Hilscher SYCON configuration [universal]

The workbench includes a fully integrated configurator for SYCON I/Os. The bus configuration is performed using the SYCON Console by Hilscher, and can be directly imported as a single click command.Please refer to the following topics in that page for detailed information on how to use and configurate SYCON I/Os.

Unlike the "Hilscher SYCON Configuration" this driver can be used with RTK Runtime in real-time and with CE Runtimes without the need of any Hilscher driver.

Data exchange
Data types
Additional Featrues

Data exchange - configuration:

The T5 runtime manages a intermediate variable map representing SYCON inputs and outputs. A dedicated configuration tool is integrated in the Workbench. Run it using the "File / Open / Fieldbus Configuration" menu command from the main window. Then select the "SYCON" tab.

The configuration is represented as a tree:

- SYCON configuration
  - SYCON Board (*)
    - Group (*)
      - exchanged Variable (*)

(*) The items with this mark can appear several times in the configuration.


You need to configurate the networks in order to map I/Os to variables. A SYCON Board is identified by its board number and a free description text. Groups can be freely defined in order to arrange linked variables.

For each linked variable you have to enter:

- its symbol
- an offset (in SYCON board)
- a mode (input or output)
- a data format on the SYCON board
- possibly a bit number for a single bit data

Alternatively, when the main node of the tree is selected, run the "Import SYCON configuration" command from the right click popup menu and select a SYCON configuration file. All I/O tags defined in the SYCON configuration will automatically be inserted in the configuration. If needed, all linked variables will automatically be created in the project.

Data types:

You can freely map a variable of any data type to an I/O. The runtime automatically converts the value to the type of the variable. STRING variables are not supported.

Additional Features :

"Configure boards"
This command is available in the context menu of the Hilscher CIF Profibus configuration. You can define CIF boards offline. This can be necessary e.g. to configure a Profibus network for a Windows CE device with a CE Runtime.

Note: The Physical address of the Profibus master and the Memory size of the dualport memory must be inserted manually!