Performance leap for new embedded PCs

With the new CX2000 series of embedded PCs, Beckhoff offers more core processing power in a DIN rail-mountable format.

This new performance class leverages Intel Xeon D processors with 4, 8 and 12 CPU cores, enabling extremely powerful controllers in an exceptionally compact design.

The new Embedded PCs use Intel Xeon D processors, each with 4, 8 or 12 CPU cores of the 5th generation Intel Core microarchitecture, and manufactured using 14 nm process technology.

Three units are being introduced, which differ with respect to the CPU used:
1. CX2042 | Intel Xeon D-1529 @1.3 GHz, 4 Cores
2. CX2062 | Intel Xeon D-1539 @1.6 GHz, 8 Cores
3. CX2072 | Intel Xeon D-1559 @1.5 GHz, 12 Cores

The 4, 8 and 12 processor cores offer ample processing power and parallelism, even for extremely demanding automation tasks.

Optimal multi-core support from TwinCAT 3 automation software makes it possible to distribute the individual tasks of a control process across the available CPU cores.

This means that the computing load can be planned in fine detail to achieve the best-possible processor efficiency.

A cable-free plug-in connection facilitates easy fan replacement if required, and the regulated fan speed can be queried in the PLC.

All basic interfaces of the CX2000 series are also available in the new units:

2 x GBit Ethernet, 4 x USB 3.0, DVI-I (including VGA) as well as the flexibly-configured, factory-fitted multi-option interface.

All existing CX2000 plug-in modules – those attached from the left and right – can also be used on the new devices to ensure maximum flexibility.