The CP1625 is a PCIe extension card for SIMATIC IPCs or a standard PC. It allows the user to equip the IPC/PC with a high performance PROFINET IRT controller interface e.g. for motion control. There is also a developer version available (CP1625Dev) which allows the CP1625 to operate as a stand-alone embedded PROFINET IRT controller.
The hardware is optimized for PROFINET IRT and has an integrated 2-port real-time switch and comes with a JTAG debugger interface (CP1625Dev). The user application can either run on the hardware itself (embedded-mode) or on the host CPU in case the CP1625 is connected via PCIe to an IPC/PC. The PROFINET driver software can be used as a programming interface, enabling user applications to be written in C/C++ programming language.
The configuration of the PROFINET network can either be accomplished by the TIA Portal ( ≥V15) or the PNConfigLib (part of the PROFINET driver software). The PNConfigLib takes the device configuration and the topology information and generates the PROFINET controller configuration including all the necessary PROFINET data records to configure the PROFINET device nodes. Due to the openness of the PNConfigLib (XML configuration interface) it can be integrated in 3rd party engineering systems.
In combination, the CP1625 along with the PROFINET driver software is a perfect bundle for the implementation of a PROFINET master system on a standard PC or a SIMATIC IPC.Have an Inquiry for Siemens about this article? Click Here >>