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Field and Drive buses

Distinct connectivity to automation systems and bus technologies

The iba bus monitors make it possible to connect to different field bus and drive technologies.


Field and Drive Buses at a glance

Monitoring and recording of data traffic between automation and peripherals (sniffing) without interferences

Direct connectivity - no specific bus configuration required for the sniffer function

Configuration as active bus device in order to capture any given data

Data recording synchronized with other measuring signals in ibaPDA

Convenient configuration of devices and signals to be captured in ibaPDA

Coupling to Field and Drive Buses

By using the iba bus monitors, an iba data acquisition system can be connected to standard bus technologies and acquire data from the buses and the connected hardware.

No interferences

All bus monitors are coupled without interferences in the bus and facilitate the monitoring and recording of data traffic between automation and peripherals, without compromising or straining the automation.

Sniffer Mode

The iba bus monitors usually have two modes of operation. In the sniffer mode (= listening), the values communicated via the bus are read and recorded as signals. Configuration changes are not required in this case.

Active Mode

In the active mode, known as "active slave", the bus monitor can receive the values sent to it from the control system. The bus monitor can be specifically addressed by the bus master and supplied with any measured values. All internal values can be collected in this way without having to place them on an analog or digital terminal.


The iba bus monitors offer a substantial amount of diagnostic information about the status of the field bus in order to be able to quickly detect bus errors. Information on the slaves is also displayed.

Convenient Configuration in ibaPDA

The configuration of signals conveniently takes place in the I/O manager of ibaPDA. By using automatic detection in ibaPDA, the connected devices are detected in ibaPDA and displayed in the I/O manager.

The required adjustments for the signals are made quickly thanks to the simple user interface and are stored in the devices.

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Field and Drive Buses


ibaBM-eCAT: Busmonitor for EtherCAT

Integration into the EtherCAT bus next to the master

To be used for interference free recording of the communication between master and slave (sniffer function)

Optional configurable as active EtherCAT slave

Acquisition and recording of up to 512 analog and 512 digital signals in each signal direction (up to 4060 Bytes)

Support of ibaNet protocol 32Mbit Flex


ibaBM-CAN: Bus monitor for CAN/CANopen

Connections for 2 independent CAN/CANopen bus lines

To be used for interference free recording of the cyclic communication between master and slave (sniffer)

Acquisition and recording of up to 512 analog and 512 digital signals with ibaNet protocol 32Mbit

Graphical diagnostic function for rating the deterministic behaviour of the CAN bus by measurement of cycle time (in μs) for each ID

USB and Ethernet interfaces for parameterization


ibaBM-PN: Bus monitor for PROFINET IO

2 independent, internal PN devices for connecting to 1 or 2 PROFINET lines

Capturing and recording up to 1440 bytes per PN device

Supports RT (real time) and IRT communication (isochronous real time)

Supports MRP (media redundancy protocol)

Flexible adjustment of sampling rate and data formats with 32Mbit Flex

Support of ibaNet protocol 32Mbit Flex

Sniffer at SINAMICS Link


ibaBM-DP: Bus monitor for PROFIBUS DP

Connectors for 2 PROFIBUS lines up to 12 Mbit/s

Sniffer function for interference free acquisition of the cyclic master slave communication (DP-V0)

Up to 8 or 16* active slaves can be configured

Acquisition of up to 244 bytes per active slave

Flexible configuration of sampling rate, data format and data volume

Support of ibaNet protocol 32Mbit Flex

Additional options for special fields of application: redundancy*-, simulation*-, mirror*-, mapping*- and P2P mode

*additional license required


ibaBM-DDCS: Bus monitor for the drives bus DDCS of ABB

Acquisition of internal values and parameters from the drives at the service channel

To be used for interference free recording of the communication between controllers and drives

Acquisition and recording of up to 4060 Bytes payload per cycle

Connection to a free port of the NDBU-95 branching unit

Additional connection option for a computer with DriveWindow

Support of ibaNet protocol


ibaBM-ENetIP: Bus monitor for EtherNet/IP

TAP interface for sniffer function

Data acquisition with ibaPDA

Simple configuration and measurement via bidirectional fiber optic connection with ibaNet protocol 32Mbit Flex

Flexible adjustment of sampling rate and data formats with 32Mbit Flex

Monitor interface for connecting a network analysis tool



ibaBM-CAN v1.1  
English | .pdf | 4 MB
ibaBM-DDCS v1.10  
English | .pdf | 3 MB
ibaBM-DP v1.5  
English | .pdf | 10 MB
ibaBM-eCAT v1.14  
English | .pdf | 3 MB
ibaBM-ENetIP v1.0  
English | .pdf | 2 MB
ibaBM-PN v1.7  
English | .pdf | 4 MB
ibaBM-SiLink v1.3  
English | .pdf | 1 MB

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Order Information

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Order no. Name Description
13.122000 ibaBM-CAN Bus monitor for CAN/CANopen
13.121001 ibaBM-DP Bus monitor for PROFIBUS
13.321001 ibaBM-DP-Upgrade-8Slaves Function extension ibaBM-DP: Additional 8 slaves
13.321011 ibaBM-DP-Upgrade-Simulation Function extension ibaBM-DP: Simulation mode
13.321021 ibaBM-DP-Upgrade-Redundancy Function extension ibaBM-DP: Redundancy mode
13.321031 ibaBM-DP-Upgrade-Mirror Function extension ibaBM-DP: Mirror mode
13.321032 ibaBM-DP-Upgrade-Mapping Function extension ibaBM-DP: Mapping mode
13.127000 ibaBM-eCAT Bus monitor for EtherCAT
13.120010 ibaBM-ENetIP Bus monitor for Ethernet/IP
13.120000 ibaBM-PN Bus monitor for PROFINET
13.120710 ibaBM-DDCS Bus monitor for DDCS drive bus