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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.

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Manuals/Design Guides

  Hardware Design Guide - B40pdf3.411.45 MB Download
  Host Application Implementation Guidepdf1.71.09 MB Download
  Network Guide - EtherCATpdf2.54.14 MB Download
  Network Guide - EtherCAT (Transparent Ethernet)pdf2.53.65 MB Download
  Safety Interface Guidepdf1.41.04 MB Download
  Software Design Guidepdf4.19.85 MB Download


  EtherCAT Conformance Certificatepdf17 JAN, 2018349.42 KB Download
  EtherCAT Conformance Certificate - FSoEpdf17 JAN, 2018329.31 KB Download
  EU Declaration of Pre-Conformitypdf12 MAY, 2021687.27 KB Download
  UK Declaration of Pre-Conformitypdf14 MAY, 2021156.51 KB Download

Other files

  Anybus CompactCom Conformance Help Documentpdf4.1358.30 KB Download


  Anybus Firmware Manager IIzip1.12.1.0_C2.40 MB Download
  Anybus Transport Providerzip4. MB Download
  Anybus Virtual Attributes Managerzip1. MB Download
  EtherCAT ESI Generatorzip1. MB Download

Configuration Files

  ESI File For EtherCATzip2.203.03 KB Download

Application notes

  Anybus CompactCom 40 Diagnostic Events for EtherCATpdf1.04.86 MB Download
  Connect Anybus CompactCom to IIoT applications using Node-REDpdf1.1513.68 KB Download
  EtherCAT Sync Error Counterspdf1.02455.81 KB Download
  Using Ethernet over EtherCATpdf1.0451.43 KB Download
  Using File Access over EtherCATpdf1.0304.40 KB Download