NETLink USB Compact

NETLink® USB Compact
NETLink® USB Compact

NETLink USB Compact

The NETLink USB Compact combines flexibility and a compact design with the advantages of “plug and play.“ It can be integrated on each MPI/PROFIBUS interface of the bus system.

The PG socket integrated in the housing allows connection of additional devices. The connection to the PC is established with the 3 m high-speed USB cable.
The NETLink USB Compact is supplied with voltage by the USB bus; on the USB side, the full-speed (12 Mbps) and high-speed (480 Mbps) protocols are supported.
The NETLink USB Compact enables the implementation of a USB interface to the MPI/PROFIBUS for programming or visualization, with the full transmission rate of up to 12 Mbps and a maximum of 32 simultaneously opened connection channels.
The transmission rate is detected automatically, and passive bus participants can also be addressed in single-master operation.
The supplied driver automatically integrates with the S7 Engineering Tools.
In addition, the MPI/PPI/PROFIBUS is electrically isolated from the USB interface (function separation).
SHTools is included as configuration and diagnostics software.
This means that a firmware update can be performed automatically at any time for function extensions. The latest version is available for download at no charge.

  • Support for all common S7 engineering tools
  • Up to 32 MPI/PROFIBUS connections
  • Support for slave configuration
  • Electrical isolation for MPI/PPI/PROFIBUS
  • MPI/PPI/PROFIBUS from 9.6 kbps to 12 Mbps
  • USB 2.0 with speeds of up to 480 Mbps (high-speed)
  • Does not require a separate power supply
  • Comes with PG socket as standard
  • For S7-200*, S7-300*, S7-400*
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General information
Order number700-892-MPI21
Article nameNETLink USB Compact
Scope of deliveryNETLink USB Compact , Quick Start Guide, CD with software, and manual
Dimensions (DxWxH)64 x 40 x 17 mm
WeightApprox. 115 g
Supported operating systemsNo limitation (the driver for SIMATIC NETLink-S7-NET only Windows XP, 2003R2, 7, 2008R2, 8.1, 2012R2, 10)
Communication interface
TypeUSB 2.0
Transmission rate12 Mbps full-speed/480 Mbps high-speed
ProtocolFDL, tunneled
ConnectionUSB A socket
TypeRS485, isolated
Transmission ratemax. 12 Mbps autom. detection
ConnectionSUB-D male connector, 9-pin. with PG interface
Status indicator2 LEDs, including a three-color LED for general status information
Voltage supplyDC 5 V USB
Current drawTyp. 200 mA with DC 5 V USB
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature0 °C ... +60°C
Transport and storage temperature-20 °C … +80 °C
Relative air humidity95 % r H without condensation
Pollution degree2
Protection ratingIP20

Technical Documentation

NETLink USB Compact, Manual 2 385 KB
NETLink USB Compact, Quick Start Guide 2 2 MB
EG Declaration of Confirmity 04-2016 42 KBEG Declaration of Confirmity


SHTools, for Windows 7/8/10 32/64 Bit 3.89 FW7 6 MB History SHTools, for Windows 7/8/10 32/64 Bit


NETLink-S7-NET 32-/64-bit, driver for S7 software from Siemens 11 MB History

* S7-200, S7-300, and S7-400 are registered trademarks of Siemens AG.