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SCALEXIO Interface for PROFIBUS and EtherCAT

Connecting a SCALEXIO HIL 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 from Hilscher 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 hardware-in-the-loop system to various field bus types, such as PROFIBUS and EtherCAT. The solution is based on a PCIe card, which is plugged into the SCALEXIO Processing Unit1) to provide the optimal bandwidth to the real-time model. Specially developed device drivers ensure real-time simulation 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.
 
1) The different versions of the SCALEXIO Processing Unit provide various possibilities for using SCALEXIO solutions.

Parameter Specification
General
  • Hilscher software-reconfigurable boards
  • Hilscher PCIe PROFIBUS board
  • Hilscher PCIe Real-Time Ethernet (RTE) board
  • SYCON.Net used for master fieldbus configuration
  • Code generation by ConfigurationDesk
PROFIBUS Features
  • Bus master and slave supported
  • Cyclic data exchange by selectable bus cycle time
  • PROFIBUS-specific settings performed in SYCON.net
  • Maximum baud rate: 12 Mbit/s
EtherCAT Features
  • Bus master and slave supported
  • Cyclic data exchange by 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