DNP 3.0 Server over Ethernet
Communication Module
Class 1, Division 2,
Groups A, B, C, and D Hazardous
DNP 3.0 Server over Ethernet
Communication Module
With the growing usage of the DNP protocol over
Ethernet technology in the industrial marketplace, this
product has a wide variety of application uses. Industries
that use this technology include:
Power and distribution applications
Water and Gas Applications
SCADA and DCS applications
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The DNP 3.0 Server over Ethernet Communications
Module supports the implementation of the DNP 3.0
(Distributed Network Protocol) over Ethernet, allowing
Quantum processors to easily communicate with host
systems supporting the protocol. The module supports
DNP Subset Level 2 features and some Level 3
Features and Benefits
The PTQ-DNPSNET (Distributed Network Protocol
Module over Ethernet) allows Schneider Electric
Quantum processors to easily communicate with other
DNP protocol-compatible devices.
The module supports DNP Subset Level 2 features and
some of the Level 3 features allowing the many SCADA
systems supporting the DNP protocol to be integrated
into the Quantum platform. The module acts as an
input/output module between the DNP network and the
Quantum processor. The data transfer from the
Quantum processor is asynchronous from the actions on
the DNP network. Databases are user defined and
stored in the module to hold the data required by the
The PTQ-DNPSNET module is a powerful
communication interface for Quantum platform
processors. Developed under license from Schneider
Electric, the module incorporates proprietary backplane
technology that enables powerful data access to the
Quantum processor.
General Specifications
Single Slot - Quantum backplane compatible
The module is recognized as an Options module
and has access to PLC memory for data transfer
Configuration data is stored in non-volatile memory
in the ProTalk module
Up to six modules can be placed in a rack
Local rack - The module must be placed in the same
rack as processor.
Compatible with common Quantum / Unity
programming tools.
Quantum data types supported: 0x, 1x, 3x, 4x
High speed data transfer across backplane provides
quick data update times.
Sample function blocks available.
Hardware Specifications
DNP 3.0 Server over Ethernet Specifications
Operating in the Server mode, the module accepts
commands from a Client(s) to read/write data stored in the
module's internal registers. This data is easily and
continuously transferred between the ProTalk module and
the Quantum processor's data registers.
The Server functionality supported by the module includes:
• The DNP on Ethernet communication driver is built in
accordance with the DNP organizations WAN/LAN
Recommended Practices
• Ethernet port supporting TCP (events, monitor and
control) and UDP (monitor and control)
• Supports DNP 3.0 in a Level 2 implementation
• The module functions as a Server on the network
supporting data read/write commands from
masters/clients on the network
• Report-by-Exception data is logged to the module's
database and reported on TCP socket
• Supports unsolicited messaging
• Analog deadband configurable at module level
• Supports clock synchronization from client or from
Quantum (configurable synchronization frequency)
• Supports timestamp events (BI/AI). Configurable
enable/disable for AI
• User defined list of acceptable host IP addresses
• Event queue supports 200 events per data type(BI/AI)
• DNP Object Definition documents are available
Backplane Current Load
800 mA @ 5 V
Operating Temperature
0 to 60°C (32 to 140°F)
Storage Temperature
-40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)
Relative Humidity
5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Sine vibration 4-100 Hz in each of
the 3 orthogonal axes
30G, 11 mSec. in each of the 3
orthogonal axes
Dimensions (HxWxD),
250 x 103.85 x 40.34 mm
9.84 x 4.09 x 1.59 in
LED Indicators
Module Status
Backplane Transfer Status
Serial Port Activity LED
Serial Activity and Error LED Status
Debug/Configuration Port (Debug)
DB-9M PC Compatible
RS-232 only
No hardware handshaking
Application Ports
Application Ethernet port
RJ45 Connector
Link and Activity LED indicators
Electrical Isolation 1500 V rms at 50
Hz to 60 Hz for 60 s, applied as
specified in section 5.3.2 of IEC
60950: 1991
Ethernet Broadcast Storm Resiliency
= less than or equal to 5000 [ARP]
frames-per-second and less than or
equal to 5 minutes duration
Functional Specifications
The PTQ-DNPSNET module accepts data read/write
commands from a master/client on the network. The
module accepts DNP commands to control and monitor
the data stored in the DNP databases. In addition, the
module can be configured to generate unsolicited
The module has 4000 data words of internal register
space that are accessible to the protocol driver and to
the Quantum processors memory. Memory usage is
user configurable within these 4000 words. Each of the
supported database types can be individually sized and
each database point is mapped within the module. The
supported database point types are:
Binary Input 512 Points (512 words)
Binary Output 512 Points (512 words)
Counter 128 Points (128 words)
Analog Input 512 Words
Analog Output 512 Words
Total point counts must be configured such that Class 0
responses do not exceed 2048 bytes in size
Additional Products
ProSoft Technology offers a full complement of
hardware and software solutions for a wide variety of
industrial communication platforms. Compatible products
in the ProTalk product line also include:
IEC 60870-5-104 Server Communication Module
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for a complete list of products.
Ordering Information
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DNP 3.0 Server over Ethernet
Communication Module
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April 07, 2008
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