6 PROTOCOL BLOCK
If the channel numbering starts from 1, then the channel numbers must be 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8.
Also the physical channel numbers of each module should be entered correctly and in the same order as
they are grouped. Here the first set 0, 1, 2 represents the channels of the first module in the group, which
is on slot 5. The second set 0, 1, 2, 3 represents the channels of the second module in the group, which is
on slot 6. The third set 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 represents the channels of the third module in the group,
which is on slot 7.
6.6.2 About the Address Management page
In Experion R410.1 or earlier, the Address Table page displays the configured module's offset and length
wherein you can manually adjust the offsets. The Process Data page displays the configured signals, IOs,
definition of the tag names for signals and modules.
In Experion R410.2 and later, the contents of the Address Table page and the Process Data page are combined
into a single page called the Address Management page. The Address Management page enables you to
perform the following:
Group modules together into a virtual module for which you can assign a tag name.
Add/remove reserved memory space for each slave devices.
Lock/unlock slave addresses.
Defragment input and output memory area.
The following figure displays a sample Address Management page.
When grouping digital modules which have the number of channels that are not multiples of 8 (for
example 2, 4, 12, and so on), you must use the Configurable Input/Output PDC types for configuration.
You cannot use the Digital Input/Output PDC types for configuring such digital modules as this
configuration is not supported for module grouping.
HART data can not be accessed by a grouped PDC and hence modules configured for HART data should
not be grouped. For example if a module is configured for both process data and HART data, then such a
module can not be part of a grouped module. If the same is configured only for process data, then the
module can be grouped.
Note that for Turck Excom device, the channel numbering always starts from 1.