A Functional Profile for Laboratory Measurement Equipment Based on Measurement Bus and Profibus-DP/PA

  • Ulrich Wagner
Conference paper


A new functional profile for labaroratory devices is the result of a working group “Laboratory Data Communication” in the Standardization Committee “Laboratory Devices and Laboratory Equipment” of DIN. Based on a very complex functional profile for process devices (Class A) of the Profibus User Organisation (PNO), a set of only seven simplified function blocks have been proposed, wich meets the main communication requirements of low-cost laboratory devices. Two fieldbus systems are elected for the necessary transportoriented communication services: Measurement Bus (“DIN-Messbus”) and Profibus-DP/PA. All function blocks and its defined variables will be mapped on the specific application services of these two bus systems.


Function Block Functional Profile Laboratory Device Binary Output Physical Block 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Wagner
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  1. 1.Institut für Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik und MesstechnikUniversity of HannoverHannoverGermany

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