FS–8700–114 – X30 DeviceNet Master Adapter Driver

Driver Version: 1.01

Document Revision: 1

FieldServer Driver – Fieldbus


X30 DeviceNet Master Adapter Driver


The X30 DeviceNet Master Adapter driver can be used to emulate a single Master Scanner station on a DeviceNet network.  The FieldServer DeviceNet adapter is implemented as an ODVA profile 12 communications adapter.  Standard DeviceNet Baudrates of 125k, 250k and 500kbit/s are supported.  The DeviceNet Master Scanner can open IO connections of up to a total of 512 Bytes in each direction to DeviceNet Slaves.  The Driver can handle up to 63 Slaves since one of the station addresses needs to be assigned to the Master itself.

Fieldserver Mode Nodes Comments
Client 1 The FieldServer can only emulate one DeviceNet Master station


Formal Driver Type


Client Only


Compatibility Matrix

FieldServer Model Compatible with this driver
FS-X2010 No
FS-X2011 No
FS-X40 No
FS-X30 Yes


Connection Information

Connection type: Proprietary
Baud Rates: 125k, 250k, 500kbit/s
Hardware interface: Anybus-M DeviceNet


Proprietary Physical Interfaces Supported

Fieldserver Model Adapter Model # Vendor Physical Medium
FS-X30 Anybus-M DeviceNet HMS Networks Twisted pair


Devices tested

Device Tested (FACTORY, SITE)
Allen Bradley 1756-DNB B FieldServer Technologies
Anybus-S DeviceNet FieldServer Technologies


Connection configurations


Connection Notes

Refer to DeviceNet cabling requirements.


Communications functions – Supported functions at a glance:

Data Types Supported

FieldServer Data Type Description (or Device Data Type)
2-byte Integer ( Signed and Unsigned ) Buffer arranged as WORDS
8-bit Byte Buffer arranged as BYTES
4-byte Double Words Buffer arranged as DWORDS
4-byte Float Buffer arranged as FLOAT
Bit Buffer arranged as BYTES

Note: The IO buffers can be arranged with mixed data-types as needed.


Data Operations supported

FieldServer as a DeviceNet Master
Accept Output Buffer Data from DeviceNet Slaves
Provide Input Buffer Data to DeviceNet Slaves


Unsupported Functions and Data Types

Function Reason
Programming messages FieldServer is a data transfer device, and as such, programming messages are not required
Explicit messaging for parameter data.

Parameter data has to be mapped to IO data if it needs to be accessed.


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