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Current release: For previous versions see version history.

Supported Operating Systems


Operating SystemLinux Kernel 2.6 (32Bit/64Bit)Linux Kernel 3.x (32Bit/64Bit)
General Information


  • Offers the common CIF API for application programming
  • Handles up to four communication boards at the same time
  • Interrupt and polling mode useable for each board (except PCMCIA)
  • Supports 32Bit and 64Bit platforms

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Linux is a free operating system developed under the GNU Lesser General Public License , the source code for Linux is freely available to everyone. Linux is a cost-effective, reliable and secure operating system.
It is constantly being updated and refined with the latest technologies. Linux gains greater acceptance throughout the computing industry.

Hilscher supports the use of Linux in the field of industrial communication.

And the CIF driver for Linux supports all Hilscher cards with Dual Port Memory Interface like CIF-50 PCI, Compact-PCI, PCMCIA and CIF-30/CIF-104 ISA cards and
with all fieldbus protocols offered by Hilscher (e.g. PROFIBUS, InterBus, DeviceNet, CANopen etc.).

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Road map

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Document TypeTitleContentsRevDateFile Type
Driver Manual

cif Device Driver - Linux.pdf

Driver installation and restrictions508-2014PDF
Programming Reference Guidecif Device Driver - Windows.pdfDescription and usage of the standard CIF API1402-2013PDF





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