The powerful processor modules of the MC200 series offer maximum performance for demanding applications of your M1 control system. The CPUs are based on the latest embedded ATOM technology, consequently they are ideally suited for the most demanding regulating tasks, process control, signal processing and complex communication protocols. Through the use of state-of-the-art technology in a robust design, a compact powerhouse with a long service life and a broad temperature range (-30 to +60 °C) is available. The supplemental integrated, autonomous process image controller significantly offloads the processor and the I/O bus. This enables a new dimension in data transmission speed to the inputs and outputs for the fastest possible process cycles. Fast single accesses in the µs range for precise control and regulating tasks are also available. For efficient networking and state-of-the-art fieldbuses, two independent Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, including IEEE-1588 hardware support, are available. An internal CFast card enables fastest access speeds via the modern SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment). Non-volatile memory of 512 kB is available as a drive and securely stores machine data for longer than 10 years, without an external energy supply or battery.