DeviceNet is a kind of 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-8420 main unit based on modular design offers many great features and provides more flexibility in data acquisition and control systems. ICP DAS also presents an I-8420 Utility tool to allow users to configure and create the EDS file for specific plugged in I/O modules. Users can easily apply the I-8420 embedded controller in the DeviceNet network. The application architecture is as image on the right.
- DeviceNet Version: DeviceNet Specification Volume I & II, Release 2.0
- Number of Nodes: 64(Max)
- Baud Rate:
- Support Message Groups: Group 2 only Server
- I/O Operating Modes:
- Change of State / Cyclic
- Device Heartbeat Message
- Device Shutdown Message
- Produces EDS file Dynamically
- Number of Fragment I/O:
- 128 Bytes (Max) (Input / Output)
- MAC ID Setting: Rotary Switch
- Baud Rate Setting: Rotary Switch
- DeviceNet Status LED: