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Advantech ADAM 4000 Series communication protocol

Supported device types and versions
Communication line configuration
Communication station configuration
I/O tag configuration
Literature
Changes and modifications
Document revisions

Supported device types and versions


The protocol allows reading and writing data into Advantech ADAM series 4000 devices.

Types of useable I/O tags according to ADAM type are listed in the following table:

Table 1

Type and range of measurements ADAM device type Read/Write
1 x analog input AI 4011, 4011D, 4012, 4013, 4014D, 4016 R
8 x analog input AI 4017, 4018, 4018M, 4019 R
1 x analog output AO 4021 R/W
4 x analog output AO 4024 R/W
4 x digital output DOUT 4060 R/W
8 x digital output DOUT 4068, 4069 R/W
12 x digital output DOUT 4056S, 4056SO R/W
8 x digital input DI 4052, 4068 R
16 x digital input DI 4051, 4053 R

Communication line configuration


Required line parameters:

Communication station configuration


  • Communication protocol: Advantech ADAM Series 4000
  • Station address – Module Address - ADAM module address, decimal number in range of 0 up-to 255 (according to setting of modules in configuration).
  • Time parameters – polling parameters – for optimal and quick communication - Delay 0 seconds (all stations).

Station protocol parameters

Configuration dialog box - tab „Parameters".
They influence some optional parameters of protocol.

Table 2

Full name Meaning Unit Default value
Retry Count Retry count of the request in case of a communication failure. - 2
Retry Timeout Delay between request retry in case of a communication failure. ms 300 milliseconds
Wait First Timeout Delay after sending the request before reading the response. ms 200 milliseconds
Wait Timeout Delay between response readings till its completing. ms 200 milliseconds
Max Wait Retry Retry count of response reading till its completing. - 8
Checksum Using the checksum. Set according to setting of module ADAM in configuration. YES/NO YES

For further information on the protocol parameters see the topic Communication line - configuration dialog box.

I/O tag configuration


I/O tag address requires two parameters:

  • Channel - number of ADAM module channel, decimal number in range of 0 - 15 (for ADAM module with one channel, use Channel = 0)

The following table represents the configuration of channels for individual types of ADAM modules:

Table 3

Module Tag type Channel (channels) number
4011, 4011D, 4012, 4013, 4014D, 4016 1 x AI 0
4017, 4018, 4018M, 4019 8 x AI 0 up to 7
4021 1 x AO 0
4024 4 x AO 0 up to 3
4060 4 x DOUT 0 up to 3
4068, 4069 8 x DOUT 0 up to 7
4056S, 4056SO 12 x DOUT 0 up to 11
4052, 4068 8 x DI 0 up to 7
4051, 4053 16 x DI 0 up to 15

Reading and writing of analog inputs and outputs are supported for “Engineering units” data format.

For the other configuration parameters of I/O tags see the topic I/O tag - configuration dialog box.

Literature


  • Advantech ADAM 4000 Data Acquisition Modules User's Manual, Edition 10.7, May 2007.

Changes and modifications


  • February 2008 – Option Checksum.
  • August 2009 - Support of the value DOUT.

Document revisions


  • Ver. 1.2 – February 8th, 2000 – Update for 4.07 and 4.10 versions.
  • Ver. 1.3 - March 13th, 2008 - Update of protocol parameters.
  • Ver. 1.4 - April 27th, 2009 - Document update.
  • Ver. 1.5 - August 17th, 2009 - Document update.
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