Manufactured by GE Automation, the IC698CPE020 is a CPU from the PACSystems RX7i series. It is capable of real-time machine control and communicates with other rack modules via a standard VME backplane. Operation and control of the IC698CPE020 is accomplished by a connected computer or by an on-board three-position switch, which can be disabled if desired.
This device has a 700MHz Pentium III floating point microprocessor. Standard execution speeds for this processor are 0.14ms for every 1000 Boolean contacts. Ten megabytes of volatile memory (RAM) and 10 megabytes of flash memory (NVRAM) are available for use. A CMOS battery is required to support volatile memory. Flash memory is non-volatile. RAM and NVRAM can be used for user data, programming configuration, storing symbolic variables, and any information associated with the register. The operating system firmware is also stored in NVRAM. To update firmware, simply connect the IC698CPE020 to a computer using the proper serial port and run the update software.
The IC698CPE020 has three serial ports and two Ethernet ports. For Ethernet connections, a category 5 shielded or unshielded RJ-45 twisted pair cable is needed, as well as TCP/IP configuration. Supported serial ports include RS-232 and RS-485. The third serial port is a station manager port.
Select features of this device include support for 512 program blocks, ladder diagram and C programming, symbolic variable support, modification testing modes, and the ability to monitor system data over a network. Note: Up to 16 web and FTP server connections are possible when using web monitoring.
Processing Speed: 700MHz
CPU Memory: 10 Mbytes
Floating Point: Yes
Serial Ports: 3
Serial Protocols: Modbus RTU Slave, SNP, Serial I/O
Embedded Comms: RS-232, RS-486. Ethernet interface