For further information about getting started with COMbricks and related software, click on the following link, checking our PROFIBUS News web page for latest updates :-
Quickstart you first COMbricks Project
And for live streaming of COMbricks information into ProfiTrace, see following link about the new ProfiTrace v2.6.0 software, including associated screen images of what will be seen. (Note that even newer v2.6.1 available March 2012)Â :-
ProfiTrace v2.6.0 s/w for COMbricks data streaming
And to get better idea of what can be seen from the COMbricks Head Station, click on the following link which will connect you to the live Procentec COMbricks web server demo. To understand the hardware arrangements for this demo, click on the left hand Channel List link – this currently shows a Head Station connected to a 2 Channel Repeater, plus four Scope Repeaters linking sections of two different PROFIBUS networks. Refer then to the Live List page, viewing the separately tabbed displays for each of the two networks.
Check the Slot 3 oscilloscope image, noting that the cable to Slave with Address 34 has a terminator missing, resulting in significant waveform oscillations. Click on either of the small waveform images for enlargement and access to the associated timebase control.
Live COMbricks web server demonstration