Beckhoff Automation introduces CX8190 embedded PCs

  • May 11, 2016
  • Beckhoff Automation
Beckhoff Automation introduces  CX8190 embedded PCs
Beckhoff Automation introduces CX8190 embedded PCs

May 11, 2016 – With the introduction of the CX81xx Embedded PC series from Beckhoff, small controllers now offer more computing power. The CX8190 for Ethernet communication is the first device in the series and is a PC-based controller in an ultra-compact “Bus Coupler format” for TwinCAT 3 automation software. The 32-bit, 600 MHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor offers three times the CPU performance compared to the existing CX8000 series, as well as 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). 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 from Beckhoff can be directly connected to the CX8190 Embedded PC, providing instant access to an I/O product spectrum with more than 1,000 available terminals.

The CX81xx Embedded PC series is being introduced with the device for Ethernet first and will be expanded to cover additional fieldbuses in the near future.

About Beckhoff Automation

Beckhoff Automation is a provider of  open automation solutions based upon proven technologies for customers to implement high performance control systems. Beckhoff’s “New Automation Technology” product range includes PC-based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interfaces, I/O, servo drives and motors. 

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