Embedded PC series CX5200

Embedded PC series CX5200

The DIN-rail-mountable, fanless Embedded PCs from the CX5200 series are equipped with Intel® processors of the Atom® X series. The series encompasses two devices that differ from each other by processor type and RAM size:

The new CX5200 PCs supplement the existing devices of the CX5000 series. In direct comparison the new processors are considerably more efficient. The CX5200 in the basic version is identical to previous CX5000 devices. Two independent Gigabit Ethernet ports and four USB 3.0 interfaces are available. Either a Beckhoff Control Panel or a commercially available DVI monitor can be connected to the DVI-D interface. In contrast to the CX5000 the CX5200 series has a modular construction. The multi-pin terminal on the left-hand side enables the connection of a system or fieldbus module of the CX2000 family.

The option interface of the CX5200 can be factory-fitted with various interfaces depending on needs: e.g. with a serial port (RS232/RS422/RS485) or a fieldbus connection for master or slave function. If the EtherCAT slave option is selected, the CX5200 becomes a programmable, decentralised controller within an EtherCAT network.

At I/O level either Bus Terminals or EtherCAT Terminals can be used. Like all Embedded PCs of the second generation, the CX5100 automatically recognises the I/O type that is plugged-in. With EtherCAT many different extension options are available: further master/slave fieldbus connections (PROFIBUS, CANopen, DeviceNet, etc.) and communication interfaces (RS232, RS422/RS485) as well as all other signal types supported by EtherCAT can be directly connected as EtherCAT Terminals.

The extended operating temperature range between -25 and +60 °C enables application in climatically demanding situations.

The operating system is Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 LTSC 64 bit. The boot and storage medium is an interchangeable, industrially compatible CFast card with a slot that is accessible behind a cover. The CFast card serves as a substitute for a hard disk; i.e. the operating system as well as TwinCAT and user projects are stored on it. Fast hardware exchange is thus possible if service is required; a software update can be performed simply by replacing the card on site. The built-in capacitive 1-second UPS ensures secure backup of persistent application data on the CFast card. Date and time are buffered via a replaceable battery.