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Fieldbus Getting Started with Your HSE Linking Device and the NI-FBUS TM Software HSE Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software February 2004 Edi tion Part Number 3705 78B-01[...]
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© National Instruments Corporation v HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software Contents About This Manual How To Use the Manual Set ............ ............ .............. .............. ........... .............. ............. vii Conventions ............ .............. ........... .............. .............. ............ .............. .......[...]
Contents HSE Linking Device and NI-FBUS Softwar e vi ni.com Appendix B Technical Support and Professional Services Glossary Index[...]
© National Instruments Co rporation vii HSE Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software About This Manual This manual contains instructions on how to install and conf igure the NI-FBUS software with an HSE Linking Device. The HSE Linking De vice is an HSE devic e used to attach H1 links to the High Speed Ethernet. The NI-FBUS software is intended for use [...]
About This Manual HSE Linking Device and NI-F BUS Software viii ni.com Conventions The following con v entions appear in this manual: » The » symbol leads you through nested menu items and dial og box options to a final action. The sequence File»Page Setup»Options directs you t o pull down the File menu, select the Page Setup item, and select O[...]
About This Manual © National Instruments Corporation ix HSE Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software NI-FBUS software In this manu al, the term NI-FBUS software refers to either the NI-F BUS Communicatio ns Manager or NI-FBUS Co nfi gurator sof tware. Platform T ext in this font denotes a specific platform and indicates that the text following it appli[...]
© National Instruments Corporation 1-1 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software 1 Introduction This chapter lists what you need to get started and includes a brief description of the HSE Linking Device and the NI-FBUS software. What Y ou Need to Get Started To install your NI-FBUS software, you need the following items: ❑ HSE linking device ❑ [...]
Chapter 1 Introduction HSE Linking Device and NI-F BUS Software 1-2 ni.com Most users use the NI-FBUS Configurator . In addition to providing the functionality of t he NI-FBUS Communicatio ns Manager in a graphical format, it inclu des additional function ality to allow you to configure a Fieldbus H1 and/or HSE network. It can automatically generat[...]
Chapter 1 Introduction © National Instruments Corporation 1-3 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software purchase a link upgrade for each link in excess of four . T o do so, do wnload the order form from ni.com/fieldbus . Note The connection to one interf ace port on the interface board or linking devices is viewed as one link b y the NI-FBUS Conf i[...]
Chapter 1 Introduction HSE Linking Device and NI-F BUS Software 1-4 ni.com Optional Fieldbus Network T ools Your kit includes either the NI-FBUS Comm unications Manager softw are, NI-FBUS Configurator software, o r bot h. In addition, you can order the LabVIEW DSC, and/or Lookout from Na tional In struments. If you have not already done so, you als[...]
© National Instruments Corporation 2-1 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software 2 Installation and Configuration Installing the Software (Windows 2000/NT/XP) Complete the following steps to install your NI-FBUS software. Caution If you are reinstalling the NI-FBUS software over an e xisting version, write down your board configuration and any port[...]
Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration HSE Linking Device and NI-F BUS Software 2-2 ni.com Figure 2-1. The NI-FBUS Interface Configuration Utility Co n tin u e to the I nst a lli n g t he H S E L i n k ing Device section to con f igure and install your HSE linking device. Installing the HSE Linking Device If you are using a National Instruments F[...]
Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration © National Instruments Corporation 2-3 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software Note Y ou can connect only on e NI-FBUS port to a link or Fieldbus segment. Setting the Ethernet Interface To use the NI-FBUS Interface C onfigur ation Utility to add, view, or change your Ethernet interface, complete the follow[...]
Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration HSE Linking Device and NI-F BUS Software 2-4 ni.com Note Only one Ethernet interface can be added in the NI-FBUS software . If one Ethernet interface already exis ts in the interface list, the interface type Ether net will be prohibited, and you cannot add a ne w Ethernet interface. 4. Click Edit to display [...]
Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration © National Instruments Corporation 2-5 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software Figure 2-3. Add the HSE Linking Device 6. If the Device T ag field is blank, enter a unique tag. The device tag is the name visible on the HSE Fieldbus to other de vices. 7. After verifying the information you just entered, clic[...]
Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration HSE Linking Device and NI-F BUS Software 2-6 ni.com Setting the H1 Port Communicatio n Parameters and Interface Name Use the NI-FBUS Interface Configurat ion Utility to set the Fieldbus communication parameters and in terface name by completing the following steps: 1. Start the NI- FBUS Interface Configurati[...]
Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration © National Instruments Corporation 2-7 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software 6. Select a De vice T ype, and then select Link Master Device . 7. Make sure that NI-FBUS is selected for Usage . 8. Click OK . 9. Repeat steps 2 through 8 for each port on the HSE linking device. 10. Click OK again to exit the [...]
Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration HSE Linking Device and NI-F BUS Software 2-8 ni.com that you deleted the last interface, because all the remaining interface numbers are decreased by one automatically . T o reinstall the interface, refer to the Installing th e HSE Linking Device section and the Setting t he NI-FBUS S oftware to Use Your HSE[...]
Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration © National Instruments Corporation 2-9 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software Note If you are importing device descriptions for multiple devices, you might see that they can hav e the same f ilenames. Each f ile c ontains information about the device and its manufacturer , and will be placed appropriately[...]
Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration HSE Linking Device and NI-FBUS Softwar e 2-10 ni.com Y our base directory wil l include a fold er for each dif ferent manufacturer for which you have imported a de vice description. For example, if you import the device description for the Nation al Instruments FP-3000 device, you will find a folder called 4[...]
© National Instruments Corporation 3-1 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software 3 Starting the NIFB Process The NIFB process must be running any time you want to use your HSE linking devices as th e Fieldbus interfaces to communicate between the linking device and the bus. On successful startup, the NIFB disp lays a message confirming s uccessful [...]
© National Instruments Corporation A-1 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software A T roubleshooting and Common Questions This appendix describes how to troubleshoot common problems that occur while getting started with Fieldbus. Error Messages Utility could not access or locate the r egistry . • If using W indo ws 2000/NT/XP , make sure you are l[...]
Appendix A T roubleshooting and Common Questio ns HSE Linking Device and NI-F BUS Software A-2 ni.com • Select Start»Programs»National Instruments»NI-FBUS» Interface Configuration Utility . Make sure your HSE linking device appears under the list of interfaces. • Make sure your HSE linking d e vice is online. When a Fieldb us device is c on[...]
Appendix A T roubleshooting and Common Questions © National Instruments Corporation A-3 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software In the Interface Conf iguration Utili ty , I see more boards than what physically exist in the machine. Select Edit for the extra board. In the ne xt window , select Delete . Caution Y ou shou ld not attempt to make ungu[...]
Appendix A T roubleshooting and Common Questio ns HSE Linking Device and NI-F BUS Software A-4 ni.com 6. Select the Read by Name radio button and enter MANUFAC_ID as the name. Click Read . Write down the hexidecimal number found in parenthesis (0xnumb er) in T able A-1. 7. Repeat step 6 for the name DEV_TYPE . 8. Repeat step 6 for the name DEV_REV [...]
Appendix A T roubleshooting and Common Questions © National Instruments Corporation A-5 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software Configurator will use the most recent de vice description re vision for a giv en de vice revision. If you do not have the appropriate .ffo and .sym f iles, you must obtain them from the device manufacturer . Be sure to i[...]
© National Instruments Corporation B-1 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software B T echnical Support and Professional Ser vices Visit the following sections of the National Instruments Web site at ni.com for technical support an d professional services: • Support —Online technical support resources include the following: – Self-Help Resource[...]
© National Instruments Corporation G-1 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software Glossar y A Alarm A notification the NI-FBUS Communications Manager software sends when it detects that a block le a ves or returns to a particular state. API See A ppl i cati o n Program m e r I n terfac e . Application Function bl ocks. Application Programmer Interfa[...]
Glossary HSE Linking Device and NI-F BUS Software G-2 ni.com C C Celsiu s. Cable A number of wires and shield in a single sheath. Channel A pin or wire lead to which you apply or from which you read the analog or digital signal. Communication stack Performs the services re quired to interf ace the us er application to the physical lay er . Control [...]
Glossary © National Instruments Corporation G-3 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software E Event An occurrence on a device that cause s a Fieldbus entity to send the Fieldbus e vent message. F Field device A Fieldbus de vice connected directly to a Fieldbus. Fieldbus An all-digital, two-way communication system that connects control systems to ins[...]
Glossary HSE Linking Device and NI-F BUS Software G-4 ni.com I IEC International Electrotechnical Co mmission. A technical standards committee which is at the same level as the ISO. K Kbits Kilobits. Ker n e l The set of programs in an operat ing system that implements basic system functions. L LabVIEW DSC The LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Co[...]
Glossary © National Instruments Corporation G-5 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software N Network address The Fieldbus networ k address of a de vice. Nifb .exe The NIFB process that must be running in the back ground for you to use your A T -FBUS or PCMCIA-F BUS interface to communicate between the board and the Fieldbus. NI-FBUS API The NI-FBUS [...]
Glossary HSE Linking Device and NI-F BUS Software G-6 ni.com R Repeater Boost the signals to and from the further link. Resource block A special block contain ing parameters that describe t he operation of the device and general characteris tics of a device, such as manufacturer and device name. Only one resource block per device is allo wed. Round[...]
Glossary © National Instruments Corporation G-7 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software V VCR See V ir t ual Co m m u nica t ion Rela t io n s h i p . VFD See V ir t ual F i eld Dev i c e . V irtual Communi cation Relationship Preconfigured or negotiated connections between virtual field de vices on a netw ork. V irtual Field De vice The virtual [...]
© National Instruments Corporation I-1 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software Index B board renumbering (table), 2-8 C changing or deleting existing interface information, 2-7 common questi ons, A-1 communication parameter s, setting the H1 port, 2-6 properties (figures), 2-6 configuration, 2-1 choosing software, 1-2 troubleshooting interface pr[...]
Index HSE Linking Device and NI-F BUS Software I-2 ni.com K KnowledgeBase, B-1 L LabVIEW DSC, 1-4 Lookout, 1-4 N National Instruments support and services, B-1 NI support and services, B-1 NIFB, troubleshooting, A-1 NIFB process, starting, 3-1 NI-FBUS interface configur ation utility, 1-2 figure, 2-2 HSE Linking Dev ice, 2-4 using the software, 3-1[...]
Index © National Instruments Corporation I-3 HS E Linking Device and NI-FBUS Software U uninstalling the softw are, A-5 W Web resources, B-1 what you need to get started, 1-1[...]