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
  • Unique slot-number assignment via rotary switch
  • For extended temperature range up to 70°C

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 50E-REET
General Part No. 1251.105
Brief Description PC Card cifX PCI Express Real-Time Ethernet Master or Slave
Function Communication interface with PCI Express and Ethernet interface
Communication Controller Type: netX 500
Integrated Memory
FLASH: 4 MB serial Flash EPROM
System Interface
Bus type: PCI Express, One Lane Port
Transmission rate: 2 GBit/s
Data access: DPM or DMA* (Direct Memory Access), *beginning from Hardware Revision 4
Data width: 32-Bit
Communication Interface
Communication standard: Ethernet
Interface type: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, isolated
Isolation voltage: 1000 V DC (tested for 1 minute)
Connector: 2 x RJ45 socket
Power Supply
Supply voltage: +3.3 V DC ±5 %
Maximum current (typically): 800 mA (at 3,3 V)
Connector: via PCI Express 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
Operating Element Rotary switch slot number (card ID): To set the slot number (card ID)
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): 120,0 x 86 x 18,5 mm (from hardware revision 5)
Mounting/Installation: PCI Express x1 slot (3,3 V)
Conformity RoHS: Yes
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 61000-4-4:2004 + A1:2010 (Burst Electrical fast transients/burst 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
Configuration software for master and Slave:
Configuration software Slave: netX Configuration Tool


Ordering Information

  • CIFX 50E-REET (1251.105) - PC card PCI Express - CC-Link IE Field-Basic-Slave