Asset Management Access Point for PROFIBUS DP networks

Connection of PROFIBUS and HART devices to HART IP, OPC UA, MQTT and FDT

smartLink HW-DP provides PLC independent access to PROFIBUS DP Networks. It enables Plant Asset Management for field devices using standard industry tools and allows using HART IP as a standardized format. smartLink HW-DP is a compact tool that can be integrated without interfering with the operation of existing installations. Thus, it enables Industry 4.0 connectivity for new and existing PROFIBUS DP networks.


Configuration, Parameterization and Plant Asset Management Using Standard Industry Tools

  • Independent of configuration tools
  • Centralized and time-saving parameterization of PROFIBUS and HART field devices directly from the control room
  • Access from Plant Asset Management applications for field devices configuration based on FDT / DTM and EDDL standards (acyclic master)

Ethernet Access Point to PROFIBUS DP

  • Provides 2nd channel to access the field devices
  • Acts as PROFIBUS DP master class 2
  • Support of one PROFIBUS DP segment

Key Component for Transition to State-of-the-Art Technology

  • Re-use of existing PROFIBUS segments without requiring modification
  • Access to cyclic and acyclic data via HART-IP and OPC UA

Asset Management and Parameterization of HART Devices

Configuration, Parameterization, Plant Asset Management

  • Secure, standardized access to devices
  • Parallel to and independent of the controller

Inexpensive and low-risk integration

  • Connection of a large number of HART devices without rewiring the devices
  • Use of existing infrastructure using „HART over PROFIBUS“
  • Large number of supported Remote IOs

Compatible with established standard applications

  • Uses HART-IP as standard application protocol
  • Proven and tested with Emerson AMS Device Manager, ABB FIM, E+H FieldCare and PACTware

Asset Management and Parameterization of PROFIBUS Devices

Configuration, Parameterization, Plant Asset Management

  • Secure, standardized access to devices
  • Parallel to and independent of the controller

Compatible with established standard applications

  • Drivers available for FDT
  • Proven and tested with E+H FieldCare and PACTware

Direct Access to Process Data from PROFIBUS Networks

Capturing process data directly from the network

  • Live provision of all process data for further use in typical Industry 4.0 applications such as data analytics
  • Collecting data directly from the network, replacing the need to access the controller
  • No intervention in the running process

Secure provision of data using OPC UA

  • State-of-the-art transmission method in industrial networks
  • Fast update cycles over OPC UA possible

Asset Monitoring and Diagnostics in PROFIBUS Networks

Complete inventory of the entire network

  • I&M data from all connected devices
  • Automated live queries without configuration

Secure provision of data using MQTT

  • State-of-the-art transmission method for cloud connectivity
  • Information model based on OPC UA Companion Specifications for PROFINET

Health monitoring of all connected devices

  • Diagnostic messages and status of all bus stations
  • Statistics parameters for the entire network

Integrated with Softing plantPerfect Monitor application

  • Use the plantPerfect Monitor application to monitor the network with all its devices

Technical Data

smartLink HW-DP
Hardware Processor Intel Cyclone V SoC with dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
  Status LEDs (Gateway) PWR, RUN, ERR, BUS
  Real-Time Clock Real-Time clock with buffering, setting the time via browser or by NTP server (buffer time depends on conditions such as ambient temperature and duration of use)
Interfaces Ethernet 1 x IEEE802.3 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T, Connector: RJ45
  PROFIBUS DP 1 x Segment with RS485 Physical Layer, Connector: 9-pin Sub-D socket
Supported Communication Protocols HART-IP, MQTT, OPC UA, PROFIBUS DP
  PROFIBUS Remote IOs Siemens:
ET 200SP: 155-6BU01-0CN0
ET 200iSP: 152-1AA00-0AB0
ET 200M: 153-2BA10-0XB0
S800: CI801, CI840, CI840A
S900: CI920N, CI920S
LB: LB8105, LB8106, LB8109
FB: FB8206, FB8209
R.Stahl: iS1+: CPM 9440/15-01-11
BL20: BL20-E-GW-DP, BL20-GW-DPV1
excom: GDP 1,5
WAGO: I/O System 750: 750-333, 750-833
  HART IO Modules Siemens:
ET 200SP: 134-6TD00-0CA1, 135-6TD00-0CA1
ET 200iSP: 134-7TD00-0AB0, 135-7TD00-0AB0, 134-7TD50-0AB0, 138-7FA00-0AB0
ET 200M: 332-8TF01-0AB0, 331-7TF00-0AB0, 331-7TF01-0AB0, 331-7TB00-0AB0, 332-8TF00-0AB0
S800: AI815, AO815, AI845, AO845A, AI895, AO895
S900: AI930N, AO930N
LB: LB3002, LB3102, LB3103, LB3105, LB4002, LB4005, LB4102, LB4105, LB3005A2, LB3006A, LB3106A, LB4106A, LB7104A
FB: FB3202B1, FB3202B2, FB3205B2, FB3205B3, FB3302B2, FB3305B2, FB4202B2, FB4202B3, FB4205B2, FB4205B3, FB4205C2, FB4302B2, FB7204B3, FB7304B3
R.Stahl: iS1+: AIM 9461/12-08-11, AOM 9466/12-08-11, AUM 9468/32-08-11
BL20: BL20-2AIH-I, BL20-2AOH-I
excom: AIH40Ex, AOH40Ex
WAGO: I/O System 750: 750-484, 75x-842
  HART-IP Applications Emerson AMS Device Manager V14.1.1, V14.5
Endress + Hauser Netilion (FieldEdge SGC500)
  FDT Applications PACTware, Endress + Hauser FieldCare
Physical Properties Dimensions (H x W x D) 120 mm x 28 mm x 110 mm
  Weight Approx. 430g
  Power Supply 18 VDC ... 32 VDC; SELV/PELV power supply mandatory
Typical input current: 200 mA, maximum input current: 1 A (allowing for in-rush current at switch-on)
  Typical Power Loss 5 W
  Operating Temperature -40 °C ... +65 °C (see detailed mounting description in user manual)
  Storage Temperature -40 °C ... +85 °C
  Relative Humidity 10 % ... 95 %, non-condensing
  Cooling Convection, no fan
  Mounting DIN rail 35 mm
  Protection Class IP20
Conformity / Standards CE Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
EN 61000-6-2 Generic standards - Immunity standard for industrial environments
EN 61000-6-4 Generic standards - Emission standard for industrial environments
EN 55032 Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Emission Requirements Class A
EN 55011 Industrial, scientific and medical equipment - Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics –
Limits and methods of measurement Class A
EN IEC 63000:2018 RoHS, Assessment to the restriction of hazardous substances
  FCC FCC 47 CFR Part 15B Section 15.109 (Class A)
  VCCI VCCI Voluntary Control Council for Interferences by Information Technology Equipment, April 2015

Order Information

Scope of Delivery  
Hardware smartLink HW-DP
Documentation On Website
Order Numbers  
GEA-YN-026000 smartLink HW-DP
GEA-YN-026001 smartLink HW-DP 50, Hardware preloaded with licenses for 50 devices
GEA-YN-026002 smartLink HW-DP 100, Hardware preloaded with licenses for 100 devices
GEA-YN-026003 smartLink HW-DP 250, Hardware preloaded with licenses for 250 devices
GEA-YN-026004 smartLink HW-DP 375, Hardware preloaded with licenses for 375 devices
LRA-NN-027004 smartPlus DP, License access to one field device
Additional Products and Services
DBA-KM-020410 mobiLink – Mobile HART interface
LRL-TG-020000 plantPerfect Monitor, perpetual licence including 1 year software updates for 1 device
LMA-TG-020000 plantPerfect Monitor, 1 year software updates for 1 device
LAA-TG-020000 plantPerfect Monitor, 1 year rental licence for 1 device


Integrate smartLink HW-DP with FieldCare to access HART field devices
In this tutorial, learn how to integrate and use the smartLink Hardware-DP solution into FieldCare Asset Manager tool from Endress & Hauser to retrieve HART information of field devices connected to HART compatible PROFIBUS DP Remote I/Os.

Integrate and use the Softing smartLink Hardware DP solution in AMS Device Manager

In this tutorial, you will see how to integrate and use the smartLink HW-DP solution into AMS Device manager and access PROFIBUS DP or HART information of field devices connected to HART compatible PROFIBUS DP Remote I/Os.


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