CODESYS Multicore

Add-on component for standard devices with Symmetric Multicore Processing (SMP) support

Optimal use of performance potential

With CODESYS multicore support for Symmetric Multiprocessing CPUs, the performance of such devices can be optimally utilized.

Advantages of CODESYS Multicore:

  • Better real-time behavior of independent tasks
  • Better performance of the overall system
  • More possibilities for load balancing in the operating system
  • Maintaining data consistency
  • Longer CPU life

The application engineer decides whether the distribution of tasks should be handed over completely to the operating system or whether individual cores should be assigned specific tasks such as motion, communication or visualization. With CODESYS Multicore, the optimum distribution for each individual application can be achieved and monitored via integrated core monitoring.


As a user, e.g. in machine and plant construction:

CODESYS Multicore is available on standard device platforms for CODESYS Control SL SoftPLC systems, provided that the hardware platform has multiple CPU cores. For the use of more than two cores, the license classes “Control Standard L” or higher are required. Pleased find more information about application-based licenses in the CODESYS Store.


As a manufacturer of programmable devices:

Purchase the CODESYS Runtime Toolkit, and license CODESYS Multicore for your device. Further information is available at


Screenshots CODESYS Muticore

CODESYS brochures and information material

With the power of multiple cores - multicore support for SPS

The article by Samuel Greising, Product Manager at CODESYS Group, was published in the 10/2018 issue of A&D magazine.

Multicore suppor for SPS // read the article »

CODESYS brochures and information material

CODESYS - One software. All applications. Your Automation Solution.
Version: 10/2023
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CODESYS - One software. Any field of application. Your automation platform.
Version: 10/2023
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Various suppliers present CODESYS-compatible devices and exciting solutions that can be useful for your automation tasks. (Only available in german language.)
Version: 11/2022
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