PBPro-USB : PROFIBUS USB interface


Universal PROFIBUS Interface with USB High Speed

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

Handy Companion for Mobile Use

  • Matchbox-sized PROFIBUS interface
  • Always at hand – easily fits in any laptop bag
  • High-retention USB connector ensures reliable USB cable connection

Wide Area of Application

  • Device parameterization via FDT/DTM
  • Integrated with numerous parameterization and asset management systems
  • PROFIBUS connection for PC-based measurement and monitoring systems
  • Quick and easy PROFIBUS connection for applications such as SCADA or MES

Quick and Easy Installation

  • Simple connection via USB cable
  • Powered by USB, no external power supply required
  • Highly integrated hardware encased in a PROFIBUS connector supporting direct attachment to the PROFIBUS segment, thus avoiding interferences caused by reflections
  • Same driver setup and API as for all other Softing PROFIBUS interfaces
  • Support of various Microsoft operating systems, including Windows 10

Efficient Integration

  • Free PROFIdtm PROFIBUS Communication DTM supporting parameterization of PROFIBUS devices by FDT tools
  • Commented sample programs for easy use of the PROFIBUS application programming interface (API) in customer applications
  • Quick and easy integration of OPC Client applications via optional PROFIBUS OPC Server
  • Connectivity with Emerson’s AMS for access to HART devices via a PROFIBUS network using Softing’s free TACC software
• PROFIBUS DP-V1 Master: acyclic C2 Services
Fieldbus Connection 9-pin D-Sub connector
Transfer Rates 9.6; 19.2; 45.45; 93.75; 187.5; 500; 1500; 3000; 6000; 12000 kbps
PC Interface USB 2.0, High Speed (480 Mbps)
Status LEDs Multicolored LED indicators for PROFIBUS and USB
Operating Temperature 0 ºC .. +60 ºC
Storage Temperature -20 ºC .. +70 ºC
Relative Humidity < 90%, non-condensing
Housing Metalized plastic
Dimensions 64 mm x 40 mm x 17 mm
Power Supply Supply voltage: 5 V via USB
Current consumption: typically 350 mA (USB)
Drivers available for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Conformity FCC VCCI



Scope of Delivery

Hardware PBpro USB hardware, USB cable
Software Drivers, Sample programs on CD-ROM
Documentation On CD-ROM

Additional Products and Services


PROFIBUS Training course available on demand

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