Communciation for PC-based Automation



  • Universal card for all Real-Time Ethernet protocols
  • For CC-Link IE Field Basic with 100 Mbit/s
  • Acyclic communication via SLMP
  • Same application interface of the cifX PC card family

Product Description

The cifX PC card family offers the user a unified standard supporting all Real-Time Ethernet and fieldbus systems for PC-based automation.

The entire protocol stack is processed on the PC card. The process data exchange with the host is executed via Dual-Port-Memory or DMA (Direct Memory Access). Thanks to the uniform Hilscher platform strategy, all PC cards use the same drivers and tools, irrespective of protocol and card format. A rotary switch allows a simple and reliable slot assignment of the PCI and PCI Express card types.

A complete software package is always included within the scope of delivery. This package consists of an FDT-based configuration tool (IEC standard) for all products and networks, loadable firmware, documentation, and a driver tool kit.


Technical Details

Product Product Name CIFX 104C-RE
General Part No. 1270.100
Brief Description PC Card cifX PCI-104 for Real-Time Ethernet Master or Slave
Function Communication Interface with PCI-104 and Ethernet interface
Communication Controller Type: netX 500
Integrated Memory

FLASH: 4 MB serial Flash EPROM

System Interface
Bus type: PCI-104
Data access: DPM or DMA (Direct Memory Access)
Dual-port memory size: 64 KByte
Data width: 32-Bit
Transmission rate: 33 MHz
Communication Interface
Communication standard: Ethernet
Interface type: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, isolated
Auto negotiation: depending on loaded firmware
Auto cross over: depending on loaded firmware
Connector: 2 x RJ45 socket
Isolation voltage: 1000 V DC (tested for 1 minute)
Power Supply
Supply voltage: +5 V DC ±5 % or +3,3 V DC ±5 %
Maximum current (typically): 500 mA (at 5 V), 730 mA (at 3,3 V)
Connector: via PCI-104 Bus
LED display
  • SYS, System status LED
  • COM 0, LED Communication status 0 (duo LED)
  • COM 1, LED Communication status 1 (duo LED)
  • LED yellow, LED green, at RJ45Ch0 and RJ45Ch1, for Ethernet Link status, Ethernet Aktivity status
Permitted Ambient Conditions
Operating temperature range: 0 °C ... +70 °C (Air flow during measurment: 0,5 m/s)
Storage temperature range: 0 °C ... +70 °C
Humidity: 10 % … 95 % relative humidity, no condensation permitted
Environment: For UL compliant usage: The device must be used in a pollution degree 2 environment.
Dimensions (L x W x H): 97 x 91 x 24 mm
Mounting/Installation: PCI-104 Slot (supply voltage 5 V or 3.3 V, signaling voltage 5 V or 3.3 V)
Conformity RoHS: Yes
Operating element
Rotary Switch Device Address: Is currently unassigned
Rotary Switch PCI-104 Slot Number: To set the PCI-104 slot number
Diagnostic interface
Type: USB
Connector: Mini B USB Plug, 5-pin
Conformance with EMC Directives
CE sign: Yes
Emission: EN 55011:2009 + A1:2010, CISPR 11:2009, Class A (Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement)
  • EN 61000-4-2:2009 (Electrostatic discharge test)
  • EN 61000-4-3:2006 + A1:2008 + A2:2010 (Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field test)
  • EN 61000-4-5:2006 (Surge test)
  • EN 61000-4-6:2009 (to conducted disturbances, induced by radio- frequency fields)
  • EN 61000-4-8:2010 (power frequency magnetic field test)
  • EN 61000-6-2:2005 + B1:2011 (for industrial environments)
UL Certification
UL: The device is certified according to UL 508
UL file: UL-File-Nr. E221530


Ordering Information

  • CIFX 104C-RE (1270.100) - PC card PCI-104 - CC-Link IE Field-Basic-Slave