FS–8700–22 – X30 DeviceNet Slave Adapter Driver

FieldServer Driver – Fieldbus


X30 DeviceNet Slave Adapter Driver



The X30 DeviceNet Slave Adapter driver can be used to emulate a single slave station on a DeviceNet network.  The FieldServer DeviceNet adapter is implemented as an ODVA profile 12 communications adapter and acts as a group 2 only server on the DeviceNet network.  Standard DeviceNet baudrates of 125k, 250k and 500kbit/s are supported.  DeviceNet masters/scanners can open an IO connection of up to 512 Bytes in each direction to the FieldServer.

Fieldserver Mode Nodes Comments
Server 1 The FieldServer can only emulate one DeviceNet Slave station


Formal Driver Type


Server 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-S DeviceNet

Proprietary Physical Interfaces Supported

Fieldserver Model Adapter Model # Vendor Physical Medium
FS-x30 Anybus-S DeviceNet HMS Networks Twisted pair


Devices tested

Device Tested (FACTORY, SITE)
Allen Bradley 1756-DNB B 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 Slave
Accept Output Buffer Data from a DeviceNet Master (Scanner)
Provide Input Buffer Data to a DeviceNet Master (Scanner)


Unsupported Functions and Data Types

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


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