Part No.: MPHS-COMX-100CN-RE
PROFINET IO-Device: The module for all communication tasks



  • Universal master / slave interface with network connection to the baseboard
  • Host connection via dual-port memory
  • One hardware for all Real-Time Ethernet protocols
  • Enables flexible positioning of the network connector
  • Firmware update via integrated WebServer

Product Description

The comX communication module has been designed to be integrated into automation devices e.g. robot controllers, PLCs or drives to add a network interface. All communication tasks are executed autonomously within the module - irrespective of the processor of the target device.

Process data is exchanged via a Dual-Port-Memory which is accessed either by an 8-/16-bit bus interface or a fast 50 MHz SPI interface.

comX supports all major Real-Time Ethernet protocols as Master or Slave and covers all network-specific demands in just one single module. To support a line topology, the module is equipped with two Ethernet ports. The communication protocol can be changed simply and reliably by loading the appropriate firmware and a software license for masters.

Technical Details

Product Part Number 1531.101
Brief Description Communication Module Real-Time Ethernet
Communication Controller netX: netX 100
Integrated Memory RAM: 8 MB SDRAM
FLASH: 4 MB serial Flash
Supply voltage: +3.3 V DC ± 5 %
Typical/maximum current: approx. 700 mA/750 mA (at 3.3 V)
Typical power consumption: approx. 2.5 W
Power connector: via system bus connector X1
Type: Parallel Dual-port memory interface
Connector: 50-pin SMT, female connector
Pin distance: 1.27 mm
Dual-port memory size: 16 KByte
Data width: 8/16 bit
Communication Interface Communication standard: Ethernet
Interface type: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, potential-free
Auto negotiation: supported
Auto cross over: supported
Connector: 30-pin SMT connector, female, grid distance 1.27 mm, matching with plug type SAMTEC TFM-115-02-S-D–A
Type: UART or USB
Connector: Signal at host interface. Available only if integrated in host system.
Display LED display:
  • Signals at X2 for SYS System Status, green: RUN, yellow: RDY
  • Signals at X2 for COM0, COM1 Communication status, both green/red
  • Signals at X2 for TX/RX0, TX/RX1, Ethernet activity status, yellow
  • Signals at X2 for LINK0, LINK1, Ethernet link status, green
Environment Ambient temperature range for operation: -20 °C … +70 °C (Air flow during measurment: 0,5 m/s)
Ambient temperature range for storage: -10 °C … +70 °C
Humidity range: 10 % … 95 % relative humidity (non-condensing)
Device Dimensions (L x W x H): 70 mm x 30 mm x 21.5 mm
Weight: approx. 35 g ... 40 g
Mounting: using screwable metal bolts, according to comX Design Guide
Configuration Configuration software:
Conformity RoHS: yes
with EMC
CE sign: yes

Emission: EN 61000-6-4

Immunity: EN 61000-6-2

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) according to EN 61000-4-2 (Contact discharge method): EN 61000-4-2: ± 4 kV, Criterion B

Fast transient interferences (Burst) according to EN 61000-4-4: EN 61000-4-4: ± 2 kV, Criterion B (Communication lines, shielded)

Surge voltage according to EN 61000-4-5 (Communication and data lines): EN 61000-4-5: 1 kV, Criterion A (Communication lines, shielded)


Ordering Information

  • COMX 100CN-RE/PNS V3 (1532.100/PNS V3) - Communication Module Dual-port memory - PROFINET IO-Device