DF PROFINET IO the newest in our companys line of pc-cards, is a high performance PN IO controller/device board in PCI, CompactPCI and PCI-Express format. With this new improvement it is now possible, for the first time, to operate large networks without any performance restriction.
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 cards 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.