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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 26304041, Entry date: 09/27/2007

SIMATIC Rack PC 547B Released for Delivery

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The new SIMATIC Rack PC 547B with Intel Core 2 Duo microprocessor technology is herewith released for delivery.

The new SIMATIC Rack PC 547B with

  • maximum computing power (Intel® Core 2 Duo microprocessor) and
  • attractive pricing

is now available for delivery.

Highest performance at an attractive price
       with Intel
®Core2 Duo technology

The new 19" SIMATIC Rack PC 547B is equipped with powerful and energy-saving Intel® Core™ 2 Duo microprocessors, as well as latest generation memory technology. With its  attractive pricing it is ideally suited for the cost-effective implementation of industrial applications that need maximum PC system performance (state of the art), as required in process visualization or industrial image processing, for instance. The new design of the SIMATIC Rack PC 547B front matches that of the SIMATIC Rack PC 847B, but the units still have different colors for quick and unambiguous identification. Furthermore, the SIMATIC Rack PC 547B still has a maximum of flexibility and compactness for 19" IPCs:

  • 7 free PCI/PCI Express slots for mounting long expansion cards
  • large no. of integrated interfaces for communication at field or management level
  • low mounting depth for space-saving cubicles of only 500mm depth

The Rack PC is available as switchboard unit for horizontal and vertical mounting, or - with an optional Tower Kit - for use as industrial workstation or server in the process industry or technical office. Examples of further functions are the graphic expansion options (Dual Monitoring) for demanding visualization tasks, or the front STATUS LED to increase system availability.

Outstanding features

  • Highest system performance with latest technology
    • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo microprocessors with 64 bits (EM64T)
    • Intel® Chipset 945G Express with Intel GMA950 graphics controller
    • Memory expansion up to 4 GB DDR2 677 DIMM (4 receptacles) with Dual Channel support
    • Serial ATA (SATA) 250 Gbyte hard disk drive
  • High flexibility
    • 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s LAN on PCI Express bus
    • 6x Hi-Speed USB2.0, of which two are on the front side
    • Slots for PCI / PCI Express expansion boards: 7 (4x PCI, 2x PCIe x1, 1x PCIe x16)
    • Graphics interface on PCI Express bus: VGA onboard
    • Dual-Monitoring (2 x DVI or 2x VGA) via PCIe x16 graphics card (optional)
    • Audio (1 x Line In; 1 x Line Out; 1 x Micro)
    • Tower Kit to convert the computer to an industry Tower PC (optional)
    • Pre-installed and activated operating systems: Windows 2000 / XP Professional MUI; Windows Server 2003 incl. 5 Clients, MUI
  • High system availability and user-friendly design
    • RAID1 Configuration (RAID controller onboard), data mirroring on two SATA hard disks, also in hot-swap replacement frames
    • Quick identification and replacement of the hard disks in the case of a fault due to unambiguous numbering
    • Access protection to front-side replacement media, operating elements (Reset, Power), USB, air filter, fan with lockable front flap
    • Monitoring functions for temperature, fan, program execution (watchdog)
    • Front LED (STATUS) for efficient self diagnostics of temp. or fan status
    • Front filter can be replaced without any tools
    • Replacement or addition of PC parts (e.g. PC cards or HDD) with only one tool (Torx10)
  • Industrial suitability
    • Unique product design with new coloring
    • Max. microprocessor performance (w/o throttling) up to 40° C ambient temp. with full complement
    • Dust protection with overpressure ventilation
    • Metal housing with good EM compatibility for industrial or office use
    • Resistance against shock (up to 1 g) and vibration loads (up to 0.2g)
    • Shock resistance (up to 1 g) and vibration loads (up to 0.2g) during operation
  • Investment security
    • Guaranteed innovation cycles and availability for at least 1.5 years
    • Guaranteed spare part availability for 3 years
    • Support of legacy interfaces (PS/2, COM, LPT)


The SIMATIC Rack PC 547B provides system integrators, as well as machine, system and switchboard builders with a 19" Rack PC platform for high-performance industrial and IT applications at management and cell level for:

  • Process and visualization applications
  • Industrial image processing
  • Quality assurance and monitoring tasks
  • Measurement, control and closed-loop control tasks
  • Data acquisition and management

The SIMATIC Rack PC 547B has a CE label for use in industrial, domestic and business areas and can therefore not only be used in industry, but also in building automation or the public sector. Due to its low mounting depth of 446 mm it can easily be integrated in 500 mm 19" cubicles.


Basic design:

·         All-metal 19" housing (4HU) for mechanical robustness and EM compatibility 

  • Prepared for telescopic rails
  • Suitable for horizontal and vertical mounting; can be used as industry tower PC with a suitable conversion kit
  • Lockable front flap for authorized access (access protection) to front-side replacement media, operating elements (Reset, Power), USB port, front fan and dust filter 
  • Dust filter replacement without any tool 
  • Dust protection by overpressure ventilation with ballbearing fan and filter
  • Card retainer for PC modules for safe transport (vibration, shock)
  • 6 Slots for mounting drives
    • front: 1 x 3.5"; 3 x 5.25"
    • inside: 2 x 3.5"

·         Microprocessor:
            - Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600
            (2.4 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, 4-Mbyte L2 Cache with Extended Memory 64   (EM64) and Virtualization Technology (VT))

  • Basic main memory:
    • 512 Mbyte DDR2 677 SDRAM, expandable to 4 Gbyte
  • Drives:
    • 250 Gbyte Serial ATA hard disk (inside on the fixed-mounted drive frame)
  • Graphics:
    • onboard on PCI Express bus, Intel® GMA950 integrated in chipset, up to 2048 x 1536 pixels, 75 Hz, 16-bit colors
  • Interfaces:
    • 1 x LAN 10/100/1000 MBit/s Ethernet interface (RJ45)
    • 4 x USB 2.0 on rear side, 2 x USB 2.0 on front side
    • 2 x PS/2, COM1, LPT1, VGA
    • Audio: (1 x Line In; 1 x Line Out; 1 x Micro)
  • Free slots for expansion:
    • 4 x PCI long
    • 1 x PCI Express x16
    • 2 x PCI Express x1
  • Power supply: 110/230 V, 50/60 Hz AC, Europe power cable

Options / configuration options:

  • Microprocessor:
    • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4300 (1.8 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 Cache, EM64T)
    • Intel® Celeron® 440 (2.0 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 Cache)
  • Main memory: up to 4 Gbyte DDR2 667 SDRAM (configured as Dual Channel for best performance from 1GB and more)
  • Graphic expansion:
    • PCI-Express x16 graphic card, (Dual Head: 2 x VGA or 2 x DVI ), 128 Mbyte, up to 2048 x 1536 pixels, 75 Hz, 32-bit colors

·         Serial ATA hard disks with NCQ technology:

  • Mounted inside or in front in the hard disk replacement drive frame (Hot Swap in RAID1 configuration)
  • 2 x 250 Gbyte
    • RAID1, 2x 250 Gbyte (RAID controller onboard)
  • Diskette drive:
    • 1.44 Mbyte, 3.5“
  • Optical drives:
    • DVD-ROM or DVD±R/RW
  • Interfaces:
    • COM2
  • Pre-installed and activated operating systems
  • Windows 2000 / XP Prof./ Server 2003, MUI, 5 languages)
  • Software:
    • SIMATIC PC DiagMonitor
    • SIMATIC PC/PG Image Creator
  • Country-specific cables:
    • China power cable

More information is available on the Internet under:www.siemens.com/simatic-pc

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