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Isolated PCI Bus FRnet Communication Board with 2 FRnet ports


Isolated PCI Bus FRnet Communication Board with 2 FRnet ports

  Price:  $309.00  

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PC-based I/O control systems are widely used in measurement and control system applications. But sometimes it is very difficult to meet the demands of critical timing control missions. As a result of the special features of FRnet, such as real I/O synchronization and fixed scan time, FRB boards can be added to PC-based systems to give additional PLC-like control functions, with no need to mix PC-based controllers with PLCs. The FRB-200U supports both 5V and 3.3V while the FRB-100/200 PCI card supports 5V PCI bus only. The FRB-200U (Universal PCI version) is fully compatible with the FRB-100/200.

Traditional high-channel-count I/O cards occupy several PC slots, and the bulky cables can be difficult to handle. Several FRB boards can be combined to work together to control thousands of I/O channels. Reduced cabling, lower labor costs, easy installation and higher reliability are the major advantages of an FRnet solution.

The FRB-100/200/200U is an isolated FRnet communication board. The FRB-100 has a single FRnet port, while the FRB-200/200U has two FRnet ports. Each FRnet port can control a maximum of 16 communication nodes, numbered from 0 to 15. Each single node of the remote I/O module can control a maximum of 16 DI/DO (8 DI and 8 DO) channels. In other words, each FRnet port can control a maximum of 256 DI/DO (128 DI and 128 DO) channels.

  • Industrial Automation
  • Remote I/O control
  • Building Automation
  • Parking Lot Management
  • Communication speed: 250Kbps
  • Cyclic Scan time:
    128 input/128 output points@2.88 ms
  • Communication distance: 400m max
  • Wire cable: (shielded) Twisted-pair cable
    General Specifications
  • Power consumption: 5V DC @ 250mA(max)
  • Operating temperature: 0°C ~ +55°C
  • Storage temperature: -20°C ~ +65°C
  • Storage humidity: 0% ~ 90% RH, non-condensing
  • Dimensions: 120 mm x 90 mm


  • Reduced Wiring two-wire cabling
  • Innovative token-stream communication technology
  • Real-time I/O synchronization capabilities
  • Fixed cyclic scan time for deterministic control
  • High speed distributed I/O control capabilities
  • Memory-mapping I/O programming
  • Easily programmable
  • No software overhead for protocol processing
  • FRB-100/200: PCI card supports 5V PCI bus.
  • FRB-200U: Universal PCI card, supports both 5V and 3.3V PCI bus.

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