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Beckhoff CX2000 Embedded PC Series feature multi-core processors, multiple communication ports and extended temperature range.

August 28, 2012   by Design Engineering Staff

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.

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