Ixxat INpact Interface

Versatile multi-protocol PC interface for fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet

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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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 ECT Slave PCIe

Versatile industrial Ethernet PC interface for EtherCAT

The dedicated EtherCAT version of the Ixxat INpact comes with a pre-installed network protocol. It enables the easy connection of PC-based EtherCAT Slave applications to the industrial network and is based on proven Anybus and Ixxat technology.

Ixxat INpact EtherCAT
  • CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE)
  • Support for Modular Device Profile
  • DS301 compliant
  • Galvanically isolated bus electronics
  • Network Identity customization
  • EMCY support
  • Up to 57343 ADIs can be accessed from the network as Manufacturer Specific Objects and Device Profile Specific Objects (generic mode)
  • Up to 16383 ADIs can be accessed form the network as Manufacturer Specific Objects and Device Profile Specific Objects (modular device profile enabled)
  • Up to 1486 bytes of fast cyclic I/O in each direction
  • EtherCAT Slave Interface file provided by HMS
  • File access over EtherCAT (FoE)
  • Support for process data remap from the network
  • Possible to implement DS402 drive profile, semi device profiles, and other device profiles

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

  INpact ECT Slave PCIe Standard/Low Profile
INpact ECT Slave PCIe Mini
INpact ECT 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 board and cable)
approx. 25 g (only board and cable)
Certification CE, FCC
CE, FCC
CE, FCC

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.

  • Ixxat INpact PC board (Mini and M.2 version with additional bus interface board, cable and mini bracket)
  • EtherCAT firmware pre-installed
  • Windows, Linux, QNX and INtime driver software
  • Manual

Order Information

Product name Supported protocol
Order number
INpact ECT Slave PCIe Standard Profile EtherCAT
1.01.0320.21110            
INpact ECT Slave PCIe Low Profile EtherCAT
1.01.0320.21120
INpact ECT Slave PCIe Mini with connection cable (150 mm), bus coupling unit and mini bracket EtherCAT
on request
INpact ECT Slave M.2 with connection cable (150 mm), bus coupling unit and mini bracket EtherCAT
on request
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.


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