The CX8100 Embedded PC product family is a development based on the proven CX8000 device series with enhancements in terms of a faster CPU, the programmability with TwinCAT 3 as well as a significantly enlarged main memory. Users benefit from powerful object-oriented programming capabilities and a wide range of software components (Functions) from the TwinCAT 3 portfolio.
With Performance Level 20 in TwinCAT 3, these Functions are cost-optimised for use on the CX8100 device platform that comes equipped with a 600 MHz ARM Cortex™-A9 CPU and 512 MB RAM. A microSD card with up to 8 GB capacity can be used as an external memory. Proven features of the CX8000 family such as e.g. a 1-second UPS for saving persistent data and automatic K-bus/E-bus recognition are also provided by CX8100 devices. Designed for an extended temperature range of -25 to +60 °C, the CX8100 covers a wide variety of possible applications. More CX8100 devices will be introduced to extend the fieldbus support to EtherCAT (Slave), PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, CANopen, PROFIBUS, and other communication systems.