Embedded World, N¼rnberg Beck IPC has joined the CoDeSys Automation Alliance (CAA), an association of manufacturers supplying all kinds of automation components, from the embedded market to the industrial PC.
The CAA was founded by 3S in July 2000 and produces the hardware-independent software platform for all automation requirements. The initial objective was programming to IEC 61131-3 in order to ensure a standard means of programming in the IL, LD, FBD and ST languages.
The CAA enables end customers and system integrators to benefit from a defined and uniform programming environment, a standardised communication system using global network variables and a common multivendor data storage system.
With currently over 50 members of the CAA, represents all branches of the automation industry.
Beck is now offering the CoDeSys (CAA) runtime system for its IPC@CHIP with a development kit for the IPC@CHIP easing compatibility and allowing important parts of a system to be implemented. This includes data retention, which is already implemented on board both in terms of hardware and software. Beck's own BC (Beck Controller) controller products are also equipped with the CoDeSys environment, making it possible to provide a seamless system starting from the IPC@CHIP right up to the modular PLC.