Hattersheim, 05/31/2022 – Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH has been ranked among the top places in the annual ranking of the magazine Computer&Automation for the second time in a row. This year, readers voted the new CIFX M3042100BM in the M.2 3042 Key B+M format in second place in the category Communication & Networking.
The new PC card from the cifX family enables users to equip their automation devices with an interface card using an M.2 socket that can cover a unique variety of Real-Time Ethernet and fieldbus protocols. This makes the card particularly suitable for space-critical applications such as tablets, touch panels, or slim box IPCs, which are to be integrated into an automation network.
Hilscher is extending its proven cifX portfolio, which is used in countless applications of modern factory automation to include the first PC card for industrial master and slave communication in M.2 format with a pioneering format that is already being used in many modern PC-based systems.
The loadable firmware for the different protocols means that the card can be easily adapted to changing market conditions and paves the way for users in plants and machines with different communication standards. In addition to all common protocol variants, the M.2 card is available with various drivers for the most commonly used operating systems.
Last year, the remote network interface AIFX-RE\M12 for the implementation of Real-Time Ethernet connectivity with M12 connectors for harsh industrial environments in protection classes up to IP67 was already voted first in this category.