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Product Description

The IC698CRE040 PASystems RX7i is a CPU programmed and configured to perform control in real time of machines, processes, and material handling sytems.
I/O communication and smart option module communication occurs over a rack-mounted backplane via VME64 Standard format. An embedded Ethernet port (or serial port) allows the CPU to communicate with the programmer and HMI devices.


This CPU is equipped with an 1800MHz Pentium-M microprocessor, 64 MB of battery-packed user memory, and 64 MB of non-volatile user flash for various types of user memory. It also comes with hot standby (HSB) redundancy. It is important to note that the latter requires a Redundancy CPU and Redundancy Memory Xchange module (IC698RMX016) configured as a redundancy link in each unit. The unit is also bulk memory accessible by way of reference table %W.


The IC698CRE040 supports discrete and analog I/O for Series 90-70 as well as communications and other modules, including VME. Note: A full list is available in the unit’s Installation Manual.

Web data monitoring is possible with a combined total of 16 web server and FTP connections. The unit offers bit-in-word referencing and a calendar clock, which is battery-backed. Firmware upgrades for the CPU/module can be initiated using either the RS-232 or RS-485 serial ports. The RS-232 Ethernet port is for station management.


Additionally, the IC698CRE040 is equipped with an embedded Ethernet interface, which provides support for SRTP Channels, Modbus/TCP Server, and Modbus/TCP Client. Two full duplex ports provide auto-negotiated network speed and crossover detection. The user-configurable Redundant IP allows EGD configuration exchange production.


The CPU’s power requirements are +5 VDC: 6.8 Amps nominal / +12 VDC: 0.003 Amps nominal / -12 VDC: 0.003 Amps nominal.

Technical Specifications

Processing Speed:  1.8 GHz
CPU Memory: 64 Mbytes
Floating Point: Yes
Serial Ports: 3
Serial Protocols: Modbus RTU Slave, SNP, Serial I/O
Embedded Comms:   RS-232, RS-486. Ethernet interface


GE Intelligent Platforms / GE Fanuc GE Automation RX7i

SKU 2171134  UPC 0815715263196

Part Number: IC698CRE040 / ic698cre040
Mfr/Brand Name: GE Automation
Mfr Number: IC698CRE040 / ic698cre040
Type: 1.8GHz Central Processing Unit with Hot Standby Redundancy

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Other IC698CRE040

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1C698CRE040 , GEFIC698CRE040 , CIMIC698CRE040


Battery: Memory retention

For battery selection, installation and estimated life, refer to the

PACSystems Controller Battery and Energy Pack Manual, GFK-2741.

Program storage

Up to 64 Mbytes of battery-backed RAM

64 Mbytes of non-volatile flash user memory

Power requirements: CRE030



+5 VDC: 3.2 Amps nominal

+12 VDC: 0.003 Amps nominal

-12 VDC: 0.003 Amps nominal

+5 VDC: 6.8 Amps nominal

+12 VDC: 0.003 Amps nominal

-12 VDC: 0.003 Amps nominal

Operating temperature: CRE030



0 to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)

0 to 60°C (32°F to 140°F) with fan tray

0 to 60°C (32°F to 140°F), fan tray required

Boolean execution speed, typical: CRE030


0.069ms per 1000 Boolean contacts/coils

0.024ms per 1000 Boolean contacts/coils

Time of Day Clock accuracy

Maximum drift of ±2 seconds per day

Elapsed Time Clock (internal timing) accuracy

±0.01% maximum

Embedded communications

RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet interface

Serial Protocols supported

Modbus RTU Slave, SNP, Serial I/O

Ethernet Ports

Embedded auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps half/full duplex Ethernet interface

VME Compatibility

System designed to support the VME64 standard ANSI/VITA 1

Program blocks

Up to 512 program blocks. Maximum size for a block is 128KB.


(For a detailed listing of memory areas, refer to the CPU Reference Manual, GFK-2222.)

%I and %Q: 32Kbits for discrete

%AI and %AQ: configurable up to 32Kwords

%W: configurable up to the maximum available user RAM Managed memory (Symbolic and I/O variables combined): configurable up to 10 Mbytes

Ethernet Interface Specifications


Web-based data monitoring

Up to 16 web server and FTP connections (combined)

Ethernet data rate

10Mb/sec and 100Mb/sec

Physical interface

10BaseT RJ45

WinLoader support


Number of EGD configuration-based pages


Time synchronization


Selective consumption of EGD


Load EGD configuration from RX7i to programmer


Remote Station Manager over UDP


Local Station Manager (RS-232)

Dedicated RS-232 port

Configurable Advanced User Parameters


Troubleshooting IC698CRE040

Troubleshooting information is available on IC698CRE040's website page; it also includes a datasheet user-manual and a wiring diagram.


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Customer Questions and Answers

  • Question:  What is an IC698CRE040?  Answer:  The IC698CRE040 is a 1.8 GHz Central Processing Unit with Hot Stand-by Redundancy from the GE Fanuc RX7i Series with an Intel Pentium-M microprocessor. 
  • Question:  What does Hot Standby CPU Redundancy in an IC698CRE040 do?  Answer:   Hot Standy CPU Redundancy allows a critical application or process to continue operating if a failure occurs in any single component. 
  • Question:  How many CPUs are required?  Answer:  A Hot Standy system uses two CPUs; and active unit that actively controls the process, and a backuo unit that is synchronized with the active unit and can take over the process if it becomes necessary.
  • Question:  How does IC698CRE040 communicate with I/O and Intelligent Option modules?  Answer:  The CPU communicates over a rack-mounted backplane using the VME64 Standard format.
  • Question:  What else is required wtih the IC698CRE040 to accomplish redundancy?  Answer:  A Redundacy Memory Xchange module (IC698RMX016) configured as a redundancy link in each unit. 
  • Question: How can I avoid RAM memory loss?  Answer:  Routine maintenance procedures should include scheduled replacement of the CPU's IC698ACC701 lithium battery pack.  The battery maintains program and data memory and operates the calendar clock when the power is removed.
  • Question:  If I don't have any light on or the CPU is not functioning correctly - What does that mean?  Answer:  It means there is something wrong with your processor and it will need repair or maybe even replacement. 

For more information on the IC698CRE040 Central Processing Unit of the GE Fanuc RX7i Series, please see the Datasheet User-Manual.


Catalog Number Date CPU Ethernet Firmware Version
    Firmware Version  
IC698CRE030-HN/CRE040-HN May. 2013 6.75 6.2
IC698CRE030-GM/CRE040-GM May. 2012 6.75 6.13
IC698CRE030-FM/CRE040-FM Mar. 2012 6.75 6.13
IC698CRE030-FL/CRE040-FL Feb. 2012 6.75 6.12
IC698CRE030-FK/CRE040-FK Nov. 2011 6.75 6.1
IC698CRE030-FJ/CRE040-FJ Jul. 2011 6.71 6.1
IC698CRE030-FH/CRE040-FH Nov. 2010 6.01 6
IC698CRE030-EH/CRE040-EH Mar. 2010 6.01 6
IC698CRE030-EG/CRE040-EG Sep. 2009 6 6
IC698CRE030-EF/CRE040-EF Dec. 2008 5.5 5.51
IC698CRE030-EE/CRE040-EE Oct. 2008 5.5 5.5
IC698CRE030-DE/CRE040-DE May. 2008 5.5 5.5
IC698CRE030-DD/CRE040-DD Dec. 2007 5 5.01
IC698CRE030-DC/CRE040-DC Oct. 2007 5 5
IC698CRE030-CC/CRE040-CC Aug. 2007 5 5
IC698CRE030-CB/CRE040-CB Jul. 2007 4.02 4
IC698CRE030-BB/CRE040-BB Jul. 2007 4.02 4
IC698CRE030-AB/CRE040-AB Dec. 2006 4.02 4
IC698CRE030-AA/CRE040-AA Oct. 2006 4.01 4
IC698CRE020-DD Apr. 2005 2.04 3

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