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This represents one of the PROFIBUS devices that make up a PROFINET Field Device. The Connection Definition of the field device determines how many PROFIBUS devices are required for a PROFINET Field Device.
This is the name of the device, as displayed in DeltaV Explorer. This name is not used to associate the device, it is only for ease of navigation.
This is the address of the device on the parent PROFIBUS Port. This is used to link a PROFINET device to a PROFIBUS device. This value must match the corresponding device in DeltaV Explorer. If a PROFINET device cannot link to any of its PROFIBUS devices from the DeltaV configuration, it will not initiate a connection to the field.
This is the byte offset, from the beginning of the PROFINET buffer, for the data of this device. There is a value for both the input buffer and the output buffer.
This is the number of bytes in the PROFINET buffer that this device contains. There is a value for both the input buffer and the output buffer.
VIMNet Explorer will map the PROFINET data automatically to PROFIBUS signals. The signals can then be imported into DeltaV. Selecting the PROFIBUS device in the IO tree will display, as shown in Figure 2. The signals are created using information from the GSDML file for the IO Device.
There are three main types of signals created by VIMNet Explorer.
The Description column indicates the purpose of the signal. If it ends with IOCS or IOPS then it is one of the submodule status values. Any other value in the description indicates normal IO data. The description is read from the GSDML file in the Connection Definition.