Anybus CompactCom B40 Brick - DeviceNet

The Anybus CompactCom B40 for DeviceNet is a high-performance network interface in Brick format — ready-made with software and hardware to enable communication between your device and the DeviceNet network.


The B40 Brick gives you the flexibility to add your own connectors and network isolation. An alternative is to use the ready-made connector board from HMS. The B40 Brick is ideal for device manufacturers who are looking for a semi-integrated solution where connector flexibility, size and cost are key elements.


By implementing the B40 Brick into your product line, by simply switching to another brick and connector board, you can get connected to other B40 supported networks.


The B40 DeviceNet Brick handles data lengths up to 512 bytes in both directions and supports both modular device profiles and energy profiles on DeviceNet. The DeviceNet network implementation is made directly into the CompactCom network processor — the award-winning Anybus NP40. ,With its fast data transfer and very low latency, it's the perfect match for even the most demanding industrial applications.


Features and benefits

  • A ready-made DeviceNet connectivity solution
  • Flexibility to add your own connectors and peripherals to limit size and costs
  • Easy mounting to your host PCB design
  • Short in-design with free assistance from HMS ensures a fast time to market
  • ODVA  pre-certified for network compliance (enables faster network certification)
  • Fast data transfer: Up to 512 bytes of I/O data in each direction
  • Very low process data latency
  • Event-based interface method enables easy access to input and output data at any time
  • Fast, event-based application hardware interfaces: 8/16-bit parallel and highspeed SPI. I/O (shift register interface) is also available.
  • Solid security: Mandatory software signatures prevent unauthorized software to be downloaded to the module. Furthermore, encryption is used to prevent illicit copying.

DeviceNet Adapter/Slave interface

    • Max 512 bytes of Input and 512 bytes of Output data
    • Support QuickConnect Class B
    • CIP Parameter Object Support: Explicit messaging, UCMM Capable, Bit-strobed I/O, Change-of-state / Cyclic I/O, Polled I/O
    • Expansion possibilities via CIP forwarding
    • Customizable Identity object
    • Automatic Baud Rate Detection
    • Modular Device functionality

    Technical specifications

    Dimensions  (L•W•H)
    36 x 36 x 8 mm or 1,41 x 1,41 x 0,31"
    Operating temperature -40 to +85 °C  or  -40 to +185 °F  
    Power requirements 3.3 VDC, +/- 0.15 VDC
    Application Interface
    8/16-bit parallel (30 ns access)
    High speed SPI, baudrate configurable up to 20 MHz
    I/O (shift register interface, cyclical update time 82 μs)
    UART (for backwards compatibility with 30-series, max 625kbps)
    Profile support Generic device  
    LED indicators Available via host connector - Indicates Module Status and Network Status.  
    Connectors No: Add your own connectors (D-sub, 5.08, M12) - YES: via B40 connector board  
    Galvanic isolation
    No: Add your own isolation - YES: via B40 connector board
    Mechanical rating IP20, NEMA rating 1  
    Mounting PCB fastening via B40 connector boards available from HMS  
    Certifications CE, CULUS, RoHS  

    Ordering Information

    Order Code  AB6671
    Included components            

    B40 DeviceNet Brick

    Optional Accessories            

    AB6664: B40 Connector Board forDeviceNet

    1 year guarantee. For purchasing instructions and terms and conditions, see: How to buy

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