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

  • Not recommended for new designs. NI recommends the NI USB-8486.
  • H1 (31.25 kb/s) interface for PCMCIA (PC Card 3.3 and 5 V)
  • Runs as Link Master or Basic Device
  • Includes NI-FBUS Communications Manager software for Windows & OPC 2.0 compliant server
  • Also supports NI-FBUS Configurator, NI-FBUS Monitor and LabVIEW graphical programming
  • Intel 80386EX processor
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The National Instruments PCMCIA-FBUS/2 Series 2 is a 2-port interface for connecting FOUNDATION Fieldbus devices to standard notebook personal computers. NI PCMCIA-FBUS Series 2 interfaces, which connect to H1 (31.25 kb/s) networks, are alsoavailable in a 1-port configuration. NI-FBUS CM (communications manager) software for Windows is included with each interface. NI-FBUS CM provides a very-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/2 Series 2include portable data logging and field configuration and maintenance of devices and networks.

Upgrade Options
The legacy PCMCIA-FBUS/2 (Series 1) cards cannot work with some 3.3 V PCMCIA controllers such as the O2Micro Cardbus controllers. National Instruments has since solved this issue in newer Fieldbus interfaces and recommends that you upgrade your legacy PCMCIA-FBUS cards to the PCMCIA-FBUS Series 2 cards or USB-8486.

Specifications Documents

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Specifications Summary


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