By Design Engineering StaffAutomation Motion Control Beckhoff industrial PC
Beckhoff CX2000 Embedded PC Series feature multi-core processors, multiple communication ports and extended temperature range.
Beckhoff Automation has introduced its CX2000 Embedded PC series equipped with Intel processors from the second generation of the 32-nm Sandy Bridge series. Celeron variants are also available, making fanless options possible. Units in the series include the CX2020 with a 1.4 GHz, single core Celeron; CX2030 with a dual-core, 1.5 GHz i7 processor; and the CX2040 with a quad-core, 2.1 GHz i7 processor.
CX series also features one DVI port, four USB ports and two independent Ethernet ports. A factory-configurable internal slot referred to as a ‘magic interface’ can optionally perform the functions as Fieldbus master or slave EtherCAT (slave), PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, PROFIBUS, CANopen and DeviceNet, as well as serial interfaces (RS232/RS422/RS485).
The Embedded PC’s operating systems integrate a graphic core as well as faster DDR3 memory. In addition, the CX2000 housing combines a metallic housing with front panels made of a special screening plastic and can handle environments with temperatures ranging from -25 to +60 °C.