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by Raik.Zachmann
14 Feb 2024, 08:29
Forum: PROFINET Implementation
Topic: Problem with device identity
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Problem with device identity

I’m facing problems with my device identity. Trying to adapt my drive device to start with the VIK-NAMUR drive profile GSDM I always get device mismatch error from the controller and connection establishment is not successful. I adapted my DAP to Device-ID and Vendor-ID mentioned in the VIK-NAMUR G...
by Raik.Zachmann
15 Jan 2024, 10:44
Forum: PROFINET Technology
Topic: GSDML vs. GSDX file
Replies: 8
Views: 4170

What is a GSDX file and what is the difference to a GSDML file ? A GSDX is a container (like docx) based on ISO/IEC 29500-2:2021 containing one or more GSDML files, attachments and an optional digital signature. The digitial signature gets mandatory using GSDX in context of Security Class 1 ensurin...
by Raik.Zachmann
13 Oct 2023, 07:03
Forum: PROFINET Implementation
Topic: Testing in early development phase
Replies: 5
Views: 8274

Is there a PC-based Profinet master simulator available, or is it preferable to use an HW CPU for this purpose ?​ Testing your device with a real PLC is one important part of the system test. But in an early development phase this could be hard, as crucial parts in the firmware could be missing. So...
by Raik.Zachmann
13 Oct 2023, 06:52
Forum: PROFINET Implementation
Topic: Implementing Profinet in the device
Replies: 5
Views: 8064

Nil_B wrote: 10 Oct 2023, 11:34 Thank you. One additional question:
What are the drawbacks or constraints of using a software-based Profinet solution ?​
You are welcome.
Drawbacks are:
- no IRT communication is possible
- additional switch/PHY is required
by Raik.Zachmann
12 Oct 2023, 10:07
Forum: PROFINET Test & Certification
Topic: Profinet certification
Replies: 9
Views: 7948

Re: Profinet certification

What does the scope of a certification test entail at the official PI test lab ?​ The scope is based on the features your device supports according to its GSDML file. Depending on the conformance class the mandatory features needs to be checked. In case of supporting optional features, these are te...
by Raik.Zachmann
12 Oct 2023, 09:59
Forum: PROFINET Test & Certification
Topic: Profinet certification
Replies: 9
Views: 7948

Re: Profinet certification

Cutter12 wrote: 10 Oct 2023, 12:37 What is the price for certification testing in the PI lab ?​
The PI Test Labs have their individual price list. So you have to get in contact with them.
https://www.profibus.com/pi-organizatio ... test-labs/
by Raik.Zachmann
12 Oct 2023, 09:57
Forum: PROFINET Test & Certification
Topic: Profinet certification
Replies: 9
Views: 7948

Re: Profinet certification

What is the cost associated with obtaining a Profinet certificate ?​ There are fees for the test at the PI Test Labs, which all have their individual price list. So you have to get in contact with them. https://www.profibus.com/pi-organization/institutions-support/test-labs/ In addition, fees for i...
by Raik.Zachmann
12 Oct 2023, 09:44
Forum: PROFIdrive
Topic: Profidrive application classes
Replies: 3
Views: 7089

wolf_72 wrote: 10 Oct 2023, 12:40 Which Profidrive application classes can operate without requiring Profinet IRT ?​
The application classes (AC) 1, 2 and 3 can be operated without IRT.
by Raik.Zachmann
10 Oct 2023, 11:09
Forum: PROFINET Implementation
Topic: Implementing Profinet in the device
Replies: 5
Views: 8064

Nil_B wrote: 02 Oct 2023, 13:02 What are the available solutions for adding Profinet connectivity ?​
- Software solution with standard microcontroller
- ASIC solution
- FPGA solution
- communication modules

For further information please have a look on: https://www.profibus.com/technology/pro ... ementation
by Raik.Zachmann
10 Oct 2023, 11:01
Forum: PROFINET Implementation
Topic: ASIC vs. FPGA
Replies: 1
Views: 6765

What sets apart ASIC and FPGA Profinet solutions from each other ? In contrast to the ASIC, the FPGA is more flexible because - its function can be changed by the developer - own functionalities can be incorporated in addition to the PROFINET function The disadvantage of FPGAs is their higher costs...
by Raik.Zachmann
10 Oct 2023, 10:32
Forum: PROFIdrive
Topic: Advantages of Profidrive
Replies: 1
Views: 6650

Nil_B wrote: 04 Oct 2023, 11:43 What advantages does the Profidrive profile offer ?​
There are a lot of benefits which PROFIdrive offers. Please have a look on https://www.profinet.com/profinet-expla ... profidrive for further information.
by Raik.Zachmann
10 Oct 2023, 10:25
Forum: PROFIdrive
Topic: Profidrive certification
Replies: 1
Views: 6609

Is a separate certification required for the Profidrive profile in the device (in addition to the Profinet certification) ?​ Yes, a separate certification is required for the PROFIdrive profile. The PROFINET certification is a precondition for doing the PROFIdrive certification test. For the best p...