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Release Notes
Status

RELEASED

DateJune 2020
VersionV1.1.0.0
Summary / Changes

Initial Release for CIFX M223090AE with Real-Time Ethernet Communication


Note:
We reserve the right to make technical changes without prior notice.



Getting Started

Software Installation

cifX Device Driver

Install the cifX device driver on your host system to gain access to the cifX card via PCI Express.

→ ...\Driver_&_Toolkit\Device Driver (NXDRV-WIN)\Installation\cifX Device Driver Setup.exe

Device Explorer

Install the Device Explorer to load a communication firmware into the cifX card.

→ …\Software_&_Tools\Configuration_Software\Device_Explorer…

Device Library

Install the Device Library which provides a collection of device and communication DTMs for the Configuration Software Communication Studio.

→ …\Software_&_Tools\Configuration_Software\Device_Library…

Communication Studio

Install the Communication Studio to set up a network configuration.

→ …\Software_&_Tools\Configuration_Software\CommunicationStudio…

First Steps

  1. Install the above mentioned software components.
  2. Mount the Hilscher product into the system.
  3. Download a firmware into the Hilscher product via Device Explorer.
  4. Set up a network configuration with E/A data via Communication Studio.
  5. Download the configuration into the product and start the communication.
  6. Optional: Check data exchange with “cifXTest” utility, which is installed in the Windows Control Panel with the cifX Device Driver (NXDRV-WIN).
  7. Connect the application.

Firmware

For full support with the Hilscher tool chain, the minimum firmware listed on this Product DVD has to be used. If a later version of a firmware is used from Hilscher Knowledge Base, the firmware type "Use Case C" has to be chosen in the download folder.

Documentation

Documentation for all hard- and software components included in this Product DVD is available on the path: …\Documentation\...

The Documentation Library on the Hilscher Knowledgebase includes further documents: https://kb.hilscher.com/display/DL/Documentation+Library+Home

Application Notes

Application Notes are available in the Global Support Space: https://kb.hilscher.com/x/jWUfBw

Driver & Toolkit


Operating SystemWindows XPWindows VistaWindows 7
(KB3033929)
Windows 8/8.1Windows 10
(Desktop / Secure Boot)
Windows 10
 (Server)
Driver VersionV1.0.0.0V1.0.0.0V1.0.0.0V1.2.3.0>= V1.3.0.0 (2018-03-1)- / -
Architecturex86x64x86x64x86x64x86x64x86x64x64
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For other operting systems follow the link.

Firmware, EDS, Examples

Software & Tools


Device Explorer - Tool to load a communication firmware to a hardware target.

Operating SystemWindows 7Windows 8Windows 8.1Windows 10
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Communication Studio - Tool to create a network configuration and to download to the device.

Operating SystemWindows 8Windows 8.1Windows 10
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Device Library - Library with all Hilscher devices for the Communication Studio.

Operating SystemWindows 8Windows 8.1Windows 10
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Documentation

The documentation can be downloaded on the download section.

CIFX Hardware and Protocols

EtherCATEtherNet/IPPROFINET IOOpen Modbus/TCP

Slave

Adapter

Device

Client/Server
CIFX M223090AE(Haken)
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CIFX Hardware Related Product Features

SystembusFormat

USB Diagnostic
interface

SYNC0/1       

Slave Adress   
Switch
2-channel        

Flash based

Detached network
interface
Extended Temperature
Range
CIFX M223090AE

PCI Express

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1) SYNC0/1 via system bus

2) Using an assembly interface (AIFX-V2) with a 15cm connection cable

CIFX Firmware Related Product Features


NDIS via CH1
EtherCAT SlaveCIFX-RE(tick)
Ethernet/IP AdapterCIFX-RE(tick)
Open Modbus/TCPCIFX-RE(tick)
PROFIENT I/O DeviceCIFX-RE(tick)
CIFX Device Driver Support

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