New generation of Protocol converter/gateway
28.11.22 - Deutschmann Automation is presenting the new generation of its protocol converter/gateway series with Unigate Falcon
The top-hat rail modules (DIN Rail) connect automation components with the required fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet standard. With the use of the immediately executable communication modules, the design times and the time - to -market of an end product can be optimized. The protocol converter/gateway series The Unigate Falcon is characterized by its compact design and, with dimensions of 25.0 mm x 77.5 mm x 94.1 mm (W x H x D), is a good 30 percent smaller than the previous model. The size of the new DIN rail modules is identical in all bus versions. Unigate Falcon is based on the ARM Cortex-M processor technology, which ensures a significantly higher data throughput compared to the previous generation.
The transmission rates of the serial interface are about ten times faster in RS485/422 operation. The modules are configured via a USB interface. Free programming, for example to emulate proprietary protocols, is possible with the Protocol Developer Tool from Deutschmann Automation and the script language developed in-house. The first representative of the new protocol converter/gateway series is the Unigate Falcon Profibus DP , further variants for Ethercat and Profinet will follow shortly . Deutschmann Automation is rapidly expanding its roadmap with DIN rail modules for Ethernet/IP, CANopen, Ethernet TCP/IP, Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP Remove. The Unigate Falcon communication module Profibus DP has a Profibus DP slave interface with automatic baud rate detection between 9.6 kbit /s and 12 Mbit/s.