Anybus CompactCom B40 Brick - EtherNet/IP

The Anybus CompactCom B40 for EtherNet/IP is a high-performance network interface in Brick format — ready-made with software and hardware to enable communication between your device and the EtherNet/IP 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, you can get connected to other B40 supported networks simply by switching to another Anybus Brick.


The B40 Brick enables fast communication between your device and EtherNet/IP. The Brick supports generic device profiles and has Black Channel support allowing for CIP safety implementation. It also comes with a dual port switch implemented in the 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 EtherNet/IP 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 1448 bytes of process data in each direction, Up to 1500 bytes of explicit messaging
  • 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 high speed SPI. I/O (shift register interface) is also available.
  • Black channel support enables CIP safety implementation
  • IIoT ready: Includes Email Client, Web server with customizable content, SSI functionality and FTP server
  • Extended flash-based file system with two-disc access (internal and external)
  • Transparent Socket Interface handling the complete Ethernet frame (support for 20 socket connections).
  • Solid security: Mandatory software signatures prevent unauthorized software to be downloaded to the module. Furthermore, encryption is used to prevent illicit copying.

EtherNet/IP Adapter/Slave interface

    • Support for Generic Device profile
    • Dual port cut-through switch implemented in the Anybus NP40 processor
    • Device Level Ring (DLR) Beacon-based
    • Support QuickConnect Class B
    • CIP energy object support
    • Support for CIP Safety (via the black channel to the IXXAT Safe T100 Module)
    • Customized identity information
    • Explicit messaging up to 1500 using Large Forward Open
    • Multiple I/O assembly support
    • Modular device support

    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  
    Ethernet features Transparent socket interface
    Support of HTTP forwarding via socket interface
    Integrated 2-port switch
    IT functions (FTP server, E-mail client, web server with JSON and SSI support)
    Internal file system  Configurable up to 28 MB
    Two discs are available: One internal (28 MB capacity), and one reserved for accessing
    the application file system (capacity determined by application).
    LED indicators Available via host connector - Indicates Module Status and Network Status.  
    Connectors No: Add your own connectors (RJ45, F.Optic) - 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  AB6674
    Included components            

    AB6674: B40 EtherNet/IP Brick
    AB6778B40 EtherNet/IP Brick (Transparent Ethernet)

    Optional Accessories            

    AB6666: B40 Connector Board for EtherNet/IP

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