PROFIBUS Master Single Channel USB Interface Card



Universal PROFIBUS Interface with USB High Speed Port

High performance, single channel PROFIBUS USB interface for a wide variety of tasks from network configuration, device parameterization and PLC programming to plant maintenance and production data acquisition.

  • Rugged Metal Housing for Everyday Use in the Field
  • Active Bus Connection Cable for Reduced Disturbances
  • Easy Integration via API, OPC, DTM or STEP7 Drivers

Flexible PROFIBUS Interface for Mobile Applications

Quickly connected to a notebook and ideal for flexible use on different PCs, PROFIusb connects applications on the PC with a PROFIBUS network. As a DP Master Class 2, PROFIusb provides the basis for typical parameterization and maintenance tools. PROFIusb can also perform active control functions as a DP Master Class 1 or via the lowest protocol level (FDL).

Easy, Convenient and Reliable

PROFIusb is very simple and easy to use. To install this compact, rugged device all you do is plug it into the USB port on your PC. The interface runs entirely on USB power so that no external power supply is needed. Thanks to an active electronic coupler inside the bus cable, the connected PROFIBUS segment is not extended. This reliably eliminates disturbances caused by reflections.

Rapidly Integrated Using the Right Software Interface

Using the PROFIBUS API, PROFIusb can be operated directly from the application. Commented sample programs show how this is done. A matching Softing OPC Server, which is available as an optional standard interface, quickly and easily connects any application that has an integrated OPC client. Typical applications include visualization, SCADA or MES systems. FDT compliant parameterization tools use the PROFIdtm Communication DTM from Softing as a link to PROFIusb. Used with the free STEP7 driver, the device can also provide a PG/PC adapter for programming Siemens controllers.

  • DP-V0 Master
  • DP-V1 Master: Acyclic C2 Services
  • FDL
Fieldbus Connection Active Connection Cable (Approx. 120 cm) with 9-Pin D-Sub Connector
Transfer Rates 9.6; 19.2; 45.45; 93.75; 187.5; 500; 1500; 3000; 6000; 12000 Kbit/s
PC Interface USB 2.0, High Speed (480 Mbit/s),
Operating Temperature 0 ºC .. +55 ºC
Storage Temperature -20 ºC .. +70 ºC
Relative Humidity < 90%, Non-Condensing
Housing Aluminum
Dimensions [mm] 100 x 55
Power Supply
  • Supply Voltage: 5V via USB or External 24V Power Source
  • Current Consumption: Typically 400mA (USB)
Drivers available for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8,
Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008

Scope of Delivery

PROFIusb Hardware, USB Cable, CD with Drivers, Documentation and Sample Programs

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