||80188, 40MHz or compatible
||31 Bytes (battery backup, data valid up to 10 year)
|RTC (Real Time Clock)
|64-bit Hardware Serial Number
|Built-in Watchdog Timer
||RS-232 (TXD, RXD, RTS, CTS, GND)
||RS-485 (D2+, D2-)
||10BASE-T NE2000 compatible Ethernet Controller
|COM Port Formats
||Even, Odd, None
|5-Digit 7 Segment LED Display
||Yes (for I-7188EXD-MTCP only)
|System LED Indicator
|I/O expansion bus
|User defined I/O pins
||123mm x 72mm x 33mm
||-25°C to +75°C
||-40°C to +80°C
||Power reverse polarity protection
|Required Supply Voltage
||+10 to +30V/DC (non-regulated)
||2W for I-7188EX-MTCP
3W for I-7188EXD-MTCP
Modbus SDK ( in C language )
If the default firmware doesn't totally suit your requirement. You can use Modbus SDK to modify the default firmware to add extra functions. The Modbus SDK has below features:
Supports extra user-defined command protocol (TCP/IP)
Modbus/TCP protocol supports 2 basic data format (bit and 2-byte integer). It means if clients (or called masters) don't support Modbus/TCP or you need other format data (for example: string of floating value), I-7188Es (with default firmware) cannot communicate with them. Using this feature, you can develop your special command protocol to transfer any format of data.
Register based programming method (easy to use)
Modbus library supports 4 internal register tables (iMemory_AI, iMemory_AO, iMemory_DI, iMemory_DO), you can use these to store specific information. When Modbus/TCP clients request to I-7188E, Modbus kernel will response information from these 4 tables.
- Provides user-defined registers
The 4 internal register tables are all open to users. You need to assign these tables by yourself.
- Can Iink to Modbus/TCP slave devices
- Din Rail Mount
- By using function ModbusTCP_Master2Slave (declared in MBTCP_7E.h),the 7188EX-MTCP can link 8 max . Modbus/TCP device.
- Can link to Modbus/RTU slave devices
By using function ModbusMaster2Slave (declared in MBTCP_7E.h), Modbus/RTU devices can be easily integrated to internal registers of I-7188Es. An I-7188E polling every Modbus/RTU devices and put every necessary information to internal registers. Clients only ask the I-7188E to get all information of Modbus/RTU devices. That reduces loading of Clients.
- Can link to non-Modbus/RTU serial devices
Some serial devices don't support Modbus/RTU. We provide functions to let I-7188E -MTCP access serial devices. You can put information to internal registers of it. Thus, the non-Modbus serial devices can also support Modbus/TCP.
- Supports X boards
You can choose one suitable Xboard to add on an I-7188EX to be on board I/Os.
Xserver SDK compatible
Modbus SDK is based on Xserver SDK. To lear more programming skills, you can refer demos of Xserver. To get information of demos of Xserver, please refer to CD:Napdso7188eTCPXserverXserver.htm
We provide Modbus tools for Windows 98/SE/NT/2K/XP, it includes:
- Modbus Utility
- On-line configuration via Ethernet
- On-line help
- Automatically generate register mapping tables
- Configuration export/imp
Modbus/RTU client (with source code in VB6) to diagnostic Modbus/RTU slave devices.
Modbus/TCP client (with source code in VB6) to diagnostic Modbus/TCP slave devices.
Basic application 1: protocol converter
An I-7188E -MTCP runs a default firmware to become a single Modbus/TCP to multi-Modbus/RTU converter. You can simply use the Modbus Utility to configure the device and then set connection between SCADA , HMI software and the I-7188E.
Basic application 2: protocol converter with VxComm technique
An I-7188E -MTCP is also be able to link to serial devices that don't support Modbus/RTU. To use this function, you will need to install VxComm driver on host PCs. After installation, you will be able to access the remote COM ports via the standard serial driver.
Advanced application 1: Modbus/TCP controller
Using the Modbus SDK, users can develop their own custom Modbus firmware, allowing extra functions, integration of serial devices and a Xboard to the Modbus/TCP kernel. Thus an I-7188E can become a powerful controller.
Advanced application 2: Modbus/TCP controller with VxComm technique
When an I-7188E -MTCP links same hardware devices as Advanced application 1 link to, if any devices connected to certain COM ports are not integrated into your custom firmware, you are still able to access the COM ports via the standard serial driver. In order to do this, you must install the VxComm driver on the host PCs.
The Modbus firmware can only run under 512K SRAM hardware. If you need more COM ports, you can buy an expansion board to expand the COM port number. Usage:
. Open the cover of the I-7188EX or I-7188EXD.
. Plug the X board to the I-7188EX or I-7188EXD.
Close the cover.