HSC303 – High Speed Coupler
In the search for practical solutions and high performance, Smar presents its new solution on connectivity for industrial networks: the high speed coupler for PROFIBUS DP/PA, the HSC303.
This module enables communicating with high transmission rates, up to 12 Mbits/s, with PROFIBUS DP masters and transform the signal in the field standard, PROFIBUS PA with fixed 31,25 kbits. All of this transparently, without the need for configurations. It supports up to 124 PROFIBUS PA slaves and detects the PROFIBUS DP network communication rate automatically.
The HSC303 is part of a modular solution capable to provide electrical signals with the correct tension and current specifications, compliant with IEC 61158-2 standard both for classified areas or not.
With an adapter IM153/HSC303 and a cable (patchcord) is possible to connect the HSC303 in systems using the IM153, replacing the Siemens DP / PA coupler. This can be done in a transparent way, without the need to make any configuration changes, because the HSC303 is transparent to the Profibus DP network.