Molex Introduces New PCI Express Cards for Profibus and S7 Connectivity

The Automation and Electrical Products business of Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA) , a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of automation and electrical products for industrial environments, has developed a new line of BradCommunications™ PC communication cards for PCI Express bus.


These interface cards connect a PC to Profibus DP-V0, DP-V1, FDL and S7/MPI protocols. Each card has its own processor which ensures stable, uninterrupted and high-performance communication even when the computer capacity is operating at peak load, for example when processing an application such as SCADA or monitoring.

For use in the latest PCs, the BradCommunications cards are equipped with current PCI Express Bus x1 technology. The user interfaces have been designed to be functionally compatible with the respective predecessor using PCI/PCI Universal bus. This facilitates integration in existing applications and thus protects the investment of the user.

BradCommunications products are specially designed for visualization applications, running under Windows 32-bit systems (Vista, XP, and 2003 Server). The card is packaged with a complete Windows software suite (configuration console, diagnostic tools, DLL library, and OPC server) that reduces time and effort during network configuration and commissioning.

BradCommunications interfaces are designed for users in search of innovative and appealing products. They are especially suitable for End users / System Integrators concerned with reducing the total cost of network infrastructures while guaranteeing a high level of reliability and performance.


About Molex – Automation & Electrical Products

Automation & Electrical Products , a business of Molex Incorporated, (NASDAQ: MOLX AND MOLXA), is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a wide array of Automation and Electrical products engineered for superior performance in demanding, harsh, or hazardous industrial environments. Woodhead Industries “Empowers the Industrial Infrastructure” with innovative products and solutions that extend from mechanical, electrical and electronics, to communications/networking devices and diagnostic software. Woodhead Industries’ Brad® lines of Automation products include such globally recognized names as applicom®, Direct-Link™, mPm®, RJ-Lnxx® and SST™. The Woodhead family of Electrical products include globally recognized names such as Aero-Motive®, Daniel Woodhead®, Watertite® and Super-Safeway®. Molex operates from 54 locations in 18 countries spanning North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. For more information, please visit