WHITEPAPER: Introduction to Profibus DP

Introduction to Profibus DP

The following information describes the operation of Profibus DP as it relates to Acromag Series 900PB DP slave I/O modules. Acromag manufactures a line of I/O modules that support Profibus DP over RS485.

Profibus was created in 1989 by the German government in cooperation with several manufacturers of automation equipment. It is a messaging format specifically designed for high-speed serial I/O in factory and building automation applications. It is an open standard and is recognized as the fastest Fieldbus in operation today.