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Communication Module SPI - EtherCAT Slave

The module for all communication tasks

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COMX 51CN-RE

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At a glance

  • Complete slave interface with network connector to the baseboard
  • Host connection via dual-port memory or SPI
  • One hardware for all Real-Time Ethernet slave protocols
  • Enables flexible positioning of the network connector

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Description

The module for all communication tasks

The comX communication module has been designed to be integrated into automation devices e.g. robot controllers, PLCs or drives to add a network interface. All communication tasks are executed autonomously within the module - irrespective of the processor of the target device.

Process data is exchanged via a Dual-Port-Memory which is accessed either by an 8-/16-bit bus interface or a fast 50 MHz SPI interface.

comX supports all major Real-Time Ethernet protocols as Master or Slave and covers all network-specific demands in just one single module. To support a line topology, the module is equipped with two Ethernet ports. The communication protocol can be changed simply and reliably by loading the appropriate firmware and a software license for masters.

Due to the Hilscher network controller netX, a 10-years delivery guarantee is granted.

Technical Details

COMX 51CN-RE Parameter Value
ProductPart number1572.100
Brief descriptionCommunication Module Real-Time Ethernet
Communication controllernetXnetX 51
Integrated MemoryRAM8 MB SDRAM
FLASH4 MB serial Flash
Power supplySupply voltage+3.3 V DC ± 5 %
Typical/maximum currentapprox. 550 mA/570 mA (at 3.3 V)
Typical power consumption1.9 W
Power connectorvia system bus connector X1
System interfaceTypeParallel or serial dual-port memory interface
Connector50-pin SMT, female connector
Pin distance1.27 mm
Dual-port memory size16 KByte
Data width8/16 bit
Serial dual-port memory interfaceSPI Slave, mode 3
Baud ratemax. 50 MHz
Communication interfaceCommunication standardEthernet
Interface type10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, potential-free
Auto negotiationsupported
Auto cross oversupported
Connector30-pin SMT connector, female, grid distance 1.27 mm, matching with plug type SAMTEC TFM-115-02-S-D–A
Diagnostic interfaceTypeUART or USB
ConnectorSignal at host interface. Available only if integrated in host system.
DisplayLED displaySignals at X2 for SYS System Status, green: RUN, yellow: RDY
Signals at X2 for COM0, COM1 Communication status, both green/red
Signals at X2 for ACT0, ACT1, Ethernet activity status, yellow
Signals at X2 for LINK0, LINK1, Ethernet link status, green
EnvironmentAmbient temperature range for operation-20 °C … +70 °C (Air flow during measurment: 0,5 m/s)
Ambient temperature range for storage-10 °C … +85 °C
Humidity range10 % … 95 % relative humidity (non-condensing)
DeviceDimensions (L x W x H)70.1 mm x 31.5 mm x 16.0 mm
Weightapprox. 22 g
Mountingusing screwable metal bolts, according to comX Design Guide
ConfigurationConfiguration softwareSYCON.net
ConformityRoHSyes
Conformance with EMC directivesCE signyes
EmissionEN 61000-6-4
ImmunityEN 61000-6-2
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) according to EN 61000-4-2 (Contact discharge method)EN 61000-4-2: ± 6 kV, Criterion B
Fast transient interferences (Burst) according to EN 61000-4-4EN 61000-4-4: ± 2.2 kV (fr = 5 KHz), Criterion B (Communication lines shielded)
Surge voltage according to EN 61000-4-5 (Communication and data lines)EN 61000-4-5: 1 kV, Criterion A (Communication lines shielded)

Ordering information

Product name Part number Brief description
COMX 51CN-RE/ECS V41572.100/ECS V4Communication Module SPI - EtherCAT Slave

Accessories

Product name Part number Brief description
COMXEB1530.000comX Evaluation Board

The comX communication module is a universal solution for upgrading devices with master or slave functionality. All modules are pin-compatible and have an identical software interface.
There are designs with an integrated network connector and designs in which the network interface is tied to the base board.