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INpact Powerlink Slave PCIe interface

Versatile industrial Ethernet PC interface for Powerlink

The Ixxat INpact is an Industrial Ethernet PCIe slave interface. The dedicated Powerlink version of the Ixxat INpact comes with a pre-installed network protocol. It enables the easy connection of PC-based Profibus Slave applications to the industrial network and is based on proven Anybus and Ixxat technology.
This technology makes the INpact very versatile. For example, by using another variant, an easy change to another Industrial Ethernet protocol can be made without requiring any software to be rewritten. Thus, the host system has a network slave interface with any desired Industrial Ethernet protocol.
Ixxat INpact Powerlink Slave PCIe
Powerlink network
Ixxat INpact Powerlink Slave PCIe
Ixxat INpact Powerlink Slave PCIe

Powerlink Features

  • Supports Ethernet Powerlink V2.0 Communication Profile Specification version 1.2.0 (Controlled Node)
  • Integrated hub
  • 100 Mbit/s, half duplex operation
  • 200 µs cycle time
  • Supports ring redundancy
  • Customizable identity information
  • Supports 1 TPDO and 1 RPDO (each can hold 1490 bytes)
  • Up to 57343 ADIs
  • Adaptable XDD file included
  • Supports segmented SDO transfer
  • PollResponse Chaining
  • Multiplexing
  • Support for SYNC functionality

Easy Programming

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.

Technische gegevens
 INpact CE Slave PCIe
Standard/Low Profile
INpact CE Slave PCIe
Field bus interfaceTwo Ethernet ports, 100/10 MbitTwo Ethernet ports, 100/10 Mbit 
PC interfacesPCI Express single lane port (x1) according
to PCI Express base specification, revision 1.1
Mini PCI Express (x1) 
Network handlingAnybus NP40Anybus NP40 
Power supplyVia PCIe socket (3.3 V / 12 V DC)Via PCIe (3.3 V) 
Current consumptionTyp. 270 mA / 3.3 V DC, 110 mA / 12 V DCTyp. 600 mA / 3.3 V DC 
Form factorStandard height / low profile PCIFull Mini Card form factor 
Operating temperature range0 °C to 70 °C
Option: -40 °C to 70° C
-40 °C to 60 °C 
Galvanic isolation1,500 Vrms1,500 Vrms 
Dimensions64 x 105 mm30 x 50.95 x 12 mm (with cable) 
Weight± 52 g± 26 g (board, cable, bus interface) 
Contents of delivery
- Ixxat INpact PCIe Mini board with additional bus interface board and cable
- Powerlink firmware pre-installed
- Windows, Linux, QNX and INtime driver software
- User Manual

Part number(s)

INpact Powerlink Slave PCIe Standard Profile 2x RJ45
INpact Powerlink Slave PCIe Standard Profile 2x RJ45
INpact Powerlink Slave PCIe Low Profile 2x RJ45
INpact Powerlink Slave PCIe Low Profile 2x RJ45
INpact Powerlink Slave Mini PCI Express
with connection cable and bus coupling unit 2x RJ45
INpact Powerlink Slave Mini PCI Expresswith connection cable and bus coupling unit 2x RJ45

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