IEEE ETFA edition:2016 location:Berlin date:6-9 September 2016
The presented PROFIBUS DP Slave Shield creates a link between a PROFIBUS DP network and a microcontroller or embedded controller. The hardware can be used as an extension module for different embedded controllers with sufficiently fast IO. The system opens possibilities to connect low-cost Hardware-In-the-Loop systems running real-time MATLAB models to a PROFIBUS DP network running up to 12 Mbps. Measurement of signal timing and latency shows that the shield itself does not introduce significant latency.