Real-Time Ethernet slave communication with fast SPI with the host

March 2014

The comX 51CA-RE communication module was specially designed for devices that require Real-Time Ethernet slave connectivity. It impresses with a fast SPI connection to the host processor and, thanks to netX51, it is prepared for the PROFINET V2.3 ?high performance profile?.
The comX 51 reduces the integration effort as well as the device manufacturer's part costs, since only a simple serial connection to the host needs to be established.
I/O data can alternatively be transferred to the host processor via a 50MHz SPI interface or an 8/16-bit parallel bus. Due compatible mechanics, consistent interfaces and the same FDT/DTM configuration tool, the whole range of network systems and communication modules can be used.