Product : ISaGRAF 3.x
Date : 26-January-2001
File : About sys_pausecom function of the IDK.htm
Subject : About PAUSECOM constant
Keywords: PAUSECOM - sys_pausecom - communication - IDK
In the IDK manual, "C3.5 C.3.5 Communication management functions" of
The PAUSECOM constant need to be adapted.
To comply with Modbus, the value must be the duration of 3 characters.
What does it mean 3 characters?
1 char = about 11 bits (start bit / Stop / Parity)
It is used to re-synchronize beginning of frames on a blank (no characters during a certain time that is usually 3 char)
Of course this value must be adapted according the system clock accuracy.
At 600 baud PAUSECOM may be 55ms
At 9600 baud PAUSECOM may be 2.5ms but with a tick at 10ms it is best to have 10ms.
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