Anybus CompactCom is a range of embedded communication solutions that provide devices with connectivity to any industrial network, fieldbus and industrial Ethernet.
Anybus CompactCom is available in 3 form factors:
• Chip: A full network connectivity solution on a single chip for integration into the user’s PCB design.
• Brick: Ideal for users who have limited space or want to add their own choice of network connectors.
• Module: A complete and interchangeable communication module gives the fastest time to market.
Regardless of form factor, users still have the unique interchangeability of Anybus. For example, it is possible to embed a CompactCom module into an automation device and later re-use the same software implementation for a CompactCom Brick or Chip solution. This means a minimum of development efforts for the user.
Anybus CompactCom is available in 2 performance levels: 30- or 40-series
The Anybus CompactCom 30 series consists of ready-made communication solutions for all leading fieldbus and industrial Ethernet networks in several form factors - chip, brick, and modules.
The 30-series is based on the Anybus NP30 processor and is perfect if you need a cost-efficient solution for general automation devices such as weight scales, barcode scanners, sensors, drives, and HMIs etc.
The solutions within the Anybus CompactCom 30-series all contain the complete functionality of industrial network slave/adapter interfaces and integrate through a standardized and network independent application interface towards the host automation device.
The Anybus CompactCom 40-series supports all major industrial networks. It is especially suitable for high-end industrial Ethernet and fieldbus applications in which fast network cycles and synchronization demands are key elements. Since the 40-series practically offers "zero delay" between the device and the network it is ideal for high performance, synchronized applications such as servo drive systems. Core element of the 40-series is the new Anybus NP40 network processor.
Like all Anybus CompactCom solutions, the 40-series gives users access to all types of industrial networks — traditional fieldbuses as well as industrial Ethernet — through one single development project. The CompactCom 40-series extends the level of flexibility even further since it uses a reprogrammable CompactCom hardware to support several networks. For example, it is possible to install the CompactCom 40-series Ethernet hardware into an industrial device and simply download ready-made firmware to connect to the desired network (for example EtherNet/IP, PROFINET IRT, Modbus-TCP, EtherCAT or Powerlink)