exOS enables full scalability in terms of hardware and processing power, granting developers of automation solutions based on exOS a high degree of flexibility in the hardware configuration. That starts with two basic setups, which can be implemented with any X20 PLC or Automation PC.
- Flexible configurations
- Scalable hardware and processing power
- Supported by any B&R Automation PC, including the rugged outdoor variant for mobile applications
In this setup, the control system and Linux system are connected via an Ethernet interface. Having the two systems running on separate hardware maximizes utilization of the available processing capacity. Automation Runtime can run on any X20 PLC or Automation PC, while Linux runs on its own B&R hardware, such as an Automation PC.
In this model, Automation Runtime and Linux both run on an Automation PC. The two systems are connected internally via B&R Hypervisor. Any Automation PC from B&R can be used. The system is very compact and delivers excellent processing power.