12 Mbps
Belden 3079A
Brad Harrison 85-001 PVR2 conductor with shield,
5-pin Phoenix connector internally connected to DB9
DB9 female connector
Brad Harrison Diagnostic D-Sub connector
part number: MA9D01-42
1000 V
Hardware Specifications
The BradCommunications SST PROFIBUS
multi-slave card was used to emulate the
many PROFIBUS DP slaves. This enabled
Brock Solutions to thoroughly test the security
and emergency logic repeatly without risk. By
reducing commissioning time, the power
generating company was able to use its
system with minimal delays, making for a
smooth transition to start-up.
Vigorous Testing Leads to
Improved Product Development
A leading multi-national developer and
manufacturer of industrial products required a
tool to test its PROFIBUS DP master and
slave products. To determine the products’
capabilities and limitations on a fully loaded
PROFIBUS network, stress tests were setup
to evaluate the maximum for the baud rate,
the number of slaves, and I/O supported. I/O
mappings also needed to be tested to ensure
what was read/written on the network was
written in the host memory mapped to the
The BradCommunications SST PROFIBUS
multi-slave card allowed the company to
successfully complete the stress tests and
verify the products’ stability and compatibility
on a PROFIBUS network. By emulating 125
PROFIBUS DP slaves, the company was able
to work with different GSD files and device
types without actually having them physically
there. Understanding the products’ capabilities
avoided costly future hardware and firmware
Bus Interface
Compliant with PCI 2.1 and 2.2
Intel 80186
512 Kbytes of on-board shared memory,
accessible from the host computer in 16K pages 512
Kbytes of sectored flash memory
two LEDs for communication and system status
Hardware Plug & Play
(Length x Width)
6.875in x 4.2in (17.463cm x 10.668cm)
Typical Current Draw
700 mA @ 5V
Voltage Requirements
PCI Region 0 = 128b of 32-bit PCI memory
PCI Region 1 = 128b of I/O port memory
PCI Region 2 = 8b of I/O port memory
PCI Region 3 = 64Kb of 32-bit PCI memory
One PCI interrupt
Operating Temperature
0ºC (32ºF) up to +50ºC (122ºF)
Storage Temperature
-25ºC (-13°F) up to +70ºC (158°F)
5% to 95% non-condensing
Ordering Information
Part Number
Product Description
PROFIBUS DP multi-slave card, PCI
Other PROFIBUS Interface Card Part Numbers:
PROFIBUS card, universal PCI bus (3.3V/5V)
PROFIBUS card, PC/104
PROFIBUS card, VME, 1 channel/port
PROFIBUS card, VME, 2 channels/ports
Other Related Products:
• IP67 and IP20 PROFIBUS I/O modules
• Gateway solutions
• Cable, cordsets, receptacles, and other media components
• Diagnostic tools
To contact us:
Reference Number: DW2006123 Date Published: September 2008
North America: US: + 1 800 225 7724 – Canada: +1 519 725 5136
France: +33 2 32 96 04 20 – Germany: +49 7252 94 96 0– Italy: +39 010 59 30 77 –
United Kingdom: +44 1495 356300
Shanghai, China: +86 21-5835-9885 - Tianjin, China: +86 22-23321717
Singapore: +65 6268-6868 – Yamato, Japan: +81 46-265-2428 – Nagoya, Japan: +81 52-221-5950
Brad is a registered trademark and BradCommunications and SST are trademarks of Molex Incorporated.
© 2008 Molex
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