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Interface Center

PROFIBUS Interface Center (PIC) We provide easy and direct access to PROFIBUS technology
Established in October 1994 Accredited as official test lab for DP slaves in October 1995 Accredited as official test lab for DP masters in August 1996 Official PROFIBUS Competence Center since December 1999
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Staffing
John Swindall
DP Certification GSD Files Configuration Tools Support
Phone: (423) 262-2576 Fax: (423) 262-2103 profibus.center@sea.siemens.com www.aut.sea.siemens.com/pic

Ron Mitchell
Seminars ASICs Support

Christy Sparks
Assistant Point of Contact

Bernd Mangler
Team Leader

Tom White
PC solutions

Seminars Support

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Technical Arm of PTO
Trade shows Technical inquiries

Seminars
Promotion of the PROFIBUS technology Expert Talk every other month in Johnson City On the Road seminars Customized seminars PROFIBUS Pro

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Seminars (continued) - PROFIBUS Pro
Official PTO seminar 3.5 days Hands-on
7 master stations & 2 racks with 30 field devices GE, Numatics, ProSoft with Rockwell I/O, Rexroth, Siemens, Turck, Wago, Weidmuller BT 200, bus monitor software

Wiring, configuration & trouble shooting Limited to 12 attendees/seminar Written & practical test at the end (see www.profibus.com for successful attendees)

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Technology & Support
PROFIBUS ASICs Development Kit Support for PROFIBUS integration into products Configuration tools & GSD files OEMs & end-users

PC based control
PC boards for PROFIBUS (CP 5613/5611/5511/5412) Support for driver development Demo programs

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Promotion
Brochure Connection 2x per year with focus on technology (success stories/ information on certified products welcome!) WebPages

Device Certification
PIC is an official PROFIBUS test lab for DP master and slave devices Over 50 devices certified and more than 100 tests performed Strictly CONFIDENTIAL between customer & PIC

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Why certify products?
Certification ensures conformance with the standard and therefore interoperability Certified devices are more and more required by end users to meet their quality standards Certification process allows every vendor to benefit from the PROFIBUS experience and knowledge of the test laboratories Certification can be used for marketing and advertisement, because the product is marked as Certified in the Electronic Product Guide (EPG) (CD ROM or Internet)

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How to become a test lab?
Candidate establishes environment to perform tests as described in the related guidelines Candidate applies for accreditation at PI Candidate is audited by an independent expert and result is reported to PI advisory board Board decides whether the candidate is accredited 1st accreditation is valid for 1 year Every re-accreditation is valid for 2 years

see www.profibus.com for complete list of Test Labs & Competence Centers

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How to certify a device!
Vendor applies for an ID number from PROFIBUS International (PI)
for his device Vendor develops the PROFIBUS device and writes a GSD file

Applies for Certification test at any PROFIBUS Test Lab

refused

NO

Test passed ? YES

Vendor receives two test reports and can apply for a certificate via PI

CERTIFICATE
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How long is the certificate valid?
Certificate > 3 years? YES Changes in HW or FW? YES Re-certification (process, see page 9) NO Provide manufacturer declaration to PI and the Certificate will be extended for 3 more years

CERTIFICATE
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What is needed for the test?
Test device

GSD file and ID confirmation

Certification PROFIBUS-DP

Device related documentation (schematic, manual, description)

Configuration tool (in case of a master certification) PROFIBUS Interface Center


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What is tested?
Hardware/RS485 interface Bus transmission Conformance Interoperability GSD file EMC test report required

Result strictly CONFIDENTIAL between customer and PIC

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How to identify a certified product!
Ask vendor to fax copy of certificate Check the Electronic Product Guide (CD or Web)

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