The MELSEC iQ-R Series Ethernet module is equipped with two ports that can be used as either a general Ethernet, CC-Link IE Field or Control Network module. The module design incorporates an easy-to-read display and a dot-matrix LED providing a quick way to assess network conditions using the module.
The number of connectable ports on the Ethernet module has been doubled and the number of connections per channel increased. By increasing the number of ports the module can be used effectively as a gateway, simultaneously connecting a general Ethernet network to one port and using the second port for the CC-Link IE Field or Control network. Additionally, the number of connections per channel has been increased from 64 to 128, doubling the bandwidth for even more connectable devices.
Ethernet interface module specifications
|Data transmission speed||1 Gbps/100 Mbps/10 Mbps|
|Interface||RJ45 connector (Auto MDI/MDI-X)|
|Max. frame size (byte)||1518/9022 (when jumbo frames are used)|
|IP version||Compatible with IPv4|
|Sending/receiving data storage memory|
|Number of simultaneous open connections||128|
|Fixed buffer||5K words x 16 (only P1 can be used)|
|Socket communications||5K words x 48 (when only P1 is used), 5K words x 112 (when only P1/P2 is used)|
|Random access buffer||6K words x 1|
|Simple CPU communication function||1K word x 512 (when only P1 is used), 1K word x 1024 (when only P1/P2 is used)|
|MODBUS®/TCP communication function||Slave function*3|
|CC-Link IE Field/Control cable specifications|
|Communication cable||Ethernet cable (Category 5e or higher, double shielded/STP)|