Power, Performance, Connectivity

IDEC brought some of the first micro-Programmable Logic Controllers to the market, and has been meeting your changing control automation needs for decades. Our next generation MicroSmart FC6A , a powerful micro PLC with the features of a PAC (programmable automation controller) in a low-cost and small form factor, making it an ideal fit for demanding applications.

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MicroSmart FC6A Datasheet

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Models  |  Design  |  Performances Web Page Tutorials Communication  |  Programming

MicroSmart FC6A

Adaptive Design

Unmatched Performance

Fast Execution Time

Processing time for Basic instruction


24 time faster than FC4A


16 time faster than FC5A

  • 42ns


  • 56ns

    FC5A Slim

  • 700ns


  • 1000ns


Fast I/O Refresh

Comparing a typical setup with CPU, plus 4 digital I/O and 1 analog expansion module, the MicroSmart FC6A takes only 0.4ms to read and update all the expansion I/O. This is extremely fast comparing to other micro PLC. As a result, your system reacts faster and runs more effieciently.

6 time faster than FC5A

Wide range Analog I/O Modules

FC6A‑J2C1 2pt input module 0-10VDC, -10 to 10VDC, 4-20mA and 0-20mA
FC6A‑J4A1 4pt input module 0-10VDC, -10 to 10VDC, 4-20mA and 0-20mA
FC6A‑J8A1 8pt input module 0-10VDC, -10 to 10VDC, 4-20mA and 0-20mA
FC6A‑K4A1 4pt output module 0-10VDC, -10 to 10VDC, 4-20mA and 0-20mA
FC6A‑L06A1 4in/2out combination module 0-10VDC, -10 to 10VDC, 4-20mA and 0-20mA
FC6A‑L03CN1 2in/1out combination module
0-10VDC, -10 to 10VDC, 4-20mA, 0-20mA, Thermocouple, RTD input
0-10VDC, -10 to 10VDC, 4-20mA and 0-20mA output
FC6A‑J4CN1 4pt input module 0-10VDC, -10 to 10VDC, 4-20mA, 0-20mA, Thermocouple, RTD input
FC6A‑J8CU1 8pt input module Thermocouple and Thermistor

Maximum 127 Analog I/O

Up to 15 expansion modules can be added to the 24 and 40 I/O models. These modules can be of any type with no restrictions as to the number of analog and specialty modules. This gives the 40 I/O MicroSmart PLC the capability to handle up to 528 I/O with a maximum of 127 analog I/O, much more than a typical micro PLC.

Maximum 528 Digital I/O

Up to 15 digital I/O expansion modules can be configured to create a maximum of 528 digital I/O.

Large 640KB (80,000 steps) programming memory

Handle large and more sophisticated program for bigger systems

Program Capacity (KByte)

  • FC6A

  • FC5A Slim

  • FC5A

  • FC4A

  • FTIA

Improved High Speed Outputs

3 new high speed pulse output instructions are added for simple positioning controls. This allows the MicroSmart FC6A to be used in many applications that require two positions X-Y controls.

  • ARAMP — Ramp pulse output with table
  • JOG — Jog control
  • ABS — Initialize Absolute Counter

Large Data Memory

The MicroSmart PLC has 1,024 timers, and six of the 512 counters are high-speed at rates up to 100kHz. These capabilities are combined with extensive data and bit memory, double the capacity of a typical micro PLC.

Built-in Real Time Clock

The MicroSmart PLC has a built-in real-time clock. Alternatively, the PLC can obtain time information from an SNTP server for time-based applications such as lighting controls.

Upgradable Firmware for CPU and expansion modules

The CPU and expansion modules have field-upgradeable firmware, making it easy to keep the MicroSmart PLC up to date.

Web Page Editor

WindLDR version 8+ introduced a new Web Page Editor where anyone can use it to create professional and dynamic web pages to monitor and control the MicroSmart FC6A PLC.

Communication of Choice

Modbus TCP and RTU protocol

FC6A supports both Modbus TCP and RTU. It can be easily be configured to be a Client (master) or Server (slave) on the Modbus network.

CAN J1939 Protocol

The MicroSmart PLC supports the CAN J1939 protocol, commonly used in diesel power train applications, in-vehicle networks for trucks & buses, agriculture & forestry machinery, military and recreational vehicles, and marine navigation systems.

Email and Text Notification

Using HMI module, FC6A MicroSmart can easily be configured to send Email or Text message to your PC or mobile phone. Dynamic values in the PLC can also be incorporated in the body of the email as well to show status conditions Up to 255 email messages can be configured and multiple recipients can be included in the email To and cc fields. Third party email servers such as Gmail or Yahoo can be configured.

Enhanced Programming Software


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Selection Guide

Standard  |  CAN J1939  |  Digital I/O  |  Analog I/O  |  Specialty

Standard Base Module

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CAN J1939 Base Module

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Digital I/O Expansion Module

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Analog I/O Expansion Module

Analog I/O Expansion Cartridge

Specialty Expansion Module


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