• PCD1.M2x20 & PCD1.M2160

  • Central processing units

The SBC PCD1.M2xxx series is a compact controller with onboard I/Os and in addition two I/O-slots for PCD2 I/O-modules or communication interface-modules. The Web/IT functionality, the onboard memory, the range of standard communication interfaces and the expansion options offer good solutions for small to medium installations.


System Catalogue : PCD1

Extract 26-215_A0150 System Catalogue : PCD1

Chapter ChA015:
Automation Stations PCD1

ENG18 .pdf 2.75 MB Download
FRA18 .pdf 2.75 MB Download
GER18 .pdf 2.76 MB Download
ITA18 .pdf 2.75 MB Download

PCD1.M2160 & PCD1.M2x20

Flyer PP26-504 PCD1.M2160 & PCD1.M2x20

DE05 .pdf 0.53 MB Download
EN05 .pdf 0.53 MB Download
FR05 .pdf 0.53 MB Download
IT05 .pdf 0.53 MB Download


Manual 26-875 PCD1.M2xxx

Hardware Manual PCD1.M2_

ENG08 .pdf 12.38 MB Download
FRA08 .pdf 12.35 MB Download
GER08 .pdf 12.36 MB Download
ITA08 .pdf 12.27 MB Download


Manual 27-600 IO-Modules

I/O modules for the series PCD1 | PCD2 and PCD3

ENG11 .pdf 20.93 MB Download
FRA11 .pdf 19.39 MB Download
GER11 .pdf 21.94 MB Download
ITA11 .pdf 21.09 MB Download

Systemcable and adapter

Manual 26-792 Systemcable and adapter

ENG07 .pdf 2.05 MB Download
FRA07 .pdf 3.47 MB Download
GER07 .pdf 3.44 MB Download
ITA07 .pdf 3.46 MB Download

PCD2.F2xxx - serial interface modules

Manual 27-649 PCD2.F2xxx - serial interface modules

Physical interfaces for specific protocols

ENG02 .pdf 3.04 MB Download
FRA02 .pdf 3.03 MB Download
GER02 .pdf 2.93 MB Download
ITA02 .pdf 2.97 MB Download

File System and FTP Server

Manual 26-855 File System and FTP Server

ENG08 .pdf 2.25 MB Download
IT07 .pdf 3.35 MB Download

TCP/IP - Ethernet for the Saia PCD® Serie

Manual 26-776 TCP/IP - Ethernet for the Saia PCD® Serie

ENG13 .pdf 21.09 MB Download
FRA13 .pdf 20.91 MB Download
GER13 .pdf 10.50 MB Download
IT03 Archive .pdf 4.43 MB Download


Manual 26-867 TCP/IP-Enhancements

ENG05 .pdf 3.55 MB Download
FRA05 .pdf 3.47 MB Download
GER05 .pdf 3.51 MB Download

Drill hole pattern for PCD1.M2xx0

Tutorial 26-064 Drill hole pattern for PCD1.M2xx0

ENG01 .pdf 0.32 MB Download
FRA01 .pdf 0.30 MB Download
GER01 .pdf 0.30 MB Download
ITA01 .pdf 0.30 MB Download
SPA01 .pdf 0.30 MB Download

Leaflet: PCD1.M2xx0

Readme 35-003 Leaflet: PCD1.M2xx0

Saia PCD1.M2xxx controller

ENG04 .pdf 0.13 MB Download

App notes incl. examples PPP, DHCP, DNS and SNTP

Info Application Notes App notes incl. examples PPP, DHCP, DNS and SNTP

DE3 Archive .zip 14.95 MB Download
EN3 Archive .zip 14.73 MB Download

EPLAN product macros, DWG and DXF files can be found here.

Firmware used in production

The actual COSinus FW is available from the COSinus firmware page.


GSD File M2x20 (PG5 2.0.150 patch 4)

Software GSD File M2x20 (PG5 2.0.150 patch 4)

For working with the PCD1.M2xx0 the software PG5 2.0.150 (saia-suppo

EN .zip 0.66 MB Download

Good to know

PG5 2.0.210 or later is to be used for working with the PCD1.M2160.

PG5 2.0.200 or later is to be used for working with the PCD1.M2020.

Patch 4 of PG5 2.0.150 is to be used for working with the PCD1.M2120, see FAQ 101541.

The differences between firmware version 1.16.69 and 1.20.xx are listed in in FAQ 101820.

The differences between firmware version 1.16.27 and 1.16.69 are listed in FAQ 101624.

The differences between firmware version 1.14.23 and 1.16.27 are listed in FAQ 101624.

Please note that the Micro SD card inside the PCD1.M2 is NOT to be removed!

On slot A can only be used a PCD7.F1xxS module (the versions without the "S" are too large and can not be mounted).

An internal modem PCD2.T8xx can only be used together with a PCD7.F121S module and an external wiring on the terminal block.

The memory module PCD2.R6000 is not supported due the mechanical restrictions (while PCD2.F2xx0 modules can be used without restriction).

It is not possible to mount a Profibus DP master (PCD7.F7500) or a CAN module PCD7.F7400.

For the onboard I/Os the media mapping must be used (direct access to the I/Os from the DDC Suite is not supported).

Information about PCD7.W600 on this link 

The Profibus DP Master module PCD7.F7500 (or a PCD7.F7400) is not supported.

PCD1 / _Firmware Classic

  • It's possible to connect SBC PCD's directly to the internet? (FAQ #102060)
  • What are the differences between the COSinus firmwares FW 1.28.11 and FW 1.28.51? (FAQ #102058)
  • Why the RS-485 S-Bus communication between the PCD master and the slave does fail sometime, if FW 1.28.20…1.28.33 is used? (FAQ #102026)
  • PCD Firmware 1.28.16 or 1.24.69 fix the Ethernet frame padding information leakage (FAQ #102011)
  • What are the differences between the COSinus firmwares FW 1.28.11 and FW 1.28.51? (FAQ #102010)
  • Lon Bindings lost after power off / on with FW 1.26.15 (FAQ #101999)
  • What are the differences between the COSinus firmwares FW 1.24.67 and FW 1.26.31? (FAQ #101987)
  • What is the meaning of the PCD history entry ‘FWDnld UnknownFW’? (FAQ #101959)
  • How to find more information based on the error message "SF not loaded"? (FAQ #101568)
  • What does CSF stand for? (FAQ #101566)
  • Overview of the current production firmware versions (FAQ #101304)
  • How to implement a software watchdog (FAQ #101285)
  • Why do I sporadically get communication errors when connecting a PCD/PCS in "Secure S-Bus Data Mode"? (FAQ #101180)
  • Why do I get a "68k add Error" when writing a text on the S-Web Server? (FAQ #101049)
  • Why is the message: "Failed to get data on alarm.exe" displayed on the alarming page? (FAQ #100963)
  • Is it possible reading the PCD "IP address" from the user program? (FAQ #100952)
  • Register corruption on a PCD1.M1x5 due to bug in firmware booter (FAQ #100645)
  • Error LED of PCD is lit! How to find the problem? (FAQ #100269)
  • What EPROM burner is recommended to create firmware chips for PCD's? (FAQ #100256)
  • Baudrate limitation on serial ports (FAQ #100252)
  • Communication interface isn't reset on SW watchdog restart with option XOB0 enabled (FAQ #100243)
  • Firmware version naming of non-Saia PCD® COSinus systems (FAQ #100176)
  • Not all History entries can be found in the Online Help of PG5 (FAQ #100173)
  • Why is the instruction DSP not supported on Saia PCD® COSinus systems? (FAQ #100034)

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