VPC3+S - PROFIBUS-DP Slave Controller serial

SPC3 & DPC31 functional replacement

Available versions of the chip:

  • PROFIBUS Slave Controller VPC3+S-BGA48
    (order code PALF2009)

  • PROFIBUS Slave Controller VPC3+S-QFP48
    (order code PALF2012)


General Description

profichipĀ“s VPC3+S is a communication chip with 8 Bit parallel, SPI or I2C Microprocessor interface for intelligent PROFIBUS slave applications. The VPC3+S 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 DP-V1 extension, are supported. Furthermore the slave-to-slave communication Data eXchange Broadcast (DXB) and the Isochronous Mode (IsoM), described in DP-V2 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 KByte communication RAM and the flexible processor interface are features to create state-of-the-art PROFIBUS slave applications.


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Data sheet

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DP-V0 Firmware (free) 


For more informations call :
profichip GmbH
Tel. +49 - 9132 / 744 - 200
Fax. +49 - 9132 / 744 - 204


  • SPI, I2C, parallel-Interface
  • BGA48 (6x8mm) or LQFP48 (9x9mm) Package
  • 4kByte communication RAM
  • function and software compatible to VPC3+C and SPC3 from Siemens
  • Supporting PROFIBUS-DP-V0, DP-V1 and DP-V2 protocol
  • HW - PLL for DP-V2 - ISOM
  • Ultra Low Power, Vcc 3.3V
  • Software stack and Evaluation-Kit