Embedded PC series for DIN-rail mounted controllers
Beckhoff’s CX8190 Embedded PC series has a bus coupler format for TwinCAT 3 automation software and is designed for DIN rail-mounted controllers. The 32-bit, 600 MHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor offers enhanced the CPU performance and has 512 MB of RAM. The Beckhoff CX8190 Embedded PC comes equipped with an Ethernet port and a 2-port switch for real-time Ethernet or EtherCAT automation protocol (EAP). Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7 is used as the operating system, and the small controller is programmed with TwinCAT 3 via the fieldbus interface or the additional Ethernet interface. TwinCAT 3 I/O software provides the basic runtime functionality, but further TwinCAT 3 supplements can be added as options. The CX8190 also offers a 1-second UPS for storing persistent data, a 512 MB microSD card, which can be extended up to 8 GB, and an operating temperature range from -25 to 60 C. EtherCAT terminal (E-bus) and bus terminal (K-bus) I/O systems can be directly connected to the CX8190 Embedded PC, providing instant access to an industry-leading I/O product spectrum with more than 1,000 available terminals.
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