Midrange embedded controller with PROFINET-IO interface

  • The Midrange Embedded Controller MEC2 PROFINET is suitable for industrial use in a critical environment. The MEC2 PROFINET is built for rugged work environments and shows an impressive performance. Furthermore, the basic system MEC2 can be equipped with a Profinet IO MiniPCI express card. The use as Profinet IO server is possible.

    The controller comes with a fanless Intel Atom processor, extra low power consumption and an industrial temperature range of -20 to +50.

    The device is equipped with four serial and two 1 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces as standard. The serial interfaces are software configurable as RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 interface.

    The IPCOMM hardware systems are delivered with ipLinux, a Linux operating system customized to our applications.

    The MEC2 PROFINET is suitable for mounting on a DIN-rail.

Performance Overview
  • Graphical comparison of IPCOMM gateways with regard to the maximum number of information changes/s at 100% throughput and the maximum number of node variables that can be managed, processed and transmitted.

    Gateway Performance Charts

Technical Details
  • General

    No rotating parts

  • Processor

    Intel Atom 1.46 GHz processor, fanless

  • Dynamic memory

    DDRIII RAM, max. 4,096 MByte

  • Standard system I/O outlet

    - 4 x 9-pin D-SUB male connector RS-232/422/485
    - 1 x CompactFlash
    - 2 x LAN RJ-45 10/100/1000 Base-T
    - 2 x USB
    - 1 x 15-pin D-SUB female for VGA

  • PROFINET IO system interface*

    Master (IO controller) or slave (IO device)
    - Max. 128 server (IO device)
    - 2 x industrial Ethernet, RJ45 female connector
    - Potential-free
    - 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
    - Inputs and outputs: max. 1440 Bytes per server
    - IO device V3.5.35 V3.5.x

  • Diagnostic LEDs

    - Power
    - Software state (CPU-LED)
    - Link and activity for LAN interfaces
    - Transmit and receive LEDs for RS-232 interfaces (COM 1 to COM 4)

  • Mass storage

    - CompactFlash, Industrial - Grade
    - Removable flash card
    - SLC NAND
    - No moving parts
    - Max. 64 GB supported
    - Shock: 1,000 G max.
    - MTBF ≥ 4,000,000 h
    - Bad Block Scanning/Handling
    - Wear-Leveling System
    - ECC
    - 2,000,000 write/erase cycles

  • Vibration endurance

    2g@5-500Hz, amplitude 0.35mm (operation/storage/transport)

  • Additional functions

    - Battery bufferd real time clock (RTC)
    - Watchdog

  • Power supply

    12 - 24 V DC (± 20 % ) / 15 W max. (depending on the used type)

  • Normen

    CE, FCC

  • Housing

    Aluminum and steel chassis, including clip for mounting on a 35 mm DIN-Rail
    Protection class: IP40

  • Dimensions W/H/D

    48 x 155 x 110 mm

  • Weight

    1 kg

  • Operating environment

    Operating temperature:-20° C to 50° C
    Storage temperature:-40° C to 85° C
    Relative humidity: 5 % to 95 % non-condensing

*Either a PROFINET interface master or slave is possible per device!