PC cards in the M.2 format
from Hilscher’s cifX PC card family can be integrated into Siemens’ SIMATIC IPC
by a simple plug-and-play setup and activation. Hilscher's intelligent netX
network controller then enables the integration of 19 different fieldbuses and
real-time Ethernet protocols in the M.2 PC card.
Users benefit from unified
device drivers, one configuration tool, as well as a consistent API across all
protocols. With this scalable platform, they can easily and efficiently
integrate all relevant automation protocols:
- CC-Link IE Field Basic*
* Device only
Switching to the required
protocol can be carried out via Hilscher’s loadable firmware, which is included
in the scope of delivery. Hilscher also offers protocol stacks for Controller
as well as Device applications.
The variety of protocols
ensures that the SIMATIC IPC can adapt to the communication requirements of
different market segments and different regions around the world, e. g. Ethernet-IP
in USA or Korea or Modbus in India. In addition, users can rely on the fact
that specific network requirements of different devices, machines and systems
of the global automation market are reliably met.
The M.2 bundles for
ready-to-use integration, e. g. into the SIMATIC IPC227G and IPC BX-39A, are
available directly from Hilscher. Customers benefit from the flawless
interaction of the tested combinations of SIMATIC IPC and cifX M.2 PC cards.