CPs and SW for PG/PC/IPC

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SIMATIC NET communications processors and software for PROFINET and Industrial Ethernet

With high computing power, intelligent functions, and end-to-end linking between different company levels, PC-based automation is playing an increasingly important role on the path to the digital factory. This includes programming devices for engineering, commissioning, and maintenance, as well as PCs and industrial PCs, to provide rapid and careful industrial data and image processing. All these devices need a high-performance system interface to the industrial communication network. SIMATIC NET offers you powerful PC CPs and software packages for the purpose.

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CPs for PROFINET

Communications processors for PROFINET 

With SIMATIC NET you benefit from a broad range of CPs for rapid, powerful, and reliable industrial communication networks based on PROFINET.

 

Using the CP 1604 PCI 104 card and the CP 1616 PCI card, for example, you can connect field devices to industrial Ethernet with PROFINET, and design small local networks using the integrated 4-port real-time switch. The CP 1604 EEC is recommended for tougher environmental conditions. The CP 1626 is the right choice if you need a PCI Express card. It can be run as a PROFINET IO controller and/or device that keeps the process image in the memory area on the CP. 

CPs for Industrial Ethernet

Communications processors for Industrial Ethernet

Need CPs to design rapid, powerful, and reliable industrial communication networks based on Industrial Ethernet? SIMATIC NET offers you a PCI card for industrial use in PCs with only small quantity structures and no need for an integrated switching function: the CP 1612 A2 with no built-in microprocessor.

 

The SIMATIC NET portfolio also includes PCI Express cards with a microprocessor and 2-port switch, which are ideally coordinated for use with HARDNET-IE S7 and HARDNET-IE S7-REDCONNECT: The CP 1623 and the CP 1628, with built-in security mechanisms. The large number of connections means a single card is enough to run large network configurations. 

Software

Software for PROFINET and Industrial Ethernet

Looking for software with a PROFINET IO controller function, or development kits for integrating PROFINET CPs into non-Windows operating system environments? SIMATIC NET has the right software package for you.

 

SOFTNET for Industrial Ethernet also lets you connect PCs, PGs, and workstations with SIMATIC S7. The SOFTNET-IE RNA software package enables non-PRP-capable devices to be connected to parallel, separate networks. And you can use HARDNET-IE S7-REDCONNECT to connect applications on the PC, e.g. WinCC, to SIMATIC S7-400H via separate networks.

CPs and SW for PG/PC/IPC

Communications processors and software at a glance

Need a PCI, PCI 104 or PCI Express assembly to enjoy a high-performance connection between your field devices and Industrial Ethernet or Industrial Ethernet with PROFINET? Looking for software solutions to connect PCs and IPCs to your communication network? SIMATIC NET has the CPs and software packages you need.

Communications processors for PROFINET

One of the consequences of Industrie 4.0 is an increase in the demand for speed and reliability of PROFINET-based networks. That’s why SIMATIC NET offers you a wide range of special CPs to ensure a high-performance system interface between PGs, PCs, and IPCs and Industrial Ethernet with PROFINET. You’ll find the assembly that’s right for you: a PCI, PCI 104, or PCI Express slot, and also a special CP version for tougher environmental conditions.

 
CP 1604
CP 1604 ECC
CP 1616
CP 1626

PC assembly format

PC/104-Plus

PC/104-Plus

PCI
PCI Express x1
(half-length)

Industrial Ethernet 1

4x RJ45 port,

10/100 Mbit/s

4x RJ45 port,

10/100 Mbit/s

4x RJ45 port,

10/100 Mbit/s

2x RJ45 port,

10/100 Mbit/s

Industrial Ethernet 2

No
No
No

2x RJ45 port,

10/100 Mbit/s

PROFINET

PROFINET IO controller

and/or IO device

PROFINET IO controller

and/or IO device

PROFINET IO controller

and/or IO device

PROFINET IO controller

and/or IO device

Supports IRT
for motion control applications

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Supports PROFIenergy
incl. switching host PC on and off
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Network separation between
IO controller and IO device IP subnet

No
No
No
Yes

Train-compatible version
in accordance with EN 50155/IEC 60571

No
Yes
No
No
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Communications processors for Industrial Ethernet

Want to design powerful and reliable communication networks based on Industrial Ethernet? SIMATIC NET offers you high-performance CPs with and without built-in microprocessors as PCI and PCI Express assemblies for use in industrial PGs and PCs. There is also a version with integrated security mechanisms to protect vital computer systems and data.

 
CP 1612 A2
CP 1623
CP 1628
PC assembly format
PCI

PCI Express x1

(half-length)

PCI Express x1

(half-length)

Industrial Ethernet

1x RJ45 port,

10/100/1,000 Mbit/s

2x RJ45 port,

10/100/1,000 Mbit/s

2x RJ45 port,

10/100/1,000 Mbit/s

PROFINET

PROFINET IO controller

with SOFTNET PN IO

No
No
PG/OP communication

Yes,

with SOFTNET-IE S7

Yes,

with SOFTNET-IE S7

Yes,

with SOFTNET-IE S7

S7 communication
Inter-network,
with SOFTNET-IE S7
Inter-network,
with SOFTNET-IE S7
Inter-network,
with SOFTNET-IE S7
Open communication

TCP/IP, UDP, ISO on TCP, ISO:
Multicast with UDP with SOFTNET-IE S7

TCP/IP, UDP, ISO on TCP, ISO:
Multicast with UDP with SOFTNET-IE S7
TCP/IP, UDP, ISO on TCP, ISO:
Multicast with UDP with SOFTNET-IE S7
VPN 
No
No
IPSec
Firewall 
No
No
Stateful Inspection
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SIMATIC NET software for PROFINET and Industrial Ethernet

SIMATIC NET has the right software package for you, including PROFINET IO controller function, development kits, connecting PCs, PGs, and workstations with SIMATIC S7, or connecting non-PRP-capable devices to parallel, separate networks.

 

The software packages generally contain the necessary configuration tools. PDF manuals and additional information on SIMATIC NET products and communication can be found in the SIMATIC NET Manual Collection included with the products.

 
SOFTNET PN IO

PN IO development kits

SOFTNET
for Industrial Ethernet
SOFTNET-IE RNA

HARDNET-IE

S7-REDCONNECT

Main application

Linking PG/PC and IPC with
PROFINET IO devices
Easy integration in non-Windows operating system environments 
Linking PG/PC and IPC with automation systems
Connecting PC/IPC to
parallel, separate networks (PRP)
Connecting PCs to
SIMATIC S7 400H systems via redundant Industrial Ethernet
Use with
PC assembly

CP 1612 A2

Ethernet network interface (NIC)

Onboard interface

CP 1604 (EEC)

CP 1616

CP 1626

CP 1612 A2

Ethernet network interface (NIC)

Onboard interface

2x Ethernet network interface (NIC)

2x Onboard interface

CP 1623

CP 1628

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Industry Online Support
 

Development kits:

DK-16xx PN IO

DK-HN-IE PN IO

 
 
 
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