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Midrange embedded controller with PROFIBUS-DP interface

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The Midrange Embedded Controller MEC2 PROFIBUS is suitable for industrial use in a critical environment. The MEC2 PROFIBUS is built for rugged work environments and achieves forty times the performance compared to the previous model HECPM or HECPS respectively. Furthermore, the basic system MEC2 can be equipped with a Profibus DP-V1 MiniPCI express card. The use as Profibus master (up to 125 slaves) as well as Profibus slave is possible. The controller comes with a fanless Intel Atom processor, extra low power consumption and an industrial temperature range of -20 to +50.

The device is equipped with four serial and two 1 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces as standard. The serial interfaces are software configurable as RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 interface.

The IPCOMM hardware systems are delivered with a Linux operating system customized to our applications.

The MEC2 PROFIBUS is suitable for mounting on a DIN-rail.

Performance Overview

Graphical comparison of IPCOMM gateways with regard to max. number of changes of information/s at 100% throughput and max. number of configurable data points.

Gateway Performance Charts

Technical Details

General No rotating parts
Processor Intel Atom 1.46 GHz processor, fanless
Dynamic memory DDRIII RAM, max. 4,096 MByte
Standard system I/O outlet - 4 x 9-pin D-SUB male connector RS-232/422/485
- 1 x CompactFlash
- 2 x LAN RJ-45 10/100/1000 Base-T
- 2 x USB
- 1 x 15-pin D-SUB female for VGA
PROFIBUS-DP interface* DP master or DP slave
- Max. 125 slaves
- 1 x RS-485, DB9 male connector
- Potential-free
- 9,6 KBit/s to 12 MBit/s
- Inputs /outputs: max. 244 Bytes per slave
- DPV0 / DPV1 Class1 & Class 2
Diagnostic LEDs - Power
- Software state (CPU-LED)
- Link and activity for LAN interfaces
- Transmit and receive LEDs for RS-232 interfaces (COM 1 to COM 4)
Mass storage - CompactFlash, Industrial - Grade
- Removable flash card
- No moving parts
- Max. 64 GB supported
- Shock: 1,000 G max.
- MTBF ≥ 4,000,000 h
- Bad block scanning/handling
- Wear leveling system
- 2,000,000 write/erase cycles
Vibration endurance 2g@5-500Hz, amplitude 0.35mm (operation/storage/transport)
Additional functions - Battery bufferd real time clock (RTC)
- Watchdog
Power supply 12 - 24 V DC (± 20 % ) / 15 W max. (depending on the used type)
Normen CE, FCC
Housing Aluminum and steel chassis, including clip for mounting on a 35 mm DIN-Rail
Protection class: IP40
Dimensions W/H/D 48 x 155 x 110 mm
Weight 1 kg
Operating environment Operating temperature:-20° C to 50° C
Storage temperature:-40° C to 85° C
Relative humidity: 5 % to 95 % non-condensing
*Either a PROFIBUS interface master or slave is possible per device!


Manual hardware/MEC2/en/MEC2_MAN_V1_3_EN.pdf
Datasheet hardware/MEC2/en/MEC2_DB_V1_3_EN.pdf
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