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Two times Fieldbus with just one PCI slot

 
By 14 July 2014
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With Hilscher’s CIFX 2-channel cards, users have the possibility to realize two independent fieldbus communications in just one PCI slot. Especially in compact Box-PCs, the number of PCI slots is rather limited and a 2-channel card has significant advantages.

Hilscher CIFX

Common to the cards is an extended temperature range up to +70°C as well as a reliable address allocation at the PCI bus via a rotary switch.hilscher_2_cifx_50-2dp-co

The user can choose from any combination of the leading fieldbus systems:  PROFIBUS, CANopen, or DeviceNet. Due to loadable firmware and software licenses, the same hardware can alternatively be used as Double-Master or as Double-Slave.

All 2-Channel cards use the same application interface and data exchange will be done via Dual-Port-Memory or DMA. A complete software package is always included in the scope of delivery.

More information about PC-Cards can be found at www.hilscher.com.