The DF PROFINET IO board operates as a PN IO controller and/or as PROFINET IO device. Because its efficiency is so huge the new board achieves as PN IO controller operations of 64 PROFINET devices per millisecond in the performance class RT. A second independent Ethernet interface is optionally available, so the board can therefore operate as PROFINET IO device at the same time. 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.
Drivers for all current operating systems (Windows, Linux) 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.
Available as CompactPCI, PCI and PCI Express version.