DF PROFI II operates as DP Master or DP Slave. Additionally to the standard PROFIBUS DP/DPV1 services the board provides a watchdog function with physical PROFIBUS line disconnection for Master class 1 redundancy concepts. If the operational PC system fails, a seamless switch over to a redundant standby system is possible.
The process data image additionally provides a millisecond based relative time stamp value. The PROFIBUS configuration data is stored in a failsafe Flash Type Memory.
The CONFIGURATOR II is available for compilation and download of the PROFIBUS configuration. The comfortable and full graphical tool minimises the configuration effort. Extensive download, analysis and control functions permit an efficient check up of the configured PROFIBUS DP network. The compiled configuration is stored in XML format. This allows an easy integration into third party applications.
Drivers for all current operating systems are available for the DF PROFI II board. Additional packages, such as OPC server, LabVIEW PROFIBUS VISA driver or FDT 1.2 COM DTM significantly extend the boards field of application.