HVAC, HMI and integration platform for building automation based on Beckhoff PLC


The CX5010 and CX5020 are Embedded PCs from the CX5000 series based on Intel® Atom™ processors and differ only by the CPU version. The CX5010 has a 1.1 GHz Intel® Atom™ Z510 processor, while the CX5020 has a 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ Z530 processor. Apart from the clock speed, the two processors also differ by the fact that the Z530 features hyperthreading technology, i.e. it has two virtual CPU cores for more effective execution of software.

Depending on the installed TwinCAT runtime environment, the CX5010/CX5020 can be used for the implementation of PLC or PLC/Motion Control projects (with or without visualisation).

The extended operating temperature range between -25 and +60 °C enables application in climatically demanding situations.

The order identifier of the CX5000 devices is derived as follows:

Technical data
processor Intel® Atom™ Z510, 1.1 GHz clock frequency
processor Intel® Atom™ Z530, 1.6 GHz clock frequency
Flash memory
64 MB Compact Flash card (optionally extendable)
Internal main memory
512 MB RAM (internal, not expandable)
512 MB RAM (optionally 1 GB installed ex factory)
Persistent memory
integrated 1-second UPS (1 MB on Compact Flash card)
2 x RJ 45, 10/100/1000 Mbit/s, DVI-D, 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
internal battery-backed clock for time and date (battery exchangeable)
Operating system
Microsoft Windows CE 6 or Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009
Control software
TwinCAT 2 PLC runtime or TwinCAT 2 NC PTP runtime
Power supply
24 V DC (-15 %/+20 %)
Dielectric strength
500 V (supply/internal electronics)
Current supply I/O terminals
2 A
Max. power loss
12 W (including the system interfaces)
12.5 W (including the system interfaces)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
100 mm x 100 mm x 91 mm
Operating/storage temperature
-25…+60 °C/-25…+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
TC3 performance class
performance (40); please see here for an overview of all the TwinCAT 3 performance classes
More information on Beckhoff site