Slave fieldbus modules CX2500-B310
Fieldbus connection
Address selector
 Status LEDs
 PCIe interface
PROFIBUS master
extended temperature range
Slave fieldbus modules CX2500-B510
Fieldbus connection
Address selector
 Status LEDs
 PCIe interface
CANopen master
extended temperature range

CX2500-Bxxx | Slave fieldbus modules

The CX2500-Bxxx fieldbus slave modules are left-sided attachments for the CX2000 Embedded PC series. The use of CX2000 systems with fieldbus slave modules enables the use of a CX system as a subordinate local controller for the construction of complex or modular systems. External process data are received from the master and processed, or data from its own process peripherals are returned to the master controller directly or processed.

The CX2500-B310 fieldbus slave module assumes the function of a PROFIBUS slave, while the CX2500-B510 is a CANopen slave. Each of these modules occupies a PCI Express lane, so that a total of four of these modules can be connected in any desired combination to the left side of a CX2000 group. The fieldbus slave modules are single-channel modules. The CX2500-B310 fieldbus slave module for PROFIBUS can present itself to the master as a multiple (max. quadruple) "virtual" slave station, resulting in a four-fold increase in the quantity of exchanged process data.

The parallel operation of several identical or different slaves is possible, e.g. two PROFIBUS slaves or a PROFIBUS slave and a CANopen slave. In the case of mixed operation of master and slave connections, CX systems act as intelligent gateways between different fieldbuses: data are received, processed and fed into other fieldbuses.

Master or slave connections network several CX systems with one another strictly deterministically via the fieldbus level. CX fieldbus modules can be retrofitted/exchanged by adding them to existing CX systems. The scanning and recognising of the modules, the parameterisation, the configuration of the connected I/O components and the online diagnosis of the process/fieldbus status take place in the TwinCAT System Manager.

Technical data CX2500-B310 CX2500-B510
Fieldbus PROFIBUS DP, DP-V1 CANopen
Data transfer rates 9.6 kbaud…12 Mbaud 10, 20, 50, 100, 125, 250, 500, 800, 1,000 kbaud
Bus interface 1 x D-sub socket, 9-pin
Bus device max. 125 slaves max. 127 slaves
Interface to the CPU PCI Express
Max. number of bytes max. 244 byte input/244 byte output
Max. power loss 2.8 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 24 mm x 99 mm x 54.5 mm
Weight approx. 180 g
Operating/storage temperature -25…+60 °C/-40…+85 °C
Relative humidity 95 %, no condensation
Vibration/shock resistance conforms to EN 60068-2-6/EN 60068-2-27
EMC immunity/emission conforms to EN 61000-6-2/EN 61000-6-4
Protection class IP 20