CompactRIOs Supported with C Series PROFIBUS Interface Module

Updated Nov 6, 2020

Reported In

Hardware

  • C Series PROFIBUS Interface Module
  • CompactRIO Chassis

Driver

  • PROFIBUS

Issue Details

I wish to use a C Series PROFIBUS Interface module with my compactRIO. How can I confirm if my compactRIO supports the module ?

Solution

Support for compactRIO depends on whether you are using the PROFIBUS module as a slave or a master as given below. Note that the information in this article is applicable for 4.0.1.2 version of cRIO PB Master/Slave driver and 4.0.0.2 version of cRIO PB Slave driver.

Using PROFIBUS Module as a Master
If you're using the module in the master mode, then the following compactRIO models are supported. 
 
CompactRIO Controllers
cRIO-903xcRIO-904xcRIO-906xcRIO-907xcRIO-908x
cRIO-9030cRIO-9040cRIO-9063cRIO-9073cRIO-9081
cRIO-9031cRIO-9041cRIO-9064cRIO-9074cRIO-9082
cRIO-9033cRIO-9042cRIO-9065cRIO-9075 
cRIO-9034cRIO-9043cRIO-9066cRIO-9076 
cRIO-9035cRIO-9045cRIO-9067  
cRIO-9036cRIO-9046cRIO-9068  
cRIO-9038cRIO-9047   
cRIO-9039cRIO-9048   
 cRIO-9049   
 
CompactRIO Chassis
NI-910xNI-911xNI-914xNI-915x
NI-9101NI-9111NI-9146NI-9154
NI-9102NI-9112NI-9147NI-9155
NI-9103NI-9116NI-9148NI-9157
NI-9104NI-9118NI-9149NI-9159
 

Using PROFIBUS Module As a Slave
When your module is used as a slave, the following compactRIO models can be used.
  • CompactRIO Controllers - cRIO-903x, cRIO-904x, cRIO-905x, cRIO-906x, cRIO-907x, cRIO-908x
  • CompactRIO Chassis - cRIO-910x, cRIO-911x, cRIO-914x, cRIO-915x

Additional Information

Not all C Series PROFIBUS Interface modules support master mode. Visit the product portfolio page to verify if your module supports the master mode. For example, cRIO-PB-S supports slave mode only.

If you're using cRIO-PB-MS module, make sure to have Configurator III software installed. This software can be installed from the VI Package Manager.