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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 43905394, Entry date: 08/04/2010

SIMATIC IPC647C Released for Delivery

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With immediate effect, the new SIMATIC IPC647C Industry Rack PC with Intel Core i miroprocessor technology is released for delivery.

Delivery Release


Maximum compactness with maximum industrial functionality
– with Intel® Core™ processors (i7, i5, i3)


The new SIMATIC IPC647C 19-inch Rack PC is equipped with latest 2010 Intel Core microprocessor technology (Intel Core i). It is a member of our scalable and long-term available Rack PC family and although it is the "small brother" of the SIMATIC IPC847C it features identical performance features with the same footprint. The Industry PC design of the SIMATIC IPC647C is unique, both optically and design-wise, because it fulfills maximum requirements with regard to robustness and industrial suitability, and enables its use at ambient temperatures of up to 50 °C without derating when fully configured. The SIMATIC IPC647C furthermore features a maximum of flexibility and compactness in 19" IPC technique:

  • 3 Free PCI-/PCI-Express slots for long expansion cards
  • A large number of integral interfaces for communication at the field or control level
  • Extensive diagnostic and monitoring options
  • For universal use as industry workstation or server application
  • Low mounting depth for space-saving cubicles of only 500mm depth

Examples of other new functions are: the graphic expansion options (Dual-Monitoring) for demanding visualization tasks, the extensive front LED diagnosis to increase system availability, and a front USB port (with the front door closed it can be used for theft-protection of the USB device).

The key features 

High system performance for demanding visualization, computing, and control tasks due to latest Intel technology 

  • Intel  processors: Core i7, Core i5 or Core i3; each with 2 cores and Hyper-Threading and some with Turbo-Boost technology
  • Intel BD82QM57 Platform Controller Hub (PCH, previously Chipset)
  • DDR3 1066 Memory technology up to 8 GB RAM with support of Dual Channel technology
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD integrated in processor for high graphic performance
  • PCI-Express x16 slot for PCI-Express graphic cards or I/O module expansion
  • PCI-Express x8 (4 Lane) slots for fast access to I/O devices 
  • SATA Hard disk drives with up to 500 GB capacity and NCQ technologye (Native Command Queuing) for large data volumes
  • Modern PCI-Express x16 graphics card for Multi-Monitoring in the case of visualization applications

High industrial suitability

  • Unique industry design and compact housing concept (2HU mounting hight 88 mm, mounting depth 444 mm)
  • Maximum processor power at up to 50° C ambient temperature with full configuration
  • All-metal housing with high EM compatibility for industrial applications
  • Up to 0.5 g Vibration / 5 g shock during operation
  • Dust protection with overpressure ventilation concept with front fan and dust filter

High industrial functionality and flexibility

  • Up to 3 long slots for expansion cards (2x PCI or 1x PCI, 1x PCIe x8 (4 Lane) and 1x PCIe x16) and many onboard interfaces, as from 500mm cubicle depth
  • 3x PROFINET onboard (optional, CP1616-compatible, occupies no PC slots) for cost-effective connection of distributed field devices or for coupling to SIMATIC S7
  • 1x PROFIBUS interface onboard (optional, CP5611-compatible, occupies no PC slot)
  • 2x LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s connections (Gigabit-LAN) with the locking feature of the innovated RJ45 Fast Connect plugs
  • 7x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports, of which 2x on front side (1x can be used with front door closed), 1x internal
  • DVI-I interface (for VGA via adapter and/or DVI-D monitors)
  • Dual-Monitoring (2x VGA or 2x DVI-D) via passively cooled PCI-Express x16 graphics card
  • Flexible option of operating systems: Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows XP Professional, Server 2008
  • Low noise emission due to speed-controlled fan
  • Extensive energy-saving features (Wake-On-LAN, low loss power supply with 80% efficiency)
  • Flexible application options as 19" Rack PC with / without telescopic rails or as compact desktop Industry PC

High system availability and service-friendly design

  • Guaranteed 24-h operation for use as industrial server or workstation
  • Status display (front LEDs) for Ethernet and PROFIBUS or PROFINET; alarm indication for fan, temperature, Watchdog and hard disks in RAID1 configurations
  • Efficient self-diagnosis via SIMATIC PC DiagBased or DiagMonitor software (optional)
  • High data integrity with RAID1 (mirror-image disk system)
  • Fast identification and replacement of the hard disk in the case of a fault (e. g. front LEDs for HDD alarm in RAID configurations)
  • "Hot Swap" HDD replacement frames in RAID configurations (hard disk replacement during operation)
  • SATA SSD (Solid-State Drive) with 32GB for highest reliability and speed
  • ECC memory expansion (optional)
  • CompactFlash drive in front (optional)
  • Redundant Gbit LAN connections (with teaming ability)
  • Protection of the changeable front components (e.g. USB software dongle) against unauthorized access by lockable door
  • Interlocked fan cover: filter mat and front fan can only be replaced with the front door open
  • Housing cover can only be opened with the front door open
  • Protected internal USB receptacle in the unit e.g. for software dongle
  • Service-friendly design (modifications, maintenance) e.g. front fan replacement without any tools
  • Restore and Recovery CD of the installed and activated operating system

High investment security

  • Long-term available platform with Intel Embedded components with at least 2.5 years selling time
  • PC development and manufacturing (incl. motherboard and BIOS) by Siemens s
  • Mounting-compatibility over several device gerations
  • Support of legacy interfaces (PS/2, COM, LPT)
  • 5 Years' spare part availability after end of active sales
  • System tested with SIMATIC components
  • Certifiied for worldwide sale (cULus)

Application areas

The SIMATIC IPC647C provides machine, system and panel builders with a high-performance 19" Rack PC platform for machine-related, industrial use:

  • Measurement, control and closed-loop control of process and machine data
  • Visualization of manufacturing processes
  • Image processing within the framework of quality control
  • Data aquisition and management
  • Server applications

The SIMATIC IPC647C has a CE label allowing its use in industrial, domestic and commercial areas and can therefore be employed both in industry and building automation or public facilities. Due to its low mounting depth of 445mm it can be mounted in 500mm 19" cubicles without any problems.

The SIMATIC IPC647C can be ordered together with WinCC flexible or WinCC as SIMATIC HMI Package at a price advantage.

Mechanical design

Basic design

  • All-metal 19" housing (2HU) for high mechanical robustness (vibration/shock) and high EM compatibility
  • For horizontal mounting and prepared for mounting on telescopic rails
  • Lockable front door for authorized access (access protection) to front-side replacement media, control elements (Reset, Power), USB interface, front fan and dust filter
  • Card retainer for PC modules for safe operation and transport (vibration, shock)
  • Housing cover can be opened by undoing just one screw and PC components (e.g. PC cards or HDD) replaced with just one tool
  • Front fan and dust filter can be replaced without any tools
  • Dust protection with overpressure ventilation with ball-bearing front fan via filter
  • 3 Slots for mounting drives
    • front side: 2 x HDD replacement frame (low profile); 1 x optical drive (Slimline) or 1 x CompactFlash drive
    • inside: 2 x 3.5" in vibration-damped drive holder as alternative to a replacement frame
  • Graphics onboard, Intel GMA HD integrated in processor, up to 2048 x 1536 pixels, 60 Hz, 16-bit colors
  • Interfaces:
    • 2 x LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet interface (RJ45, with teaming ability)
    • 4 x USB 2.0 on rear side, 2x USB 2.0 front side (of which 1x can be used if the door is closed), 1x internal, e.g for software dongle
    • 2 x PS/2, COM1, COM2, LPT1, DVI-I
  • 3 free expansion slots (all long):
    • 1 x PCI
    • 1 x PCI-Express x16 
    • 1 x PCI-Express x8 (4 Lane)

Configuration variants

  • Microprocessor:
    • Intel Core i7-610E ( 2C/4T, 2.53 GHz, 4 MByte Cache, Turbo Boost, VT-d, EM64T)
    • Intel Core i5-520E ( 2C/4T, 2.4 GHz, 3 MByte Cache, Turbo Boost, VT-d, EM64T)
    • Intel Core i3-330E ( 2C/4T, 2.13 GHz, 3 MByte Cache, EM64T)
  • Main memory
    • From 1 GByte to 8 GByte DDR3 1066 SDRAM (configured as Dual Channel for best performance from 2 GByte up)
    • ECC Memory
      Please note:
      a 64-Bit operating system is required to be able to use more than 4 GByte work memory . With configurations of 4 GByte or more the visible memory can be reduced to approx. 3.5 GByte or less (for 32-Bit operating systems) and in the case of configurations with 8 GByte the visible memory can be reduced to approx. 7.5 GByte or less.
  • Fieldbus onboard:
    • PROFIBUS/MPI, CP5611-compatible
    • or PROFINET, 3 x RJ45, CP16116-compatible
  • Bus module:
    • with 3 free slots (2 x PCI, 1 x PCI-Express x16) 
  • Graphics expansion:
    • Graphic card PCI-Express x16 (Dual Head with display port: 2 x VGA or 2 x DVI-D via adapter), 256 MByte, up to 2048 x 1536 pixels, 75 Hz, 32 bit colors
    • Adapter cable (DVI-I to VGA) for the onboard graphic interface (1 x VGA) to connect an analog monitor
  • Drives:
  • SATA 3.5“ hard disk with NCQ technology or Solid State Drive SATA 2.5“:
    • Mounted internally:
      • 1x 32 GByte SSD (SLC)
    • Mounted internally on vibration and shock absorbing hard dirive holder or on front side in replacement frame (Hot Swap in RAID1 configuration):
      • 1 x 250 GByte
      • 1 x or 2 x 500 GByte
      • RAID1, 500 GByte (2 x 500 GByte, mirror-image disks), RAID controller onboard
      • 1x 32 GByte SSD (SLC) front side in replacement frame
  • Optical drive: DVD±R/RW Slimline SATA or CompactFlash drive SATA, front side
  • Power supply:
    • AC 100 ... 240 V, 50 ... 60 Hz
    • Country-specific power cable
  • Operating systems preinstalled and enabled:
    • Windows XP Professional Multi-Language, 32 Bit
    • Windows 7 Ultimate Multi-Language, 32 Bit
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition incl. 5 Clients Multi-Language, 32 Bit
  • SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor
  • SIMATIC IPC Image&Partition Creator Software

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