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INpact PROFINET FO Slave PCIe interface

Versatile industrial Ethernet PC interface for PROFINET FO

The Ixxat INpact is an Industrial Ethernet PCIe slave interface. The dedicated PROFINET-IRT Fiber Optic 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 PROFINET-IRT Fiber Optic Slave PCIe
PROFINET-IRT Fiber Optic network
Ixxat INpact PROFINET-IRT Fiber Optic Slave PCIe
Ixxat INpact PROFINET-IRT Fiber Optic Slave PCIe

PROFINET-IRT Fiber Optic Features

  • Up to 128 sub-modules in total supported
  • Up to 32767 ADIs
  • 100 Mbit, full duplex
  • Generic and Profinet specific diagnostic support
  • Complies with Profinet IO Conformance class C
  • Supports up to 1440 bytes I/O data in each direction, status bytes included
  • SNMP agent
  • FTP server
  • E-mail client
  • Server Side Include (SSI) functionality
  • JSON functionality
  • Device identity customization
  • GSD file template provided
  • Supports Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP)

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. 800 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
-25 °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
- PROFINET-IRT Fiber Optic firmware pre-installed
- Windows, Linux, QNX and INtime driver software
- User Manual

Part number(s)

INpact PROFINET Fiber Optic Slave Mini PCI Express
with connection cable and bus coupling unit 2x SC-RJ
INpact PROFINET Fiber Optic Slave Mini PCI Expresswith connection cable and bus coupling unit 2x SC-RJ

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