Brad PC-Based Network Interface Cards from Molex
News Release from:
13 September 2012
Molex has announced that it will showcase its comprehensive selection of Brad Network Interface Cards at the Industrial Automation North America show at Chicago's McCormick Place, September 10-15, Booth E-4301. The Brad PC-based NICS offer intelligent and cost-effective communication solutions used to connect various computer bus formats, including PCI Express, PCI, PC/104, USB and VME, directly to industrial networks.
“These critical machine and process control applications demand sophisticated, high-speed communication transmissions and the Brad NICs fulfill that need with utmost accuracy and reliability,” Kairys continued. “Our modules are used in applications ranging from manufacturing computer chips, to high-speed robotic controllers used for industrial automation in the automotive, aerospace and defense industries.”
Applications for Brad NICs include PC control, I/O emulation, HMI/SCADA control systems, PLC programming, network configuration, network equipment diagnostics and troubleshooting. Both single- and dual-channel cards are offered for system flexibility, and software available for the NICs enables fast integration into each user’s specific application.
Among the PC-based communications cards Molex offers for real-time control and data acquisition in industrial automation and networking applications are:
DeviceNet Network Interface Cards, which include Molex’s SST and USB interface modules for standard PCI and PC/104 bus formats.
Ethernet Network Interface Cards, which provide connectivity support for Ethernet/IP, PROFINET I/O and Modbus TCP protocols.
PROFIBUS Network Interface Cards for PCI, PCI/104, PC Express Bus, USB and ISA Bus formats.
Serial Network Interface Cards, which are used to connect various types of computers, including PCI Express, PCI, ISA, PC/104, PCMIA and VME, directly to industrial networks such as Allen-Bradley DH+/RIO, CANopen, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Ethernet and others.