Showcased at SPS 2020, the new CX20x3 embedded PC from Beckhoff now includes devices with AMD Ryzen™ processors. Suitable for 32-bit and 64-bit systems, the new hardware can be used with both TwinCAT 2 and TwinCAT 3 automation software. Two embedded PC variants are currently available. First, the CX2033 is a fanless device without rotating parts using an AMD Ryzen™ V1202B CPU (2.3 GHz clock frequency, two cores).
The CX2043 is a high-performance device with ball-bearing mounted and speed-controlled fan with an AMD Ryzen™ V1807B CPU (3.35 GHz clock frequency, four cores). The AMD processors are based on the Zen architecture and deliver high computing power combined with a high clock frequency. Moreover, the graphics are integrated separately from the CPU cache, enabling great real-time characteristics.
The basic configuration of the CX20x3 includes two independent Gbit Ethernet interfaces, four USB 3.1 Gen. 2 and one DVI-D interface. In addition to the CPU and chipset, the basic module also includes 8 Gbyte of RAM. The controller boots from the CFast flash card. The CPU has 128 kByte of internal NOVRAM as persistent data memory if a UPS is not used. A fieldbus and serial interface are available as options. All other components in the CX2000 family can be connected via the high-pole connections on both sides. The extended operating temperature range of -25...+60 °C also enables use of the system in applications with demanding climate conditions.