Mini PCI Express communication interface card / Ethernet / CANopen / industrial
Mini PCI Express
PC cards in all formats for all protocols
The cifX PC card family is the unified standard supporting all Real-Time Ethernet and Fieldbus systems for PC based automation.
The protocol stack is executed autonomously on the PC card and process data exchange with the host is done via Dual-Port-Memory or DMA (Direct Memory Access). Thanks to the common Hilscher Platform Strategy all PC cards use the same driver and tools - independent of protocol and card format. A change of communication protocol is done by just loading a different firmware. A rotary switch delivers an easy and reliable slot assignment for the PCI- and PCI Express card types. In addition special types e.g. with integrated NVRAM, 2-channel cards or detached network interface are available.