The ProLinx ASCII Generic Serial to PROFIBUS DP Slave Gateway creates a powerful connection between a PROFIBUS DP master device and an ASCII input device. The module provides one PROFIBUS DP Slave port and one ASCII configurable serial port. The ASCII protocol driver permits the module to interface to many ASCII devices. Each ASCII port on the module is configurable to send and/or receive ASCII strings, each supporting its own individual serial network. The PROFIBUS DP Slave protocol driver supports the PROFIBUS V0 Slave implementation, providing powerful data transfer capability between the ProLinx module and Siemens PLCs or other hosts. User configurable data mapping and DP port operation make the interface an easy to use and powerful data transfer tool.