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PBpro PCI - Universal PCI Board for Use as Master or Slave

Part No:
(Master/Slave, Single Channel)
MPSF-PB-PRO1-PCI/LP (Master/Slave, Single Channel, Low Profile Slot Bracket)
MPSF-PB-PRO1S-PCI (Slave, Single Channel)
MPSF-PB-PRO1S-PCI/LP (Slave, Single Channel, Low Profile Slot Bracket)
MPSF-PB-PRO2-PCI (Master/Slave, Dual Channel)

Universal PCI Board for Use as Master or Slave


Single and dual channel interface boards in universal PCI format for integrating PCs into PROFIBUS architectures as machine controllers, supervisory control applications, field devices or operator panels.

  • Reduced Logistics through Universal Application Options
  • Efficient Integration through Easy Protocol Selection and Wide Range of Drivers
  • Low Infrastructure Costs through Additional Use as PG/PC Adapter and Parameterization Interface


Support of PROFIBUS Master or Slave Functionality

The protocol required for the specific use case is user selectable and executed on the PBpro PCI board. As a DP slave, the board integrates the PC into overlying control architectures. Configured as a DP master, the board turns the PC itself into the controller. As a DP Master Class 2, it provides the basis for parameterization and asset management tasks. In addition, integration into FMS systems or proprietary applications is just as easy and unproblematic as direct access at the lowest protocol level (FDL). This makes the PBpro PCI a universal interface solution and allows manufacturers to optimize the overhead costs and inventory for their PROFIBUS options.

Rapid Integration With the Right Software Interface

The included PROFIBUS driver software is complemented with many sample programs that demonstrate how to use the PROFIBUS API. Commented sample programs show how this is done. A matching Softing OPC Server, which is available as an optional standard interface, quickly and easily connects any application that has an integrated OPC client. Typical applications include visualization, SCADA or MES systems. FDT compliant parameterization tools use the PROFIdtm Communication DTM from Softing as a link to the board. Used with the free STEP7 driver, the board can also provide a PG/PC adapter for programming Siemens controllers.

Application in a Wide Variety of Target Systems

In addition to Windows, the board supports many other operating systems and real-time environments. On request, Softing’s team of engineers can customize the board according to customer specifications.

Technical Data

Property Master/slave,
single channel*
single channel*
dual channel
DP-V0 Master Yes - Yes
DP-V1 Master: Acyclic C2 Services Yes - Yes
DP-V2 Master** Yes - Yes
FMS Yes - Yes
FDL Yes - Yes
DP-V0 Slave Yes Yes Yes
Fieldbus Connection 9-Pin D-Sub Female, RS485, Galvanically Isolated
Transfer Rates 9.6; 19.2; 45.45; 93.75; 187.5; 500; 1500; 3000; 6000; 12000 Kbit/s
PC Interface PCI V2.2, 128 KB Shared RAM per Channel
Operating Temperature 0 oC .. +55 oC
Storage Temperature -20 oC .. +70 oC
Relative Humidity < 90%, Non-Condensing
Dimensions [mm] 168 x 64 168 x 64 168 x 107
Power Supply
Supply Voltage 5V/3.3V(±5%)DC
Current Consumption [mA] typ. 500 / 200 typ. 500 / 200 typ. 700 / 300
Drivers available for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8,
Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008,
Windows Embedded CE .NET,
Conformity CE, FC, RoHS

* Also available with Low Profile Slot Bracket.

** DP-V2 Available for custom integrationm, contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

Product Includes

  • PC interface Board
  • CD with Drivers
  • Documentation
  • Sample Programs

     Download PBpro PCI Specification 

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