FS-8704-01 – SMC TCP/IP

FS-8704-01 – SMC TCP/IP

Description

The SMC TCP/IP driver hereafter called the SMT driver can be used for inter-bridge (FieldServer to FieldServer) communications to perform tasks like mirroring data arrays between FieldServers.

 

Fieldserver Mode Nodes Comments
Client N/A Inter-bridge Communications to virtually an unlimited number of FieldServers. Memory limitations may apply when a large number of Nodes are used.
Server N/A Inter-bridge Communications to virtually an unlimited number of FieldServers. Memory limitations may apply when a large number of Nodes are used.

 

Formal Driver Type

  • Ethernet
  • Client or Server

 

Compatibility Matrix

FieldServer Model Compatible with this driver
FS-x2010 Yes
FS-x2011 Yes
FS-x40 Yes
FS-x30 Yes

 

Connection Information

Connection type: Ethernet

Ethernet Speeds Supported

10Base-T, 100Base-T[1]

 

Devices tested

Device Tested (FACTORY, SITE)
Inter-bridge Communications between all FieldServers listed in the compatibility matrix Factory

 

Connection configurations

 

Connection Notes

Please use the appropriate category Ethernet cable, i.e. at least CAT5 for a 100Mb/s connection.

 

Communications functions – Supported functions at a glance:

Data Types Supported

FieldServer Data Type Description (or Device Data Type)
Bit 1 bit
Byte 8 bits
Signed and unsigned Integer 16 bits
Signed and unsigned Long Integer 32 bits
Float 32 bits

 

Read Operations supported

FieldServer as a Client FieldServer as a Server
Read Data Array Value ( all Data Types ) Provide Data Array Value ( all Data Types )

 

Write (Control) Operations supported

FieldServer as a Client FieldServer as a Server
Write Data Array Value ( all Data Types ) Accept Data Array Write ( all Data Types )

 

Unsupported Functions and Data Types

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

 

Unsupported Devices or Protocol Options

Device Details
Non FieldServer bridge devices Proprietary FieldServer protocol


 

[1] Not all FieldServer models support 100BaseT.  Consult the appropriate instruction manual for details of the Ethernet speed supported by specific hardware.

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