• CANopen
  • CC-Link
  • CC-Link IE Field Basic
  • DeviceNet
  • EtherCAT
  • Ethernet
  • EtherNet/IP
  • IO-Link
  • Modbus TCP
  • MQTT
  • OPC UA
  • Profibus
  • Sercos

Development board

Product Image

NXHX 90-MC-Image



At a glance

  • Target system for motor control applications
  • One evaluation board for all networks
  • Software examples to develop application profiles
  • Integrated debug interface

Weitere Informationen


For a quick start, Hilscher offers a development kit, consisting of a hardware board with accessories, development environment and software examples. The NXHX 90-MC board, designed for evaluation and development purposes, also serves as a reference design and shows how a generic structure of the network interface and motor driver side is possible with the help of the netX 90. Thus, the installed software decides which type of motor, position detection and application profile is to be used, similar to the various real-time Ethernet-based communication protocols.

External memory expansions, as a configuration option, offer customers the option of replacing the standard firmware of the integrated flash memory, consisting of a communication protocol and an integrated web server for software updates, with a greatly expanded communication firmware, additionally with IoT connectivity, (D) TLS support and dynamic web server. The external host interface of the netX 90, with access to the same DPM layout as internally, offers customers a scalable and expandable solution for use as a pure network interface.

The NXHX 90-MC board can be operated directly with Hilscher's netX Studio CDT, a free Eclipse-based IDE that contains everything that is required for the configuration, development and debugging of embedded applications. The software examples for the different protocols, such as PROFINET device, EtherCAT slave and EtherNet/IP adapter, contain the communication firmware as loadable firmware (LFW), which only needs to be configured and uploaded by the user. The enclosed sample projects with cifX-API, for the development of application profiles, show how a connection to a controller via the network can be established in just a few steps. From the motor control point of view, the sample sources for the field-oriented control of a servo motor are included - in this case a PMSM with integrated Hall sensors and optional encoders.

Technical Details

NXHX 90-MC technical data

NXHX 90-MCValue
Supply voltage12 V – 43 V (36 V + 20%)
ProcessornetX 90
Memory4 MByte SQI Flash
LEDsSYS (system status)
PWR (power status)
COM0 (communication status)
COM1 (communication status)
4 x user LEDs (status)
2 x ACT (activity status)
2 x LINK (link status)
Operating elementsReset push-button
Boot mode configuration (slide switch)
Console mode configuration (slide switches)
JTAG mode configuration (slide switch)
UART mode configuration (slide switch)
User LEDs configuration (slide switch)
User-defined input (slide switches)
USBMini-B connector
JTAG-to-USB debugging and UART-to-USB diagnosis/firmware download (via on-board FTDI)
Ethernet2 x RJ45
Dimensions (L x W x D)155 mm x 65 mm x 22.2 mm
Operating temperature0 … 55 °C

Ordering information

Product namePart numberBrief description
NXHX 90-MC7833.100Development board


Product namePart numberBrief description
NXHX-DH7924.100Adapter with digital hall, QEI 5V (TTL) and QEI (RS422)
NXHX-CO7923.500CANopen adapter
NXHX-CC7923.740CC-Link adapter
NXHX-DP7923.410PROFIBUS adapter
NXHX-DN7923.510DeviceNet adapter
NXHX-RS2327923.010RS-232 adapter
NXHX-ENC7924.000Encoder Interface
NXHX-FTDI7703.050NXHX Extension Board FTDI-USB




The simplest and most economic way of evaluating the whole system is using the netX software development board. Your developed application can be loaded onto the board and run with our protocol stacks and, for instance, combined with the license-free rcX real-time kernel.

Brochures, Whitepaper and Case Studies

Find all our current Media to Network Controller at our Media Archive.