What is 10, 20, 30, 50, Etc. series hardware?
Generally, the 10/20/30/40/60/60/70 are used to designate generations of equipment. The first generation of I/A Series hardware was designated with the 10 and 20 Series numbers. Later additions were given newer series numbers:
AP10 - 8086 based file server running Venix/VRTX WP10 - 8086 based diskless operator console running Venix/VRTX CP10 - 8086/8087 based control processor running 16-bit VRTX CmP10 - 8086 Serial Port Server CmP15 - 8086/8087 Gateway Processor (Device Integrator)
AP20 - 80286 based AP running Venix/VRTX WP20 - Diskless operator console using 2 8086s (not a 286) running VENIX/VRTX CBLI - Backbone LAN interface; connected Nodebus to Carrierband; 286 based; changed size, but not processing over the years.
WP30 - 80386 based diskless operator console running VENIX/VRTX CP30 - 80386 with 80186 communications co-processor based CP running 16-bit VRTX DI30 - 80386 with 80186 communications co-processor based DI running 16-bit VRTX
PW - Intel 286 (later 386) running a merge of VENIX and VRTX
CP40 - 80486 class CP
AP50 - SPARC based AP running SunOS WP50 - SPARC based WP running SunOS AW50 - SPARC based device merging AP and WP functionality
AP51x - SPARC based AP running Solaris WP51x - SPARC based WP running Solaris AW51x - SPARC based device merging AP and WP functionality
Several generations have occured a, b/c, d/e, f/g and two major OS versions: Solaris 1 (SunOS plus Openwindows 3) and Solaris 2 (2.5.1 and 2.8, a.k.a., Solaris 8).
CP60 - Pentium class CP with 10 Mbps Ethernet to field I/O.
WP70 - Intel based WP running various versions of Windows (3.51, 4, XP) AW70 - Intel based AW running various versions of Windows (3.51, 4, XP)
Several generations of hardware have been used.
xCP270 - Pentium class CPs running NucleusPlus ZCP - Z-module form factor with 100 Mbps Ethernet to the field; successor to the CP60 FCP - DIN module form factor with IEEE 1118 bus to the field; successor to the CP40 and Micro-I/A ATS - Pentium class Nodebus to Mesh Network device used to link V8 systems to Version 4.3/6.x/7.x systems
10, 20 and 30 series hardware was sold as new in the late 1980's and early 1990's.
The WP10/20/30 were all diskless and depended on a host AP for graphics and all other files. WP10/20/30s could not support multiple (or remote) windows.
These days The Foxboro Company is selling 50 and 70 Series equipment as file servers and operator consoles.
What are the differences between each?
The main difference between 20 and 30 series equipment was the processor speed.
Is this product available anymore?
No, and you should be very thankful of this.
What are the limitations of this hardware?
This hardware does not support some of the newer blocks (not in the software image), for example, PIDA, CALCA and LOGIC blocks.
50/51 Series Components
What constitutes 50-series hardware?
50-series hardware really refers to AW, AP and WP 50 and 51 series stations.
What are the differences between 50 and 51 Series devices?
50-series hardware is Sun IPC and IPX hardware, while 51-series equipment includes 51A, B, B1, C, D, E, F and G hardware. The following matrix summarizes this nomenclature:
Foxboro Sun hardware CPU Speed OS when introduced ------- --------------- ----------------- ----------------- WP50 SPARC IPC 25 MHz Sun OS 4.1.3 AP50 SPARC IPX 40 MHz Sun OS 4.1.3 [AP,AW,WP]51A SPARCclassic 50 MHz Solaris 2.5.1 [AP,AW,WP]51B SPARCstation 5 85,110,or 170 MHz Solaris 2.5.1 [AP,AW,WP]51B SPARCstation 4 110 MHz Solaris 2.5.1 [AP,AW,WP]51C SPARCstation 20 60 MHz dual procs.* Solaris 2.5.1 [AP,AW,WP]51D Sun Ultra 5** 270/333/360 MHz Solaris 2.5.1 [AP,AW,WP]51E Sun Ultra 30 248 MHz Solaris 2.5.1 [AP,AW,WP]51E*** Sun Ultra 60**** 360/450 MHz Solaris 2.5.1 [AP,AW,WP]51F Sun-Blade-150 550 Mhz Solaris 5.8 [AP,AW,WP]51G Sun-Blade-2000 900 Mhz Solaris 5.8 [AP,AW,WP]51G Sun-Blade-1500 1.0 Ghz Solaris 5.8 *: Foxboro recommends retrofitted with single hyperSPARC RISC chip (Kit part no. AG100TP) to fix lock-up problem. Early kits used a 150mhz CPU, later ones a 180mhz one. **: The Sun Ultra 10 uses the same motherboard as the 51D (Sun Ultra 5) and has four full size PCI slots. It is backup/restore compatible with the 51D. ***: The 51E Ultra 60 was also referred to as a 51E1. ****: The Sun Enterprise 220R uses the same motherboard as the Ultra 60. It is a rack mount unit and is dual power supply capable, but can only use PCI video cards. It is backup/restore compatible with a similarly configured Ultra 60 51E.
What are the limitations of 50 series (vs. 51) equipment?
50-series equipment runs at slower speeds and normally has less RAM (?). You cannot run multiple windows or remote displays on them.
What is going to be the migration path offered by the Foxboro Company for hardware?
The Foxboro Company has stated that they will continue to migrate their hardware several months behind Sun. They do have a "trade-in" or "buy-up" program known as the Advantage program where you can send in your old equipment and purchase new for about 50% of list price.
CPs and FBMs
What are the differences between the different types of Control Processors (CP)?
The CP10 was sold in the late 1980's and early 1990's. The CP30, then CP40 was introduced. The CP60 is now available. The CP30 and 40 known as "A"-style are no longer available and have been replaced with the CP30B and CP40B. See the following for specs on each of these.
RESOURCE CP10 CP30/INT30 CP40 CP40B CP60 ------------------ ------- ---------- ---------- -------- -------- Block Equiv. 300 1000 2000 4000 BE/sec 150 300 3200 3200 BPC=0.1 sec 120 240 2400 FBMs wo. FBI 24 24 64 FBMs w. FBI 48 64 64 120 IPC 17 51 51 51 omset(get)/sec 1 1 1 1 Tot.OM Sink Lists 50 50 50 Pts/Scanner Table 1000 3000 12000 Max.Checkpt.File 150000 650000 1300000 Tot.Sta.FreeMem. 225000 1000000 22000000 Min.Dyn.FreeMem. 30000 250000 250000
What is an FBM
A Fieldbus module is the component that converts a signal from an instrument into something that the I/A DCS system can understand. There are 2 styles of FBMs. The older "Legacy" FBMs are larger, they have a "Y" form factor. They are addressed by a 6 character letterbug that is user assigned and placed in the front of the termination cable assembly. Having a unique letterbug assigned to each FBM allows them to be position independant. The newer "200 series" FBMs are smaller, and have a DIN mounted baseplate.
What are the differences between the different types of Fieldbus Modules (FBM)?
Digital-type FBMs can execute 4 different applications or software types from System Definition: DI/Do, Ladder Logic, SOE, Pulse Counters. See table for types.
FBM/FBC I/O DESCRIPTION -------- --------- --------------------------------------------- FBM01 8AI 0-20 mA Input FBM02 8AI TC/mV Input FBM03 8AI RTD Input FBM04 4AI/4AO 0-20 mA I/O FBM05 4AI/4AO Redundant 0-20 mA I/O FBM06 4PI/4AO Pulse Input, 0-20 mA Output FBM07 16DI Contact/DC Input FBM08 16DI 120 V AC Input FBM09 8DI/8DO Contact/DC Input/Output FBM10 8DI/8DO 120 V AC Input/Output FBM11 8DI/8DO 240 V AC Input/Output FBM12 16DI Contact/DC Input Expander (for FBM07) FBM13 16DI 120 V AC Input Expander (for FBM08) FBM14 8DI/8DO Contact/DC I/O Expander (for FBM09) FBM15 8DI/8DO 120 V AC I/O Expander (for FBM10) FBM16 8DI/8DO 240 V AC I/O Expander (for FBM11) FBM17 4AI/2AO & 0-10 V DC, Contact/DC/DC Input/Output 4DI/4DO FBM18 8 Inputs Intelligent Transmitter I/O FBM20 16DI 240 V AC Input FBM21 16DI 240 V AC Input Expander (for FBM20) FBM22 1AI/1AO Single 0-20 mA I/O with Auto/Manual FBM23 32DI HTG Interface Unit FBM24 16DI Contact/125 V DC Input - external power FBM25 16DI Expander for FBM24 FBM26 8DI/8DO Contact/125 V DC I/O - ext. powered FBM27 8DI/8DO Expander for FBM26 FBM33 8AI Cu RTD Input, Expanded Range FBM36 8AI TC/mV Input FBM37 8AO 0-20 mA Output FBM38 Coriolis Coriolis Mass Flow Transmitter FBM39 4IT/4AO Intell Transmitter Input/0-20 mA Output FBM41 8DI/8DO Iso.Contact 24 V dc Input/o-60 V dc Output FBM42 8DI/8DO Expander for FBM42 FBM43 8 Inputs Dual Baud Rate IT Interface FBM44 4IT/4AO Dual Baud Rate IT/0-20 mA Output(Redund O) FBM46 4IT/4AO Dual Baud Rate IT/0-20 mA Output(Red I/O) FBM201 8AI 0-20mA Input FBM202 8AI TC/mV Input FBM203 8AI Pt, Ni, Cu RTD Input FBM204 4AI/4AO 0-20 mA Input/Ouput FBM205 4AI/4AO Redundant 0-20 mA I/O FBM206 8PI 8-channel pulse Input FBM207 16DI Voltage monitor Input FBM207b 16DI Contact Input FBM211 16AI 16-channel differential AI Input, 4-20mA FBM212 16AI 14-channel differential AI Input, TC FBM213 8AI 8-channel differential RTD Input FBM217 32DI 32-channel group isolated V monitor input FBM224 4 Channels ModBus Gateway, can connect t 4 separate ModBus Devices FBM237 8AO 8-channel 0-20 mA Ouput FBM241 8DI/8DO Redundant, V Monitor Input, DC Output FBM241b 8DI/8DO Redundant, V Monitor Input, DC Output FBM241c 8DI/8DO Redundant, Contact Input, DC Output FBM241d 8DI/8DO Redundant, Contact Input, DC Output FBM242 16DO 16-channel, DC Output FBM243 8 Inputs Intelligent Transmitter I/O FBC01 32AI 0-20 mA Input FBC02 32AI TC Input FBC04 16AO 0-20 mA Output FBC07 32DI Contact/DC Input FBC09 32DO Contact/DC Output FBC10 32DI/32DO Contact/DC Input/Output FBC17 32AI 0-10 V DC Input FBC21 16AI 0-20 mA Input
What is the difference between standard and Intelligent FBMs?
The difference between standard and Intelligent FBMs is...
A standard FBM takes an analog input signal such as 4-20ma, 0-10v, -8-70mv. You must match the FBM type to the type of analog signal that you are generating at the field device. For example FBM01 for 4-20ma, FBM02 for TCmv, FBM03 for RTDohms, etc. This analog value is converted with a 16 bit A/D converter in the FBM to generate raw counts. These raw counts are then scaled using the SCI parameter of an analog input block (ie AIN).
An intellegent FBM receives the data as a scaled number such as 76, 4.5, 3000.75. The transmitter is responsible for getting the measurement into a digital signal and transmitting it to the FBM using the FoxCom (proprietary) communication protocal. These numbers are typically not scaled and the scaling parameter is not used (SCI=0).
Does an Intelligent FBM work with all types of transmitters?
No, you have to use a Foxboro Intelligent Transmitter with a Foxboro Intelligent FBM. Below is a list of the Intelligent FBM's available:
What are the different station types and their operating system and image files?Station types are referenced in the /usr/fox/sp/hldb file. Station types are defined in System Definition. Operating system image files and map files are in /usr/fox/sp/files. The OS and MAP files are handy when using the DBVU tool to examine the checkpoint file. The following table (some items missing) summarizes the relationship:
Abbrev Description TYPE OS MAP ---------- --------------------------------- ----- ------ -------------- AB_PRO A-B Station 204 OS1AB4 OS1AB4.map AB30 A-B Integrator 30 2003 OS1AB3 abgw30_3.map AB30B A-B Integ 30 Style B 2005 OS1A3B abgw3b_3.map ABDH AB Data Highway Gateway 2001 OS1ADH OS1DH.mp2 ABDH-R AB DH Redundant Gateway 2002 OS1ADR OS1DR.mp2 AP10 Applic Proc 10 301 AP20 Applic Proc 20 303 AP50 Applic Proc 50 304 AP51 Applic Proc 51series 308 OS6FS1 AW50 Applic Wrksta 50 306 AW51 Applic Wrksta 51 series 309 OS6AW1 AW51BX Applic Wrksta 51 series w/Cntl 206 AW51Scada Redundant Fox2068 C007 AW70 Applic Wrksta 70 (NT or XP) C002 OS7AW1 AW70CP Applic Wrksta 70 (NT or XP) w/Cntl 207 COMM10 Comm Processor 10 101 OS1CS OS1CS.mp2 CP Ctrl Processor 10 201 OS1UC OS1UC.mp2 CP30 Ctrl Processor 30 203 OS1C30 OS1C30.map CP30B Ctrl Proc 30 Style B 20B OS1C3B OS1C3B.map CP40 Ctrl Processor 40 205 OS1C40 OS1C40.map CP40B Ctrl Proc 40 Style B 20C OS1C4B OS1C4B.map CP60 Ctrl Processor 60 C101 OS1C60 OS1C60.map for DBVU where FCM or DCM are used, bpatch to FBI10E in checkpoint file DP Display Panel 7001 OS1DCT FD30 Device Integrator 30 5002 OS1FD3 FD30B Device Integrator 30B 5003 OS1FDB FDG Foreign Device Gateway 5001 OS1FDG IG Instrument Gateway 4002 OS1IG OS1IG.mp2 INI10 Info Netwrk Interface 10 6001 OS1IN1 INI15 Info Netwrk Interface 15 6002 OS1IN2 IS30 Interspec Integrator 30 A001 OS1IS3 isgw30_3.map IS30B Inters Integ 30 Style B A002 OS1I3B isgw3b_3.map LI C LAN Interface (SZLI or DZLI) 601 OS1LI OS1LI.mp2 MG30 Modbus Integrator 30 3002 OS1MG3 mggw30_3.map MG30B Modbus Integ 30 Style B 3005 OS1M3B mggw3b_3.map MG31 Modbus Plus Integrator 3003 OS1MG4 OS1MG4.map MG31-R Modbus Plus Int Redundnt 3004 OS1MG5 OS1MG5.map MODG Modicon Gateway 3001 OS1MG OS1MG.mp2 OMC01 Micro I/A Type 1 209 OS1MC1 OS1MC1.map OMC02 Micro I/A OMC Modular (Type 2) 20A PW PW (PC) 1001 SIP Spectrum I/F Processor 9001 OS1SIP SIP-R Spectrum I/F Processor,R 9002 OS1SIR SSG Spect Slave Gateway 501 OS1FSG TACM Triconex ACM (FoxGuard) C001 OS1ACM OS1ACM.map for DBVU use DBVUACM.map TP Tank Processor 8001 OS1HTG WP10 Wrksta Processor 10 402 WP20 Wrksta Processor 20 403 WP25 WP20 - Japanized 404 WP30 Wrksta Processor 30 405 WP50 Wrksta Processor 50 406 WP51 Wrksta Processor 51 series 409 OS6GC1 WP70 Wrksta Processor 70 (NT or XP) 40A OS7GC1