The F753 is a single Eurocard CompactPCI® PROFIBUS controller; that only requires one slot on the CompactPCI® bus.
It features an advanced PROFIBUS controller which allows data transmission rates of up to 12 Mbit/s. The physical interface is isolated from the system.
The same hardware can be used either as PROFIBUS DP Master or PROFIBUS DP Slave and a change of functionality/protocol can easily be done by loadable firmware.
The complete protocol stack will be executed on the F753 and data exchange to the host will be done via Dual-Port-Memory or DMA.
The F753 is based on the netX SOC. This highly integrated network controller supports parallel data transmission via several data paths between the internal CPU and graphics engines, and the communication and host controllers. The netX SOC also controls the on-board memory and other peripheral interfaces such as UARTS, USB, SPI or I²C.
Communication works via a dual-port SRAM interface and is supported by window and pointer access mechanism. Interrupts are available in both directions from F753 to host and from host to F753.
The F753 supports a wide range of operating systems including Windows®, Windows® CE, Linux and VxWorks®.
The F753 has been designed for mission-critical industrial and for mobile applications with demand for high resistance regarding temperature, shock and vibration.