The Profibus Maestro

Profibus controller of the next generation

Eching, Germany, February 20, 2002 - For the Embedded Systems exhibition, Kontron Embedded Computers is introducing the CP353 CompactPCI Field-Bus Controller for PROFIBUS.

The basis of the new boards is the EC-1, a system-on-chip solution (SOC) which integrates a Siemens ASPC-2 PROFIBUS Controller and high performance 16-bit CPU (Turbo 186) on one chip. The 32-bit card can be used as a PROFIBUS-DP V1 Master as well as Slave interface with a data rate of up to 12 Mbaud.

Regarding the operating system that is used, the field-bus controller is very flexible: The application programming interface (API) is set on a dual-ported memory whereby the programming is arranged the same for all the supported operating systems - Windows, Linux and VxWorks. PEP also has a system configurator for fast integration into Profibus networks.

Despite many years of experience with field bus systems, Kontron has decided to enter into co-operation with Hilscher GmbH from whom this product originates. Consequently, the enormous wealth of experience obtained by Hilscher as a well-known field bus specialist can be used to good advantage and enables close focusing on Kontrons own core capabilities.

The CP353 Profibus Controller will be available from March 2002.

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