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GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Announces New High Performance PACSystems RX3i CPU320

Unprecedented Speed and Processing Performance Key To High-End Control Applications

Many Customer Logic Cycle Times Reduced By 70 Percent

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, FEBRUARY 6, 2008 GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, announced the availability of its new PACSystems RX3i CPU320, which incorporates the Intel 1 GHz processor to provide unprecedented speed and performance. The CPU320 is ideal for applications where the processing power of the current controller has been pushed to the limit. In addition to the increased performance, the CPU320 has 64Mbytes of user memory available.

“The CPU320 is ideal for a wide range of high speed applications where memory and performance are needed,” said Bill Black, Controllers Product Manager for GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “Typical applications where the new CPU should be positioned is material handling, packaging, assembly and process control.”

Key features of the RX3i CPU320 include two built-in communication ports, configurable data and program memory. The CPU320 can be programmed in Ladder Diagram, Structured Text, Function Block Diagram, and C. The CPU supports Symbolic Variables addressing and over 32K of discrete and analog I/O. The powerful processor supports up to 512 program blocks with a maximum size for a block is 128KB.

“Customers looking for high speed processing, built-in communications, large data storage and high throughput will find this product will meet their critical requirements,” said Black. “We were able to reduce many customers’ logic execution times by more than 70%.”

The RX3i CPU320 is available now.

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About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is a high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, expertise and experience in automation and embedded computing, with products employed in virtually every industry, including manufacturing automation, defense, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and aerospace. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions. For more information, visit

Elli Holman,
GE Fanuc Automation

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