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Dual-channel PC card PCI - CANopen-Master/DeviceNet-Master

Communciation for PC-based Automation

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At a glance

  • 1x CANopen and 1x DeviceNet with just one PCI slot
  • Same application interface for all protocols and formats
  • Easy integration thanks to wide range of device drivers
  • Data access via Dual-Port-Memory or Direct Memory Access
  • Unique slot-number assignment via rotary switch

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PC cards in all formats for all protocols

The cifX PC card family offers the user a unified standard supporting all Real-Time Ethernet and fieldbus systems for PC-based automation.

The entire protocol stack is processed on the PC card. The process data exchange with the host is executed via Dual-Port-Memory or DMA (Direct Memory Access). Thanks to the uniform Hilscher platform strategy, all PC cards use the same drivers and tools, irrespective of protocol and card format. Communication protocols can be changed easily by loading the appropriate firmware. A rotary switch allows a simple and reliable slot assignment of the PCI and PCI Express card types. Moreover, special types are available, e.g. with integrated NVRAM, 2-channel cards or detached network interface.

A complete software package is always included within the scope of delivery. This package consists of an FDT-based configuration tool (IEC standard) for all products and networks, loadable firmware, documentation, and a driver tool kit.

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

Technical Details

ProductProduct nameCIFX 50-2CO\DN
Part number1252.570
Brief descriptionPC Card cifX PCI 2-channel - channel X0 CANopen Master or Slave, channel X1 DeviceNet Master or Slave
FunctionCommunication interface with PCI, 1 x CANopen and 1 x DeviceNet interface
Communication controllerTypenetX 100
Integrated MemoryRAM8 MB SDRAM
FLASH4 MB serial Flash EPROM
System interfaceBus typePCI
Transmission rate33 MHz
Data accessDPM or DMA (Direct Memory Access)
Data width32-Bit
Communication interface 1Communication standardCANopen
Interface typeISO-11898, optically isolated
Isolation voltage1000 V DC (tested for 1 minute)
ConnectorD-Sub, male, 9-pin
Communication interface 2Communication standardDeviceNet
Interface typeISO-11898 according to DeviceNet specification, optically isolated
Isolation voltage1000 V DC (tested for 1 minute)
ConnectorCOMBICON, male, 5-pin
Power supplySupply voltage+3.3 V DC ±5 %
Maximum current at 3,3 V (typically)700 mA
ConnectorVia PCI bus
DisplaysLED displaySYS, System status LED
CAN 0, CANopen status 0 (duo LED)
MNS 1, DeviceNet status 1 (duo LED)
Operating elementRotary switch slot number (card ID)To set the slot number (card ID)
Permitted ambient conditionsOperating temperature range–20 °C ... +70 °C (Air flow during measurment: 0,5 m/s)
Storage temperature range–10 °C ... +70 °C
Humidity10 % … 95% relative humidity, no condensation permitted
EnvironmentFor UL compliant usage: The device must be used in a pollution degree 2 environment.
DeviceDimensions (L x W x H)120 x 94,5 x 18,5 mm
Mounting/InstallationPCI slot (3,3 V)
Conformance with EMC directivesCE signYes
EmissionEN 55011:2009 + A1:2010, CISPR 11:2009, Class A (Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement)
ImmunityEN 61000-4-2:2009 (Electrostatic discharge test)
EN 61000-4-3:2006 + A1:2008 + A2:2010 (Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field test)
EN 61000-4-4:2004 + A1:2010 (Burst Electrical fast transients/burst test)
EN 61000-4-5:2006 (Surge test)
EN 61000-4-6:2009 (to conducted disturbances, induced by radio- frequency fields)
EN 61000-4-8:2010 (power frequency magnetic field test)
EN 61000-6-2:2005 + B1:2011 (for industrial environments)
UL certificationULThe device is certified according to UL 508.
UL fileUL-File-Nr. E221530
ConfigurationConfiguration softwareSYCON.net

Ordering information

Product name Part number Brief description
CIFX 50-2CO\DN1252.570Dual-channel PC card PCI - CANopen-Master/DeviceNet-Master
NXLIC-MASTER 2 LIZENZEN8212.000Two Master licenses


Product name Part number Brief description
NXDRV-TKIT6211.000CIFX/netX device driver C toolkit source codeShow product
NXDRV-WIN6211.010CIFX/netX Device Driver for WindowsShow product
NXDRV-CE6211.020CIFX/netX Device Driver for Windows CEShow product
NXDRV-LINUX6211.030CIFX/netX Device Driver for LinuxShow product
NXDRV-VXWORKS6211.040CIFX/netX Device Driver for VxWorksShow product
NXDRV-QNX6211.060CIFX/netX Device Driver for QNXShow product
NXDRV-INTIME6211.050CIFX/netX Device Driver for INtimeShow product
NXDRV-RTX6211.070CIFX/netX Device Driver for RTXShow product

PCI is a well-established standard in automation and is used in a wide range of areas. The netX-based PCI cards utilize 3.3 volt technology and are designed as full-size cards in MD1 format.