C1300 Lightbus VME bus interface card

C1300 | Lightbus VME bus interface card

Up to 255 distributed Lightbus input and output modules can be connected to the VME bus with a single C1300 interface card. Fibre optics carry data at 2.5 Mbaud between the VME bus rack and the industrial peripherals, rapidly and without interference.

The interface card has its own communications processor and 4 kbytes of dual ported RAM to the VME bus, in which the process image of the connected Lightbus modules is represented in real-time. Up to eight priority-controlled logical communication channels and convenient interrupt handling permit a simple program interface and relieve the load on the VME bus CPU.

Software solutions are available for integration in OS/9 and other operating systems for VME computers.



Technical data C1300
Fieldbus Lightbus
Data transfer rates 2.5 Mbaud, 32 bits of process data in 25 µs
Data security hamming distance d = 3
Communication processor Siemens 80C166
Interface to VME bus 4 kbytes DPRAM for 8 communication channels, data, control and status registers
Communication 8 priority controlled logical communication channels
initiation of 4 VME bus interrupts, triggered by the Lightbus interrupt channels
OS-9 drivers, support for implementations using other operating systems
Supply voltage 5 V DC via VME bus
Operating temperature 0…+55 °C
Ordering information C1300-0xx
C1300-000 standard version (as Lightbus master), 3 rack units
C1300-001 standard version (as Lightbus master), 6 rack units
C1300-010 slave version (as Lightbus slave), 3 rack units
C1300-011 slave version (as Lightbus slave), 6 rack units