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 - 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.

      Availability: In stock

      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

        Connect to IoT-software with OPC UA or MQTT

        Special CompactCom version that communicates with IoT protocols such as OPC UA and MQTT. 

        • Tap data from the host device, all ADI data is readable (application parameters)
        • Provide on-the-fly statistics from your device
        • Predictive maintenance — Spot problems before they occur
        • Collect data to perform data analysis (local server or on IT level)

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        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       AB6674 - B40 EtherNet/IP Brick                     abcc-b40
        ORDER CODE       AB6778 - B40 EtherNet/IP Brick (Transparent Ethernet)                    abcc-b40
        ORDER CODE   AB6666 - B40 Connector Board for EtherNet/IP (Optional accessory)  CB-B40-ETH