Softing Launches new CompactPCI PROFIBUS Board

PROFIBUS CompactPCI boardNEWBURYPORT, MA – Softing, the technological leader in providing ruggedized components for industrial automation, has expanded its PROFIBUS interface board family with a CompactPCI type interface board.

This new PROFIBUS board (PBpro CompactPCI) is based on the 19″ CompactPCI technology and is able to reliably execute existing and new PROFIBUS applications under extremely rough industrial conditions.

The PBpro CompactPCI is designed to implement PC-based PROFIBUS-Master or Slave applications with stringent requirements in regards to performance and availability. The possibility to configure this board into a redundant master system renders this solution into the perfect fit for high-availability applications.

In general, Softing’s PROFIBUS boards are globally used in a wide range of applications including compact slave solutions, solutions for mobile devices, operation and visualization terminals, real-time machine controls, and extended temperature-range applications.

Softing’s protocol software is designed to support the following protocols:

  • MPI


Drivers for the Windows and Linux operating systems are available and ready to be downloaded. The driver package includes documentation and demo applications with source code for both operating systems.

About Softing

In industrial automation, Softing is a specialist for fieldbus technology and has established itself as a world-leading partner for networking automation systems and control solutions. Softing provides customers the key technology to connect devices, controls and systems with the leading communication technologies. In fieldbus technology, Softing is a world-class expert for Foundation fieldbus, PROFIBUS, and CAN/CANopen/DeviceNet. The company’s wide range of expertise includes solutions for OPC, FDT, and Real-Time-Ethernet protocols such as, PROFINET IO, EtherNet/IP, or Modbus/TCP. Many of the products and services developed by Softing since the company was founded in 1979 have become reference standards throughout the world. In addition, Softing has established itself as a provider of sophisticated diagnostic tools for fieldbus systems.