FS-8700-122 – Profibus X30 DP Master Driver

FieldServer Driver – Fieldbus


Profibus X30 DP Master Driver



The FieldServer Profibus X30 DP Master driver can be used to transfer I/O data with up to 125 Profibus DP Slave devices. The FieldServer is programmed with an embedded database using the required 3rd party configuration tool. The embedded database contains information on the number of slaves and I/O modules to be transferred with each slave. The tool requires the input of GSD/E files for each slave to be connected.


Fieldserver Mode Nodes Comments

DPV1 Master

(Class 1) only125The FieldServer can connect up to so many Profibus DP Slave devices.


Formal Driver Type


Client Only


Compatibility Matrix

FieldServer Model Compatible with this driver
FS-x2010 No
FS-x2011 No
FS-x40 No
FS-B3512 Yes


Connection Information

Connection type: Proprietary
Baud Rates: 9.6k, 19.2k, 45.45k, 93.75k, 187.5k, 500k, 1.5M, 3M, 6M, 12M bit/s
Hardware interface: Anybus-M Profibus DP
3rd Party Equipment: HMS Anybus NetTool for Profibus**


Proprietary Physical Interfaces Supported

Fieldserver Model Adapter Model # Vendor Physical Medium
FS-B3512 Anybus-M Profibus DP HMS Networks Twisted pair


Devices tested

Device Tested (FACTORY, SITE)
SST-5136-PFB-ISA FieldServer Technologies
Anybus-S Profibus DP FieldServer Technologies


Connection configurations


Connection Notes

Recommended cable is shielded copper cable.


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 Float Buffer arranged as FLOATS
Bit Buffer arranged as BYTES


Data Operations supported

FieldServer as a Profibus Master
Read Output Buffer Data from Profibus DP Slaves ( Max 244 bytes per Slave )
Write Input Buffer Data to Profibus DP Slaves ( Max 244 bytes per Slave )



FieldServer as a Profibus Master
A maximum total of 1536 bytes can be transferred with all DP Slaves


Unsupported Functions and Data Types

Function Reason
Programming messages FieldServer is a data transfer device, and as such, programming messages are not required


* A demo version of the tool is supplied which is limited to connecting up to 2 slaves

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