Power Supply Basics

GENESYS+™ – How to simplify communication with Anybus

Posted by Martin on February 18, 2020
Posted in: Power Supply Basics

Anybus is described as the world’s most widely used product family for industrial network connectivity. It provides a gateway to allow communication between a number of devices and networks.

All models in the GENESYS+™ series of programmable power supplies have an optional interface location on the rear panel in which various communication interface modules based on the Anybus CompactCom platform can be factory installed at time of ordering. 

Modbus-TCP (option code MDBS)

The Modbus protocol is used for serial transmission of information between electronic devices for the supervision and control of automation equipment. This GENESYS+™ option allows users to remotely program, measure and check status of the power supply by sending information using a TCP/IP protocol over a Modbus-TCP network via two RJ45 connectors.

EtherCAT (option code ECAT)

EtherCAT is an industry standard version of Ethernet for control automation technology. It offers more functional safety, flexibility, ease of use, lower cost and faster response times. The EtherCAT option can be used to remotely program, measure and check status of the power supply over an EtherCAT network via two RJ45 connectors.

Figure 1: Rear view of the GENESYS+™ Anybus RJ45 connectors

Please visit the TDK-Lambda website or contact your sales office for availability for PROFIBUS, POWERLINK, PROFINET IRT, CC-Link + CC-Link IE Field and DeviceNet interfaces.

EtherCAT® is a registered trademark and patented technology, licensed by Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Germany

Modbus® is a registered trademark of Schneider Electric, licensed to the Modbus Organization, Inc