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Inpact - Multi Protocol Slave PC Interface


Multi Protocol Slave PC Interface

Inpact - Multi Protocol Slave PC Interface

The following INpact-interfaces are available:

Common Ethernet

Versatile interface, select desired Ethernet protocol via download

Dedicated Ethernet

Interfaces with a dedicated protocol pre-installed

Special mini-interfaces

Interfaces for Fiber Optic and PROFIBUS

Anybus NP40 Network Processor

Award winning technology giving best-in-class performance

Ixxat INpact is based on the Anybus CompactCom NP40 technology – a multi-protocol network processor used within millions of devices globally.

Anybus NP40 handles the complete communication and provides high performance for real-time applications, making Ixxat INpact the ideal choice for demanding industrial applications using EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Powerlink, Modbus TCP, PROFINET IRT, PROFINET IRT Fiber Optic and PROFIBUS.

Versatile application areas

  • Connection of devices/subsystems as a slave to higher level networks
  • Process data visualization, e.g. within control stations or machines
  • Human-Machine-Interfaces (HMI), mobile solutions based on Mini PCIe
  • Data acquisition within test benches or test systems
  • Measurement and analysis applications
INpact Applications
Multi Protocol Technology

Develop independent of the protocol

Ixxat INpact comes with a comprehensive driver package for Windows and Linux with a C programming interface, enabling easy and rapid development of customer-specific applications – independent of the used board version and protocol. Thanks to the uniform programming interface, it is possible to switch quickly between protocols without extensive programming, leading to increased flexibility and a reduction in terms of development costs.

Switch between the protocols on the fly

The industrial Ethernet variants of the Ixxat INpact include two complementary approaches to industrial Ethernet connectivity:

  • Dedicated versions for each Ethernet standard with pre-installed network protocols.
  • The very flexible Common Ethernet solution which allows the desired industrial Ethernet protocol to be downloaded into a standardized 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.

For industrial PCs and mobile devices

The INpact offering is available in two versions with different interfaces:

  • PCIe, including standard or low-profile slotbrackets
  • PCIe Mini, for devices with limited available space and mobile devices
INpact Mini Dimensions