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Current release:For previous versions see version history.
Supported Operating Systems
Operating SystemWindows XPWindows VistaWindows 7
Windows 8/8.1Windows 10
(Desktop / Secure Boot)

Windows 10
(Server 2019)

Driver VersionV1.0.0.0V1.0.0.0V1.0.0.0V1.2.3.0>= V1.3.0.0 (2018-03-1)V2.5.1.0
(info) A one-off verification with a specific driver version was done. More information can be found under: FAQ: Does the driver run on Windows Server?
General Information


  • Based on the cifX Toolkit source
  • 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
  • (red star) Support for CIFX 4000 cards added
  • (red star) 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

CIFX Hardware Related Product Features

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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.

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Road map

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