• Modbus TCP

DIL-32 Communication IC - Open Modbus/TCP Server

Communication for simple slave devices without own host processor

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At a glance

  • Compact Real-Time Ethernet slave module based on netX 52
  • Modbus RTU protocol via SPI or UART to the host
  • Significantly reduced height & increased performance for high netload
  • Direct I/O data transfer via external shift registers
  • One design for all networks due to standard interfaces
  • Firmware update and IP configuration via integrated WebServer

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Slave solution for field devices with a low data throughput

Simple field devices such as barcode readers, identification systems, valve manifolds or I/O blocks require a connection to fieldbus or Real-Time Ethernet systems. Since these devices only have a low data throughput, the netIC uses a serial connection such as UART and SPI as host interface.

The netIC is a complete ‘Single Chip Module’ in the compact dimensions of a Dual-In-Line (DIL) 32 pin plug-in module. It is based on the network controller netX and contains all components of a fieldbus or Real-Time Ethernet interface with an integrated 2-port switch and hub. With the netX technology the whole spectrum of relevant fieldbus and Real-Time Ethernet systems is covered. By exchanging the firmware, one single netIC can be used for multiple communication systems. The user data is transferred with simple read-write commands to the application via the above mentioned serial interfaces. The well-known Modbus RTU protocol is used as a serial protocol.

Conventional shifting registers can be controlled via a synchronous serial interface requiring no additional processor for a simple I/O-device.

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

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Product namePart numberBrief description
NIC 52-RE/OMB1544.100/OMBDIL-32 Communication IC - Open Modbus/TCP Server


Product namePart numberBrief description
NICEB-RE1540.000netIC Evaluation Board - EtherCAT Slave;EtherNet/IP Adapter;Open Modbus/TCP Server;POWERLINK Controlled Node;PROFINET IO-Device;Sercos Slave;VARAN ClientShow product

netIC is the ideal slave solution for simple field devices with low data throughput. As a DIL-32 based communication IC, it reduces the integration into the customer hardware to a minimum. Data can either be directly transferred from the host to netIC via shift registers or via the well-known Modbus RTU protocol.

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