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PCI Express ControlNet Card

High-temperature network card for PCI Express

The high temp PCI Express card with redundant media support for ControlNet was specifically designed for use in Allen-Bradley 6181 Integrated Industrial Computers with PCI Express (PCIe) bus slots.  It can also be used in any PCI Express based computer. The PCI Express ControlNet Card is a PCI Express version of our PCIC-E PCI bus card that's been used in high temp applications in Allen-Bradley terminals since 2010.


High Temperature Operation

  • Can be operated in environments as high as 70°C.

Supported Topologies

  • The PCI Express ControlNet supports ControlNet redundant media.  The PCI Express ETAP supports Device Level Ring (DLR) as well as linear and star topologies.

Windows Driver Compatibility

  • Drivers compatible from Windows XP SP1; Windows 7; MS Windows Server 2008 R2.

RSLINX Compatibility

  • Compatible with RSLinx software version 2.54 or later.

Technical Details


Non-operating: -40°C to +90°C
Operating: 0°C to 70°C

Humidity5 - 95% non-condensing
Vibration2g @ 10 - 500Hz
ShockNon-operating: 50g
Operating: 30g
Form FactorPCI Express single lane short card 10.7 cm (4.2 in.) x 16.5 cm (6.5 in.) L
Power Ratings5 VDC – 200mA max 3.3 VDC -- 150mA max
Power dissipation1.5 W

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