Desktop PCs, as well as notebook devices without PROFIBUS interfaces, can be connected to PROFIBUS stations within seconds. Operational areas are mobile setup and configuration of field devices. The device is USB bus powered, and it is not dependent on external power connections. The interface supports the Master functionality of the PROFIBUS Standard DP (class 1 and 2), and DP/V1 (class 2) with a high transmission rate of up to 12 Mbit/s. The device can be integrated easily into its own applications with the uniform API-DLL. or combined with components for the automation standards FDT and OPC.