PROFINET interface card

High performance, flexible and practical

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Group photo of the DF PROFINET IO PC interface cards

The DF PROFINET IO PC interface card operates as a PROFINET IO controller and/or as PROFINET IO device. Because its efficiency is so huge the interface card achieves as PN IO controller operations of 64 PROFINET devices per millisecond in the Conformance Class B. A second independent Ethernet interface allows the module to be used simultaneously as a PROFINET IO device. A stand-alone operation, such as PN IO device is also possible. In PN IO controller mode, among the cyclic data traffic, all acyclic read/write/diagnosis and alarm functions are supported and of course compatible to the PN IO standard of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International. The size of the process image of the card‘s I/O data is 16 Kbyte (8 Kbyte input and 8 Kbyte output data). The PROFINET configuration data is stored in a failsafe flash type memory.

The controller board also supports PROFINET supervisor functionality, making it possible to scan the network as well as to control the names and IP addresses of various PROFINET devices. The CONFIGURATOR III is available for compilation and download of the PROFINET configuration. The comfortable and fully graphical tool minimises the configuration effort, while extensive download, analysis and control functions permit an efficient checkup of the configured PROFINET IO network.

In PN IO device mode the min. cycle time is 1 millisecond with a max. IO data size of 1440 bytes. The board does not need to be configured but instead receives the IO configuration directly from the PN IO controller, which significantly simplifies putting it into service. A special feature supported by the board is the PN IO shared device mode, which allows multiple PN IO controllers (up to 20) to access allocated IO buffers within the device simultaneously. This allows a very flexible integration also into large and complex PN IO networks. The operation modes PN IO controller and PN IO device can be run simultaneously.

Drivers for all current operating systems are also available. A LabVIEW™ PROFINET VISA driver is optionally available. The LabVIEW™ PROFINET VISA driver equips National Instruments’ LabVIEW™ with a real-time PROFINET IO connection. The installation in a classical PC system under LabVIEW™ for Windows is just as likely as in a real-time PXI system under LabVIEW™ RT, for example as a high performance PAC system for time-critical test applications or industrial automation applications.

Highlights

  • 8 Kbyte Input and 8 Kbyte output data
  • Failsafe Flash Type Memory
  • Supports PROFINET supervisor functionality
  • Comfortable and full graphical configuration tool (CONFIGURATOR III)
  • Drivers for all current operating systems available
  • optional: LabVIEW PROFINET VISA Driver
Article Article No.
   
DF PROFINET IO PCIe
with Windows 7 / Windows 10 driver
100261
DF PROFINET IO PCIe
with Linux driver
100262
DF PROFINET IO PCIe
with LabVIEW™ PROFINET VISA driver for Windows 7 / Windows 10 and LabVIEW™ RT
100263
DF PROFINET IO PCI
with Windows 7 / Windows 10 driver
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DF PROFINET IO PCI
with Linux driver
100188Info Icon
DF PROFINET IO PCI
with LabVIEW™ PROFINET VISA driver for Windows 7 / Windows 10 and LabVIEW™ RT
100189Info Icon
DF PROFINET IO CPCI
with Windows 7 / Windows 10 driver
100190Info Icon
DF PROFINET IO CPCI
with Linux driver
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DF PROFINET IO CPCI
with LabVIEW™ PROFINET VISA driver for Windows 7 / Windows 10 and LabVIEW™ RT
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Downloads
 
DF PROFINET IO Flyer
DF PROFINET IO Windows – Getting Started
DF PROFINET IO PCIe – Installation Instructions
DF PROFINET IO PCI – Installation Instructions
DF PROFINET IO CPCI – Installation Instructions
DF PROFINET IO GSDML file

LabVIEW™ PROFINET VISA Driver Flyer
LabVIEW™ PROFINET VISA Driver Windows - Getting Started
LabVIEW™-RT PROFINET VISA Driver - Getting Started
Specifications  
   
Available Types CPCI, PCI, PCIe
Operation Mode PN IO Controller, PN IO Device
PROFINET IO Conformance Class Class B (≥ 1ms)
Ethernet Interface RJ45 100BaseTX