CAN-8224 DeviceNet Embedded Device with 2 I/O Expansions
DeviceNet is a network with protocols based on the CAN bus. It's mainly used for embedded networks for machine control; such as: textile machinery, printing machines, injection molding machinery, and packaging machines. DeviceNet is a low level network that provides connections between simple industrial devices (sensors, actuators) and higher level devices (controllers). It allows direct peer to peer data exchange between nodes in an organized and, if necessary, deterministic manner. DeviceNet defines a connection-based scheme to facilitate all application communications. A DeviceNet connection provides a communication path between multiple endpoints. The endpoints of a connection are applications that need to share data.
The I-8KDNSx main control unit is designed for the slave device of the DeviceNet protocol. It follows the Specification of DeviceNet. In order to expand I/O channel's flexibility, an I-8KDNSx supports 1/2 slot(s) for I/O expansion and is suitable with a many of ICPDAS DI/AI/DO/AO modules. Users can choose DI/DO/AI/AO modules of I-87K series or I-8000 series to fit the customized practice applications. We provide the CAN Slave Utility to allow users to create the EDS file dynamically. The EDS file is based on DeviceNet and can be compatible with different DeviceNet master interfaces. The application architecture is as image on the right.