NETLink® USB Compact

The PG socket integrated in the housing allows connection of additional devices. The connection to the PC is established with the 3 m high-speed USB cable.
The NETLink® USB Compact is supplied with voltage by the USB bus; on the USB side, the full-speed (12 Mbps) and high-speed (480 Mbps) protocols are supported.
The NETLink® USB Compact enables the implementation of a USB interface to the MPI/PROFIBUS for programming or visualization, with the full transmission rate of up to 12 Mbps and a maximum of 32 simultaneously opened connection channels.
The transmission rate is detected automatically, and passive bus participants can also be addressed in single-master operation.
The supplied driver automatically integrates with the S7 Engineering Tools.
In addition, the MPI/PPI/PROFIBUS is electrically isolated from the USB interface (function separation).
SHTools is included as configuration and diagnostics software.
This means that a firmware update can be performed automatically at any time for function extensions. The latest version is available for download at no charge.

  • Support for all common S7 engineering tools
  • Up to 32 MPI/PROFIBUS connections
  • Support for slave configuration
  • Electrical isolation for MPI/PPI/PROFIBUS
  • MPI/PPI/PROFIBUS from 9.6 kbps to 12 Mbps
  • USB 2.0 with speeds of up to 480 Mbps (high-speed)
  • Does not require a separate power supply
  • Comes with PG socket as standard
  • For S7-200*, S7-300*, S7-400*
Communication interface
TypeUSB 2.0
Transmission rate12 Mbps full-speed/480 Mbps high-speed
ProtocolFDL, tunneled
ConnectionUSB A socket
TypeRS485, isolated
Transmission ratemax. 12 Mbps autom. detection
ConnectionSUB-D male connector, 9-pin. with PG interface
Status indicator2 LEDs, including a three-color LED for general status information
Voltage supplyDC 5 V USB
Current drawTyp. 200 mA with DC 5 V USB



NETLink® USB Compact700-892-MPI21


SHTools, for Windows 7/8/10 32/64 Bit Versie: v3.89 fw6


NETLink-S7-NET Driver, for Windows 7/8/10 32/64 Bit Versie:
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