VPC3+C PROFIBUS Slave Controller - SPC3 Pin Compatible


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VPC3+C is a communication chip with 8 Bit Microprocessor interface for intelligent PROFIBUS slave applications. The VPC3+C is Pin, function and software compatible with Siemens SPC3, 6ES7-195-0BD04-0XA0.

The VPC3+C handles the message and address identification, the data security sequences and the protocol processing for PROFIBUS-DP. In addition the acyclic communication and alarm messages, described in DPV1 extension, are supported. Furthermore the slave-to-slave communication Data exchange Broadcast (DXB) and the Isochronous Mode (IsoM), described in DPV2 extension, are also provided.

Automatic recognition and support of data transmission rates up to 12 Mbit/s, the integration of the complete PROFIBUS-DP protocol, 4 Kbytes communication RAM and the configurable processor interface are features to create high-performance PROFIBUS slave applications. The device can be operated with either 3.3V or 5V single supply voltage. For 3.3V operation the inputs are 5V tolerant.

Block diagram of the VPC3+C PROFIBUS Slave Controller, displaying key input/output ports

Documents and Drivers


VPC3+C Data Sheet (English)

VPC3+C Data Sheet (Español)

VPC3+C User Manual (English)

VPC3+C Software Description (English)


VPC3+C Software



Package PQFP 44 (RoHS compliant)


5V tolerant inputs


4kB communication RAM




Supporting PROFIBUS DP-VO, DP-V1 & DP-V2 protocol


Pin, function and software compatible with SPC3 from Siemens

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