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Why Can I Not Download a New Configuration to My C Series PROFIBUS Module?



Hardware: Industrial Communications>>Profibus

Problem:
I am using the Comsoft C Series Master/Slave Module. I had recently been using the module as a slave, but now I wish to use it as a master. However, when I attempt to download a configuration to the module, the download fails. Additionally, I see the Run and BF LEDs blinking rapidly. What does this mean, and how can I download the configuration to the module?

Solution:
Your module may be in Autoslave mode. In this mode, the firmware on the module immediately loads the device into slave mode, preventing you from downloading master configuration data to the module. In order to download new configuration software to the module, you must switch the module out of Autoslave mode. Follow these steps to do so:
  1. Safely end/stop any VIs currently running on the cRIO Chassis or on the FPGA
  2. Navigate to the following folder Start Menu»All Programs»Comsoft GmbH»cRIO PB Master-Slave»Examples»cRIO PB DP-Master (LV 2014)
  3. Move the example to your cRIO target
  4. Run CS_cRIO-PB-DP-MasterExample(FPGA).vi on your target. You may need to compile the example. Ensure that Mode is Start/Stop DP-Master
  5. You should now be able to use the Configurator software to download your configuration to your cRIO Module


Related Links:
White Paper: Moving Examples to Another FPGA Target
Products and Services: NI CompactRIO PROFIBUS Master/Slave Module

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Report Date: 09/17/2014
Last Updated: 09/17/2014
Document ID: 6PGD2HLO

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