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Short description
Interfaces 1x RS232, 1x Ethernet, 1x POWERLINK (V2), 2x USB, 1x X2X Link
System module CPU
General information
B&R ID code 0xF9EE
Cooling Fanless
Status indicators CPU function, overtemperature, Ethernet, POWERLINK, CompactFlash, battery
Battery Yes, using LED status indicator and software
CPU function Yes, using LED status indicator
CompactFlash Yes, using LED status indicator
Ethernet Yes, using LED status indicator
POWERLINK Yes, using LED status indicator
Overtemperature Yes, using LED status indicator
Controller redundancy possible Yes
ACOPOS support Yes
Visual Components support Yes
Power consumption without interface module and USB 6.9 W
Power consumption for X2X Link power supply 1.42 W
Power consumption
Internal I/O 0.6 W
Additional power dissipation caused by actuators (resistive) [W] -
CE Yes
CPU and X2X Link power supply
Input voltage 24 VDC -15% / +20%
Input current Max. 1.5 A
Fuse Integrated, cannot be replaced
Reverse polarity protection Yes
X2X Link power supply output
Nominal output power 7 W
Parallel connection Yes
Redundant operation Yes
Input I/O power supply
Input voltage 24 VDC -15% / +20%
Fuse Required line fuse: Max. 10 A, slow-blow
Output I/O power supply
Nominal output voltage 24 VDC
Permissible contact load 10 A
Power supply - General information
Status indicators Overload, operating status, module status, RS232 data transfer
RS232 data transfer Yes, using LED status indicator
Module run/error Yes, using LED status indicator and software
Overload Yes, using LED status indicator and software
Electrical isolation
I/O supply - I/O power supply No
CPU/X2X Link supply - CPU/X2X Link power supply Yes
CompactFlash slot 1
Real-time clock Nonvolatile, resolution 1 s, -10 to 10 ppm accuracy at 25°C
Type Atom E3915
Clock frequency 800 MHz
L1 cache
Data code 24 kB
Program code 32 kB
L2 cache 1 MB
Integrated I/O processor Processes I/O data points in the background
Modular interface slots 3
Remanent variables Max. 512 kB
Shortest task class cycle time 200 µs
Typical instruction cycle time 0.0028 µs
Data buffering
Battery monitoring Yes
Lithium battery During operation: 4 years
CPU switched off: Min. 2 years at 23°C ambient temperature
Standard memory
Application memory
Type 1 GB eMMC flash memory
Data retention 10 years
Writable data amount
Guaranteed 40 TB
Results for 5 years 21.9 GB/day
Guaranteed erase/write cycles 20,000
Error-correcting code (ECC) Yes
Interface IF1
Signal RS232
Variant Connection made using 12-pin terminal block X20TB12
Max. distance 900 m
Transfer rate Max. 115.2 kbit/s
Interface IF2
Signal Ethernet
Variant 1x RJ45 shielded
Cable length Max. 100 m between 2 stations (segment length)
Transfer rate 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
Physical layer 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
Half-duplex Yes
Full-duplex Yes
Autonegotiation Yes
Interface IF3
Fieldbus POWERLINK (V2) managing or controlled node
Type Type 4
Variant 1x RJ45 shielded
Cable length Max. 100 m between 2 stations (segment length)
Transfer rate 100 Mbit/s
Physical layer 100BASE-TX
Half-duplex Yes
Full-duplex POWERLINK mode: No / Ethernet mode: Yes
Autonegotiation Yes
Interface IF4
Type USB 1.1/2.0
Variant Type A
Max. output current 0.5 A
Interface IF5
Type USB 1.1/2.0
Variant Type A
Max. output current 0.5 A
Interface IF6
Fieldbus X2X Link master
Electrical properties
Electrical isolation Ethernet (IF2), POWERLINK (IF3) and X2X (IF6) isolated from each other, from other interfaces and from PLC
Operating conditions
Mounting orientation
Horizontal Yes
Vertical Yes
Installation elevation above sea level
0 to 2000 m No limitation
>2000 m Reduction of ambient temperature by 0.5°C per 100 m
Degree of protection per EN 60529 IP20
Ambient conditions
Horizontal mounting orientation -25 to 60°C
Vertical mounting orientation -25 to 50°C
Derating See section "Derating".
Storage -40 to 70°C
Transport -40 to 70°C
Relative humidity
Operation 5 to 95%, non-condensing
Storage 5 to 95%, non-condensing
Transport 5 to 95%, non-condensing
Mechanical properties
Note Order application memory (CompactFlash) separately
Backup battery included in delivery
X20 end cover plate (right) included in delivery
12-pin X20 terminal block included in delivery
Interface module slot covers included in delivery
Width 200 mm
Height 99 mm
Depth 85 mm
Weight 530 g
Material number:
  • Intel Atom 800 MHz performance with integrated I/O processor
  • Ethernet, POWERLINK V2 with poll-response chaining and onboard USB
  • 3 slots for modular interface expansion
  • 1 GB onboard flash drive
  • CompactFlash as removable application memory
  • Controller redundancy possible
  • Fanless

This CPU is based on Intel Atom processor technology and used for applications with the highest performance requirements. It rounds off the top end of the X20 CPU product family.

The basic configuration includes USB, Ethernet, POWERLINK V2 and removable CompactFlash. The standard Ethernet interface supports gigabit communication. For even more real-time network performance, the onboard POWERLINK interface supports poll-response chaining mode (PRC).
In addition, 3 slots can be used for additional interface modules to increase flexibility.

Mandatory Accessories
CompactFlash cards
0CFCRD.0512E.01 CompactFlash 512 MB extended temp.
0CFCRD.2048E.01 CompactFlash 2048 MB extended temp.
5CFCRD.016G-06 CompactFlash 16 GB B&R (SLC)
5CFCRD.032G-06 CompactFlash 32 GB B&R (SLC)
5CFCRD.0512-06 CompactFlash 512 MB B&R (SLC)
5CFCRD.1024-06 CompactFlash 1 GB B&R (SLC)
5CFCRD.2048-06 CompactFlash 2 GB B&R (SLC)
5CFCRD.4096-06 CompactFlash 4 GB B&R (SLC)
5CFCRD.8192-06 CompactFlash 8 GB B&R (SLC)
Optional Accessories
0AC201.91 Lithium batteries 4 pcs., 3 V / 950 mAh button cell
4A0006.00-000 Lithium battery, 3 V / 950 mAh, button cell
Automation Studio HW Upgrades Version (Date) Download
V4.7 HW Upgrade (X20CP3685) EXE / 2 MB
Documentation Version (Date) Download
Data sheet X20CPx68x(X) PDF / 4 MB
E-CAD (Electro or EPLAN Templates) Version (Date) Download
Makro-/Artikeldaten 4.0.1 (X20CP3685) EXE / 918 KB
M-CAD (Mechan. Templates) Version (Date) Download
3D File DXF/STEP X20 CPU 3-Slot X20CP3x8x ZIP / 202 KB
3D File DXF/STEP X20 Electronic module ZIP / 10 KB
3D File STEP X20 I/O-Slice ZIP / 872 KB
Dimensions PDF X20 Electronic module PDF / 3 KB

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