8-slot PC-based Controller
with GX2 CPU
 Support VGA port for local display of HMI software
 Can be operated with or without display/keyboard/mouse
 Remote monitoring through Web Server
 Remote maintenance via FTP Server
 Supports Modbus/RTU Master and Modbus/TCP (Server/Client) Protocol
 Support .NET class library in Windows CE
 Supports SD Storage I/O Module
 Supports AMONet Master Module
 Supports Motion Control Modules
 Remote I/O expansibility
 Rich support to ADAM-5000 I/O Modules
ADAM-5550CE is a PC-based Controller designed for control tasks which require Industrial PC computing performance with a PLC form factor and I/O module design. ADAM-5550CE
offers an AMD Geode GX533 CPU along with control specific features such as watchdog timer, battery backup RAM. ADAM-5550CE features .NET class library which supports Microsoft
Visual Studio .NET programming languages under WinCE 5.0, so users can develop control application and HMI software with their own familiar programming environment. With the
built-in VGA port, no longer will users be required to build up additional SCADA PC’s in their applications. This compact and powerful PC-based controller has been widely applied
in variety of industrial automation applications especially ranging from machine automation to SCADA applications.
Control System
I/O Capacity
LED Indicators
 Operating System
 Real-time Clock
 Watchdog Timer
AMD Geode GX533 (GX2)
8 slots
Power, User define
128 MB DDR SDRAM with 1 MB Battery Backup
1 x CompactFlash® Card (Internal)
Windows® CE 5.0
 Comm. Protocol
 Medium
Modbus/RTU and Modbus/TCP
2 x 10/100 Base-T Ethernet Interface with RJ-45
 Communication
 Power Reversal Protection
2,500 VDC (COM2 RS-485)/1,000 VDC (COM4 RS-485)
1 x RS-232/485 (COM1)
1 x RS-485 (COM2)
1 x RS-232 (COM3)
1 x RS-232/485 (COM4)
2 x USB 1.1 ports (KB/Mouse via USB Ports)
1 x VGA (1024 X 768 Resolution)
 Dimensions
355 x 110 x 75 mm
 Enclosure
 Plug-in Screw Terminal Accepts 0.5 mm2 to 2.5 mm2, 1 - #12 or 2 - #14 to #22
 Humidity
5% to 95%, non-condensing
 Operating Temperature 0 ~ 55° C (32 ~ 131° F)
 Storage Temperature - 25 ~ 85° C (-13 ~ 185° F)
Ordering Information
 ADAM-5550CE
 Power Consumption
 Power Input
 Certificate
 Connectors
12 W @ 24 Vdc (not including I/O modules)
Unregulated +10 to +30 VDC
PC-based Controllers & I/O Modules
8-slot PC-based Controller with GX2 CPU
(RS-232/485 Port)
(RS-232/485 Port)
(RS-232) (RS-485)
DIP Switch
(User Define)
Controller Features
Rich Support to ADAM-5000 I/O Modules
ADAM-5550CE is designed for control tasks which need Industrial PC’s computing
performance and PLC’s robustness. Its multiple functionalities include discrete, analog
and motion functions. The .NET class libraries provide a flexible and easy-to-use software
solution for versatile applications. ADAM-5550CE supports Modbus protocol which allows
data exchange with various Modbus devices.
Most of the ADAM-5000 I/O modules are supported by ADAM-5550CE including analog
I/O modules, digital I/O modules, and motion control module. Besides the ADAM-5000
I/O modules, ADAM-5550CE supports new modules including SD slot, COM port with
shared interrupt, high speed counter and high density DI/O modules.
ADAM-5550CE has a built-in VGA port which can directly connect to a display. So
HMI function can be integrated into this controller. ADAM-5550CE can be operated
with or without display/keyboard/mouse which can meet different requirements of
Widely Used IT Technology
ADAM-5550CE supports widely used IT technology of industrial PC. For remote
monitoring function, the built-in web server can provide local I/O status for internet access
and email alarm function can send alarm message to dedicated email addresses when there
is any alarm occurs. For remote maintenance function, the built-in FTP server provides
service for uploading application program or downloading data logging files.
Dual Ethernet Ports
ADAM-5550CE provides two Ethernet ports for different application requirements such as
redundant Ethernet connection for reliability concern or separated network connections
for security concern. Both of the functions are possible to be implemented by customer’s
application program.
AMONet Motion Control Module
AMONet Module supports two RS-485 master ports, and transfers data between host and
slaves directly without any operations in between. Each port of the master can control up
to 2048 I/O points, 64 axes, or a combination of I/O points and axes for motion control.
The master ports support up to 20 Mbps transfer rate and a maximum communication
distance of up to 100 meters. The communication between master and slave is based
on a customized RS-485 solution that saves wires, covers a long distance, supports
high-speed communication and has time-deterministic features. Various functions can
be chosen on the slave modules, and standard industrial DIN rail mounting design makes
it easy to distribute them in the field.
Motion Control Module
ADAM-5550CE supports stepping/pulse-type servo motor control module, which is
designed for general-purpose applications. The servo motor control module’s intelligent
NOVAR MCX314-motion ASIC comes built-in with a variety of motion control functions,
such as 2/3-axis linear interpolation, 2-axis circular interpolation, T/S-curve acceleration/
deceleration rate and more. It performs these motion control functions without processor
loading during driving.
Remote I/O Expansibility
ADAM-5550CE supports not only Modbus/RTU Master function via serial ports, but
also the Modbus/TCP Client to retrieve data from remote I/O, and Modbus/TCP Server
to exchange data with other Modbus devices via Ethernet port. This Modbus feature is
very useful when the control system needs expand the remote I/O modules or connect
to other controllers.
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