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
  • 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 90-REF
General Part No. 1290.100
Brief Description PC Card cifX Mini PCI for Real-Time Ethernet Master or Slave - with cable connector Ethernet for Ethernet assembly interface (AIFX-RE)
Function Communication interface with Mini PCI and Ethernet interface
Communication Controller Type: netX 100
Integrated Memory

FLASH: 4 MB serial Flash EPROM

System Interface
Bus type: Mini PCI
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: Cable Connector Ethernet X4 (JST SM20B-SRSS-TB(LF)(SN), pitch 1.0 mm) to connect an Ethernet Assembly Interface AIFX-RE
Power Supply
Supply voltage: +3.3 V DC ±5 %
Maximum current (typically): 650 mA (at 3,3 V)
Connector: via Mini PCI Bus
Displays LED display: SYS, System status LED
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): 60 x 45 x 9,5 mm
Mounting/Installation: Mini PCI Socket (3.3 V), Type III System Connector
Conformity RoHS: Yes
Conformance with EMC Directives
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 90-REF (1290.100) - PC card Mini PCI - CC-Link IE Field-Basic-Slave