Hilscher Universal

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Product Overview

The Hilscher Universal device driver was designed specifically for use with KEPServerEX and Hilscher Communications Interface (CIF) cards. KEPServerEX and the Hilscher Universal driver communicate through the Hilscher CIF cards to your DeviceNet or Profibus supported device, providing I/O and diagnostics information.

The Hilscher Universal driver supports DeviceNet Master/Slave and Profibus DP Master/Slave CIF cards.

Hilscher CIF card and SyCon configuration software are required and must be installed on the same machine as the OPC server.



  • Supported board types include: Hilscher DeviceNet Master/Slave and Hilscher Profibus DP Master/Slave
  • Supports I/O data
  • Automatic Tag Generation from SyCon configuration file
  • Array Tag Support


  • DeviceNet
  • Profibus DP

Supported Devices

  • CIF 50-DNM (DeviceNet Master)
  • CIF 50-DNS (DeviceNet Slave)
  • CIF 50-DPS (Profibus Slave)
  • CIF 50-PB (Profibus Master)
  • DeviceNet and Profibus DP compliant devices
  • DeviceNet compliant devices - Hilscher CIF card and SyCon config
  • Profibus DP compliant devices - Hilscher CIF card and SyCon config

Available Languages

  • English

Application Support

  • DDE Format CF_Text and AdvancedDDE
  • NIO Interface for iFIX
  • OPC .NET Service (OPC .NET) Version 1.00
  • OPC Alarms and Events (OPC AE) Version 1.10
  • OPC Data Access (OPC DA) Versions 1.0a, 2.0, 2.05a, and 3.0
  • OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) Clients
  • SuiteLink and FastDDE for Wonderware

Release Notes


  • Fixed issue where the driver was not applying channel property changes when the Synchronize button was clicked. The result was that the tags being generated by the runtime could be out of sync with the server configuration.

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