netX 51

netX 51 High End Network Controller

    • Flexible “high end” network controller equipped with Host interface or single chip solution for digital I/Os
    • Two communication channels as Real-Time Ethernet equipped with PHY or fieldbus
    • Extended communication function support amongst others, PROFINET V2.3 - Dynamic Frame Packing and IO link V1.1
    • 672 KB internal RAM for single chip solutions
    • Second RISC CPU for time critical I/O tasks
    • Additional CAN and MAC controller
    • Fast SPI Host interface with read / write Function



netX 51 is a member of Hilscher’s family of highly integrated network controllers with a new system architecture optimized for communication and maximum data throughput


Host-Interface (SPI) Slave with integrated Read/Write controller of the DPMs, 125 MHz
Computer Core CPU ARM 966E-S, 100 MIPS, ARMv5TE instruction set with DSP extension, timer, interrupt and DMA controller
Internal Memory (RAM) 672 Kbyte
Internal Memory (ROM) 64 KByte with Bootloader
Ethernet Interface / PHY Integrated, Auto-Negotiation, Auto-Crossover
Ethernet Ports 2 x 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, Half-/Full-Duplex, IEEE 1588 time stamp
Real-Time-Ethernet EtherCAT with eight FMMUs and eight Sync-Manager, Ethernet/IP, Modbus IDA, Powerlink with integrated Hub, PROFINET RT and IRT with integrated switch, according to PROFINET V2.3,SERCOS-III, Varan
Fieldbus Interface AS-interface, Master only / CANopen, Master and Slave / CC-Link, Slave only /CompoNet, Slave only /DeviceNet, Master and Slave / PROFIBUS, Master and Slave
Peripherals (USB / I²C ) Revision 1.1, 12 MBaud Full-Speed, Host- or Device-Mode / Master and Slave mode, 50 KHz up to 3.4 MHz, 16-bit FIFO, Quantity 2
Host-Interface (DPM) 8 / 16 / 32-Bit data bus, 64 Kbyte configurable in 8 blocks, emulated via internal RAM
Host-Interface (PIO Mode) Freely programmable inputs and outputs, Quantity 53
Debug-Interface (JTAG) ARM-Processor and Boundary-Scan
Debug-Interface (ETM) Embedded Trace Macrocell, ETM9 V2
Device layout 324 pins, 19x19mm, PBGA-Housing
Operating Temperature -40 to +70°C without heatsink / -40 to +85°C with 10°/W heatsink
Product netX 51 Network Controller


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