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K1 Controller
K1 Controller
xK system unit for L1/C1 automation panels
K1 Features

K1 - ARM-based 32-Bit controller with integrated fieldbus and panel interface

Thanks to its powerful 32bit CPU, the K1 controller covers a wide range of applications. It is suitable for universal PLC applications as well as for applications with high demands on processing power and communication capability.

  • ARM® Cortex-A9® Multicore CPU
  • CAN and Onboard-IOs
  • EtherCAT®
  • Standalone or combinable with L1/C1 automation panels
  • Mini-PCIe expansion slot for 3G-Modem, WLAN, field busses etc.
  • DVA-Panelinterface for L1/C1 automation panels
  • CODESYS IEC 61131-3

Download: K1-Flyer

Download: K1/xK-Manual

K1 Controller - 32bit/1GHz power combined with extensive features

Features K1 Controller
The K1 controller has a wide range of communication interfaces, a powerful ARM® Cortex-A9® Multicore CPU, Onboard-IOs and a mini-PCIexpress slot for function extensions. It is programmed with CODESYS V3 in the common IEC 61131-3 languages. Visualizations and user interfaces can be created with CODESYS Web/Target Visu or Qt.


Ready for Industrie 4.0 with OPC-UA and EtherCAT

K1 - Ready for Industrie 4.0
The Ethernet interface in combination with the integrated OPC-UA server allows an easy integration into SmartFactory structures. IOs and drives can be connected via EtherCAT or CANopen, in addition the K1 controller has onboard IOs.

K1 Controller - Standalone or as system unit for L1/C1 panels

The DVA-Panelinterface enables remote operation of L1/C1 panels on the K1 controller. Video, touchscreen, USB and power supply are routed over a up to 5 meter long single cable.

xK system unit combined with L1/C1 panels
In addition to the standalone version for mounting in electric cabinets, the K1 controller is also available as a system unit for L1/C1 automation panels.

In this combination, the K1 controller can be used as Touch-PLC or web panel.

The xK system unit is simply mounted on the back of the panel. Display, touchscreen, USB and power supply are routed over a standardized mechanical and electrical interface

Technical data of the K1 controller

Technical data 
CPUARM® Cortex®-A9 Multicore CPU, 1GHz
DDR3 RAM (1 GB or greater), 8 kB NVRAM (FRAM), 1 GB Flash (optional)
Serial: -
USB: 2 x USB over type A connector, 1 x USB OTG, 1 x USB over DVA-Panelinterface
Ethernet: 1 x 10/100 MBit/s Ethernet
Kbd/Mouse: over USB
Video: 1 x HDMI
Mini PCIe: expansion slot (LAN, WLAN, Bluetooth, further field busses, G3-Modem, etc.)
Mass storage
SD-Card Slot
Field busses
1 x CAN,1 x EtherCAT Master (optional)
Onboard IOs
8 x DI, 8 x DO, 2 x AI, 1 x AO
Panel interfaces1 x DVA-Panelinterface
Dimensions170 x 155 x 28 mm (H x D x W)
Power supply
24V DC
Mountingwallmount (standalone version) or on the rear side of L1/C1 panels
Operation temperature
0°C ÷ +55°C
Protection class
Operating system
Embedded, Linux (others on demand)
SoftwareCODESYS IEC-61131 V3 and CODESYS target/web visualization (others on demand)
CertificationsCE, RoHS

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