B&R Announces First Intel Core i7 Processors in a PLC

June 13, 2013
B&R Automation PC 910 is the first programmable controller to use the power of Intel's Core i7 processor in an automation product.

Until now, new processor generations have generally been limited to office and home computers. It often took time for industrial PCs to play catch up in terms of performance and multimedia capabilities. This isn't the case with the new Automation PC 910 from B&R. This system was developed in close cooperation with the US semiconductor manufacturer Intel, who were busy planning the third generation of their Core™ i-series processors at the time. As the Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs with up to four cores appeared on the market, they were immediately put to use in B&R's Automation PC series. 

Users can find out more about the Automation PC 910, the first system to use Intel's new Core i processors in an industrial environment, in a jointly published white paper available on the following Intel and B&R web pages: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/industrial-automation/industrial-computer-performance-brief.html and http://www.br-automation.com/en/company/press-room/close-cooperation-between-intelr-and-br/.