Beckhoff Embedded PC series CX5100 - CX5120 | Embedded PC with Intel® Atom™ processor
Embedded PC with Intel® Atom™ processor CX5120
Ethernet and
USB connection
DVI connection
Optional interfaces
e. g. RS232, PROFIBUS,
CANopen
Status
LEDs
Battery compartment
(behind the flap)
CFast slot
(behind the flap)
E-bus/K-bus
Interface
extended temperature range

CX5120 | Embedded PC with Intel® Atom™ processor

The CX5120 has an Intel® Atom™ single-core processor with a clock rate of 1.46 GHz. The hardware interfaces in this new series are oriented and implemented identically to those of the existing CX5000 series. Two independent, Gigabit-capable Ethernet interfaces as well as four USB 2.0 and a DVI-I interface are available. A multitude of further connection options or gateway functions are created by an option interface, which can be pre-fitted in the factory, as well as the I/O level, which can selectively consist either of E-Bus or K-Bus terminals.

The CX5120 is characterised by low power consumption and fanless design.

Depending on the installed TwinCAT runtime environment, the CX5120 can be used for implementing PLC or PLC/Motion Control projects with or without visualisation. The execution of Motion Control applications with interpolating axis movements is also possible.

The extended operating temperature range from -25 to +60 °C enables the use in climatically demanding environments.

Like the CX5000, the CX5100 series has a compact design; a modular device with extension modules like in the CX2000 series is not available.

Order identifier

The order identifier is derived as follows:

CX5120 Embedded PC with Intel® Atom™ processor

Technical data CX5120
Processor Intel® Atom™ E3815, 1.46 GHz
Number of cores 1
Flash memory slot for CFast card and for microSD card (cards are not included)
Internal main memory 2 GB DDR3 RAM (not expandable)
Persistent memory integrated 1-second UPS (1 MB on CFast card)
Interfaces 2 x RJ45, 10/100/1000 Mbit/s, DVI-I, 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x optional interface
Diagnostics LED 1 x power, 1 x TC status, 1 x flash access, 2 x bus status
Clock internal battery-backed clock for time and date (battery exchangeable)
Operating system Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7, Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 P or Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB
Control software TwinCAT 2 runtime
TwinCAT 3 runtime (XAR)
I/O connection E-bus or K-bus, automatic recognition
Power supply 24 V DC (-15 %/+20 %)
Current supply E-bus/K-bus 2 A
Max. power loss 9 W (including the system interfaces)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 124 mm x 100 mm x 92 mm
Weight approx. 860 g
Operating/storage temperature -25…+60 °C/-40…+85 °C
Relative humidity 95 %, no condensation
Vibration/shock resistance conforms to EN 60068-2-6/EN 60068-2-27
EMC immunity/emission conforms to EN 61000-6-2/EN 61000-6-4
Protection class IP 20
Approvals CE, UL, Ex, IECEx
TC3 performance class performance (40); please see here for an overview of all the TwinCAT 3 performance classes
Ordering information no operating system Windows Embedded Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB no TwinCAT TwinCAT 2 TwinCAT 3 runtime (XAR)
Compact 7 Standard 7 P 32 bit Standard 7 P 64 bit 32 bit 64 bit PLC runtime NC PTP runtime NC I runtime
CX5120-0100 x x
CX5120-0110 x x
CX5120-0111 x x
CX5120-0112 x x
CX5120-0113 x x
CX5120-0115 x x
CX5120-0120 x x
CX5120-0121 x x
CX5120-0122 x x
CX5120-0123 x x
CX5120-0125 x x
CX5120-0130 x x
CX5120-0135 x x
CX5120-0140 x x
CX5120-0141 x x
CX5120-0142 x x
CX5120-0143 x x
CX5120-0150 x x
CX5120-0155 x x
Accessories  
CX1900-0101 DVI-to-VGA passive adaptor for connecting a standard desktop VGA monitor to the CX system (singles out the VGA signals of the DVI-I interface).
CX2900-00xx CFast cards: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 GB CFast card
CX2900-0107 Device modification for CX5120, CX5130, CX5140 and CX9020 Embedded PCs according to the requirements for ATEX and IECEx certification. The modification is mandatory for the usage of CX5120, CX5130, CX5140 and CX9020 in hazardous areas, Zone 2/22.
It includes the modification and repositioning of the device label as well as a mounting bracket installed ex works for mechanical locking of the connectors.
Product labeling:
ATEX: II 3 G Ex nA IIC T4 Gc and II 3 D Ex tc IIIC T135 °C Dc
IECEx: Ex nA IIC T4 Gc and Ex tc IIIC T135 °C Dc
Read the device documentation for use in hazardous areas carefully.
Optional interfaces  
CX5120-N020 audio interface, 3 x 3.5 mm jack sockets, Line In, Mic In, Line Out or 5.1 Surround
CX5120-N030 RS232 interface, D-sub plug, 9-pin*
CX5120-N031 RS485 interface, D-sub socket, 9-pin, configuration as an end point, without echo, termination on*
CX5120-N031-0001 RS485 interface, D-sub socket, 9-pin, configuration as an end point, with echo, termination on
CX5120-N031-0002 RS485 interface, D-sub socket, 9-pin, configuration as drop point, without echo, termination off
CX5120-N031-0003 RS485 interface, D-sub socket, 9-pin, configuration as drop point, with echo, termination off
CX5120-N031-0004 RS422 interface, D-sub socket, 9-pin, configuration as full duplex end point, termination on
CX5120-B110 EtherCAT slave interface, EtherCAT IN and OUT (2 x RJ45)
CX5120-M310 PROFIBUS master interface, D-sub socket, 9-pin
CX5120-B310 PROFIBUS slave interface, D-sub socket, 9-pin
CX5120-M510 CANopen master interface, D-sub plug, 9-pin
CX5120-B510 CANopen slave interface, D-sub plug, 9-pin
CX5120-M930 PROFINET RT, controller interface, Ethernet (2 x RJ45)
CX5120-B930 PROFINET RT, device interface, Ethernet (2 x RJ45 switched)
CX5120-B931 PROFINET IRT, device interface, Ethernet (2 x RJ45 switched), in combination with TwinCAT 3 only
CX5120-B950 EtherNet/IP slave interface, Ethernet (2 x RJ45 switched)
Product announcement
CX5120-B931, CX5120-B950: estimated market release on request

*Not available for Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise (LTSB).