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Short description
Interfaces 1x RS232, 1x Ethernet, 1x POWERLINK (V1/V2), 2x USB, 1x X2X Link
System module CPU
General information
Cooling Fanless
B&R ID code 0xE21E
Status indicators CPU function, overtemperature, Ethernet, POWERLINK, CompactFlash, battery
Battery Yes, using status LED and software
CPU function Yes, using status LED
CompactFlash Yes, using status LED
Ethernet Yes, using status LED
POWERLINK Yes, using status LED
Overtemperature Yes, using status LED
Controller redundancy possible Yes
ACOPOS support Yes
Visual Components support Yes
Power consumption without interface module and USB 9.7 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
ATEX Zone 2, II 3G Ex nA nC IIA T5 Gc
IP20, Ta (see X20 user's manual)
FTZÚ 09 ATEX 0083X
UL cULus E115267
Industrial control equipment
HazLoc cCSAus 244665
Process control equipment
for hazardous locations
Class I, Division 2, Groups ABCD, T5
DNV GL Temperature: B (0 - 55°C)
Humidity: B (up to 100%)
Vibration: B (4 g)
EMC: B (bridge and open deck)
KR 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 status LED
Module run/error Yes, using status LED and software
Overload Yes, using status LED 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, 1 s resolution, -10 to 10 ppm accuracy at 25°C
Type Atom E680T
Clock frequency 1.6 GHz
L1 cache
Data code 24 kB
Program code 32 kB
L2 cache 512 kB
Integrated I/O processor Processes I/O data points in the background
Modular interface slots 3
Remanent variables Max. 1 MB
Shortest task class cycle time 100 µs
Typical instruction cycle time 0.0027 µs
Data buffering
Battery monitoring Yes
Lithium battery Min. 2 years at 23°C ambient temperature
Standard memory
Interface IF1
Signal RS232
Variant Connection made using 12-pin X20TB12 terminal block
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 (V1/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 limitations
>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 85°C
Transport -40 to 85°C
Relative humidity
Operation Up to 100%, 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
X20 terminal block (12-pin) included in delivery
Interface module slot covers included in delivery
Width 200 mm
Height 99 mm
Depth 85 mm
Weight 470 g
Material number:
  • Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor with an additional I/O-processor
  • Onboard Ethernet, POWERLINK with poll response chaining and USB
  • 3 slots for modular interface expansion
  • CompactFlash as removable application memory
  • 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM
  • Controller redundancy possible
  • Fanless

The X20CP3586 is a powerful CPU for the X20 system. This CPU is especially useful for applications which require short cycle times, have to process very large amounts of data or carry out floating point operations. It is clocked at 1.6 GHz and has 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM.

USB, Ethernet, POWERLINK and removable CompactFlash are all included as standard features. The standard Ethernet interface is capable of handling communication in the gigabit range. For even more real-time network performance, the onboard POWERLINK interface supports poll response chaining mode (PRC).

The CPU has 3 slots available for X20 communication modules. Various bus and network systems can easily be integrated into the X20 system through the use of communication modules.

Further information:

Technology information: Redundancy

User's manual: Redundanz für Steuerungssysteme

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
V3.0 HW Upgrade (X20cCP3586) EXE / 2 MB
V4.0 HW Upgrade (X20cCP3586) EXE / 2 MB
Certificates Version (Date) Download
244665 CSA HazLoc Certificate of Compliance X20, X67 PDF / 56 KB
ABS Certificate of Product Design Assessment - X20 IO Series PDF / 2 MB
DNV GL Type Approval Certificate - X20 / Power Panel T30 PDF / 164 KB
E115267 UL CoC X20 PDF / 847 KB
FTZU 09 ATEX 0083X PDF / 697 KB
KR Type Approval Certificate MIL39390-AC003 (X20 System) PDF / 758 KB
Lloyds Register PDF / 506 KB
Documentation Version (Date) Download
Coated modules PDF / 60 KB
Data sheet X20(c)CPx58x PDF / 3 MB
Redundancy for control systems PDF / 8 MB
X20 System User´s Manual PDF / 56 MB
E-CAD (Electro or EPLAN Templates) Version (Date) Download
X20 EPLAN P8 from V2.4 EXE / 161 MB
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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