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Hardware Comparison
W-8000 and WP-8000
Selection Guide
I/O Expansion
WP-8x4x/WP-8x3x to WP-9000
WP-8x4x/WP-8x3x to WP-8x2x
WP-514x/WP-515x to WP-523x
VP-25Wx to VP-123x
WinPAC-8000 is the second generation PAC of ICP DAS. It equips a PXA270 CPU (520MHz) running a Windows CE.NET 5.0 operating system, variant connectivities (VGA, USB, Ethernet, RS-232/485) and 1/4/8 slots for high performance parallel I/O modules (high profile I-8K series) and serial-type I/O modules (high profile I-87K I/O modules).

Its operating system,Windows CE 5.0, 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 in the WinPAC-8000 gives it the ability to run PC-based Control software such as Visual Basic.NET, Visual C#, Embedded Visual C++, SCADA software, Soft PLC …etc.

Compared to the first generation WinCon-8000, it not only improves the CPU performance (from 206 MHz to 520 MHz) and upgrading OS (from CE 4.1 to CE 5.0), but also adds many reliability features, such as dual LAN, redundant power input, dual battery backup SRAM, etc. It gives you all of the best features of both traditional PLCs and Windows capable PCs.
2009, the year of PACs!  
● Windows CE.Net 5.0
Most of the popular features in MS software are included, such as
  1. FTP Server
  2. HTTP Server
  3. ASP (Java script, VB script)
  4. SQL Server embedded 3.5
  5. Compact .Net framework 2.0
● Remote Maintenance via FTP Server and VCEP Software
The FTP server is used for uploading applications or downloading data. And VCEP is designed for managing the WinPAC-8000. VCEP can synchronize every movements (screen, keyboard and mouse actions) between the PC and the WinPAC-8000 via the Ethernet. By using the FTP server and VCEP, you can update and manage the WinPAC-8000 remotely via the Ethernet.
● Built-In OPC Server (Quicker)
NAPOPC_CE5 is an OPC server, and SCADA software can easily integrate I/O modules through it. Furthermore, it also provides a library which users can use to develop their AP by eVC, C# or VB.Net.
NAPOPC_CE5 not only supports I/O modules in local slots, but also supports remote I/O modules with the following protocols via the RS-232/485 or Ethernet:
  1. Modbus/RTU
  2. Modbus/ASCII
  3. Modbus/TCP
  4. DCON
● Rich Software Solutions  
On the WinPAC-8000, ICP DAS provides the following software solutions to fit in different applications.
  1. Visual Studio .Net 2003/2005/2008 and eVC solution: SDK as well as demo programs for C#, VB.Net and eVC are provided.
  2. SoftPLC solution:
    A. ISaGRAF supports IEC61131-3 languages, Ladder Diagram (LD), Structured Text (ST), Function Block Diagram (FBD), Sequential Function Chart (SFC), Instruction List (IL), and Flow Chart (FC).
    B. KW-software supports IEC61131-3 languages and HMI features.
  3. SCADA solution: Indusoft provides simple “drag and drop”, “point and click” developing environment for HMI and SCADA applications.
● Upgrading Applications from WinCon to WinPAC just Copy and Play  
Users can upgrade their controller from WinCon-8000 to WinPAC-8000,and meanwhile still keep most of their old applications running smoothly on WinPAC-8000 without any modification.

For eVC, VS.Net 2003 solution:
The WP-8xx1 is about 90% compatible with the W-8xx1. Most time, the only thing that users have to do is just to copy the .exe file from W-8xx1, paste it to WP-8xx1, and then play it. How simple it is. And for exceptions that old applications (.exe file) are not able to follow the copy-and-paste rule, users can still finish upgrading by recompiling the old applications, and the whole process would not take more than 7 steps.

For ISaGRAF solution:
The WP-8xx7 is about 99% compatible with the W-8xx7. Most time, the only thing that users have to do is just re-download the ISaGRAF project from PC to the WP-8xx7 again and play it. How simple it is. And for exceptions that old projects are not able to follow the upgrade rule, users can do two adjustments to the old projects then re-compile and re-download them.
  1. Re-assign the COM port number for RS-232 and RS-485.
  2. Delete functions related to the "modem link" (WP-8xx7 doesn't support "modem link").
For Indusofot solution:
The WP-8xx9 is 100% compatible with the W-8xx9. The only thing that users have to do is just re-download the Indusoft project from PC to the WP-8xx9 again and play it.

● Powerful CPU Module
The most important features of the CPU module are

  1. PXA270 or compatible CPU (32-bit and 520MHz)
  2. 128 MB SDRAM
  3. 31 MB Built-in Flash Disk
● Built-in VGA Port
A built-in VGA port can be directly connected to a regular LCD display. Users can operate the HMI or SCADA software (running on the WinPAC-8000) with display, keyboard and mouse just as how they usually did on regular PCs.

● 64-bit Hardware Serial Number
The 64-bit hardware serial number is unique and individual. Every serial number of WinPAC-8000 is different. Users can add a checking mechanism to their AP to prevent software from pirating.

● I/O Module Hot Swap Ability (Will be available)
   (For High Profile I-87K Modules Only)
The WinPAC-8000 features hot swap which means that there is no need to power off the WinPAC-8000 for replacing high profile I-87K modules. And the OS provides a function sending plug-in and removing messages to user’s applications. Using this feature, users can design their own plug-and-play applications.

● Rich I/O Expansion Ability (RS-232/485, Ethernet, FRnet, CAN)
Beside the local I/O slots, WinPAC-8000 also equips several RS-232/485 ports, two Ethernet ports to connect serial I/O and Ethernet I/O. And with FRnet and CAN communication module in local slot, FRnet I/O and CAN devices are easy to be integrated.

● Built-In Flash Disk (31 MB for WP-8x4x, 63 MB for WP-8x3x)
In normal situation, users can store their AP or data to the Micro SD card or USB Flash disk. But in some vibrational environment (for example, like driving ships), the two storage media would be bad connection. Then the built-in Flash disk will be the best storage media in such the vibrational environment.

● Dual Watchdog Timer
A system could be hanged up when the OS or the AP fails. There are two watchdogs (OS watchdog and AP watchdog) designed to automatically reset the CPU when the situations happen. The design will increase the reliability of the system.

● Dual Battery-Backup SRAM (512KB)
To maintain important data while power off, non-volatile memory is the ideal design. The WinPAC-8000 equips a 512KB SRAM with two Li-batteries to maintain data while power off. The two Li-batteries can continually supply power to the 512KB SRAM to retain the data for 5 years; and the dual-battery design can avoid data lost while replacing a new battery.

● Dual Ethernet Ports
WinPAC-8000 provides two Ethernet ports. The two Ethernet ports can be used to implement redundant Ethernet communication and separate Ethernet communication (one for global Internet, one for private Ethernet).

● Redundant Power Inputs
To prevent the WinPAC-8000 from failing by the power loss, the power module is designed with two inputs. The WinPAC-8000 can keep working even one power input fails, and mean while there is a relay output for informing the power failure.

● Ventilated Housing Design Allows Operation Between -25°C ~ +75°C
Each WinPAC-8000 is housed in a plastic-based box with a column-like ventilator that can help to cool the working environment inside the box and allow the WinPAC-8000 operating between -25°C and +75°C.

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