CIX6400 Protocol to I/O & I/Oto I/O system
CIX6435 - Protocol Master for I/O to I/O systemCIX6430 I/O Remote or I/O to I/OCIX6430 IO to IO

CIX6400 Protocol to I/O & I/O to I/O System 

System includes 900 MHz CIX6435 Protocol Master & CIX6430 Wireless Remote I/O

  • I/O device-interface to Ethernet or serial– Ethernet/IP, DF1, Modbus TCP/IP & Modbus RTU protocols
  • 12-bit analog resolution
  • One CIX Master supports up to 16 CIX Remotes (384 points)
  • Any CIX Remote can RF repeat t other CIX Remotes
  • Indicator and signal for communications failure
  • 25-mile+ (40 km) range with line-of-sight & Omni antennas
  • Up to 256-bit AES encryption
  • ARRA compliant*

(For the 2.4GHz license-free band check out CIX6500 System)

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Product Description

The Wireless Communication Interface Extender (CIX) System by DATA-LINC GROUP

The CIX system designed by DATA-LINC GROUP is an industrial-grade automation I/O extender that offers a cost-effective solution for direct PLC connection via communication ports to I/O points. The system eliminates the need for complicated PLC programming or proprietary software.

The CIX system has two models, CIX643x and CIX653x, operating in the 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz ISM license-free bands, respectively. Additionally, the system offers wired remote expansion (CIX/EXR) for further scalability.

System description:

The system consists of a dual port CIX6435 Master with an Ethernet and serial port. The master can wirelessly communicate with a PC or PLC with up to 16 CIX6430 Remote I/O units, providing a total of 384 I/O points. Each CIX6430 Remote unit has 8 discrete inputs, 8 discrete outputs, 4 analog inputs, and 4 analog outputs. The discrete inputs are self-sensing dry contacts, while the discrete outputs are open collector common emitter (sinking), and the 12-bit resolution analogs can be configured for 0-20ma, 4-20ma, and 0-10VDC.

Network features:

The wireless communication is based on DATA-LINC GROUP’s proprietary SRM Smart SpectrumTM FHSS technology, supporting repeater, remote, and repeater/remote modes. The system can operate two or more CIX wireless networks in near proximity sharing the same ISM band. LincViewTM OPC real-time wireless RF network diagnostics are also supported. The system has a range of up to 25 miles with a line-of-sight, even in high-noise environments. The CIX system has excellent noise immunity and can force output points to a specified value or hold the last value in case of wireless communication loss. The system indicates communication loss due to Wi-Fi issues by a status light and sends out an output bit as an event notification.

Field Configurations:

Field Configuration of each CIX unit is straightforward using DATA-LINC GROUP’s configuration software. DATA-LINC GROUP’s extensive knowledge of PLCs backs the system, making it an excellent option for data acquisition and control applications.

The CIX wireless I/O system is an ideal solution for small or large installations, providing a reliable and cost-effective option with easy scalability. Additionally, the CIX system is ARRA compliant, ensuring that it meets government procurement guidelines.



CIX6400 Datasheet 

CIX6400 User Guide 

Download Configuration Software Tool for CIX6400 Master Modem

Download Configuration Tool for Remote CIX6400 Modems

CIX/EXR – AOI for I/O Extenders – AOI (Add-On-Instructions) are available for Data-Linc’s I/O extender applications that use Rockwell Logix5000-based controllers. AOI is for Protocol to I/O networks. The AOI is available by request from DATA-LINC technical support. .



CIX6400 System Specifications

Operating Frequency
License-free, 902-928 MHz ISM band (user setting for the full or truncated band)

CD. Configuration software, LincViewTM OPC RF network management software, User Guide, Quick Start
Antenna. Test Antenna
Power Supply.

CIX6435 & CIX6430

Operating ranges
System gain. 133dB
Distance. 25+ miles (40 km) LOS with Omni antennas

RF Output Power. 1 W 30 dB maximum, (10 programmable steps)
Modulation. Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum, GFSK
Hop Patterns. 15 (user selectable)
Occupied Bandwidth. 230KHz
Error Correction. 32 bit CRC
RF Encryption. Substitution Dynamic Key, up to 256-bit AES

Sensitivity. -108 dBm @ 115.2kbps for BER 10-4
-103 dBm @ 153.6kbps for BER 10-4
Selectivity. 40 dB @ fc ±230 KHz and 60dB @ fc ±460 KHz

Operating Environment
Temperature. -40°0 to 167° F (-40° to 75° C)
Humidity. 0 to 95% non-condensing

Enclosure. 18 gauge steel
Standard. 18-gauge steel
2.47 X 3.70 X 6.4 in. (6.274 X 9.398 X 16.26 cm)
Optional. DIN rail mounting flanges (included)

Shipping Weight. 1.8 lb (0.82 kg)

CIX6435 Master

Included. 7′ Cat 5 Cable

Antenna. Standard thread female SMA for optional external omni-directional or yagi antennas.
Ethernet. 10/100 Base-T Auto-MDIX
Diagnostic port. RS232 DB9 Female or RS485 2-wire
Power 3-pin pluggable terminal block

RF.Power (P), RF Carrier (C), RF Output (O),
Mode. M1, M2, L1, L2

Voltage. 10-28 VDC nominal
Current. 160mA idle, 660mA peak on transmit

CIX6430 Remote

Included. Configuration Cable

Channel Functions
Analog. 0-20ma, 4-20mA or 0-10 VDC, 24VDC max. loop voltage, 12-bit resolution. Self-powered outputs.
Discrete Input. Dry contact closure
Discrete Output. Open collector (sink to ground), 100mA per channel, 12-24VDC

Antenna. Standard thread female SMA for optional external omni-directional or yagi antennas
I/O Discrete and Analog. Detachable screw-type terminal blocks Wire size 12-26 AWG
Power. 3-pin pluggable terminal block
Diagnostic port. RS232 DB9 Female
RS232 DB9 Female or RS485 2-wire

Power (P), RF Carrier(C), RF Output (O), RF Input (I), Comm Error
Discrete. Activity LED for each discrete I/O

Voltage. 12-28 VDC nominal
Current. 160mA idle, 660mA peak on transmit