T100MD888+ to FMD88-10 Upgrade Application Note

T100MD888+ to FMD88-10 Upgrade Application Note

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1. T100MD888+ to FMD88-10 Upgrade Notes The FMD88-10 is designed to be a near drop-in replacement for the T100MD888+, but with superior capability, as well as a free Ethernet port. Neverthe less, there are some differences that have to be taken into consideration when upgrading your current design from T 100MD888+ to FMD88-10. A. Is FRAM-RTC Required? The first thing to check is whether you need to buy the FRAM-RTC together with your FMD88-10 . An important difference to consider when upgrading a basic (i.e. without all the add-on options) T100MD888+ PLC to an FMD88-10 is that the basic FMD88-10 has only 1000 words of DM: from DM[1] to DM[1000], and there is no built-in EEPROM. Howe ver, the FMD88-10 does have 1024 words of RAM- shadowed Flash memory that acts like a pseudo EEP ROM, only that the software needs to execute a special command to save the content to the flash memory for permanent storage. The optional FRAM-RTC module adds a battery-backed real-time clock to the FMD PLC (just like what MX-RTC does for the T100MD+ PLC), extends the DM from DM[1001] to DM[4000], and adds 11K words of non-volatile FRAM memory (equival ent to an extremely fast EEPROM). Therefore, you will need an FRAM-RTC if any of the following applies to your current application: 1) You need to use DM[1001] to DM[4000] and th ese cannot be moved down to DM[1] to DM[1000] through a code rewrite. 2) You need more than 1024 words of EEPROM for data storage, or you need to regularly write to the EEPROM memory for data logging purpose. 3) You need a battery-backed real time clock to keep the time when the PLC is powered off. B. Analog Output Connection Although the FMD88-10 uses the sa me DB15 female connector as the T100MD888+, its 2 analog outputs are available at different pins from those on th e T100MD888+. On the T100MD 888+, the analog outputs 1 & 2 are multiplexed with analog inputs 7 & 8, whereas on the FMD88-10 th e analog outputs 1 & 2 have their own independent pins. As such, the FMD88-10 has 8 anal og inputs plus 2 analog outputs, giving it a total of 10 analog I/Os (expandable to 12 in the future). Please refer to Chapter 1 of the FMD88-10 User’s Manua l for the location of the analog output pins. As a result of this change, if you are using the analog outputs, you would need to change the wiring of the DB15 connectors to the new analog output pin locations. C. Non-volatile Variables and I/Os Even with the installation of the FRAM-RTC- on the FMD88-10, only the following variables can be configured to be non-volatile: A to Z, A$ to Z$ and DM[1] to DM[4000]. On the T100MD888+ with MX- RTC, even some system variables such as RELAY[], EMINT[], EMLINT[] can be ma de non-volatile via DIP switch #1. You can however overcome this by storing the system variable that needs to be made non-volatile into FRAM memory on the FRAM-RTC at every scan of the ladder logic program. A first-scan initialization function can then load the FRAM data back into the system variables. Note : the FRAM can be re-written an unlimited number of times and read/write at full speed so it is a much better non-volatile memory than EEPROM. Please refer to the next page for a comparison table that shows the main differences between the FMD88-10 and the T100MD888+. You will quickly discover that the FMD88-10 delivers performance that is totally unmatched by any small PLCs on the mark et, and could easily be a game changer that you could use to upgrade the capabi lity of your equipment beyond those of your competitors!

2. FMD88-10 vs T100MD-888+ Comparison Table FMD88-10 (without FRAMRTC) T100MD-888 Ethernet Built-in - Program Memory 8 K words 6 K words CPU Speed 4 μ s per step 10 μ s per step DM 1 to 1000 1 to 4000 Non-volatile EEP Memory No real EEPROM. 1024 words emulated EEPROM 1700 words Analo g Inputs - Resolution 12-bit 10-bit - No. of Ch. 8 (Fixed) 6, 7 or 8 (shared with AO) Analo g Outputs - Range 0-5V or 0-10V (software selectable) 0-5V only - Resolution 12-bit 8-bit - No. of Ch. 2 (Fixed) 0, 1 or 2 (shared with AI) PWM Outputs - Resolution 0.01% (1 in 10000) 0.4% (1 in 250) - No. of Ch. 4 2 - Frequencies 50 Hz to 50KHz 8 fixed frequecies Digital Outputs #7 and #8 8A peak, 4A Continous @24VDC 10A peak, 2A Continous @24VDC Serial Port RS232 Interface True EIA-232 Transistor level-shifter Compatible Baud Rates 110-1200,2400,4800,9600,19200,38400 110-1200,2400,4800,9600,19200,38400 Incompatible Baud Rates 57600,100K,115.2K,230.4K 62500,100K, 250K,500K FM88-10 + FRAM-RTC T100MD888 + MX-RTC + M2018P + Xserver Program Memory 16 K words 8.2 K words RS232 port Available Used by Xserver exclusively DM 1 to 4000 1 to 4000 Non-volatile Variables A to Z, A$ to Z$ Yes Yes DM[1] to DM[4000] Yes Yes Sys Var. (e.g. INPUT[]) No Yes EMINT[], EMLINT[] No Yes Non-volatile EEP memory Ferromagnetic RAM EEPROM - No of Words 11,000 7,750 Write Speed Full speed, very Fast Slow, 10ms per word - Max Erase/Write Unlimited 100,000 cycles Real Time Clock Backup Battery Replaceable Non-replaceable

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