To be able to utilize the advantages of a PC in industrial communication, for example visualization or IT services, there are communication modules and software available for connection of the PG/PC to PROFINET.
CP 1616 - hardware-supported preprocessing by ASIC ERTEC 400
The CP1616 PCI module is ideally suited for connection of PC-based applications with any operating systems to PROFINET IO. Thanks to the hardware-supported preprocessing in the ERTEC 400, an excellent performance is achieved. The integrated 4-port real-time switch results in decisive cost advantages and permits the implementation of line topologies commonly used on the field level.
CP 1604: CP with separate microprocessor and real-time functionality in PC/104 Plus format
The PC/104-plus card with integrated ASIC ERTEC 400 and 4-port real-time switch permits the connection of PC/104-based systems to PROFINET.
SOFTNET PN IO - low-cost software solution for PROFINET IO
With SOFTNET PN IO the user can cost-effectively connect field devices direct to PROFINET IO under Windows operating systems.
PN CBA OPC server - application interfaces for PROFINET CBA components
The PN CBA OPC server is the PC application interface for communication over Industrial Ethernet with PROFINET CBA components for distributed automation structures.