PBpro PCI Express

Universal PCI Express Boards for Use as Master or Slave

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

Always the Fitting PROFIBUS Protocol

  • PROFIBUS Master and Slave functionality
  • Support of PROFIBUS DP, PROFIBUS FMS and PROFIBUS FDL protocols
  • Universal interface solution for integration in industrial and embedded PCs

Rapid Integration Using API or OPC Server

  • Direct access to all protocols via PROFIBUS API
  • Sample programs including comments
  • Integration in various plant asset management tools
  • Optional access by OPC Clients using Softing‘s OPC Server

Large Choice of Drivers

  • Use in Windows operating systems
  • Linux driver in preparation
  • PROFIBUS CommDTM for FDT applications included in scope of delivery
 Master/Slave, Single Channel 1Slave, Single Channel 1Master/Slave, Dual Channel    
PROFIBUS Protocol         
DP-V0 Master 
DP-V1 Master: Acyclic C2 Services 
DP-V0 Slave
Fieldbus Connection    9-Pin D-Sub female, EIA-485, galvanically isolated  
Transfer Rates    9.6; 19.2; 45.45; 93.75; 187.5; 500; 1,500; 3,000; 6,000; 12,000 Kbit/s    
PC Interface    PCI Express x1 According to PCIe r1.0a and CEM 1.1, 512 KB Shared RAM per Channel    
Operating Temperature    0 °C ... +70 °C
Storage Temperature    -20 °C ... +70 °C
Relative Humidity    < 90%, Non-Condensing    
Dimensions  168 mm x 69 mm168 mm x 69 mm 168 mm x 103 mm  
Power Supply       
Supply Voltage3,3 VDC / 12 VDC (±5 %) 
Current ConsumptionTypically 500 mA / 90mA   Typically 500 mA / 90mA    Typically 640 mA / 170 mA  
Drivers Available for    Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

1 Also Available with Low Profile Slot Bracket

PB-PRO1-PCIE (PB-PRO1-PCIE/LP)Master/Slave, Single Channel
PB-PRO1S-PCIE (PB-PRO1S-PCIE/LP)Slave, Single Channel
PB-PRO2-PCIEMaster/Slave, Dual Channel

Scope of Delivery

HardwarePC interface board
SoftwareDrivers, sample programs on CD-ROM
DocumentationOn CD-ROM

Additional Products and Services

TRA-PB-TECHPROFIBUS Technology Training

1 Requires PROFIBUS Master Interface Board


Softing Industrial


+49 89 456 56-340

Callback Service

USA, Canada and Mexico

+1 865 251-5252

Callback Service


We use cookies to ensure the best experience on our website. Your cookies can be disabled at any point. By proceeding without changing your settings, you agree with us. More details can be found in your privacy policy.