FS-8700-57 – Profibus Multi-Slave

FieldServer Driver – Fieldbus


Profibus Multi-Slave



The Profibus Multi-Slave driver allows the FieldServer to transfer data to and from a Profibus DP master using Profibus DP protocol. The SST 5136-PBMS Communications Adapter card is included with the FieldServer. The FieldServer can emulate up to 125 DP slave units each having an input and output buffer of 244 bytes each. The buffer data can be organized in other FieldServer data-types like Integers and Floating point numbers for seamless data-passing to other protocols. A maximum of 30500 bytes of input and 30500 bytes of output data can be transferred.


FieldServer Mode Nodes Comments
Server 125 A maximum of 125 DP slaves can be emulated


Formal Driver Type

Fieldbus – Profibus



Compatibility Matrix

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


Connection Information

Connection type: Profibus
Baud Rates: 9600, 19200, 93.75K, 187.5K, 500K, 750K, 1.5M, 3M, 6M, 12M
Hardware interface: SST 5136-PBMS


Devices tested

Device Tested (FACTORY, SITE)
SST 5136-PFB-ISA ( DP Master ) FieldServer Technologies


Connection configurations


Connection Notes

Please note that actual baud rates achievable on the Profibus network depend on the type and quality of network cable used as well as to the correct termination of the network. Please refer to Profibus network wiring requirements and to other device manufacturer’s documentation if necessary.


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 double-words
Bit Buffer arranged as bytes


Data Operations supported

FieldServer as a DP Slave
Accept Output Buffer Data from a DP Master
Provide Input Buffer Data to a DP Master


Unsupported Functions and Data Types

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


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