With the detached network interface AIFX-RE\M12, Hilscher extends its PC card technology cifX with an M12 connection - and becomes the Product of the Year 2021 of Computer & Automation in the category Communication & Networking.
By definition, Ethernet technology does not allow any physical loop structures and, due to the broadcast characteristics of Ethernet, no redundant communication paths are possible. However, the reliability and the use of redundant architectures are fundamental requirements of many automation systems. Industrial Ethernet protocols such as EtherCAT deliver redundancy methods to realize more robust and fail-safe networks.
The latest card of Hilscher’s cifX portfolio is the world's first master and slave solution in an M.2 format. This card opens up the possibility for users to equip their automation devices with an industrial communication interface via an M.2 socket. As a multi-protocol card, the new M.2 PC-card offers a wide variety of Real-Time Ethernet and fieldbus communication protocols with a uniform application interface.
Hilscher welcomes you to this year’s digital event highlight! Seize the opportunity for exclusive insights into the latest trends of industrial communication and Hilscher’s new netFIELD platform for Industry 4.0! Visit our booth and get directly in touch with our experts – from the 12th to the 16th of April.
Since we had to cancel our participation at embedded world 2020 due to Covid-19 to protect our employees, customers and partners, we are even more pleased to welcome you virtually at embedded world 2021 DIGITAL from 01 to 05 March on no less than 5 days this year.