Remote PROFIBUS Interfaces for Use as Master or Slave

PBpro ETH is a family of interfaces for remote access to one, two, three or four PROFIBUS segments via Ethernet for device parameterization, controller programming and data acquisition. On the PC the remote interface acts like a local PROFIBUS board.


Wide Range of Applications

  • De-facto standard for device parameterization via FDT/DTM
  • PROFIBUS connection for PC-based measuring and monitoring systems
  • External PROFIBUS interface for PC-based field devices and embedded computer systems

Individual Protocol Settings for Each Channel

  • Access to process data and parameters in connected devices as PROFIBUS DP Master or Master Class 2 (also simultaneously with existing control systems)
  • Data exchange with controllers as PROFIBUS DP Slave
  • Integration into PROFIBUS FMS systems, or into proprietary applications via PROFIBUS FDL
  • Each channel acting as an individual PROFIBUS PC interface

Easy Administration and Efficient Integration

  • Assignment of IP address and configuration with accompanying “Search and Configure” tool and integrated web interface
  • Commented sample programs for easy use of the PROFIBUS application programming interface (API)
  • Free-of-charge communication DTM for PBpro ETH supporting parameterization of PROFIBUS devices by FDT tools

Technical Data

PBpro ETH        
  Single Channel Dual Channel Triple Channel Quad Channel
Number of Channels 1 2 3 4
PROFIBUS Protocol        
DP-V0 Master x All Channels All Channels All Channels
DP-V1 Master: Acyclic C2 Services x All Channels All Channels All Channels
FMS x All Channels All Channels All Channels
FDL x All Channels All Channels All Channels
DP-V0 Slave   Channel 2 Channels 2, 3 Channels 2, 3, 4
Connector 9-pin D-Sub female, EIA-485 (RS-485), galvanically isolated
Transfer Rates 9.6; 19.2; 45.45; 93.75; 187.5; 500; 1500; 3000; 6000; 12000 Kbit/s
Host Interface  
Ethernet 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T, 100 Mbit/s and 10 Mbit/s with automatic detection, RJ45 connector
Web Server For device status and configuration
Remote API Windows DLL for host computer
TCP/IP Socket Library Easily portable source code and programming samples for non-Windows computers
Mounting 35 mm DIN Rail
Dimensions (W x H x D in mm) 47 x 131 x 111 110 x 131 x 111 110 x 131 x 111 110 x 131 x 111
Power Supply 24 VDC (±20 %),
typically 0.2 A
24 VDC (±20 %),
typically 0.3 A
24 VDC (±20 %),
typically 0.4 A
24 VDC (±20 %),
typically 0.5 A
Temperature Range 0 °C … +55 °C (Operation); -20 °C … +70 °C (Storage); fanless convection cooling
Relative Humidity < 90 %, non-condensing
Protection Class IP20
Available Drivers Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008
Conformity CE, FCC, RoHS Compliant

Order Information

Scope of Delivery  
Hardware PROFIBUS Remote Interface
Software Download (see below): Windows Drivers, Sample Programs, PROFIdtm
Documentation User Guide
Order Numbers  
DEL-NN-012311 PBpro ETH; Single Channel
DEL-NN-012312 PBpro ETH; Dual Channel
DEL-NN-012313 PBpro ETH; Triple Channel
DEL-NN-012314 PBpro ETH; Quad Channel

Softing Inc.