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Siemens Sinec L2 (SICOS protocol) ID:7


Interface Description

IGSS32 offers an interface for connection to SINEC L2 (PROFIBUS) networks using SICOS protocol. SINEC L2 networks are based on industri standard PROFIBUS specifications which is used an a large number of industial applications. SINEC L2 networks are flexible and relatively easy to use yet offering fast and relaiable communication.

SICOS is a state-of-the-art object oriented library of function blocks designed for use with Simatic S5 and Simatic S7 PLC series. The object oriented features of SICOS is extended to incorporate data exchange between PLCs and HMI systems such as IGSS32. This is implemented by using an application layer communication protocol specially designed for fast event-oriented data exhange. The SICOS system gives the programmer full control of then and why data are to be send to the supervision system - thus fully exploiting the bandwidth of the communication link. The SICOS communication protocol and the object oriented features of SICOS is fully integrated into IGSS32.

SICOS systems are used in a large number of industrial applications including oil and gas production, ship automation and other applications which requires minimal response times combined with large amounts of I/O points.

The PC has to be connected to the SINEC L2 network using a CP board which is supported by either SoftNet/S7, CP5412-A2 or compatible interface boards.

Technical Data

Electrical Interface:RS-485 or other equipment complient with EN 50 170.
Protocol:SINEC L2 (PROFIBUS) FDL, AG-AG and SICOS protocols.
Types of data:String, Fixed Point 8, 16, 28, 32, BCD 16, 32, Float 32, Timer, Counter, Siemens Teleperm, Fixed point 13 with 2 alarm bits.
PLC types supported:All Simatic S5 and S7 series PLCs supporting SICOS with Sinec L2 (PROFIBUS) communication interface boards e.g. CP5431, CP343-5 or CP443-5.
Addressing: Node (PLC), Object type, Object number, bit offset.
Supported platforms:Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2000
Max. telegram size:240 bytes pr. Telegram
Throughput:Up til 6 telegrams pr. Channel pr. Second (depending on available bandwidth).
Max. number of nodes:32 pr. CP board.
PC hardware requirements:CP5412 and DP-5412/WindowsXX, CP5411, CP5511 or CP5611 and SoftNet-DP/WindowsXX
PC software requirements:None