SBC Is IIoT Savvy

Technologic Systems latest single-board computer (SBC), the TS-7553-V2, is based on the NXP i.MX6 UltraLite, a high performance, ultra-efficient processor family featuring an advanced implementation of a single ARM Cortex-A7 core, which operates at speeds up to 696 MHz. While able to support a wide range of embedded applications, the TS-7553-V2 was specifically designed for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) sector.

 

With connectivity in mind, an on-board Xbee interface, capable of supporting Xbee or NimbleLink, provides a path to adding a variety of Wireless interfaces. An Xbee radio can be used to link in with a local 2.4-GHz or sub 1-GHz mesh networks, allowing for gateway or node deployments. Digi and NimbleLink offer cellular radios for this socket, providing connectivity for applications such as remote equipment monitoring and control. Additionally, there is the option for a cellular modem via daughter card. This allows transmission of serial data via TCP, UDP or SMS over the cellular network. The TS-7553-V2 also includes an onboard Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 module option, providing even more connectivity.

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Further radio expansion can be accomplished with the two internal USB interfaces (one on a standard USB Type A connector, and the second on simple pin headers). The USB interfaces enable support for multiple proprietary networks via a dongle or USB connected device. This provides the opportunity to run mesh, LoRa, ZigBee, automotive Wi-Fi or other protocols with the TS-7553-V2. These radio options, combined with the on-board 10/100Base-T Ethernet, create the opportunity to communicate seamlessly with up to five different networks simultaneously from a single point.

 

The TS-7553-V2 supports standard interfaces including:

  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • TTL UART
  • 4 USB ports (3 host interfaces and, 1 device)
  • 3 RS-232 Serial/COM ports
  • RS-485 port
  • CAN bus
  • Up to 5 GPIO

 

 

A Nine-Axis Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) motion tracking device containing a gyroscope, accelerometer and compass are optional. A low-cost monochrome 128x64px LCD with a four-button keypad is available for Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications, even in harsh environments. The keypad offers intuitive operation with tactile function keys and the LCD is ideal for simple visualization tasks. If HMI is not a consideration, then compact, lightweight, rugged enclosures are available to contain your gateway in a secure, fanless enclosure. Both enclosures are DIN mountable.

 

Technologic Systems has taken the lead in combating read/write errors to memory that can prove fatal to operating systems thanks to TS-SILO and FeRAM technologies. TS-SILO is an optional feature which will provide up to 30 seconds of reserve power in the event of a power failure. This precious extra time gives the board time to gracefully power down and ensures file system integrity.

 

The TS-7553-V2 is built with industrial settings in mind and has a fanless temperature range of -40°C t0 85°C. The TS-7553-V2 has an operating supply voltage of 5 VDC to 28 VDC. Power over Ethernet (PoE) is supported via a daughter card, if desired. Applications with strict low power requirements will appreciate the work that’s been done to reduce power consumption to less than 2 W in typical conditions and a 9-mW sleep mode. More details abound on the TS-7553-V2 product page.

 

Technologic Systems Inc.

Fountain Hills, AZ, 85268

480-837-5200

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