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The netX serial DPM via USB/SPI is the possibility to connect a netX51/52 hardware via an USB-FTDI chip to a PC.
An application can use the CIFX-API to communicate to the hardware.

Hilscher offers an evaluation board (COMXEB) including the FTDI hardware and allowing to connect COMX module via USB with a host PC running Windows.

     

                                    

                                           

The package contains 2 components:

  • netX USB FTDI driver
  • netXSPMUSB.dll

Two applications are available to test the netXSPMUSB functions:

netHost.exe:  Dialog based test application using the CIFX API
Testapp.exe:  Console based test application running various CIFX API functions

Connecting an own application, already using the CIFX-API:

It is possible to rename the netXSPUSB.dll into netXTransport.dll or cifX32DLL.dll.
All these DLLs are offering the same CIFX-API and therefore an application already using a specific DLL, can also use one of the other DLLs.
This allows an already existing application, using the CIFX API, to exchange the physical way to communicate to the hardware by exchanging/renaming the accessed DLL.