More computing power for compact controllers
Beckhoff supports a multitude of bus systems and offers an unequaled level of openness in the market segment of compact controllers. The CX8100 series of Embedded PCs is an advancement of the CX8000 series featuring a faster CPU, programmability with TwinCAT 3, and significantly expanded main memory.
- platform level 20 in TwinCAT 3
- ARM Cortex™-A9 CPU, 800 MHz, 512 MB RAM
- microSD cards up to 8 GB
- 1-second UPS
Users benefit from powerful object-oriented programming capabilities and a wide range of software components (functions) from the TwinCAT 3 portfolio. They are cost-optimized for use on the CX8100 device platform. Proven features of the CX8000 series such as e.g. a 1‑second UPS for saving persistent data and automatic E-bus/K-bus recognition are also provided.
The extended operating temperature range between -25 °C and +60 °C enables application in climatically demanding situations.
The CX8100 series is being advanced continuously and has its own real-time driver. The resulting reduction in jitter delivers a noticeable performance increase in distributed-clock applications. The EtherCAT slave, the for serial protocols, the for different Ethernet protocols and the for BACnet were introduced as fieldbus interfaces. The fieldbus and communication system support will be extended e.g. PROFINET, CANopen, PROFIBUS.