ModSlaveSim - Programmable Modbus slave simulator
ModSlaveSim is a programmable simulator that enables realistic simulation of a Modbus slave in its environment. Connect your Modbus masters to ModSlaveSim, instead of a real Modbus slave device, in order to test and configure the masters.
Using a simple control language you can simulate a Modbus slave measuring environment properties (e.g. flow rate), controlling the environment (e.g. opening valves), performing internal calculations (e.g. averages), and responding to Modbus commands from masters.
ModSlaveSim's main features are:
- The Modbus device registers are displayed as they change in the simulation.
- Cross-platform: runs on any system that supports Java JRE 1.6 or later (serial communications is only supported on Windows and Linux x86 architectures).
- Manual and troubleshooting guide.
- Simulation examples included in the download, which can be loaded from the File menu.
- Informative log of all Modbus messages sent and received providing interpreted data to aid understanding. The log may optionally include register values that have been read, or written to, by a master. The log may also include, or be restricted to, Modbus messages as raw data (in Hex).
- Optional logging to a file, or a window, of Modbus messages sent and received.
- All configuration settings may be saved to, and restored from, a file in XML format.
- Register definitions may be imported and exported in CSV format.
- Full support for coils, discrete inputs, input registers and
holding registers, using the following commands:
- 1 Read Coils
- 2 Read Discrete Inputs
- 3 Read Holding Registers
- 4 Read Input Registers
- 5 Write Single Coil
- 6 Write Single Holding Register
- 8 Diagnostics
- 11 Get Comm Event Counter
- 15 Write Multiple Coils
- 16 Write Multiple Holding Registers
- 17 Report Slave ID
- 22 Mask Write Holding Register
- 23 Read/Write Multiple Holding Registers
- Supports network and serial (RS232/RS422/RS485) interfaces using the following protocol variants:
- Modbus TCP (also known as Modbus TCP/IP)
- Modbus RTU
- Modbus ASCII
- Modbus RTU encapsulated in TCP
- Modbus ASCII encapsulated in TCP
- All known extensions of the Modbus protocol for handling 32-bit and 64-bit integers and floating-point numbers are supported (including Enron/Daniels Modbus).
- Flexible address mapping allows separate or overlaid address spaces (for coils, discrete inputs, input registers, and holding registers) with arbitrary bases.
- Registers can be individually configured for type (integer or float), size (16/32/64-bit), and radix (binary, octal, decimal, or hex).
You can download the complete version of ModSlaveSim for a free 3-day evaluation period.