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SCALEXIO Fieldbus Solution for PROFIBUS and EtherCAT

Connecting a SCALEXIO system to various fieldbus types

The SCALEXIO Fieldbus Solution lets you connect a SCALEXIO real-time system to PROFIBUS and EtherCAT networks. 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 PROFIBUS and EtherCAT. It is optimized and tested for frequency converter controlling. The solution is based on PCIe and CPCI cards, which can be plugged into the SCALEXIO Processing Unit or the SCALEXIO LabBox to provide the optimal bandwidth to the real-time model. 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 and configure fieldbuses in Hilscher SYCON.net.

 

Parameter Specification
General
  • Hilscher software-configurable boards and modules
  • SYCON.net used for master fieldbus configuration
  • Code generation by ConfigurationDesk
PROFIBUS features
  • Bus master and slave support
  • Cyclic data exchange by means of selectable bus cycle time
  • PROFIBUS-specific settings specified in SYCON.net
  • Maximum baud rate: 12 Mbit/s
EtherCAT features
  • Bus master and slave support
  • Cyclic data exchange by means of selectable bus cycle time
  • Bus-synchronous receive interrupts
  • EtherCAT master bus cycle 250 µs or larger
  • EtherCAT slave bus cycle depending on the EtherCAT bus master