x86 and x64 (also known as AMD64) support for Vista, 7, 8/8.1 and Windows 10
Support for PCI, PCIe, PC/104, PCI-104, ISA netX based hardware
DMA data transfer for I/O data (only PCI based cifX PC cards , see "Limitations" also)
Unlimited number of cifX boards supported
Support for CIFX 4000 cards added
Support for CIFX M.2 cards added
Windows Plug & Play power save mode supported by the driver Attention: The actual netX hardware states are not stored and will be lost during power down! On system wake-up the hardware is re-started like on system power-on.
No IA64 support
Response times of driver calls are operating system and system load depending. Deterministic response times can’t be guaranteed
No DMA support for NXSB-PCA, NX-PCA-PCI, CIFX 4000, CIFX M.2 boards
No MSI support for CIFX cards, except for CIFX M.2 cards
The CIFX/netX device driver is a kernel-mode driver that runs in Ring 0 of the operating system and supports the Windows plug-and play mechanisms.
ISA, PCI and PCI/e components are supported and can be combined arbitrarily using an unlimited number of components.
The user application uses a Windows API DLL to communicate with the driver. The DLL provides a simple C function interface (CIFX-API) and can be linked statically or dynamically to an application. Both driver and API DLL are available for 32/64Bit Windows systems.