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netX Communicationmodule in HAT format


The netHAT module developed by Hilscher allows real-time communication with the Raspberry Pi® and can thus be operated as a device in all current Real-Time Ethernet networks, e g. PROFINET, EtherNet/IP or EtherCAT. The protocol stacks are preconfigured with 32-byte input and output data. For the commissioning pf the PLC, Hilscher provides everything you need: Device description files, firmware and application examples. Simply plug in the module and communicate!


Due to preconfigured stacks, specific knowledge for commissioning is not required. You can focus on your application and the PLC programming. To change the fieldbus protocol just load a different Firmware, the application remains unchanged, adaption is not necessary. With the netX chip technology Hilscher has been one of the leadings companies in the indsutrial communication market for many years. Hilscher now continues the success story of the Raspberry Pi® with the new plug-in module netHAT.


  • Compatible with Raspberry Raspberry PI®3, PI®2, Zero®
  • PI as a device connected to a PLC
  • All current Real-Time Ethernet systems like
    PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, and many more
  • 32-byte input and output data preconfigured
  • Device description files available