Real-time Communication on any Ethernet network

Time critical communication within industrial automation is in the Anybus DNA
fast communication

Designed to handle fast communication

The Anybus CompactCom 40-series will give you high performance data exchange that can handle even the most demanding synchronized motion applications.

Real-time latency

Real-Time-Accelerator (RTA) for best-in-class latency

The Real-Time Accelerator (RTA) works on several levels from “on-the-fly” protocol pre-processing on the network controller level to a zero delay API which guarantees instant access to network control data.


The most applications demand CompactCom

Drives / inverters have long been an important market for Anybus. The demands from modern high-performance drives have been pushing the development of Anybus CompactCom 40-series.

Best in class - Anybus NP40

Anybus NP40 — all about real-time communication

The NP40 is based on Microsemi’s SmartFusion family and integrates a flash-based FPGA fabric, a 166 megahertz (MHz) ARM® Cortex™-M3 processor, communication interfaces and peripherals – all on a chip.

The pivotal core of CompactCom is the Anybus NP40 — HMS’ own industrial network processor which ensures that the communication between your processor and the network is just as fast as if you had implemented network communication inside your processor. 


The Anybus NP40 is designed for demanding applications, especially targeting real-time industrial Ethernet.

  • Handles large amounts of process data – up to 1500 bytes in each direction
  • Low throughput latency, less than 15µs for high performance networks
  • Possibility to send a complete Ethernet frame via the socket interface (up to 1500 bytes).
  • Clock-synchronous operation
  • Event-based interface method enables easy to access input and output data at any time.
  • Extended Host interface coverage
    - 8/16-bit parallel
    - High speed SPI
    - I/O (shift register interface)

Best-in class latency is the key

The Anybus NP40 integrates HMS's unique IP to provide best-in-class latency and deterministic real-time for demanding industrial applications like motion control.

The configurable RTA interrupt with several network event indications provides the means for an optimized integration with the host application. 

ABCC inverter

Perfect for modern drives

Profile data is not “translated” inside the Anybus CompactCom. Rather, it passes through the module’s transparent channel unchanged and the conversion of profile-specific data is done in your drive with the help of the HMS’ Profile Driver Package.

This will give you very fast data transfer and only support for the functions you really need.

Profiles for drives or motion are supported by the CompactCom concept through a Profile Driver Package — a software stack which you implement into your device.

Anybus CompactCom 40 is ideal for high-performance applications such as drives with motion and sync demands.

CompactCom for drives