Has anyone run Ignition on a AB CompactLogix 5480?

It is possible but has anyone actually done it? How did it perform?

Specs below:

“CompactLogix 5480 Controller offers the benefits of Logix control with Windows®- based computing. With a commercially available CPU and a Windows 10 IoT Enterprise operating system running in parallel to the Logix control engine, it provides a high-performance architecture with the ability to run third-party applications.”

  • Logix control with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS running in parallel
  • Provides the ability to run third-party applications on the PLC.
  • 20MB PLC memory, 16GB on OS
  • Supports up to 31 local Compact 5000 I/O modules
  • Safety: N/A
  • 3 Communication Ports: 2 ports configurable for Dual IP or DLR (PLC) and 1 GbE Port (OS)
  • 1 DisplayPort: supports standard converters for HDMI, DVI, VGA displays
  • 3 USB Ports: 1 Device Port (Logix), 2 USB 3.0 Host Ports (OS)


Yes, but lets dive into a few key points. The i7 they state it has is actually only a single core from it and not the full cpu. The memory of the device is really small so unless you want a database to run on a usb, its not really optimal.

We run both edge and gateway on them however we are moving to the Beckhoff IPC for better performance. When I say this thing is slow, I mean our raspberry pi 4 with 8gb run better…

Also they run Windows 2016 LTSC not current Windows 10 IOT.

Let me know if you need any help working through the group policies on the rockwell firewall side or installation.