Friday, November 26, 2010

Linksys SRW224G4P

Linksys SRW224G4P , 24-Port Managed Gigabit Switch with WebView and PoE .
24-Port Managed Gigabit Switch with WebView and PoE ,(24) 10/100 ports + (2) shared Gigabit combo ports + (2) Gigabit uplink ports

The Linksys WebView Managed switch allows you to expand your network securely. Configuration of the switch is secured using SSL for Web access. User control is secured using 802.1x security using a RADIUS authentication mechanism and can also be controlled using MAC filtering. Extensive QoS features makes the solution ideal for real-time applications like Voice and Video. The 4 priority queues together with the Weighted Round Robin and Strict Priority scheduling techniques facilitate efficient co-existence of real-time traffic with data traffic allowing them each to meet their QoS needs. Individual users or applications can be prioritized above others using various Class of Service options - by port, layer 2 priority (802.1p), and Layer 3 priority (TOS or DSCP). Intelligent Broadcast, and Multicast storm control minimizes and contain the effect of these types of traffic on regular traffic. IGMP Snooping limits bandwidth-intensive video traffic to only the requestors without flooding to all users. Incoming traffic can be policed and outgoing traffic can be shaped allowing you to control network access and traffic flow.

There are features that allow you to expand and grow your network of switches. Link aggregation allow multiple high-bandwidth trunks between switches to be setup. This also provides a level of reliability in that the system continues to operate if one of the links break. Spanning Tree (STP), Fast Spanning Tree, and Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP) allow you to build a mesh of switches increasing the availability of the system.

The rich management functionality of the WebView switches includes SNMP, RMON, Telnet, and HTTP Management options, allowing you to flexibly integrate and manage these devices in your network.

Automatic Load Sensing - Power control circuitry automatically detects Power over Ethernet on access point before providing power. Power feeding of Ethernet limited for fixed 10/100 Base-T/TX ports. The solution can provide maximum output power per PoE port up to 15.4W on 24 ports simultaneously. Independent overload and short-circuit protection for each port. LED indicators for power status per PoE port. Support IEEE802.3af MIB for power over Ethernet function. Support IEEE 802.1d spanning tree, IEEE 802.1w Rapid STP, Fast Linkover, IEEE 802.1s Multiple STP. Cable diagnostics.

  • An ideal solution for expanding existing networks in growing companies
  • Standards-based IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) - Up to 12 ports at 15.4W for 180W of total PoE power
  • Solution ideal for voice and video with IGMP snooping, L2/L3 policy filters
  • Secure management via SSH/SSL and secure user access via 802.1x Port Authentication and MAC address filtering
  • 24 - 10/100 Switched RJ-45 ports deliver up to 4 Gbps of throughput per port
  • 2 shared 10/100/1000 miniGBIC ports
  • Switching capacity delivers wirespeed performance at 12.8 Gbps, non-blocking capacity
  • WebView monitoring allows administrators to view the current status and configuration using their favorite web browser
  • PoE on 12 10/100 ports supplies up to IEEE 802.3af maximum of 15.4W per port
  • Auto MDI/MDIX per port allows for automatic Cable detection
  • Port based and 802.1q based VLAN’s support up to 256 VLANs
  • Port trunking for up to 8 groups allows you to increase your bandwidth for each uplink or Server connection
  • Port configuration settings for link, speed, auto MDI/MDIX, flow control, and more
  • Fully rack-mountable using the included rack-mounting hardware
  • MAC address table supports up to 8K MAC address entries
  • Optimal platform to support real-time applications like voice and video by providing features like IGMP snooping, multiple queues (4) with appropriate scheduling techniques, prioritization of traffic based on port, 802.1p, IP ToS/precedence/ DSCP, TCP/UDP port and line rate forwarding mechanisms
  • Enhanced QoS functions including rate limiting for ingress/egress and per flow at 64kbps granularity
  • Secure control via SSH for Telnet interface and SSL for HTTP interface
  • User/Network security via 802.1X (with RADIUS authentication) and MAC‑based filtering
  • Advanced security ACL can deny or limit network access based on L1-L4 information e.g. MAC, Ethernet type, VLAN ID, IP address, Protocol ID, or TCP/UDP port
  • Containment of storms - Broadcast and Multicast
  • Expandability and availability increased across multiple switches using Link Aggregation
  • Port trunking for up to 8 groups with up to 8 ports per group allows you to increase your bandwidth for each uplink or Server connection
  • SNMP and RMON management expand your visibility options


24-Port Managed Gigabit Switch with WebView and PoE
Model Number SRW224G4P
Ports 24 RJ-45 connectors for 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T with 2 shared SFP slots and 2 giga ports
Standards 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet, 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet, 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet, 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet, 802.3x Flow Control, 802.3 ad LACP,802.3af PoE, 802.1d STP, 802.1Q/p VLAN, 802.1w Rapid STP, 802.1s Multiple STP, 802.1X Port Access Authentication
Cabling Type UTP CAT 5 or better for 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, UTP CAT 5e or better for 1000BASE-T
LEDs Power, Link/Act, Speed
Switching Capacity 12.8 Gbps, non-blocking
MAC table size 8k
Number of VLANs 256
Web User Interface Built-in Web UI for easy browser-based configuration (HTTP/HTTPS)
SNMP SNMP version 1, 2, 3 with support for traps
SNMP MIBs RFC1213 MIB-2, RFC2863 Interface MIB, RFC2665 Ether-like MIB, RFC1493 Bridge MIB, RFC2674 Extended Bridge MIB (P-bridge, Q-bridge), RFC2819 RMON MIB (groups 1,2,3,9 only), RFC2737 Entity MIB, RFC 2618 RADIUS Client MIB
RMON Embedded Remote Monitoring (RMON) software agent supports four RMON groups (history, statistics, alarms, and events) for enhanced traffic management, monitoring, and analysis.
Firmware Upgrade Web Browser upgrade (HTTP) and TFTP
Port Mirroring Traffic on a port can be mirrored to another port for analysis with a network analyzer or RMON probe
Other Management RFC854 Telnet (Menu-driven configuration), Secure Shell (SSH)* and Telnet Management (SSHv2), Telnet client, SSL security for Web UI, Switch audit log, DHCP client, BootP, SNTP, Xmodem upgrade, Cable diagnostics, PING
IEEE 802.1x 802.1X - RADIUS Authentication.
MD5 Encryption ACLs - Drop or rate limit based on: Source and destination MAC address, Source and destination IP address, Protocol, ToS/DSCP, Port, VLAN, Ethertype
Link Aggregation Link Aggregation using IEEE 802.3ad LACP Up to 8 ports in up to 8 trunks
Storm Control Broadcast and Multicast
Spanning Tree IEEE 802.1d Spanning Tree, IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree, IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree, Fast Linkover
IGMP Snooping IGMP (v1/v2) snooping provides for fast client joins and leaves of multicast streams and limits bandwidth-intensive video traffic to only the requestors
Priority Levels 4 Hardware Queues
Scheduling Priority Queuing and Weighted Round Robin (WRR)
Class of Service Port-based, 802.1p VLAN priority based, IPv4/v6 IP Precedence/TOS/DSCP based, TCP/UDP port-based
Layer 2
VLAN Port-based and 802.1q based VLANs, Management VLAN
HOL Blocking Head of line blocking prevention
Jumbo frame Supports frames up to 10K byte frames
Dimensions 17.32" x 1.75" x 13.7”
WxHxD (440 x 44 x 348 mm)
Unit Weight 8.85 lb (4.02 kg)
Power 100-240V 0.5A
Certification FCC Part15 Class A, CE Class A, UL, cUL, CE mark, CB
Operating Temperature 32 to 122ºF (0 to 45ºC)
Storage Temperature -4 to 158ºF (-20 to 70ºC)
Operating Humidity 20 to 95%
Storage Humidity 5 to 95%
Warranty 5 years

Package Contents:

  • SRW224G4P Switch
  • AC Power Cord
  • Rack Mounting Kit with Brackets and Hardware
  • CD with User Guide in PDF Format
  • Online Registration Card
  • Console Cable

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CL400 , handheld Fiber Optic inspection scope

CL400 is a coaxial illuminated handheld fiber optic inspection scope. Fiber optic inspection microscopes are used to inspect the end face of a connector or cleaved fiber. There are two major types of fiber microscopes available; one is for fiber termination inspection and the other is for inspection of installed connectors on patch panels and hardware devices.
The typical magnification level is 200X or 400X for single mode fiber applications. with 400x magnification you can clearly see scracthing, dig, dirt deposit, debris and other contaminations.

  • CE approval
  • LED Illumination
  • vesatile adapter interface
  • clear bright image
  • smooth focus control
  • momentaru push button on/off switch
  • laser filter installed for eye protection

  • Rubber housing , anti slip
  • optical magnification 400 times
  • power source AAA 3X battery ( not included )
  • light source: white LED rated for 100,000 hours
  • weight approx. 0.5Kg
  • size: 225X (long) 32Xmm (diameter)
  • control: momentary on/ off switch for light source , fine focus controll wheel
  • safety filter: built in IR filter
  • adapter interface: user interchangeable adapters

SRF485 Ultrasonic range finder

The SRF485 is a single transducer ultrasonic ranger, based on our original SRF02 design. The SRF485 uses the RS485 standard for communications, for up to 127 modules on each RS485 bus. The SRF485 features an on-board 5v power regulator which can be supplied from 8vdc to 14vdc. Both power and RS485 signals are supplied to the module via a 10pin IDC connector, making cabling a large number of modules very easy. The Range of the SRF485 is 30cm to 5meters.

  • Voltage - 12vdc (8vdc - 14vdc)
  • Current - 10mA
  • Range - 30cm - 5meters
  • Temperature Compensation - -30 to +50 centigrade
  • Size - 38mm x 38mm (1.5" x 1.5")
  • Mounting - 30.5mm x 30.5mm (1.2" x 1.2")
  • Transducer - 16mm dia. centrally mounted.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

SSC-32 servo controller

The SSC-32 (serial servo controller) is a small preassembled servo controller with some big features. It has high resolution (1uS) for accurate positioning, and extremely smooth moves. The range is 0.50mS to 2.50mS for a range of about 180°. The motion control can be immediate response, speed controlled, timed motion, or a combination. A unique "Group Move" allows any combination of servos to begin and end motion at the same time, even if the servos have to move different distances. This is a very powerful feature for creating complex walking gaits for multi servo walking robots. The servo's position or movement can be Queried to provide feedback to the host computer. There is even a 12 servo Hexapod sequencer built in. This allows complete control of all aspects of the alternating tripod gait simply by transferring a few values from the host controller. Any output can be used as a TTL level output. There are 4 digital inputs that are static or latched, so you don't have to worry about missing a short event. They can also be used as analog inputs. There are three terminal blocks for powering options. The DB9 input has true RS-232 levels for use with a PC.

These specifications pertain to firmware version 2.01XE:

* Microcontroller = Atmel ATMEGA168-20PU
* EEPROM = 24LC32P (Required for 2.01GP)
* Speed = 14.75 MHz
* Internal Sequencer = 12 Servo Hexapod (Alternating Tripod)
* Serial input = True RS-232 or TTL, 2400, 9600, 38.4k, 115.2k, N81
* Outputs = 32 (Servo or TTL)
* Inputs = 4 (Static or Latching, Analog or Digital)
* Current requirements = 31mA
* PC interface = DB9F
* Microcontroller interface = Header posts
* Servo control = Up to 32 servos plug in directly
* Servo type supported = Futaba or Hitec
* Servo travel range = 180°
* Servo resolution = 1uS, .09°
* Servo speed resolution = 1uS / Second
* Servo motion control = Immediate, Timed, Speed or Synchronized.
* PC board size = 3.0" x 2.3"
* VS current capacity = 15 amps per side, 30 amps max

RXM01 ism band FSK receiver module.

RXM01 ism band FSK receiver module.

Low cost ISM Band receiver module implemented with unique PLL and zero IF design approach , and work with FSK modulation signal ranges from 315/433/868/915MHz band, comply with FCC, ETSI regulation. The SPI interface is used to communicate with microcontroller for parameter setting. RXM01 work with TXM02 transceiver module at 433MHz band. The pair of module can work up to 300 meter in open air (line of sight )

  • Low cost , high performance
  • tuning free during prduction
  • FSK reception
  • PLLand zero IF technology
  • fast PLL lock time
  • high resolution PLL with 2.5KHz step
  • high data rate up to 115.2kbps with FSK modulation)
  • differential antenna input
  • automatic antenna tuning
  • Programmable rceiver bandwidth (from 67 to 400 kHz)
  • Analog and digital signal strength indicator (ARSSI/DRSSI)
  • AFC
  • DQD
  • Internal Demodulator
  • SPI interface
  • clock and signal reset for external MCU use
  • 16 bits FIFO
  • low power mode (< 0.5 mA averaged current constumption)
  • 10MHz xtal for PLL reference 
  • wakeup timer
  • 2.2V-5.4V power supply
  • low batt detection
  • low power consumption
  • standby current less than 0.3 micro Amp.

TXM02 ism band FSK transmitter module

TXM02 ism band FSK transmitter module.
Low cost ISM Band transmitter module implemented with unique PLL approach , and work with FSK modulation signal ranges from 433/868/915MHz band, comply with FCC, ETSI regulation. The SPI interface is used to communicate with microcontroller for parameter setting. TXM02 work with RXM01 receiver module at 433MHz band. The pair of module can work up to 300 meter in open air (line of sight )

  • Low cost , high performance
  • tuning free during prduction
  • FSK transmission
  • PLL employed
  • fast PLL lock time
  • high resolution PLL with 2.5KHz step
  • Programmable frequency deviation (from 30 KHz to 210 KHz, step 30 KHz)
  • programmable output power
  • high data rate up to 115.2kbps with FSK modulation)
  • differential antenna output
  • automatic antenna tuning
  • SPI interface
  • clock and signal reset for external MCU use
  • 10MHz xtal for PLL reference 
  • Programmable xtal load capacitor bank
  • wakeup timer
  • low batt detection
  • low power consumption
  • standby current less than 0.3 micro Amp.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Bioloid Premium Kit

Bioloid Premium Kit
It is the upgraded and latest version of Bioloid Comprehensive Kit. (Expert Kit - Labs version of Comprehensive Kit)
Bioloid includes gyro sensor, DMS sensor, and multi-channel wireless expendable remote controller. (Based on Premium Kit) Please make sure that it is easy to insert and take out the batteries; the cables are arranged safely; it has outstanding compatibility.

-CM-510 (Main Controller): 1 piece

RoboPlus is an icon-type, C language-based, and easy-to-use software for users who do not understand computer program languages. The motions and behaviors of robots can be programmed and managed with the software. The users can learn the structure and the grammar of C language eventually while using RoboPlus. In addition, various C language program examples are provided for experts. 

* CPU: ATMEGA 2561
* Internal I/O Device: 6 buttons, Mic, Temperature sensor, and Voltage Sensor are included
* External I/O Device: GP I/O & 6 of 5P I/O port for analog sensor installation AX-Series Dinamixel connector: 5 pieces
* Mode Display & AUX LED

- Robot Exclusive Servo Dynamixel(AX-12+): 18 pieces
- 2-axis Gyro Sensor: 1 piece
- DMS Sensor: 1 piece
- IR sensors: 2 pieces
- RC-100(Remote Controller): 1 piece
- Skin Set for Humanoid
- Li-Po Battery (11.1V, 1000mA/PCM) : 1 piece
- Battery Charger
- USB2Dynamixel
- Quick Start Book (3-types of humanoid robot examples are provided)
- Screw Driver, Cable Holder
- RoboPlus CD

1) Excellent walking humanoid (Self-Adjusts posture while walking)
2) Various sensors including Gyro, Distance, and IR
3) RC-100(Remote Controller) is included (IR-default, Zigbee-optional)
4) C-style programming & motion teaching with RoboPlus S/W (USB interface included)
5) Semitransparent humanoid skin for customization
6) Digital packet communication with daisy chain topology
7) Build various robots through versatile expansion mechanism 

Comparison table:
Description Bioloid Beginner Kit Bioloid Comprehensive Kit Bioloid Premium Kit
Web Links Web Link another Web Link
Main Controller CM-5 CM-5 CM-510
AX-12+ : 4EA AX-12+ : 18EA AX-12+ : 18EA
Sensor AX-S1 AX-S1 GYRO, DMS, IR
Power Eneloop Ni-MH 9.6V
Eneloop Ni-MH 9.6V
Li-Po 11.1V
Remote Control RC-100 +
ZIG-100 set (Option)
RC-100 +
ZIG-100 set (Option)
ZIG-110 set (Option)
Manual Quick Start (14 robots)
User's Guide
Quick Start (26 robots)
User's Guide
Quick Start (3 robots)
e-manual (26 robots)
Usage Education(School) Education(School/Univ.)

Friday, November 19, 2010

MechRC Humanoid Robot (Shadow Stalker)

The RoboSavvy MechRC Humanoid Robot (Shadow Stalker) system provides you with everything you need to control and program your very own humanoid robot. With over 100 pre-installed motions and sounds that can be activated from the game pad-style remote control, MechRC is ready to take the world by storm, right out of the box! But the fun doesn’t stop there… Personalize your robot with the user friendly MechRC Commander software (included). Create new and exciting motions and action sequences in minutes and then download them to your robot along with your own sound effects, voices and music straight from your home PC.

With 17 precision servos, capable of up to 180 degrees of movement, the MechRC robot can perform feats of agility. The robot comes with over 100 motion files pre-installed, from killer fighting moves to dance motions, with even more available on the CD-ROM.
Make your own motion sequences with the supplied MechRC Commander software. Simply add different poses to the animation filmstrip to create a motion, assign it to a button or button combo on the handset and hit “download”.
Control your robot just like a video game character from the gamepad-style remote handset, create motion files and action sequences with the user-friendly MechRC Commander software.

• Designed by the one of the artists who designed the new Transformers
• An easy to use 3D visual interface is used for programming.
• Built in audio speaker
• Electronic expansion
• Lithium Polymer battery pack
• Mechanical expansion

• 17 metal gear servos with 180 degree movement and 13kg-cm torque!
• 100+ moves pre-stored on the robot
• The robot is manipulated in an animation film strip making customizing seriously user-friendly.
• IR remote control.
• Lithium battery pack and charger allow for ~1 hour of uninterrupted use
• Not MAC compatible
• Suitable for ages 14 years+.
• Size: 36 x 32 x 15cm.

RoboBrothers RoboPhilo Humanoid Robot

RoboBrothers RoboPhilo Humanoid Robot
The RoboBrothers RoboPhilo Humanoid Robot Ready to Walk is the first humanoid robot released from Robobrothers. P.H.I.L.O. is an acronym for "Programmable Humanoid In Lifelike Operation".

Designed in the United States, RoboPhilo has 20 servos allowing turning movement of the head, waist and thighs in addition to standard joint movement of the limbs. RoboPhilo comes with a powerful robot controller with 24 available servo channels and up to 8 I/O interfaces. A specialized interrupt driven kernel is used to handle motion and remote controls on demand. RoboPhilo is readily programmable directly from your PC (via RS-232) to allow you to design and perform your own personalized movements.

Feature & Specs:
• Controlled by ATmega32 – 16PU Microcontroller
• 24 available channels (20 used up by servos and 4 remaining for sensors or other actuators)
• 6V 700mAh NiMH battery and 7.2V 1000mA charger (100-240 VAC 50/60Hz)
• Servos: SV 4032 (4.1Kg-cm), SV 4104 (6.5Kg-cm), SV 2030 (1.3Kg-cm)
• Pre-assembled robot containing:
• 20 servos (3 different servos for optimal torque at specific locations)
• Mounting hardware and body kit
• Battery and charger (100-240 VAC 50/60Hz)
• Microcontroller (connects to your computer via RS-232)
• Remote control and receiver
• Graphical motion editing software (GUI)
• User guide (including assembly instructions)
• Stand
• Height: 13" (330.2mm)
• Weight: 1.2Kg (1200g) with battery

Kumotek KT-X Standard Bipedal Robot kit

The Kumotek KT-X is the first low-cost bi-pedal robot platform of its kind to be offered in North America that (a) can be controlled using a standard wireless PS2 gamepad controller, (b) is easy to use and (c) offers endless hours of entertainment. The KT-X was designed to offer an entertaining, low-cost alternative to high-end robotics, while stylishly combining the latest in sleek design and cutting-edge robotics engineering.

The robot also comes with an easy to use programming interface, which is without a doubt the most user-friendly programming utility to date and requires little to no prior experience with robotics or programming.

KHR 3HV Humanoid Robot Kit

Kondo Kagaku has released the brand new KHR-3HV, a new design, a new frame, new servo interface, much more DOF, a new stylish robot that will dramatically change once more. The base robot includes 17 servos (DOF) + 5 Dummy servos that allow for easy expansion up to 22 DOF. The robot is assembled from the start with the 22 servos in place (17+5), a feature unique in the Humanoid market. The dummy servos can be progressively replaced with real servos to make for up to 22 DOF.

The long arms and legs (achieved with the use of 22 servos) make for the tallest KHR ever, with an exceptional performance. Another advantage of using 22 servo cases from the beginning is that all gaits you develop and create will still perform sucessfully as you upgrade to 22 DOF.

RCB-4HV and ICS 3.0
The new micro controller board RCB-4 enables the control of up to 35 serial servos.
It is compatible with ICS3.0 (serial) servo protocol and a wide range of options parts. The board also includes several extension ports (10x A/D and 10x PIO) which enable the use of a wide range of sensors and extension options.

KHR 3HV uses KRS-2555HV servos, the first Kondo servo to use ICS 3.0. The use of a serial protocol allows the connection of several servos in a Daisy chain. By connecting in a Daisy chain the number of cables is very reduce and therefore prevents troubles regarding disconnection and improves cable routing.

KRS-2555HV Servo Specs:
* Maximum Operating Angle 270º
* Maximum Holding Torque (11.1V)
* Speed 0.14s/60º (11.1V, under no load)
* Size 41x21x30.55 mm
* Weight 41.5g
* Operating Voltage 9V~12V

New Frame
A design to ease and to smooth the folding of the knee has been enhanced. Thanks to the new design, the robot can retract and stand up faster from a sitting pose. The use of materials such as aluminium, polycarbonate and ABS with incorporation of Glass allow for lighter yet robust frames.

Improved Angles and Servo Arms
Thanks to the strengthened servo arms, the robot is more resistant to shocks and thus become a real ally during robot competitions.

Body Cover
The main frame cover is made out a light ABS plastic. It is easy to change to another body frame for customization and modding. Thanks to the slim body, the user can handle the robot more easily.

Dummy Servos
The robot comes fitted with five dummy servos in strategic places for extension (chest/torso, arms) and is assembled with these static servos in place for the first minute to build the robot's tall and slim figure. You simply need to replace the dummy servo with the optionally available KRS-2552HV servos for added DOF. This new faculty enables the user to easily add new degrees of freedom and set up new capabilities for the robot.

Servo Head
The new design of the servo head makes it possible to assemble it naturally to the shoulder. It is meant to give the robot a more intrepid style.

Bath tub Sole
The new design of the sole gives a more secure walk.

The new design of the back pack enables an easier maintenance of the robot. The user will be able to easily add sensors and motors.

A nickel battery 10.8V-800mAh has been included. With the "fast charger" included the battery takes only one hour to charge.

New Software - Heart to Heart 4
Heart to Heart software has been upgraded to version 4 and now includes new motions and a new type of programming. The new software also includes "project management" features for improved collaboration and performance in team competitions.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Scribbler 2 Robot

The S2 robot is suitable for a whole variety of programming skills. The Scribbler robot arrives pre-programmed with eight demo modes, including light-seeking, object detection, object avoidance, line-following, and art. Place a Sharpie marker in the pen port and it will scribble as it drives. Next, use the Graphical User Interface (S2 GUI) tile-based programming tools, or modify the Propeller source code in our BASIC-like Spin language. Through the use of third-party tools you can also program the S2 on a Mac or under Linux, in PropBASIC and C (resources for these languages will follow the release). The S2 is fully compatible with the Georgia Tech IPRE Fluke, too.
The S2 GUI is backward-compatible with the original S1 GUI. However, coders will use Spin for the Propeller instead of PBASIC as they did for the BASIC Stamp in the S1. Our examples will make the transition easy. The benefits and flexibility of Spin in multi-core systems provides easy compartmentalization of S2 subroutines that run concurrently with shared memory. Controlling motors, managing sensors, and interfacing with the hacker port can be done concurrently even while playing sound; the Propeller makes it all possible.

  • 3 light sensors
  • 2 obstacle avoidance sensors
  • 2 line following sensors
  • 2 independant DC wheel motors
  • Wheel encoders for precise maneuvers
  • Stall sensor for wheel motors
  • Pen port for drawing on paper
  • Speaker to make a full range of notes
  • Programmable indicator lights
  • Microphone for detecting tones from other S2 robots
  • Bi-color LEDs for visual feedback
  • Hacker port for connection to external sensors, RF devices, and servos
Kit Contents:
  • Fully assembled Scribbler Robot
  • The Scribbler Robot Start-Up Guide
S2 is Available with or without Cables and USB Adapter
  • 28136 - the S2 robot only
  • 910-28136 - the S2 robot, USB adapter and USB cable
Key Specifications:
  • Power requirements: 6 AA alkaline or NiMH batteries, not included.
  • Communication: Serial programming interface to PC
  • Scribbler Dimensions: 7.4 x 6.25 x 3.2 in (188 x 158.8 x 81 mm)
  • Operating temp range: +50 to +158 °F(+10 to +70 °C)

PropScope by Parallax

The PropScope is a two-channel oscilloscope that is capable of reading 25 million samples per second with ten bits of resolution over one, two, ten, or twenty volt peak-to-peak waveforms. Power is provided through the USB port requiring only a single cable to connect the PropScope to any laptop or desktop PC.

A built-in expansion port allows additional capabilities and upgrades, by simply plugging in an expansion card. A PropScope DAC card is even included, providing an analog trigger, a four-bit digital trigger, an eight-bit digital to analog converter, and a four-bit NTSC/PAL output. Other cards will be available to add even more useful features.

The included software provides a traditional scope interface along with auto measurements and the ability to store and export waveforms. The software also provides features not normally available in a stand-alone oscilloscope, including a function generator, a logic analyzer, a spectrum analyzer, a vector-scope, and more.


* 2 input channels
* 25 Msps Maximum Sample Rate
* 20 Vpp maximum input range (-10 V to +10 V when DC-coupled)
* 10-bit input resolution over either the entire 20 Vpp range, or selectable 10, 2, and 1 Vpp ranges.
* 1x/10x selectable probes

Included Expansion Card Features:

* External analog trigger with a -10 V to +10 V input range
* 4-bit digital input and trigger
* Arbitrary waveform generator with an 8-bit DAC and selectable -1.5 to 1.5 and 0 to 4.9 voltage ranges
* 4-bit DAC for generating NTSC and PAL signals

Key Specifications:

* Power requirements: USB powered
* Communication: USB
* Dimensions: 2.71 x 4.67 x 1.08 in (68.8 x 118.6 x 27.4 mm)
* Operating temp range: +32 to +158 °F (0 to +70 °C)

Friday, November 12, 2010

WIZ812MJ Network module base on W5100

WIZ812MJ Network module base on W5100
- Plug-in Network Module having W5100
- Useful for Designing Network Interface Part
- Support Easy & Quick Hardware Design
- Usable without H/W design for W5100, transformer and RJ-45
- Fast evaluation available for W5100 and MCU in the target board
- Supports MCU BUS and SPI Interface
- Supports auto MDI/MDIX (auto detection of crossover)
- Supports network status indicator LEDs - FDX, TX, RX, LINK, Collision

Comparison Table (WIZ810MJ vs. WIZ811MJ vs. WIZ812MJ)

Architecture TCP/IP W5100
PHY Embedded in W5100
Mag Jack RDA-125BAG1A
Interface 10/100 Base-T Ethernet (Auto Detection)
Network Protocol TCP, UDP, IP, ARP, ICMP, IGMP, PPPoE, MAC
Dimension(mm) 52 x 25 x 21
(W x H x D)
55.5 x 25 x 23.5
(W x H x D)
55.5 x 25 x 23.5
(W x H x D)

Connector Type

2mm pitch
14 x 2 header

2.54mm pitch
10 x 2 header

2.54mm pitch
10 x 2 header


J210 GND

J219 GND
PCB Through Hole X
Two PCB Throughhole
Four PCB Throughhole
SPI Signal Pin Shared for SPI
and BUS signals
Separated for
SPI signals
(SPI_EN controlled by /SCS signal)
Separated for
SPI signals
(SPI_EN controlled by /SCS signal)
LINK LED When the link is established,
LED is on and flashes at the TX or RX
When the link is established,
LED is on,
but not flashes
at the TX or RX
Input Voltage 3.3V internal operation and 5V tolerant I/Os
Temperature Operation 0 ~ 70(Centigrade Degree)
Storage -40 ~ 85(Centigrade Degree)
Power Consumtion 10/100 baseT max. 185mA (3.3V)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

TRF 2.4G, wireless module

The TRF 2.4G (TRW2.4G GFSK Transceiver)Offer following benefits:
  • Higly reduced current consumption
  • Lower system cost (facilitaties use of less expensive microcontroller)
  • Greatly reduces risk of 'on-air' collision due to short transmission time
  • Power consumption 1.9-3.6VDC
  • 2.4-2.524GHz ISM working frequency range
  • GFSK Modulation
  • Built in Patch antenna
  • FIFO MCU interface
  • ready on use shockburst mode
  • data rate 250Kbps or 1Mbps
  • 125 Channel operation /Multi Channel, support frequency hopping
  • 280 meters range distance at 250Kbps, line of sight.

The TRF 2.4 G can be programmed using a simple 3 wire interface where the data rate is decided by the speed of the microcontroller. By allowing the digital part of the application to run at low speed while maximizing the data rate on the RF link, The nRF SHOCKBURST tm, mode reduces the average current consumption in application considerably. The  SHOCKBURST tm, technology use on chip FIFO to clock in data at low data rate and transmit at very high rate (1MBps) at 2.4GHz band,  thus enabling extermely power reduction

Cisco Catalyst 3508G 8 Port Gigabit Switch

Cisco Catalyst 3508G 8 Port Gigabit Switch

Part #: WS-C3508G-XL-EN
The Catalyst 3508G XL switch features eight Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC)-based 1000Base-X ports and a 10-Gbps switching fabric. These features make this switch ideal for either high speed wiring closet stack aggregation or a distribution layer Gigabit Ethernet aggregation switch. The switch is easy to deploy, either on a desktop or in a wiring closet, and features Cisco IOS software support. Administration of the Cisco desktop Catalyst switches is made even more convenient via Cisco Switch Clustering technology. 

Key Specifications Catalyst 3508G 8 Port Gigabit Switch
Manufacturer Cisco
Manufacturer Part # WS-C3508G-XL-EN
Device Type Switch
Enclosure Type External
1U Rack Mountable
Memory 8 MB DRAM, 4 MB Flash Memory
CISCO ASIC Processor
Connectivity Technology
Data Transfer Rate
1000 Mbps
Remote Management

- Telnet
- (CLI)-based out-of-band
- Embedded Cisco Visual Switch Manager
- Web-based interface
- Cisco Cluster Management Suite (CSM)
- Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
- Manageable through CiscoWorks2000 network
- Embedded Remote Monitoring (RMON)
- Support for all nine RMON groups through use of a Switch Port Analyzer (SPAN)
- SNMP Management Information Base (MIB) II
- SNMP MIB extensions
- Bridging MIB (RFC 1493)
Remote Management Protocol
Communication Mode
Full-Duplex, Half-Duplex
 Status Indicators
Port transmission speed, port duplex mode, power, network utilization %

Manageable, stackable
Compliant Standards
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3U
IEEE 802.3z
IEEE 802.1D
IEEE 802.1Q
8 x GBIC Module Expansion Slots
1 x RJ-45 Console (Management)
Power Supply

100 or 240 VAC (auto-ranging), 50 to 60 Hz
189 Watts Maximum
(H X W X D)

17.5" x 15.9" x 1.7"
12.1 lbs 

  • Exceptional Performance
  • Eight GBIC-based Gigabit Ethernet ports deliver up to 5-Gbps aggregated forwarding bandwidth to a switch cluster
  • 10-Gbps switching fabric and 7.0 million packets-per-second forwarding rate
  • 4 MB shared-memory architecture ensures the highest possible throughput, with a design that eliminates head-of-line blocking, minimizes packet loss, and delivers better overall performance in environments with extensive multicast and broadcast traffic
  • Full-duplex operation on all ports delivers up to 2-Gbps on 1000Base-X ports
  • Dual-priority forwarding queues on each Gigabit Ethernet port through IEEE 802.1p protocol enable prioritization of mission critical and time sensitive traffic from data, voice, and telephony applications
  • Trusted extension settings allows the switch to set trusted port settings for the PC port on Cisco IP phones, ensuring voice traffic receives highest priority
  • Bandwidth aggregation up to 4 Gbps through Gigabit EtherChannel technology enhances fault tolerance and offers higher-speed aggregated bandwidth between switches, and to routers and individual servers
  • A configurable network port supports unlimited MAC addresses for backbone connectivity
  • GigaStack GBIC delivers a low-cost hardware-based, independent stack bus with up to 1-Gbps forwarding bandwidth in a cascade configuration (up to nine Catalyst 3500 XL or gigabit-enabled Catalyst 2900 Series XL switches) or 2-Gbps forwarding rate in a point-to-point configuration
  • GBIC-based Gigabit Ethernet ports give customers a choice of 1000Base-T, 1000Base-SX, 1000Base-LX/LH, 1000Base-ZX, or Cisco GigaStack GBICs to fit their connection needs
  • Per-port broadcast, multicast, and unicast storm control prevents faulty end stations from degrading overall systems performance
  • Flexible and Scalable Switch Clustering Architecture
  • Cisco Switch Clustering technology allows the user to manage up to sixteen interconnected Catalyst 3500 XL, 2900 XL, and Catalyst 1900 switches through a single IP address, regardless of location
  • Common Switch Redundancy allows customers to designate a backup command switch, which takes over cluster management functions in the event of a failure of the primary command switch
  • Ease of Use and Ease of DeploymentT
  • The cluster software administration feature allows a network manager to quickly and easily upgrade the system software on a group of Catalyst 3500 XL, and 2900 XL, and Catalyst 1900 switches
  • IEEE 802.3z-compliant 1000Base-T, 1000Base-SX, 1000Base-LX/LH, and 1000Base-ZX physical-interface support through a field-replaceable GBIC module provides customers unprecedented flexibility in switch deployment
  • Autoconfiguration eases deployment of switches in the network by automatically configuring multiple switches across a network via a boot server
  • Default configuration stored in Flash memory ensures that the switch can be quickly connected to the network and can pass traffic with minimal user intervention, preserving the configuration in case of a power outage
  • Voice VLAN creates a new subnet for use by IP phones in cases where there are not enough free IP addresses in the existing subnets
  • Integrated Cisco IOS Switching Solution
  • Cisco Group Management Protocol (CGMP) enables a switch to selectively and dynamically forward routed IP multicast traffic to targeted multimedia end stations, reducing overall network traffic
  • CGMP Fast Leave allows end stations to quickly exit from a multicast session, reducing superfluous traffic on the network
  • Virtual LAN trunks can be created from any port using either standards-based 802.1Q tagging or the Cisco ISL VLAN architecture
  • IEEE 802.1p Layer 2 prioritization protocol allows users to assign data packets to prioritized forwarding queues
  • Cisco Virtual Trunking Protocol (VTP) supports dynamic VLANs and dynamic trunk configuration across all switches
  • Command-Line-Interface (CLI) support provides common user interfaces and command sets across all Catalyst series switches and Cisco routers
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) enables a CiscoWorks network management station to automatically discover the switch in a network topology
  • Superior Manageability
  • Built-in Web-based Cisco Cluster Management Suite (CSM) software provides an easy-to-use Web-based management interface through a standard browser such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Explorer
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Telnet interface support delivers comprehensive in-band management, and a CLI-based management console provides detailed out-of-band management
  • Manageable through CiscoWorks2000 network management software on a per-port and per-switch basis, providing a common management interface for Cisco routers, switches, and hubs
  • 8 MB DRAM and 4 MB Flash memory on board enable the addition of a continuous stream of feature upgrades, maximizing customer investments
  • Embedded Remote Monitoring (RMON) software agent supports four RMON groups (History, Statistics, Alarms, and Events) for enhanced traffic management, monitoring, and analysis
  • Support for all nine RMON groups through use of a Switch Port Analyzer (SPAN) port that permits traffic monitoring of a single port, a group of ports, or the entire switch from a single network analyzer or RMON probe
  • Domain Name System (DNS) client support provides IP address resolution with user-defined device names
  • Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) reduces the cost of administering software upgrades by downloading from a centralized location
  • Network Time Protocol (NTP) provides an accurate and consistent timestamp to all switches within the intranet
  • Multifunction LEDs per port for port status, half-duplex/ full-duplex indication, switch-level status LEDs for system, redundant power supply (RPS), and bandwidth utilization provide a comprehensive and convenient visual management system
  • Spanning Tree Root Guard (STRG) prevents devices not in the network administrator's or service provider's control from becoming STP root nodes by configuring STRG on device ports it does control
  • VTP pruning limits broadcasts on VTP trunks. When VTP pruning is enabled, broadcast traffic is flooded only on trunk links required to reach the destination devices
  • Redundancy
    Cisco Uplink Fast technology ensures quick failover recovery, enhancing overall network stability and reliability
  • Cross-Stack Uplink Fast (CSUF) technology provides increased redundancy and network resiliency through fast-spanning-tree convergence (less than two seconds) across a stack of switches using Gigastack GBICs
  • IEEE 802.1D Spanning-Tree Protocol support for redundant backbone connections and loop-free networks simplifies network configuration and improves fault tolerance
  • Redundant stacking connections support for a redundant loopback connection in top and bottom switches in a stack
  • Support for optional Cisco 600-watt redundant AC power system provides a backup power source for up to four units for improved fault tolerance and network uptime
  • Support for TACACS+ authentication enables centralized control of the switch and restricts unauthorized users from altering the configuration
  • MAC-based port-level security prevents unauthorized stations from accessing the switch
  • User-selectable address learning mode simplifies configuration and enhances security
  • Multilevel security on console access prevents unauthorized users from altering the switch configurations
  • Private VLAN edge provides security and isolation between ports on a switch, ensuring that voice traffic travels directly from its entry point to the aggregation device through a virtual path and cannot be directed to a different port

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

MA-VIN modular mobile Robot Kit

MA-VIN modular mobile Robot Kit

- Modular construction for easy Transformation
- Valuable educational tool for robotics
- Easy Icon-based visual programming for beginner
- also programmable by C with WINAVR
- using stardard I2C Bus for sensor ports
- Expandable by optional modules
- Complete no soldering
- Develop skills of microelectronics, programming, robotics, sensors
- Recognise environmental change and response to them by sensor combination
- No bricks required
- Great teaching assisant for group challenge
- Tool for hands-on activity for real world
- Brings into higher stage of C-Programming

3 Steps:
1. Assemble in 10min! - easy and quick start
2. Programm - icon-based visual programming
3. Experience - interact with sensors

- Line Tracer detect and follow line
- Light Tracer interaction with light
- Sound Tracer interaction with sound
- Pathfinder navigate a maze
- Robot Sports Soccer, SUMO

Set includes:
- 5 x MA-VIN module sockets
- 1 x LCD Display socket
- Atmel microcontroller
- Sound Sensor

Photosensor module
- 6 x Photo Sensor

Sensor Modules
- LCD Display
- Buzzer
- Speaker
- LED Module (4 LED)
- Color Detection Sensor
- Tact Switch Module
- Touch Sensosr

Base Components
- 2 Gearboxed Motors
- 2 Wheels
- USB Cable
- Transparent Cover
- Mainboardholder
- Battey Box
- Screws
- Software CD
- 5 language manual included (english, german, french, italian, Spanish)

Transformations [optional, not included]
- Bulldozer
- Crab Robot

Minimum Requirement:
- 256 MB of RAM minimum [512 MB recommended]
- Up to 300 MB of available harddisk space
- XGA display [1024x768]
- 1 available USB port
- CD-ROM drive
- Windows XP
- Intel