GE Fanuc 5565 broadcast

GE Fanuc PCI-5565 broadcast interrupt block


Simulink® Real-Time™ Library for GE® Fanuc (VMIC)


The 5565 broadcast block generates a network interrupt that other boards in the shared memory network can detect.

The 5565 broadcast block has two inputs:

  • En — This input port is a Boolean input that can enable or disable the transmission of a network interrupt. For continuous interrupts. connect this input port to a Constant block with a Boolean value of true (1). If you want to enable interrupts only part of the time, you can use another kind of input, such as a pulse generator.

  • Data — This input port allows you to transmit a data value (uint32) with the interrupt.

      Note:   The Simulink Real-Time software does not support receiving this data value.

Block Parameters

Target Node

Enter the node ID of the node to which to broadcast the interrupt. Enter -1 to broadcast the interrupt to the nodes in the shared memory network. You cannot broadcast the interrupt to another subset of nodes.

Interrupt Number

Enter the shared IRQ number. This value is the special interrupt number that two boards use between each other for synchronization (see the LIER register bit descriptions in the PCI-5565 product documentation). This value must match the value of X in a line like the following, which you specify for the receiving end of the shared memory network (see Board Interrupts).


Enter the base sample time or a multiple of the base sample time (-1 means sample time is inherited)

PCI slot (-1:autosearch)

If only one board of this type is in the target computer, enter -1 to locate the board.

If two or more boards of this type are in the target computer, enter the bus number and the PCI slot number of the board associated with this driver block. Use the format [BusNumber,SlotNumber].

To determine the bus number and the PCI slot number, type:

tg = slrt;
getPCIInfo(tg, 'installed')

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