FB_GetDPRAMInfo

FB_GetDPRAMInfo 1:

The FB_GetDPRAMInfo function block determines the address pointer and the configured size of the NOV/DP-RAM of a fieldbus card. The address pointer can be used, for example, for direct write or read access of the NOV-RAM of the FCxxx-0002 (Beckhoff) cards or the DPRAM of cards that are not supported by TwinCAT (third-party manufacturers). First, the card has to be configured as general NOV/DP-RAM within the TwinCAT system. The MEMCPY, MEMSET or MEMCMP functions of the PLC program can then be used for write/read access to any memory offset.

This function block returns a Service Not Supported error (16#701) if the NOV/DP-RAM requires a special access method (e.g. BYTE, aligned WORD). In this case the FB_NovRamReadWriteEx block can be used to read data from the NOV/DP-RAM or to write data into the NOV/DP RAM, e.g. the NOV-RAM of the CX9000 permits only BYTE accesses, so the FB_NovRamReadWriteEx block should be used in this case.

VAR_INPUT

VAR_INPUT
    nDevId     : UDINT;
    bExecute   : BOOL; 
    tTimeOut   : TIME := DEFAULT_ADS_TIMEOUT; 
END_VAR

nDevId: The device ID of a NOV/DP-RAM card. The ID is used to specify the card from which information is to be read. The device IDs are specified by the TwinCAT system during the hardware configuration.

bExecute: The function block is activated via a rising edge at this input.

tTimeOut: States the length of the timeout that may not be exceeded during execution of the command/function.

VAR_OUTPUT

VAR_OUTPUT
    bBusy     : BOOL;
    bError    : BOOL;
    nErrId    : UDINT;
    stInfo    : ST_NovRamAddrInfo;
END_VAR

bBusy: This output is set when the function block is activated, and remains set until execution of the function has been completed.

bError: This output is set if an error occurs during execution.

nErrId: Supplies the ADS error number when the bError output is set.

stInfo: A structure containing the address and size of the NOV/DP-RAM (type: ST_NovRamAddrInfo).

Example:

A pointer to an instance of the ST_NOVRAM structure variable is declared in MAIN. This pointer is initialized with the address of the NOV/DP-RAM at the start of the program. By referencing the pointer, the individual structure elements (and the NOV/DP-RAM) can be accessed for writing or reading.


TYPE ST_NOVRAM :
STRUCT
    dwParam_0 : DWORD;
    dwParam_1 : DWORD;
    dwParam_2 : DWORD;
    dwParam_3 : DWORD;

    cbSize : DWORD;
    wCounter : WORD;
    func : BYTE;
    sMsg : STRING(20);

    (* ...other NOV-/DP-RAM variables *)
END_STRUCT
END_TYPE

 

PROGRAM MAIN
VAR
    pNOVRAM      : POINTER TO ST_NOVRAM;
    cbNOVRAM     : DWORD;
    fbGetInfo    : FB_GetDPRAMInfo;
    state        : INT := 0;
    bInit        : BOOL := FALSE;
    timer        : TON;
    bReset       : BOOL;
END_VAR

 

CASE state OF
0:
    IF NOT bInit THEN
        state := 1;
    END_IF

1:
    fbGetInfo( bExecute := FALSE ); (* reset fb *)
 fbGetInfo( nDevId:= 3,
    bExecute:= TRUE, (* start fb execution *)
 tTimeOut:= T#10s );
    state := 2;
2:
    fbGetInfo( bExecute := FALSE );
    IF NOT fbGetInfo.bBusy THEN
        IF NOT fbGetInfo.bError THEN
            IF fbGetInfo.stInfo.pCardAddress <> 0 THEN
                pNOVRAM := fbGetInfo.stInfo.pCardAddress;
                cbNOVRAM := fbGetInfo.stInfo.iCardMemSize;
                bInit := TRUE;
                state := 0; (* ready, go to the idle step *)
         ELSE
                state := 100; (* error *)
         END_IF
        ELSE
            state := 100; (* error *)
     END_IF
    END_IF

100:
    ; (* error, stay here *)
END_CASE


IF bInit THEN
 (* read from or write to NOV-/DP-RAM*)
 IF bReset THEN (* reset all bytes to 0 *)
     bReset := FALSE;
        MEMSET( pNOVRAM, 0, cbNOVRAM );
    END_IF

    timer( IN := TRUE, PT := T#1s );
    IF timer.Q THEN
        timer( IN := FALSE );
        pNOVRAM^.dwParam_0 := pNOVRAM^.dwParam_0 + 1;
        pNOVRAM^.dwParam_1 := pNOVRAM^.dwParam_1 - 1;
    END_IF
END_IF

Requirements

Development environment

Target platform

IO Hardware

PLC libraries to be integrated (category group)

TwinCAT v3.1.0

PC or CX (x86)

FCxxxx cards with NOVRAM (FCxxxx-0002)

Tc2_IoFunctions (IO)