IEC 870-5-101 Simulator
IEC 870-5-101 Simulator is a software application designed to help you simulate master and slave stations.
Quick installation and simple GUI
After a brief and uneventful setup procedure, you are greeted by a regular window with a plain and simple structure.
Fill in device information
You can add a new device to the master list by specifying a name, link address, serial port, total retries, poll interval, read timeout, GI period, time synchronization, test function, and so on.
When it comes to the slave list, you can establish a name, link address, serial port, and protocol field size parameters. As for the monitor, IEC 870-5-101 Simulator lets you indicate the name, first and second port, in addition to the protocol field size details.
Easily configure settings
Once all devices are set, you can start the simulation with one click. The configuration can be saved to file for later use, while serial ports can be added to the list as well as edited. What's more, you can examine and edit device parameters, start and stop all of them at once, create new sectors, as well as create and write tags. Website information can be put together as well.
Evaluation and conclusion
The tool had minimal impact on computer performance in our testing, since it ran on low CPU and RAM. It has a good response time and worked well, without triggering Windows to hang, crash or pop up error messages. All in all, IEC 870-5-101 Simulator offers a simple solution to testing master and slave protocols.