A2 - PAC is the 2nd generation of the A-series all-in-one machine controller series. The A2 base units set new standards in terms of performance and communication interfaces at extremly compact dimensions.
The main features at a glance:
- Intel® Atom™ up to Core™-i CPUs
- Sercos or EtherCAT Master Interface
- programmable with CODESYS in IEC 61131-3 or C/C++
Three different panel interfaces
they differ in the maximum distance between base unit and control unit. All three interfaces only need one cable for video data, touch screen, USB and serial interfaces.
To connect a standard monitor the A2 base unit also has an HDMI interface.
Software (IEC 61131-3, C/C++, SCADA)
A2 base units are programmed with the widely spreaded IEC 61131-3 tool CODESYS. Alternatively extensive libraries for programming in C/C++ are available. This allows applications to easily access hardware resources such as fieldbus interfaces or the onboard I/Os. Machine visualizations can be easily created with CODESYS visualization or the SCADA software (WML WinMachLite).
Of course, the realization of user interfaces in C/C++ and using tools such as Qt is possible without problem
|CPUs||Intel® Atom™ D2550 (2 cores, 4 threads, 1,86 GHz, Cedar trail family) |
Intel® Atom™ E3827 (2 cores, 2 threads, 1,75 GHz, Bay trail family)
Intel® Core™ i3-4010U (2 cores, 4 threads, 1,7 GHz, Haswell family)
|RAM||DDR3 (1 GB or greater), 512 kB NVRAM (MRAM), 8 MB SRAM for optional onboard-CPU|
|Ports||Serial: 1 x RS232, 1 x RS422/RS485 (adjustable over switch) |
USB: 2 x USB over Type-A connector, 1 x USB over DVA connector
Ethernet: 1 x 10/100/1000 MBit/s Ethernet
Kbd/Mouse: over USB
Video: 1 x Automata Panel-Interface (MD, LD or DVA), 1 x HDMI
Mini PCIe: Expansion slot (e.g. LAN, WLAN, Bluetooth, further field busses, external SATA Interface, GSM-Modem, etc.)
|Storage devices||mSATA (2 GB or greater), SD-Card Slot|
|Field busses||1 x RT-Ethernet with 2 x RJ45 for Sercos or EtherCAT, each master or slave, 1 x CAN (optional over additional onboard-CPU)|
|Onboard I/Os||4 x DI (24V DC), 4 x DO (0,5 A)|
|Dimension||175 x 120 x 55 mm (H x D x W)|
|Power supply||24V DC|
|Operation temperature||0°C ÷ +55°C|
|Operating system||Windows® CE, Windows® Embedded, Linux (others on demand)|
|Software||CODESYS IEC-61131 with CODESYS visualization, ASM (Automata System Manager), WML (Automata SCADA Software), (others on demand)|
CE, RoHS, UL