Makeing communication table

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  1. boschow

    boschow New Member

    Feb 22, 2007
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    i am trying to make some sort of communication between two home made PLC's "micro controllers". Since my communication protocol will send the bits first and only then the registers i need two tables one for bits and the other for registers. In my code there is a single structure called TNNvvar. This structure can access to other structures like inputs, outputs , pid ... See example below:

    typedef struct
       TNSA_DigitalInputs    DigitalInputs;
       TNSA_DigitalOutputs  DigitalOutputs;
       TNSA_AnalogInputs    AnalogInputs;
       TNSA_AnalogOutputs  AnalogOutputs;
    typedef struct
       TNSA_MainModule    MainModule;        
       TNSA_Module01       Module01;
       TNSA_Module02       Module02;
       TNSA_Module03       Module03;
    Each of this "sub" structures has registers and bits as show in the example for digital inputs:
    typedef union
        unsigned a_bs:1;   //digital input status
        unsigned s_ac:1;   // digital input active simulation
        unsigned s_enb:1; // digital input simulation enable
        unsigned alm_enb:1; // digital input alarm enable
        unsigned t_od_enb:1; // digital input enable timer on delay
      unsigned int all; // i put here 16 bits beacuse maybe i will need to add addicional bits ... 
    typedef struct
    TNSA_DigitalInputs_BBN bb_var;
    unsigned int t_od; //timer on delay
    unsigned long t_al;  //alarm timer
    My idea of communication table for bits is :
    #define NUMBER_OF_COILS 1600
    typedef struct _PDU_COIL_MAP
        unsigned char *base_addr;
        unsigned char byte_index;
        unsigned char bit_index;
    TNNvar coils;
    PDU_COIL_MAP server_coil_map[NUMBER_OF_COILS]={
    {&coils.MainModule.DigitalInput.bb_var.bit, 0, 0},
    {&coils.MainModule.DigitalInput.bb_var.bit, 0, 1},
    {&coils.MainModule.DigitalInput.bb_var.bit, 0, 2},
    {&coils.MainModule.DigitalInput.bb_var.bit, 0, 3},
    {&coils.MainModule.DigitalInput.bb_var.bit, 0, 4},
    {&coils.MainModule.DigitalInput.bb_var.bit, 0, 5}
    My idea of communication table for registers is :
    #define NUMBER_OF_REG 2000
    typedef struct _PDU_REG_MAP
        unsigned int *reg;
    TNNvar registers;
    PDU_REG_MAP server_reg_map[NUMBER_OF_REG]={
    The function for data transher has a prototype like this:
    signed int CSS_SocketSent(int socket, const unsigned char  *data, unsigned int length);
    My problem is thati dont know how to make the pointer for data transfering, and if my idea of communication tables is the correct one. Can somebody help me with this.

    Best regards,

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