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.