The controller detects all connected I/O modules and creates a local process image. This process image may include a mixed arrangement of analog (word-by-word data transfer) and digital (bit-by-bit data transfer) modules.
Two ETHERNET interfaces and an integrated switch allow the fieldbus to be wired in a line topology, eliminating the need for additional network devices, such as switches or hubs. Both interfaces support autonegotiation and Auto-MDI(X).
The DIP switch configures the last byte of the IP address and may be used for IP address assignment.The controller is designed for fieldbus communication in Modbus® networks. It also supports a wide variety of standard ETHERNET protocols (e.g., HTTP(S), BootP, DHCP, DNS, SNTP, (S)FTP, SNMP).
An integrated Webserver provides user configuration options, while displaying the controller's status information.
The IEC 61131-3 programmable controller is multitasking-capable and features a capacitor-backed RTC.