Fieldbus Cards

Nov. 1, 2004
The AD-CIF series of dedicated Fieldbus communication interface cards support three of the most popular communication protocols—Profibus, DeviceNet and CANopen—as well as three fast PC interfaces—PCI-bus, PC/104 and PC/104-Plus.

The AD-CIF series supports remote input and output modules for real-time data transfer between PCs and field automation equipment. The biggest advantage of the AD-CIF series, when compared to other communication cards, says the vendor, is the dual-port memory. This memory helps to independently exchange data between devices on the bus, and relieves the CPU from some processing tasks, resulting in higher transmission rates and improved reliability.