PROFINET I/O Controller for SIMATIC ET 200
Softnet PN-IO Linux allows you to build open control systems based on standard PC hardware. As a result, the system is easy to use for complex control functions. The planned Profinet I/O devices are controlled by the computer configured as the PN-IO controller.
Area of application
Open Control systems for applications within
No need for additional communications hardware
Use of standard PC hardware
Planning with standard STEP 7/NCM PC tools
Low-cost connection of field devices to Industrial Ethernet using Profinet
Fast access to I/O data via the I/O Base interface for integration in C/C++ applications
Connection of field devices via WLAN.
Design and function
PN-IO Base is the programming interface, based on C/C++, with a design similar to the DP Base interface that is part of the CP 5613 A2 and CP 5614 A2 Profibus modules. This similar design greatly simplifies porting of existing Profibus DP master applications to PN-IO controller applications. Softnet PN-IO Linux can run on open PC architectures, meaning that Linux systems can be used for all other functions, such as Web server, gateway, visualization or data collection.
Softnet Profinet IO Controller
Article No.: 2XV9450-1PN00
Size of I/O data areas per connected device
100 Mb full duplex /WLAN
With Softnet, the entire protocol stack is processed on the PC. As a result of this architecture, performance depends on the design and the workload of the used PC. The update values for WLAN connections are guidelines only; a greater amount of time may be necessary depending on the quality of the WLAN connection.