Versatile industrial Ethernet PC interface with multi-protocol support
IXXAT INpact allows you to connect a PC to any industrial network. It combines proven Anybus technology with years of IXXAT know-how in the area of PC interfaces.
Features and Benefits
- One board for all common industrial Ethernet networks
- Easy switching between protocols through a standardized API
- Fast time to market, with minimal development efforts required
- High performance for demanding real-time applications
- Future-proof solution based on proved IXXAT and Anybus technologies
How it works
INpact enables easy connection of PC based slave applications to various industrial Ethernet networks, such as
- Modbus TCP
The multi-network capability of INpact is based on HMS’ proven Anybus CompactCom technology used within millions of automation devices globally. The network connection is made through a 2-port Ethernet interface (10/100 Mbit, RJ45), which also supports protocol specific switch functions – such as IRT for PROFINET, DLR for EtherNet/IP and Hub for Powerlink.
The efficient FPGA-based Anybus NP40 network processor handles the communication, providing all functions required to process the communication between the different Industrial Ethernet networks and the PC-based application.
Easy and protocol independent programming
The INpact cards comes with a comprehensive C-API based driver package for Windows, enabling simple and rapid development of customer-specific applications. Thanks to the uniform application programming interface, it is possible to switch quickly between industrial Ethernet protocols without extensive programming, which leads to increased flexibility and a reduction in terms of development costs.
A driver for Linux is in the road map and real time operating systems such as RTX, Intime, VxWorks and QNX are supported upon request.
|Field bus interface||Two Ethernet ports, 100/10 Mbit|
|PC interfaces||PCI Express single lane port (x1) according to PCI Express base specification, revision 1.1|
|Network handling||Anybus NP40|
|Power supply||Via PCIe socket (3.3 V / 12 V DC)|
|Current consumption||Typ. 200 mA / 3.3 V DC, 120 mA / 12 V DC|
|Form factor||Standard height / low profile PCI Express add-in card profile|
|Operating temperature range||0 °C to 70 °C
Option: -40 °C to 70° C
|Weight||approx. 52 g|