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CIX6530 I/O to I/O
2.4 GHz Discrete/Analog I/O Extender
(See also Protocol Master to I/O for this unit.
The CIX6430 900MHz version is also available )



  • 12 bit analog resolution
  • 256-bit AES encryption
  • Expandable for future growth
  • 8 discrete inputs, 8 discrete outputs, 4 analog inputs and 4 analog outputs
  • 10 miles+ (16 km) range– LOS (line-of-sight) & omni antennas
  • Single unit configurable as Master, Remote, Repeater or Repeater/Remote
  • Easily upgradable to add Ethernet and/or serial devices
  • ARRA compliant*

The Data-Linc Group CIX6530 2.4 GHz I/O Communication Interface I/O Extender offers the ability to transmit discrete and analog signals with robust, industrial wireless technology. This allows wireless I/O communication between the Master and one or more Remotes for a distance of a few feet to many miles with implications for use in many industries. For convenience, any unit may be configured as Master, Remote, Repeater or Repeater/Remote. This not only simplifies replacement but also reduces the number of units needed for “spare” inventory.

The CIX units also offer new internal logics that will extend product longevity and future support. They also feature a faster processor and greater firmware capacity for increasing features going forward without the need to purchase new units, dovetailing well with Data-Linc’s commitment to backward compatibility for the corresponding prior versions.

The CIX6530 offers 12 bit analog resolution for enhanced accuracy and resolution. It therefore provides more precise monitoring and control, allowing data collected at the input to be relayed and reported with greater accuracy to the PLC or sensor.

For confidence in the wireless network’s performance, the CIX is capable of utilizing Data-Linc’s powerful, proprietary LincViewTM OPC RF network diagnostics and management software (see LincView OPC data sheet for more information) and provides 256-bit AES encryption for enhanced security.

Each CIX6530 has a total of 24 independent points—eight discrete inputs and eight discrete outputs, as well as four analog inputs and four analog outputs. Its SRM6x30 radio component reliably relays data even in harsh industrial environments. But in the event of a communications failure, the output states of the discrete and analog channels can be configured to retain the last known value or a pre-defined state.

The CIX6530 is ideal for fixed or mobile installations. Its wireless component combines the analog and discrete I/O extender with Data-Linc Group’s SRM industrial grade license-free wireless modems. With its updated features and expansion capability, the CIX6530 along with the CIX/EXR expansion non radio Remote provides a simple to implement, cost-effective solution for wireless I/O signal transmission that ensures solid performance and reliability in any RF environment. The CIX6530 is backward compatible with both the legacy CIX6500/R and the DAX6500.

The Communication Interface Extender goes beyond standard I/O devices. If an expanding network requires interfacing with Ethernet or serial devices, the CIX6535 Ethernet or serial master modem may be added as the “head end”. The CIX6535 Master's dual ports— an Ethernet or a serial— allows it to connect to a PC or PLC to easily upgrade your system, providing simplified, low-labor startup, maintenance and growth for I/O in both the 900 MHz (CIX6435) and the 2.4 GHz (CIX6535) ISM license-free bands.

* American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

LincViewTM OPC Included Software

Data-Linc Group’s LincViewTM OPC Software provides an optional RF network diagnostics management tool for products with SRM radio components. LincView OPC offers complete RF OPC offers complete RF network monitoring and maintenance from your Master location.

* Distances quoted for LOS(line-of-sight) with omni directional antennas

Download pdf (590K) the printable version of the Data Sheet for the CIX6530 Discrete/Analog I/O Extender. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open.)

CIX6530 Specifications

CD.Configuration software, LincViewTM OPC RF network management software, User Manual
Antenna. 0 dB bench test antenna
Other. Programming Cable, Power Supply, Quick Start

Operating ranges
System gain. 129 dB
Distance. 10+ miles (16 km) LOS with omni antennas

RF Output Power. 500mW maximum, 27 dB (programmable steps)
Modulation. FHSS, GFSK
Hop Patterns. 15 (user selectable)
Occupied Bandwidth. 230KHz
Error Correction. 32 bit CRC
RF Encryption. Substitution Dynamic Key, 256-bit AES

Sensitivity. -105 dBm @ 115.2kbps for BER 10-4
-102 dBm @153.6kbps 10-4 for BER
Selectivity. 40 dB @ fc ±230 KHz and 60dB @ fc ±460 KHz

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

Antenna. Standard thread female SMA for optional
external omni directional or yagi antennas. 50Ω
I/O Discrete and Analog Pluggable terminal blocks
Wire size 12-26 AWG
Power. 3-pin pluggable terminal block
Diagnostic port. RS232 DB9 Female
EX-Linc. DB9 RS232 or RS485 2-wire

whiteSpaceP. Power
whiteSpaceC. Carrier Detect
whiteSpaceI. RF input
whiteSpaceO. RF output
whiteSpaceComm Error
Discrete. Activity LED for each discrete I/O

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

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

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)

* Backward compatibility with DDAA legacy products for certain features. Version also available without the radio component for expanding I/O points at an existing CIX Remote location.

CIX6530 (as a Master unit)

- Supports to up to 8 CIX6530 as Remotes.
- Each Master discrete input is replicated on each Remote discrete output.
- Discrete inputs from one or more Remote units are wired as active low to appear on Master discrete outputs.
- Compatible with existing DDAA1000 8 bit mode Remote devices (8 bit analog only).
- All Master analog inputs replicate on all Remote analog outputs.
- Analog outputs are mapped via configuration software from Remote analog inputs (0 to 4 total)

CIX (as a Remote unit)

- Remote analog inputs are mapped via setup to Master analog outputs (0 to 4 total).

CIX6530 Discrete/Analog I/O Extender

P/N 155-09873-003
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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