echolink S7-compact

Compact PROFIBUS/MPI Adapter for Ethernet Connection of SIMATIC S7 Controllers

echolink S7-compact enables simple and fast integration of SIMATIC S7-200/300/400 controllers into Ethernet networks. This enables programming, configuration and SCADA applications such as STEP7, TIA Portal, WinCC or OPC Servers to robustly and cost-effectively access up to 32 automation devices in parallel. The adapter can be plugged directly into the MPI connection and replaces expensive Siemens CP communication processors. The looped-through programming device socket allows retroactive piggyback mounting.

For configuration purposes, echolink s7-compact can be integrated as a programming device in the familiar STEP7 or TIA Portal development tools. In addition, a web interface is available for basic settings, e.g. the PROFIBUS subscriber address or the IP address. SIMATIC S7-200/300/400 controllers without Ethernet connection can also be connected to SIMATIC S7-1200/1500 controllers with Ethernet connection via the adapter. echolink s7-compact can be supplied with power directly via the SIMATIC S7 or via the 24 V connection.


Integration of S7-200, S7-300 and S7-400 into 10/100 Mbit Ethernet Networks

  • Direct communication with one or several controllers in any kind of TCP network structure
  • Support of up to 16 simultaneous connections
  • Use of standard TCP/IP for communication within plant or company networks and with the Internet
  • Expansion of participants using MPI or PROFIBUS via pass-through PG port
  • Interference-free integration into existing control systems
  • Centralized configuration of all adapters in the network via NetCon S7 software
  • Power supply directly from controller or via external power supply
  • Cost-effective solution alternative

Programming Adapter Supporting all Relevant S7 Engineering Tools

  • Interface for programming controllers via Ethernet
  • Compatibility with STEP7, TIA-Portal, WinCC and WinCC flexible
  • Display and configuration of the adapter in STEP7 or TIA portal

Application Integration through RFC1006 and OPC UA

  • Connection to HMI station and PLC directly via RFC1006 Ethernet protocol
  • Support of OPC and OPC UA by using dataFEED OPC Suite for integration into higher-level systems, e.g. for production management

Technical Details

Hardware RequirementsEthernet Interface
PC ConnectionRJ45
Supported ControllersSiemens S7-200, Siemens S7-300, Siemens S7-400
Supported Bus SystemsPROFIBUS, MPI
Communication TypeEthernet 100 BASE-TX/10 BASE-T
Supported Transfer Rates to PLC9.6 KBit/s ... 12 MBit/s with automatic detection

Supported Transfer Rates to PC10 / 100 MBit/s
Simultaneous Connections16 TCP/IP, 32 MPI / PROFIBUS Connections
Power Supply24V ± 25%, external or from Controller
Galvanic IsolationYes
Temperature Range0°C ... +55°C
Housing, Dimensions (W x H x D)40,6 mm x 16,7 mm x 74,3 mm
WeightApproximately 40g
Protection ClassIP20
Configuration SoftwareNetCon S7 for Local and Remote Configuration
Supported Application SoftwareSiemens TIA Portal V11-V13, Siemens STEP 7 V5.5, Siemens WinCC, Siemens WinCC flexible, Siemens ProTool
System RequirementsPC/PG with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012


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Order Numbers

GPL-CS-191000echolink S7-compact


Scope of Delivery

Hardwareecholink S7-compact
SoftwareConfiguration Software NetCon S7 on CD-ROM (also downloadable from Softing website)
DocumentationProduct handbook and configuration tutorials on CD-ROM (also downloadable from Softing website)


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LRL-DY-132101dataFEED OPC Server Siemens
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GAL-YY-143101echocollect e (and other echocollect variants)
110-1000-01Training “Industrial Ethernet – Troubleshooting in Automation“, 3 days