With what and how do I configure the hardware for a PROFIBUS-DP
Basically you have two options for configuring a PROFIBUS-DP
master-slave communication. For this you can use either COM
PROFIBUS or STEP 7. . Both configuration tools provide a wide range
of devices for DP masters and slaves. If your slave is not
available, then you can add this slave to the hardware catalog of
each tool via a GSD file. You can procure the GSD files from the
Internet pages of Customer Support under
"Automation Systems > SIMATIC Distributed I/O > GSD Files" in
the "Download" tab.
PROFIBUS-DP master devices cannot
be added subsequently in this way. For this you always have to
install the latest version of STEP 7 or COM PROFIBUS.
Further information can be obtained from the manual
"Configuring Hardware and Communication Connections with STEP 7
V5.3" under Entry-ID: 18652631. It lists important notes for the
configuration of PROFIBUS-DP Networks. Moreover,you get detailed
information on your DP slave from internet pages of the Customer
"Automation systems > SIMATIC Distributed Periphery >
/your DP-Slave/" in tab "manuals/BA".
Hardware configuration, System configuration