NI PCMCIA-FBUS Series 2 1-Port FOUNDATION Fieldbus Interface for PCMCIA

  • Not recommended for new designs. NI recommends the NI USB-8486.
  • H1 (31.25 kbit/s) interface for PCMCIA (PC Card 3.3 and 5 V)
  • Includes NI-FBUS Communications Manager software for Windows and OPC 2.0 compliant server
  • Also supports NI-FBUS Configurator, Monitor; works with NI LabVIEW graphical programming
  • Runs as Link Master or Basic Device
  • Intel 80386EX processor
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The NI PCMCIA-FBUS Series 2 is a 1-port interface for connecting FOUNDATION Fieldbus devices to standard notebook PCs. These interfaces, which connect to H1 (31.25 kbit/s) networks, are also available in a 2-port configuration. NI-FBUS Communications Manager (CM) software for Windows is included with each interface. NI-FBUS CM provides a high-level interface to FOUNDATION Fieldbus devices without requiring in-depth knowledge of lower-level Fieldbus protocols. HMI and DCS applications can use NI-FBUS CM for data collection and control on Fieldbus. Applications for the PCMCIA-FBUS Series 2 interfaces include portable data logging and field configuration and maintenance of devices and networks.

Upgrade Options
The legacy PCMCIA-FBUS (Series 1) cards do not work with some 3.3 V PCMCIA controllers such as the O2Micro CardBus controllers. National Instruments has resolved this issue in newer Fieldbus interfaces and recommends that you upgrade your legacy PCMCIA-FBUS cards to the PCMCIA-FBUS Series 2 cards or the NI USB-8486 interface.

Specifications Documents

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