ToolLink CDN466/CDN466-5
DeviceNet to RS232 Gateways

The ToolLink family of compact gateways connect RS232-based equipment directly to a DeviceNet industrial network. The ToolLink gateways offer streamlined functionality to simplify out-of-box configuration and run-time operation in DeviceNet applications. The CDN466 and CDN466-5 are compact DeviceNet to RS232 serial gateways, where the gateway is acting as a DeviceNet slave. The units are housed in a 2½ X 3¼ plastic housing with mounting tabs. A 5 pin micro connector provides the DeviceNet interface and a 9 pin D connector provides the RS232 interface. The DeviceNet channel is fully isolated from the supplied power.

The CDN466 and CDN466-5 may be used to interface peripheral devices such as a bar code reader to a DeviceNet system. The RS232 serial stream is internally buffered, allowing a Master node to send and receive data using standard DeviceNet messaging. The power is conditioned by a loss-of-ground protection circuit and applied to a non-isolated DC-DC converter to provide 5 volts at 500 mA. An isolated DC-DC converter is used to provide power to the DeviceNet channel and the unit - no external power supply is required.

The CDN466-5 is backwards compatible to MKS' previous CDN066 gateways. The CDN466 includes many new features including DeviceNet Change-of-State I/O Messaging, ie: different receive modes (timeout, delimited, and length mode), and multiple user-defined delimiters, up to 4 bytes (unit is not limited to one delimiter byte configuration or delimiters order).

Features & Benefits:

  • Independent 64 bytes buffer for Tx and Rx
  • Built-in hand-shaking (if enabled) for guaranteed data delivery synchronization.
  • Multi-bytes (up to 4) pre/post delimiters allows user-defined delimited strings.
  • No external power supply for unit required. Power is derived from DNET power.
  • Available EDS file for quick configuration.

List pricing is available for registered users from the USA under "Configurations" (below). Register/log in here.

 In-Stock!  Both the CDN466 and CDN466-5 configurations are available for online purchase and rush delivery.


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Part NumberDescriptionPriceQTY
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CDN466-5ToolLink CDN466-5
(backwards-compatible with CDN066 gateways)
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