PC Card CIFX 50E-CO – PCI Express

PC Card CIFX 50E-CO – PCI Express

PC cards in all formats for all protocols

The cifX PC card family is the unified standard supporting all Real-Time Ethernet and Fieldbus systems for PC based automation.

The protocol stack is executed autonomously on the PC card and process data exchange with the host is done via Dual-Port-Memory or DMA (Direct Memory Access). Thanks to the common Hilscher Platform Strategy all PC cards use the same driver and tools – independent of protocol and card format. Thanks to the netX technology there is exactly one hardware needed for the realization of all Real-Time Ethernet protocols. A change of the communication protocol is done by just loading a different firmware.

Always the right solution! Different cable lengths, M-12 connectors, additional NVRAM, extended temperature range, 2-channel cards or detached network interfaces – numerous hardware options always offer the right solution for your application. On top, a wide range of device drivers and a C-Toolkit, free of charge, are available.

The PC based automation is evolving and the Hilscher cifX PC card family keeps the pace. With continuous expansion for new standards, protocols and formats, as M.2, mini PCIe halfsize or CC-Link IE Field, customers are always prepared for new market demands.

  • Universal CANopen card for Master or Slave
  • Same application interface for all protocols and formats
  • Easy integration thanks to wide range of device drivers
  • Data access via Dual-Port-Memory or Direct Memory Access
  • Unique slot-number assignment via rotary switch
  • For extended temperature range up to 70 °C
ProductProduct NameCIFX 50E-CO
Part Number1251.500
Brief descriptionPC Card cifX PCI ExpressCANopen Master or Slave
Function Communication interface with PCI Express and CANopen interface
Communication controllerTypenetX 100
Integrated MemoryRAM8 MB SDRAM
FLASH4 MB serial Flash EPROM
System interfaceBus TypePCI Express, One Lane Port
Transmission rate2 GBit/s
Data accessDPM or DMA (Direct Memory Access)
Data width32-bit
Communication interfaceCommunication standardCANopen
Interface typeISO-11898, optically isolated
Isolation voltage1000 V DC (tested for 1 minute)
ConnectorD-Sub, male, 9-pin
Power supplySupply voltage+3.3 V DC ±5 %
Maximum current (typically)650 mA (at 3,3 V)
Connectorvia PCI Bus
DisplaysLED displaySYS, System status LED
CAN, CANopen Status (duo LED)
Operating elementRotary switch slot number (card ID)To set the slot number (card ID)
Permitted ambient conditionsOperating temperature range-20 °C ... +55 °C (Air flow during measurment: 0,5 m/s)
Storage temperature range-10 °C ... +70 °C
Humidity10 % … 95 % relative humidity, no condensation permitted
EnvironmentFor UL compliant usage: The device must be used in a pollution degree 2 environment.
DeviceDimensions (L x W x H) 120,0 x 86 x 18,5 mm (from hardware revision 5)
Mounting/InstallationPCI Express x1 slot (3.3 V)
Conformance with EMC directivesCE signYes
EmissionEN 55011:2009 + A1:2010, CISPR 11:2009, Class A (Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement)
ImmunityEN 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 certificationULThe device is certified according to UL 508
UL fileUL-File-Nr. E221530
ConfigurationConfiguration softwareSYCON. net or netX Configuration Tool



PC card PCI Express CANopen-Master CIFX 50E-CO1251.500
PC card PCI Express CANopen-Slave CIFX 50E-CO1251.500
Master license 8211.000


cifX Datasheet Versie: 05-2022_GB
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