Hattersheim, 29. Jan. 2024 – Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH has released a new multiprotocol-capable cifX PC card in the extremely small format Mini PCIe halfsize. With only 26.8 mm width and 30 mm length, the cifX HPCIE90 PC card for industrial communication fits in nearly every application from IPCs and HMIs over vision systems to robotics. The miniPCIe socket is a common and widespread standard, thus the new card by Hilscher can be easily used without hardware redesigns.
The card is based on Hilscher's netX-90 communication controller. This enables the card to flexibly cover all common industrial protocols with just one piece of hardware. The following protocols will be available on release:
- PROFINET IO-Device
- EtherNet/IP Adapter
- EtherCAT Slave
- PROFIBUS-DP Slave
- Powerlink Slave
- CANopen Slave
- DeviceNet Slave
Further protocols such as CC-Link IE Field Basic Slave, Sercos Slave or IIoT protocols such as MQTT and OPC UA are currently under development.
This means that customers only need to get to know the netX technology once and then have access to all common protocol standards - tested and certified by the market leader. In addition, you can easily use one of our external network interfaces to plug in the different connectors of Industrial Ethernet as well as fieldbus protocols.