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MEN Mikro PX53 - PROFIBUS Mini PCI Express® Communication Interface

DeviceNet Interface According to ISO-11898

MEN Mikro PX53 - PROFIBUS Mini PCI Express® Communication Interface
Key Features
PROFIBUS Mini PCI Express® interface card
PCI Express®, one lane port
Isolated RS485 interface
PROFIBUS DP master, DP slave and MPI device
Based on netX universal network controller
Isolation with 1kV DC isolation voltage
Driver support for all common operating systems
-20 to +70°C screened


The PX53 is a Mini PCI Express® PROFIBUS DP Master or Slave and PROFIBUS MPI card, which is also equipped with a cable connector fieldbus to connect the PROFIBUS assembly interface.

It features an advanced PROFIBUS controller which allows data transmission rates of up to 12 Mbit/s. The physical interface is isolated from the system.

The same hardware can be used either as PROFIBUS DP Master or PROFIBUS DP Slave and a change of functionality/protocol can easily be done by loadable firmware.

The complete protocol stack will be executed on the PX53 and data exchange to the host will be done via Dual-Port-Memory or DMA.

The PX53 is based on the netX SOC. This highly integrated network controller supports parallel data transmission via several data paths between the internal CPU and graphics engines, and the communication and host controllers. The netX SOC also controls the on-board memory and other peripheral interfaces such as UARTS, USB, SPI or I²C.

Communication works via a dual-port SRAM interface and is supported by window and pointer access mechanism. Interrupts are available in both directions from PX53 to host and from host to PX53.

The PX53 supports a wide range of operating systems including Windows®, Windows® CE, Linux and VxWorks®.

The PX53 has been designed for mission-critical industrial and for mobile applications with demand for high resistance regarding temperature, shock and vibration.



InterfaceSupported communication determined by firmware:

• Maximum slaves: 125
• Maximum cyclic data: 7168 Bytes
• DPV1 Class 1, 2
• Configuration data: 244 Bytes/Slave
• Application specific parameters: 237 Bytes/Slave

• Maximum cyclic data: 488 Bytes (IOCR)
• DPV1 Class 1, 2
• Configuration data: 244 Bytes
• Application specific parameters: 237 Bytes

Transmission rate: up to 12 MBit/s
Interface to PC Card: cable connector fieldbus X3
Type ISO-11898: 9-pin D-Sub receptacle connector
Galvanic isolation
LED display
1000 VDC isolation voltage

Communication Controller
• Hilscher netX 100 SOC

Integrated Memory
• 4 MB serial Flash EPROM
• 64 KB Dual-Port Memory (DPM)
• 128 KB MRAM

LED Display
• System status LED
Connector(s)Interface to PC Card: cable connector fieldbus X3


ExpansionMini PCI Express®, one-lane port
DPM or DMA data access
ElectricalSupply voltage/maximum current
• +3.3 V DC ±5% / 600 mA
Connected via Mini PCI Express® bus
MechanicalDimensions (L x W x H): 51 x 30.2 ±0.1 x 12.5 mm
PCI Express® Mini system connector (3.3 V)
Windows® CE
VxWorks® (on request)
QNX® (on request)
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): -20..+70°C
Temperature range (storage): -10..+70°C
HumidityRelative humidity range (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
Relative humidity range (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
WeightWeight Mini PCI Express® card: 18 g
Weight PROFIBUS assembly: 14 g
Safety/CertificationThe device is certified according to UL 508
• UL-File-Nr. E221530
EMCEN 55011:2009 + A1:2010, CISPR 11:2009, Class A (radio disturbance)
EN 61000-4-2:2009 (electrostatic discharge)
EN 61000-4-3:2006 + A1:2008 + A2:2010 (radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity)
EN 61000-4-4:2004 + A1:2010 (burst electrical fast transients/burst)
EN 61000-4-5:2006 (surge)
EN 61000-4-6:2009 (to conducted disturbances, induced by radio- frequency fields)
EN 61000-4-8:2010 (power frequency magnetic field)
EN 61000-6-2:2005 + B1:2011 (for industrial environments)
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

PCI Express® Mini Card, Profibus Slave interface, Hilscher

PCI Express® Mini Card, Profibus Master interface, Hilscher

This board can only be ordered together with a MEN Mikro box or panel PC