ProfiTrace – Mobile PROFIBUS Combi-Analyzer
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ProfiTrace is the most powerful mobile analyzer for PROFIBUS networks. It’s an essential tool for maintenance and troubleshooting. Thousands of users benefit daily from this great tool because it is easy to use and combines all required elements in one to detect most PROFIBUS faults;

  • Busmonitor
  • Oscilloscope
  • Bar graph
  • Topology scan
  • Reporting
  • DP master
ProfiTrace – Mobile PROFIBUS Combi-Analyzer

This outstanding tool that fits in your pocket, boosts the capabilities of service, maintenance and engineering technicians. They can check and troubleshoot the complete PROFIBUS network with 1 software package and 1 piece of hardware (ProfiCore™ Ultra). This is an enormous reduction in equipment, weight, costs and required knowledge.

Typical failures such as noise, reflections, voltage drops, termination problems, double addresses, wire breaks and configuration faults are easily identified.

The results can be exported to detailed reports. Predictive maintenance and asset management are really possible with ProfiTrace!

Product features
  • Busmonitor for DP and PA with powerful statistics
    Repeats, corrupted messages, diagnostics, cycle time…..
  • Oscilloscope – ScopeWare
    Differential voltage, A-line, B-line, noise, overshoots, reflections and triggers.
  • Bar graph
    Average value of the bus signals per device.
  • Topology scan
    Automatic generation of the segment topology.
  • Reporting
    Automatic generation of detailed reports that are accepted by the industry.
  • 3-Color network condition indicator
    Simple overview about the condition of the network.
  • DP master – ProfiCaptain.
    A complete DP master has been integrated (V0 and V1).
  • ProfiCore Ultra USB interface
    Useable on all PC platforms and no power supply required
  • OPC server and CommDTM
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 platforms
  • Multi language user interface
Application areas
  • Troubleshooting & maintenance of PROFIBUS networks
    (ProfiTrace, ScopeWare, Topology scan and ProfiCaptain)
  • Commissioning of PROFIBUS networks
    (ProfiTrace, ScopeWare, Topology scan and ProfiCaptain)
  • PROFIBUS product testing and verification
    (ProfiTrace, ScopeWare, ProfiCaptain and CommDTM)
  • Passive cable testing
    (ScopeWare and ProfiCaptain)
  • I/O testing of PROFIBUS devices
  • Setting up and diagnose PROFIBUS devices
  • Address setting of PROFIBUS devices
  • Interface for bus statistics and device I/O to external apps
    (OPC server)
  • Education
Live List

"Colors make it easy….."

The Live List is a matrix that continuously lists all the available devices. It is directly visible which devices are ‘troublemakers’. With different background colours the status of the devices is displayed;

  • Green: Device is in Data Exchange
  • Yellow: Device is lost
  • Red: Parameter fault
  • Purple: Configuration fault
  • No colour: Not in Data Exchange
Statistics matrix and network condition indicator

"Click and go….."

The statistics matrix and network condition indicator are the most powerful features of ProfiTrace. These fields can really tell what the condition of the installation is without doing difficult operations.

  • Retry messages.
  • Bus cycle time.
  • Diagnostic messages…..
Message recording

"The absolute truth….."

When the user records messages, he has a perfect
visual representation on the screen;

  • FDL, DP, DP-V1, DP-V2, PA and I&M telegrams.
  • Messages can be filtered and stored.
  • Data interpretation of bits, bytes, words…..
  • Error detection.
  • Bookmarks.
ScopeWare (DP)

"The easiest oscilloscope ever….."

With the built in oscilloscope we can detect; noise, reflections, termination problems…..

  • Differential and single ended measurements.
  • Time scale: 50 ns to 500 ms.
  • Voltage scale: 0.5 to 5 V per DIV.
  • Multiple trigger settings.
  • Bit interpretation engine.
ScopeWare (PA)
  • All features of ScopeWare DP.
  • Max. 33 VDC.
  • Max. 1.2 Vtt AC.
  • AC and DC can be displayed simultaneously.
  • Detects missing termination.
  • PA Probe Ultra is required.
Bar graph

The bar graph is a helpful utility to get an impression of the overall signal quality of the network.

  • Selectable types and modes.
  • Signal quality in color.
  • Sorted on address or Voltage.
  • Continuously updated.
Topology scan
  • Automatic generation of the network topology.
  • No shutdown required!
  • No disturbance in the cycle time!
  • Works on 500 kbps and 1.5 Mbps.
  • On passive and active networks.

"We have proof….."

The reporting feature creates a detailed report that contains the signals
of all devices, their faults, the network topology, bar graph and administrative information.

  • Generation of a detailed network report.
  • Summary of detected errors.
  • Standard layout for signatures and approvals.
  • Import of company logo.
ProfiCaptain – DP Master

"Test and control your devices….."

  • Complete integration of ProfiCaptain.
  • Putting slaves in Data Exchange.
  • I/O control with automatic patterns.
  • Automatic detection of busparameters.
  • Brand new concept of 'stealing' slaves.
  • Class 2 functions in a Class 1 framework.
  • No shutdowns when updating the configuration.
  • Deactivating slaves in the configuration.
ProfiCore™ Ultra
  • 12 Mbps (all baudrates).
  • Galvanic isolated PROFIBUS interface.
  • Latest RS 485 technology.
  • High-speed USB 2.0 interface.
  • External power supply possible if required.
Products Price Order code Description





Toolkit Ultra Pro

Contact us. 37021


  • ProfiCore Ultra
  • USB cable
  • ProfiTrace 2
  • ScopeWare
  • Bar graph
  • Topology Scan
  • Reporting
  • Tap Connector
  • Blue carrying case



Toolkit Ultra Pro

Contact us. 38022



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External links
icon-wmv ProfiTrace tutorial video (YouTube) – Grid Connect Flag-EN
icon-link What can I do with ProfiTrace? – Verwer Consultancy Flag-EN
icon-pdf PROFIBUS diagnostics and fault-finding Flag-EN
icon-Facebook Using ProfiTrace CommDTM and PACTware to talk to a Siemens LR250 Flag-EN
icon-link Busanalysator für Netzwerke(r) empfohlen
icon-link Installation help and Quickstart – Blaja
icon-link Comparison table ProfiTrace against other tools – Foxon
icon-link Comparison table ProfiTrace against other tools – Profichp Flag-EN
icon-linkedin ProfiTrace experts group on LinkedIn

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