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Simatic® 427D Microbox IPC Upgraded with Intel Core i7 Processor
Siemens Industry, Inc. Posted 11/17/2014
- Turbo boost delivers up to 2.4 GHz
- Expandable main memory
- Highly reliable and flexible in industrial applications
Siemens Simatic® 427D Microbox IPC has been upgraded with the third generation Intel Core i7 (1.7 GHz) processor for high system performance in demanding industrial applications. A turbo-boost feature delivers up to 2.4 GHz for maximum computing and control performance.
The IPC’s DDR3 memory technology offers up to 8-GB RAM. The expandable mass memory is configurable with Fast Cards up to 16 GB, SSD (Solid State Drive) with 50 GB (high endurance) or 80 GB (standard) for robust requirements or a 2.5" hard disk with 250 GB. Memory options include a 250 GB hard disk, a DVD drive and a non-volatile memory of up to 512 KB for non-battery applications.
The fanless IPC operates in ambient temperatures up to 55 °C. Highly reliable where vibration and shock loads are present it safeguards against voltage failure with NVRAM for WINAC RTX (soft PLC). It also offers a retentive signaling buffer for WinCC and image security with enhanced write filter function.
The rugged housing has good chemical resistance against oil and grease with a smooth front to resist dirt buildup. Downtime is also reduced and fault recognition enhanced with a self-diagnostic feature.
The unit offers up to two PCIe expansion slots. Four USB 3.0 interfaces located on the back of the IPC and one USB 2.0 interface in front quickly connect hardware components. Additionally, the 427D is easily integrated into the fieldbus level with built-in PROFIBUS DP/MPI or PROFINET (IRT, 3 PORTS; CP1616-compatible) and 2-Gigabit Ethernet (IE/PN) ports.