PROFIBUS Analyzer Integrates Oscilloscope
Translating PROFIBUS to USB and vice versa, Grid Connect’s ProfiTrace 2 PROFIBUS analyzer incorporates a digital oscilloscope to capture bus signals running at 12 Mbps, display them using the Bit Interpretation Engine, indicate a problem’s distance, and the option to show one device’s signals. The DP-V0/DP-V1 class 1 and 2 master uses the Live List statistics matrix to list all available devices and information including retry messages, fall-outs, cycle time and diagnostic messages with different background colors. The analyzer’s bar graph illustrates an average amplitude level of the signals from all available devices and will display irregular voltage levels. The device’s topology scale creates a network drawing that contains the location of the devices and length of the cable that links them to pinpoint where the user has to look geographically. Applications include I/O tests, commissioning, parameterization and demonstrations.
Grid Connect, Inc.