PC-interface for Industrial Ethernet and Profibus

April 11, 2018 // By Julien Happich
HMS Industrial Networks now adds the M.2 format to the IXXAT INpact PC-card range, offering what it claims to be the smallest PC-interface for Industrial Ethernet and Profibus on the market.

With the new IXXAT INpact M.2 interfaces, users can implement PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Modbus-TCP, Powerlink and PROFIBUS slave connectivity with the smallest footprint ever. The compact form factor M.2 2260 (Key B-M) makes INpact M.2 suitable for small and mobile devices, typically used for service, configuration, data analysis or process data visualization purposes. INpact M.2 also fits well in modern embedded computer-based controllers, where it enables direct and easy connectivity to desired industrial networks.
Same as for all IXXAT INpact cards, the INpact M.2 comes with a comprehensive driver package for Windows, Linux, INtime and QNX, offering an easy and fast development process. A uniform programming interface allows customers to switch seamlessly between different INpact cards and protocols without changing the software. The effect is increased flexibility and a significant reduction of development costs.
The multi-network capability of the INpact is based on the proven Anybus CompactCom technology, in which the FPGA-based Anybus NP40 network processor provides all functionality required to handle communication between the Industrial Ethernet or fieldbus network and the customer application. The solution features real-time performance, making it ideal for demanding industrial applications.

HMS Industrial Networks - www.anybus.com


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