Anybus CompactCom B40

For both general or demanding high performance applications

The cutting-edge Anybus CompactCom 40-series is based on the award-winning Anybus NP40 network processor. It is especially suitable for both general purpose and for high-end applications with large I/O data transfer, fast network cycles and synchronization demands.

    • Combines major fieldbus networks with high performance real-time Industrial Ethernet
    • Common Ethernet brick allows you to download your chosen Ethernet protocol to the module
    • Fast data transfer: up to 1500 bytes of process data each way (latency 15µs)
    • Unique way of handling device profile integration (Drive, Motion, Semi, Others)
    • Safety-ready. Combine with the IXXAT SafeT100 for safety network integration
    • Uses network encryption technologies to keep your devices safe and secure

    Anybus CompactCom B40 Brick - EtherCAT

    The Anybus CompactCom B40 for EtherCAT is a high-performance network interface in Brick format — ready-made with software and hardware to enable communication between your device and the EtherCAT 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 EtherCAT. The Brick supports generic device profiles and Black Channel for FSOE 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, its the perfect match for even the most demanding industrial applications.

      Availability: In stock

      Features and benefits

      • A ready-made EtherCAT 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
      • ETG pre-certified for network compliance (enables faster network certification)
      • Fast data transfer: Up to 1486 bytes of I/O data in each direction. Up to 1500 bytes of explicit messaging.
      • Very low latency <15µs
      • 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.
      • Black channel support enables Functional Safety over EtherCAT (FSOE) implementation.
      • IIoT ready: (EoE) 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.

      EtherCAT Slave interface

      • CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE)
      • Support for Modular Device Profile
      • DS301 compliant
      • Network Identity customization
      • EMCY support
      • Up to 57343 ADIs can be accessed from the network in generic mode
      • Up to 16383 ADIs can be accessed form the network when modular device profile is enabled
      • Up to 1486 bytes of fast cyclic I/O in each direction
      • Support for Sync0 functionality using distributed clocks
      • Ethernet over EtherCAT (EoE)
      • File access over EtherCAT (FoE)
      • Support for process data remap from the network
      • Black channel for FSOE supported
      • Network cycle time down to 100 μs
      • Possible to implement DS402 drive profile
      • Semiconductor Drive Profile support:  Common Device Profile (ETG.5003.1) and Specific Device Profile (ETG.5003.2xxx)

      Transparent Ethernet

      New versions in the Anybus CompactCom 40 Ethernet series gives you complete freedom implementing IT functions in your application

      • Get full control over IT functionality and IT protocols
      • Freedom to create and integrate your own IIoT solutions
      • Separates the real-time protocol data from the other Ethernet data

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      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

      Purchasing instructions and terms and conditions:  How to buy

      ORDER CODE       AB6677 - B40 EtherCAT Brick                     abcc-b40
      ORDER CODE       AB6779 - B40 EtherCAT Brick (Transparent Ethernet)                     abcc-b40
      ORDER CODE   AB6666 - B40 Connector Board for EtherCAT (Optional accessory)  CB-B40-ETH