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SCALEXIO Fieldbus Solution for PROFIBUS and EtherCAT

Connecting a SCALEXIO system to various fieldbus types

The dSPACE SCALEXIO Fieldbus Solution lets you connect a SCALEXIO real-time system to various field bus types, such as EtherCAT and PROFIBUS. All interfaces are based on PCIe cards to provide the optimal bandwidth to the real-time model. Specially developed device drivers ensure real-time simulation capability.  

The dSPACE SCALEXIO Fieldbus Solution lets you connect a SCALEXIO real-time system to various field bus types, such as EtherCAT and PROFIBUS. It is optimized and tested for frequency converter controlling. The EtherCAT master is based on a software stack which can use any free Ethernet port on your SCALEXIO system. The EtherCAT slave and the PROFIBUS master/slave are based on PCIe and Compact PCI Serial cards that can be plugged into your SCALEXIO system. Specially developed device drivers ensure sufficient real-time capability. Different licenses are required according to the type of fieldbus. You can use ConfigurationDesk for the configuration process.

 

Parameter Specification
EtherCAT master
  • High bus cycle time (125µs and lower)
  • Synchronized to the real-time application
  • Support of distributed clocks (DC)
  • Support of CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE)
  • Diagnosis
  • Up to 30 slaves supported (More slaves can be supported on request)
EtherCAT slave
  • Bus-synchronous receive interrupts
  • Bus cycle time depending on the EtherCAT bus master
PROFIBUS features
  • Bus master and slave support
  • Maximum baud rate: 12 Mbit/s