The ICP DAS WinPAC-5000 Series is the new generation PAC (Programmable Automation Controller). It is equipped a PXA270 CPU (520 MHz) running a Windows CE.NET 5.0 operating system, various connectivity (VGA, USB, Ethernet, RS-232/485) and I/O expansion bus.
The WinPAC-5000 series has many advantages, including hard real-time capability, small core size, fast boot speed, interrupt handling at a deeper level, achievable deterministic control and low cost. Using Windows CE.NET 5.0 gives it the ability to run PC-based control software such as Visual Basic.NET, Visual C#, Embedded Visual C++, SCADA software, SoftPLC …etc. It give users all of the best features of both traditional PLCs and Windows capable PCs.
For hardware expansion, it also supports an I/O expansion bus. The I/O expansion bus can be used to implement various I/O functions such as D/I, D/O,A/ D, D/A, Timer/Counter, UART, and other I/O functions. Nearly all kinds of I/O functions can be implemented by this bus. But the bus can support only one board. There are more than 10 boards available for WinPAC-5000 series, users can choose one of them to expand hardware features.