PROFIBUS (PROcess FIeld BUS) is an RS-485 based fieldbus network, capable of multidrop nodes. It is a widely popular fieldbus network that comes in two main styles: PROFIBUS-DP and PROFIBUS-PA. It is complimented by its Ethernet based counterpart, PROFINET.
This document describes how SI-P3 & SI-P3/V comply to the PROFIdrive standard. PROFIdrive is a standardized method, within the Profibus-DP protocol of accessing and controlling a drive. It allows for the replacement of a drive that conforms to the PROFIdrive profile with any other conforming drive regardless of manufacturer.