Ixxat INpact Interface

Connect your PC to any industrial network!

 

Until now, it has been complicated to develop applications for several fieldbus or industrial Ethernet standards since different interface cards and application programming interfaces had to be used. Ixxat INpact now simplifies this thanks to its protocol-independent approach. Ixxat INpact is an "all in one package solution", including the PC interface card, the protocol processing and driver interfaces for your application.



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Ixxat INpact

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One for all

One board for all major industrial Ethernet networks and PROFIBUS

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Highly flexible

Available as dedicated protocol variant or Common Ethernet variant – allowing switching of the protocol on the fly

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Easy integration

Different form factors enable easy integration into existing environments

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Standardized API

Easy switching between protocols without adaptation of the application through a standardized API

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High performance

Powerful hardware for demanding real-time applications

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Future-proof solution

Based on approved and continuously maintained Ixxat and Anybus technologies

INpact CE Slave PCIe

Versatile industrial Ethernet PC interface with multi-protocol support

Ixxat INpact allows you to connect a PC to any industrial network. It combines proven Anybus technology with years of Ixxat know-how in the area of PC interfaces.


The Common Ethernet variant provides a common platform for various industrial Ethernet protocols, like PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, EtherCAT and Powerlink. The communication software for the selected network can easiely be downloaded to the interface.

Order codes: 1.01.0320.20110, 1.01.0320.20120, 1.01.0340.20151, 1.01.0342.20151, 1.04.0340.00001

Ixxat INpact Common Ethernet

Features and Benefits

Benefits

  • One board for all common industrial Ethernet networks
  • Easy switching between protocols through a standardized API
  • Fast time to market, with minimal development efforts required
  • Easy integration thanks to different form factors
  • High performance for demanding real-time applications
  • Future-proof solution based on proved IXXAT and Anybus technologies

General Ethernet Interface Operation – Features

  • Two Ethernet ports with Ethernet RJ45 connectors
  • 10/100 Mbit, full/half duplex operation
  • Web server with customizable content
  • FTP server
  • E-mail client
  • JSON functionality
  • Server Side Include (SSI) functionality
  • Transparent Socket Interface

 

More information about the special features for PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, EtherCAT and Powerlink can be found on the protocol specific INpact pages...

How it works

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Multi-Protocol approach


The Ixxat INpact Common Ethernet enables easy connection of PC based slave applications to various industrial Ethernet networks, such as

  • PROFINET
  • EtherNet/IP
  • EtherCAT
  • Powerlink
  • Modbus TCP

 

The software for the various protocols can easily be downloaded to the interface. This highly flexible approach allows easy switching between all available protocols in a quick and cost-efficient manner without any additional costs.

The multi-network capability of INpact is based on HMS’ proven Anybus CompactCom technology used within millions of automation devices globally. The network connection is made through a 2-port Ethernet interface (10/100 Mbit, RJ45), which also supports protocol specific switch functions – such as IRT for PROFINET, DLR for EtherNet/IP and Hub for Powerlink.

The efficient FPGA-based Anybus NP40 network processor handles the communication, providing all functions required to process the communication between the different Industrial Ethernet networks and the PC-based application.


Easy and protocol independent programming

The INpact cards comes with a comprehensive C-API based driver package for Windows – enabling simple and rapid development of customer-specific applications – and with drivers for Linux. Thanks to the uniform application programming interface, it is possible to switch quickly between industrial Ethernet protocols without extensive programming, which leads to increased flexibility and a reduction in terms of development costs.

Operating systems such as RTX, Intime, VxWorks and QNX are supported upon request.

Technical specifications

  INpact CE Slave PCIe Standard/Low Profile
INpact CE Slave PCIe Mini
INpact CE Slave M.2
Field bus interface Two Ethernet ports, 100/10 Mbit
Two Ethernet ports, 100/10 Mbit
Two Ethernet ports, 100/10 Mbit
PC interfaces PCI Express single lane port (x1) according
to PCI Express base specification, revision 1.1
PCI Express single lane port (x1) 
PCI Express single lane port (x1) 
Network handling Anybus NP40
Anybus NP40
Anybus NP40
Power supply Via PCIe socket (3.3 V / 12 V DC)
Via PCIe (3.3 V)
Via PCIe (3.3 V)
Current consumption Typ. 270 mA / 3.3 V DC, 110 mA / 12 V DC
Typ. 600 mA / 3.3 V DC
Typ. 600 mA / 3.3 V DC
Form factor Standard height / low profile PCI Express add-in card profile
Full Mini Card form factor
M.2 2260 (Key B-M)
Operating temperature range 0 °C to 70 °C; Option: -40 °C to 70° C
-40 °C to 60 °C
-20 °C to 60 °C
Galvanic isolation 1,500 Vrms
1,500 Vrms
1,500 Vrms
Dimensions  64 x 105 mm
 30 x 50.95 x 12 mm (with cable)
 22 x 60 x 12 mm (with cable)
Weight approx. 53 g
approx. 48 g (only interface with connected cable)
approx. 25 g (only interface with connected cable)
Certification CE, FCC
CE, FCC
CE, FCC

Technical Services

Getting Started Support
We offer our customers support via phone, e-mail and Teamviewer in getting started the quickest way possible. This includes assistance in installation of the INpact PC card and driver, explaining the included programming examples, and giving an introduction to process data mapping and PLC configuration.

Additional Support
Extended support such as mapping process data, detailed introduction to the sample code, etc. can be offered on an hourly base as general technical service.

Content of Delivery

  • Ixxat INpact PC board (Mini and M.2 version with additional bus interface board, cable and mini bracket)
  • Product CD with firmware for all supported industrial Ethernet protocols
  • Windows, Linux and INtime driver software
  • Manual

Order Information

Product name Supported protocol
Order number
INpact CE Slave PCIe Standard Profile Common Ethernet
1.01.0320.20110            
INpact CE Slave PCIe Low Profile Common Ethernet
1.01.0320.20120
INpact CE Slave PCIe Mini with connection cable (150 mm), bus coupling unit and mini bracket Common Ethernet
1.01.0340.20151
INpact CE Slave M.2 with connection cable (150 mm), bus coupling unit and mini bracket Common Ethernet
1.01.0342.20151
Connection cable (300 mm) for INpact PCIe Mini or M.2
1.04.0340.00001

Common Ethernet or dedicated version?
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The industrial Ethernet variants of the Ixxat INpact include two
complementary approaches to industrial Ethernet connectivity:

  • Dedicated versions 
    This boards come with a pre-installed network protocol for the selected Ethernet standard.
  • Common Ethernet (CE)
    The very flexible Common Ethernet solution allows to download the desired industrial Ethernet protocol into the standardized Ixxat INpact Ethernet hardware. This enables easy and cost-efficient switching between all available industrial Ethernet protocols, minimizing the need for keeping stock of different product versions.


Technology, Formats and Applications


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