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DeviceNet to ASCII Gateway


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DeviceNet to ASCII gateway allows users to connect and integrate ASCII devices into a control system through a DeviceNet network.  These gateways function as a DeviceNet adapter, and support connecting to a wide variety of serial ASCII devices through either the RS-232 port or the RS-485 port. The gateway is a general-purpose interface  that exchanges data between ASCII device(s) and a DeviceNet scanner.  This gateway does not interpret the data being exchanged so it may be of any nature or definition. The gateway couples simplicity with cost effectiveness enabling its use in a wide variety of applications.

Features and Benefits

DeviceNet Features:                                                                                                      

  • ODVA Conformance tested to DeviceNet Spec 2.0
  • Gateway is powered from the DeviceNet network
  • DIN-rail mountable
  • Pluggable 5-pin DeviceNet connection
  • Communications Device Profile 12 (Chex)
  • Address selection via DIP switches
  • Autobaud operation
  • Supports Polled I/O and Explicit Messaging
  • Pluggable RS-485 2-pin connection or RS-232 3 Pin Connection
  • 2 standard DeviceNet module and network status LEDs

ASCII Features:

  • Serial port baud rate up to 38.4k baud
  • Software Configurable Parameters
  • Supports string lengths up to 124 bytes
  • Special mode performs byte swapping of serial message for PAC/PLC compatibility
  • 2 serial transmit and receive LEDs




Baud Rate Selection

Software selectable
 (1200 through 38.4k baud)

Cable Connection

JDC: 3-pin pluggable header (male)

Phoenix Contact MSTBA 2.5/3-G-5.08/AU
 or equivalent

Serial Cable: 3-contact plug
 (female contacts)

Phoenix Contact MSTB 2.5/3-ST-5.08/AU
 or equivalent (included)

LED Indicators

MS Module Status: green/red bi-color LED

NS Network Status: green/red bi-color LED

RX - Receive

TX - Transmit

Maximum Power

Network Isolation: 1000 Vdc

Current: 160 mA @ 11 Vdc to
 70 mA @ 25 Vdc Unregulated Power Supply

Power: 1.75 W


Length: 3.54” (90 mm)

Width: .98” (25 mm)

Height: 3.11” (79 mm)

Operating Temp

0 ºC  to 70 ºC


Up to 95% RH, with no condensation


ASCII Protocol Specification

The ASCII protocol driver permits the module to interface to many ASCII devices. Each ASCII port on the module is configurable to send and/or receive ASCII strings, each supporting its own individual serial network.

Protocol Specifications

The ASCII driver provides a powerful connection between the internal application database in the ProLinx unit and devices supporting serial ASCII communications (bar code scanners, line printers, legacy terminal based computer systems, etc).

The serial port on the gateway is user-configurable to support ASCII communications (Baud rate, Data Bits, Stop Bits, etc). The ASCII port can act as a Master (Send ASCII strings) or as a Slave (Receive ASCII strings), or both.

ASCII Specifications


Available in up to four port configurations to receive and/or transmit data.

Transmit and Receive buffer size

255 bytes each

Transmit character with pacing

0 to 65535 millisecond delay between each transmitted character.


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