Tuesday, May 31, 2011

USB-1208LS USB-Based DAQ Module with Eight 12-Bit Analog Inputs

USB-Based DAQ Module with Eight 12-Bit Analog Inputs

The bus-powered USB-1208LS from Measurement Computing adds a low-cost analog and digital I/O interface to any USB port. Providing eight single-ended or four differential analog inputs with 12-bit resolution, the USB-1208LS offers sample rates up to 1.2 kilosamples/sec (8 kS/s for up to 4000 samples). The USB-1208LS also offers eight software selectable input ranges, making it ideally suited for a wide assortment of measurements. In addition to the analog inputs, the unit provides two 10-bit analog outputs, one 32-bit counter, and 16 digital I/O lines.

The USB-1208LS is reliable and rugged enough for any DAQ application. If it weren’t, it wouldn’t come with an industry-best limited lifetime warranty and Harsh Environment Program.

The combination of the USB-1208LS and Measurement Computing’s DAQ software suite gives you a complete data acquisition solution that will have you taking measurements in minutes. The device is fully USB plug and play and easy to use. It is powered from the USB port, so no external power connection is ever required.

Key Highlights
  • Two 10-bit analog outputs
  • One 32-bit external event counter
  • External trigger input
  • 12-bit (DI), 11-bit (SE) resolution
  • 8 single-ended or 4 differential analog inputs
  • 16 digital I/O lines
Software (sell separately)
TracerDAQ® software included for acquiring and displaying data and generating signals
Universal Library includes support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio® .NET, including examples for Visual C++®, Visual C#®, Visual Basic®, and Visual Basic® .NET
Comprehensive drivers for DASYLab® and NI LabVIEW™
Supported by MATLAB® Data Acquisition Toolbox™
InstaCal software utility for installation, calibration, and testing
Supported Windows® Operating Systems: Windows 7/Vista/XP SP2, 32-bit or 64-bit

phyCORE®-i.MX31 Rapid Development Kit

Rapid Development Kit 

The phyCORE-i.MX31 System on Module (SOM) is designed to plug into a PHYTEC phyCORE-i.MX31 Carrier Board that provides I/O connectors such as DB-9, RJ-45, USB, and power jack, as well as any other interface circuitry not provided on the phyCORE module itself. The phyCORE module is at the core of our Rapid Development Kits. Once programmed, the phyCORE module can be removed from the Carrier Board and inserted like a "big chip" into test beds, prototypes, and production units for OEM deployment, making full use of its modularity and compact form factor.

phyCORE-i.MX31 modules are available in a variety of Rapid Development Kits that offer true rapid development solutions by providing all the necessary ingredients to jump start embedded designs. The kits include the phyCORE-i.MX31 SOM and Carrier Board, LCD, pre-installed Windows Embedded CE 6.0 or Linux OS demo image, complete electronic documentation, access to schematics, demo applications, and third party industry-standard C compilers and embedded development environments for evaluation.

PHYTEC also backs up our kits with a Start-Up Guarantee. We invite you to make use of our free technical support until any start-up problem you might encounter is solved. The positive out-of-box experience with the Rapid Development Kit illustrates PHYTEC's continuous commitment to providing customers with effective embedded solutions by offering a hands-on, industry-centric entry point for embedded developments, which is a key starting point for OEMs needing to have a complete solution up and running under very short development time constraints.

The phyCORE-ARM11/i.MX31 module, combined with the PHYTEC phyCORE-ARM11/i.MX31 Carrier Board, provides an excellent platform to jump start embedded designs and propel concept to prototype and finished product. 

Carrier Board Technical Features
  • Molex high density SlimStack interconnect for mating with phyCORE-i.MX31 Module
  • Power supply input receptacle for unregulated 5V input .
  • Connector for PHYTEC LCD adapter board (LCD-004 supports Sharp LQ035Q7DH06)
  • GPIO-Expansion board connector - provides all signals from module to user port
  • RJ-45 Ethernet connector with transformer for 100/10 MBit/s
  • USB Host standard-A socket
  • USB OTG connector
  • Compact Flash card socket
  • SD/MMC card socket
  • Two DB-9 sockets for RS-232 interfaces
  • DB-9 socket for CAN
  • CAN controller NXP SJA1000T
  • AC97 audio/touch controller (Wolfson WM9713L) (microphone, speaker, line in, line out)
  • Power- ON/OFF buttons
  • System reset button
  • Power LEDs
  • One wire connector, RJ12
  • Camera ZIF connector and pin header
  • Interface for matrix keyboard
  • Power-over-Ethernet option
  • Lithium cell connector
  • JTAG interface
Available in:
Linux Rapid Development Kit (KPCM-037-Linux)
WinCE Rapid Development Kit (KPCM-037-WinCE)

Optical Isolation RS232 to RS485/422 converter, model Model485P

Optical Isolation RS232 to RS485/422 converter, model Model485P by 3onedata.
Model485P is a high performance, more function RS-232/485/422 interface converter. The product configure out connect power, optic-electrical isolation more than 2.5KV. Have small volume, far transmission distance, high rate, steadily performance and so on. It is abroad used in industry control system, It is an interface convert product that have good between performance to price. Adopt itself adapt interface technique, no use for setup switch.

1. 9VDC power input, 2500V optical isolation
2. Plug-and-Play(hot-pluggable, data format auto-sensing & self-adjusting)
3. Data direction auto-turnaround, no flow control is necessary
4. 1500W surge protection, 15KV ESD protection
5. 1800m transfer distance (115200bps)
6. RS-485/RS-422 connector RJ45, DB9M or 5 bit terminal block

  • Standards: EIA RS-232C, RS-485, RS422 standard
  • RS-232 signal: TX, RX, GND
  • RS-422 signal: T+, T-, R+, R-, GND
  • RS-485 signal: D+, D-, GND
  • Working mode: Asynchronism, point to point or multi point, 2 wire half-duplex,4 wire full duplex
  • Baud rate: 300~115200bps, auto test serial signal rate detect signal speed automatically, zero delay time
  • Flow control: Data direction auto-turnaround, no flow control is required
  • Transfer distance: RS-485/422 side:1.8Km,115200bps
  • RS-232 side: no less than 5m
  • Max number of drops: 128 nodes
  • Optical isolation: 2500V
  • Port protect: 1500W surge protection,15KV ESD protection
  • Power
  • Power input: 9VDC power input
  • Consumption: Static less than 120mA, dynamic less than 350mA
  • Operating temperature: -10°C to 60°C
  • Storage temperature: -40°C to 85°C
  • Humidity: 5% to 95%(no condensation)
  • Dimensions: 93.0mm×62.4mm×22.0mm
  • Material: Iron(shell)
  • Color: White
Weight: 200g

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The GOS-620 Analog Oscilloscope

The GOS-620 Analog Oscilloscope delivers the most economic solution for measurement demand with 20MHz bandwidth. Their applications cover a wide range from product designs, assembly lines, repair service, and EE laboratory and class experiments. Featured with a low vertical sensitivity at 1mV/div and useful Auto/Norm Trigger, the GOS-635G & GOS-622G could accurately and faithfully capture small signals. The GOS-635G/622G offer the highest performance over price solution in the Test & Measurement field.

  • 35MHz Bandwidth, Dual Channel (GOS-635G)
  • 20MHz Bandwidth, Dual Channel (GOS-622G)
  • 20MHz Bandwidth, Dual Channel (GOS-620)
  • High Sensitivity 1mV/div
  • TV Synchronization
  • Z-Axis Input
  • ALT Triggering Function
  • Hold Off Function (GOS-635G,GOS-622G)
  • CH1 Output

Propeller QuadRover Robot

Propeller QuadRover Robot
This gas-powered robot is built using a Honda 2.5 HP 4-stroke engine and hydraulic power system. It is controlled by a Propeller chip for the ultimate in customizable robots; eight 32-bit cogs at 20 MIPS each create endless programming possibilities. A 64 KB EEPROM leaves 32 KB for non-volatile data storage, and ample expansion ports provide plenty of flexibility for added sensors.

Four solenoid valves allow for the hydraulic power to be independently enabled, disabled, or reversed for either side of its skid steer system. The robot can rotate in position by making a complete hydrostatic turn or by braking one side and making an arc-turn, which can be accomplished at low or high speed. Straight-away top speed is up to 12 miles per hour. QuadRover uses a two-stage pump to provide high-end torque for low speeds and lower torque at higher speeds. This transmission provides a more continuous power band than a single-stage pump system. Servo controlled throttle and disk brakes make for precise acceleration and deceleration.

The Propeller QuadRover robot ships fully assembled and ready to program. The electronics include a Propeller-powered control board with connections for GPS, compass, and 3-axis accelerometer sensors. A remote is also included. Prior to operation the user needs to add the hydraulic oil and gasoline, load the Propeller program and perform benchtop testing. This process requires up to a full day. Shipping package measures approximately 29”L x 19”H x 23”W inches(73 x 48 x 58 cm). Robot weighs 89 lbs. (shipping weight 135 lbs.).

Red and Clear Anodized; black powder coated
Dual grab handles at each end for easy handling and loading
Dual ventilated disc brakes (rear)
All terrain 4.10/3.50-4 Kenda tires
Easy access re-fueling location
Electronics perch and mounts


Total Robot: 29 x 19 x 21 in. (73 x 48 x 53 cm)
Wheelbase: 16.0 in. (40cm)
Ground Clearance: 3 in.(7.62 cm) front - 2 in. (5 cm) rear (disc brake)
Fuel Capacity: 0.81 US qt (0.77 L)
Dry Weight: 89 lbs (40.4 Kilos).


Type: Honda air cooled, 4-stroke, OHV, single cylinder
Bore x stroke: 41.8 x 36 mm (1.65 x 1.42 in.)
Displacement: 49 cc (2.99 cu in)
Compression ratio: 8.0 : 1
Requires 10-20 multi-viscocity hydraulic oil (ISO46) 3 cups (not included)
Requires 10-20 engine oil for the engine (1 1/8 cup) (not included)
Net horsepower output: 1.6 kW (2.1 HP) at 7,000 RPM
Net torque: 2.7 Nm (2.0 lbs. ft) at 4,500 RPM
PTO shaft rotation counterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)
Carburetor: Keihin float type
Ignition: spark plug
Ignition system: transistorized magneto ignition
Starting system: manual (recoil starter)
Lubrication system: forced splash
Governor system: centrifugal mechanical
Air cleaner: semi-dry type
Transmission: hydraulic drive
Drive train: belt
Dry weight: 12.1 lbs. (5.5 kg)


Durable high-impact clear Plexiglass canopy
100 lb. load capacity
Polished aluminum bead locking wheel hubs
3000 PSI hydraulic pump and system rating (Unit operates at approx. 900-1000 psi under normal use)
Northern Inc. hydraulic pump max rating for 160 F
Brakes/rear: dual ventilated disc
Tires/front: 4.10/3.50-4 Kenda
Tires/rear: 4.10/3.50-4 Kenda

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

TS-7500 250MHz ARM9 ultra-compact embedded CPU

The TS-7500 is a ultra-compact embedded computer module based on a 250MHz ARM9 CPU from Cavium Networks. In comparison to the TS-7400, it is less expensive, about half the size and over 50% faster. The TS-7500 offers additional features such as High-Speed USB host and device, micro-SD Card socket and 5K LUT programmable on-board FPGA. The 44-pin header allows an external board to interface with the TS-7500 via DIO lines, SPI, I2C or FPGA cores.

Hardware Description

The TS-7500 features a 250MHz Cavium ARM9 CPU and a 5000 LUT Lattice FPGA. With 64MB RAM, a bootable 4MB on-board flash, and a micro SD card slot, the TS-7500 is a powerful and flexible embedded solution. External devices can connect to the TS-7500 via Ethernet, USB host, USB device, or I2C ports as well as DIO, UARTs, and SPI which are implemented in the standard FPGA load. The 44 pin downward-facing general-purpose header makes it easy to interface the TS-7500 with a base board of your own design. Using just under 400mA at 5V, a TS-7500 driven product can be fully powered by a USB device cable.

Does your application require custom real-time logic such as non-standard bus interfaces, PWM outputs, quadrature decoding, pulse timing, or digital counters? Technologic Systems can integrate that functionality into a custom TS-7500 FPGA configuration for an elegant and affordable solution.

The TS-7500 development kit includes the TS-ENC750 enclosure with the TS-752 base board. The TS-752 base board demonstrates the power of the TS-7500, implementing Relays, RS-232, RS-485, power over Ethernet, and signal protection for DIO.

The standard TS-7500 FPGA configuration implements the following features:
  • Micro SD card access
  • Up to 8 UARTs (XUARTs*)
  • SPI
  • Watchdog timer
  • Up to 33 DIO lines
  • 1 CAN Bus Option (available as an FPGA bitstream)

* Technologic Systems XUART core is an extended UART core supporting 7, 8, 9, or 10 bits per character, Tx and Rx FIFOs 256+ characters deep, and accurate measurement of idle and busy times. These ports support advanced protocols such as DMX/RDM. There is also one serial port in the CPU for a total of 9 serial ports.

Software Description

The TS-7500 SBC boots to Linux 2.6 from either an SD Card or onboard Flash using the proprietary TS-BOOTROM bootup firmware residing in ROM memory. The 4MB onboard Flash is enough to store a bootable Kernel image and a initial ramdisk image. Storage memory can be expanded through the SD Card socket. A bootable SD Card must contain a Linux Kernel image, a initial ramdisk image and a valid Linux root filesystem. The fast Linux bootup solution was optimized for speed and includes kernel, initrd and filesystem (Busybox) tweaks. Since this board boots to an initrd (initial ram disk) with a read-only mounted filesystem, it is possible to have something other than a shell prompt running after bootup by editing the /linuxrc shell script on the initrd. Additional TS-7500 software features include:

Boots Linux 2.6 out-of-the-box in less than 3 seconds (to a shell prompt).
SD card pre-installed with standard Debian Linux distribution (Lenny Arm).
Un-brickable design ensures 100% recoverability from SD card in case of onboard flash erasure.
Startup Linux mini-root scripts allows flexible root and backup filesystem selection (SD, NFS, USB flash) as well as software field upgrade support.

Linux OS and Debian Support

Technologic Systems TS-7500 ARM Single Board Computer (SBC) are compatible with a wide range of Operating Systems (OS's). The Linux choice is highly recommended and our products are totally integrated with the open-source vision. The boards ships with Linux 2.6 Kernel running out-of-the-box. There is no proprietary source code in the kernel since all the hardware specific functionalities are handled by user-space utilities. The Linux kernel includes driver support for on-board hardware, enabling quick time to market of end-users applications. Examples and source codes are also available for downloading.

The compact initial ramdisk filesystem is based on Busybox and uClibc and is improved for performance and flexibility. Specific Linux scripts and utilities that handle the TS-7500 functions are included. In addition, the full Debian binaries and services are available from the initial ramdisk after mounting the SD Card.

The TS-7500 SBCs are configured to load the Debian Linux OS from the SD Card during boot up time. The full featured Debian Linux (version Lenny Arm) distribution includes a complete GNU C/C++ embedded development environment installed. In addition, Apache Web Server, FTP, SSH, Telnet and Samba network services are available with C/PHP/Perl for embedded CGI development.
Eclipse IDE for TS-7000 and Windows

The Eclipse IDE configured for embedded development with the TS-7000 ARM9 computers running Debian Linux is provided along with the 2GB development SD Card. Technologic Systems makes use of the Eclipse Europa release and the DSDP+CDT plugins in order to provide an advanced IDE and makes embedded development easier. ARM crosstool chains, cygwin runtime-libraries and a Java Development Kit are installed on the card, therefore Eclipse IDE will run out-of-the-box (no need for installation) in your Windows PC. The Eclipse environment is already configured to allow a quick startup with a TS-7000 embedded development. After start-up, the installed 'helloworld' example shows the user how to use the Eclipse functionalities, including cross-compilation, build-management configurations, binary download to the TS-7000 target, target management via SSH, FTP, telnet or serial console, client-server debugging with Eclipse debug view, etc.
CAN Bus Support in User Space

The TS-7500 utilizes an SJA1000C-compatible FPGA core out of the box complete with documentation and sample code. The sample code provides a simple utility to send/receive CAN packets and perform useful and common functions with the CAN bus from userspace. Additionally, this sample code includes network CAN service and can be automatically started on TS-7500 bootup which makes the writing of CAN enabled applications even simpler and furthermore allows for the possibility of development in languages other than C (Java, Python, etc..) and on systems other than the local Linux SBC (Linux/x86, Windows, etc..)

Please contact Technologic Systems for further information regarding Operating System and software support for this product.

  • 250MHz ARM9 CPU
  • 64 MB DDR-RAM
  • 4 MB NOR Flash
  • Customizable 5K LUT OpenCore FPGA
  • 1 micro SDHC Card slot
  • USB2 480Mbit/s Host(2) / Device(1)
  • 1 10/100 Ethernet
  • 8 TTL UART
  • 33 DIO, SPI and I2C interfaces
  • Watchdog Timer
  • Optional BB-RTC, CAN bus, WiFi
  • Power-over-Ethernet Ready
  • Fanless Operation from -20°C to 70°C
  • Small size (67mm x 75mm)
  • Low power (400mA @ 5V)
  • Unbrickable, boots from SD or Flash
  • DevKit includes base-board+enclosure
  • Boots Linux 2.6 in less than 3 seconds

XDS510 USB JTAG Emulator

XDS510 USB JTAG Emulator

Hardware Features

Supports Texas Instruments Digital Signal Processors and Microcontrollers with JTAG interface:
  • F24xx
  • C54xx
  • C67xx
  • C62xx
  • C642x
  • C64x+
  • C674x
  • DaVinci™
  • TMS470
  • OMAP™
  • F28xx
  • C55xx
  • C672x
  • C641x
  • C645x
  • DM64x
  • DM355
  • TMS570
  • Cortex™
Operates off PC/laptop USB port, no internal adapter required
14-pin JTAG header
USB bus powered, no power supply required
Supports USB 1.x and USB 2.0 (full speed)
Advanced emulation controller provides high performance
Compatible with +3.3V or +5V processors
One LED provides operational status
RoHS Compliant

Software Features
  • Compatible with the Full License of Code Composer Studio versions 3.x and v4 from Texas Instruments
  • (Not compatible with the DSK/eZdsp/EVM Tools versions of Code Composer Studio)
  • Supports Spectrum Digital's "SDFlash" Programming Utility
  • Supports Spectrum Digital's "SDConfig" Utility designed for emulator to target verification
  • Supports CCS v4.x DSS Java Scripting
  • Compatible with Windows 2000, XP, and Vista(32/64 bit)

What's Included
  • XDS510 USB JTAG Emulator
  • USB cable
  • CD-ROM with drivers
  • Setup instructions
  • Warranty registration card

You May Need
  • Code Composer Studio
  • 4 Channel JTAG Expander
  • DSP Target Board (EVM, eZdsp, DSK)
  • 14 to 20 pin CTI Low Voltage Apater, #701212

Xilinx Spartan 6 SP605 Evaluation Kit

The Spartan®-6 FPGA SP605 Evaluation Kit delivers all the basic components of hardware, design tools, IP, and reference designs enabling development right out of the box. This kit provides a flexible environment for system design and provides pre-verified reference design and examples on how to leverage features such as high-speed serial transceivers, PCI Express®, DVI, and/or DDR3. This kit includes an industry-standard FMC (FPGA Mezzanine Card) connector for future scaling and customization to specific applications and markets.

Key Features

FPGA: XC6SLX45T FGG484-3C Spartan-6
Onboard JTAG configuration circuitry\8MB Quad SPI Flash 32MB Parallel (BPI) Flash
System ACE CF with 2GB CompactFlash (CF) Card
128MB DDR3 Component Memory
32MB Parallel (BPI) Flash (also available for configuration)
Communications and Networking
10/100/1000 Tri-Speed Ethernet
SFP transceiver connector
GTP port (TX, RX) with four SMA connectors
USB to UART Bridge
PCI Express x1 Edge Connector
Expansion Connectors:
FMC-LPC connector (1 GTP Transceiver, 68 single-ended or 34 differential user defined signals)
User GPIO with two SMA connectors
4 User I/O (1x6 Header)
200 MHz Oscillator (Differential)
27 MHz Socketed Oscillator (Single-Ended)
SMA Connectors for external clock (Differential)
GTP Reference Clock port with 2 SMA connectors
Video - DVI / VGA
4X Push Buttons
4X DIP Switches
Power 12V wall adapter or ATX
Voltage and Current measurement capability of 2.5V, 1.5V, and 1.2V supplies

Friday, May 06, 2011

Suprema - SFM3040-OL , 500dpi optical fingerprint sensor

Suprema - SFM3040-OL

Optical fingerprint sensor - 500 dpi resolution - Secugen optical fingerprint sensor - Solid sensor surface - High quality fingerprint image

  • World’s most reliable fingerprint algorithm
  • Fast 1:1 and 1:N matching speed (High performance DSP)
  • Low power consumption and fast power-on time
  • Serial interface with simple protocol
  • User-configurable 8 port digital I/O
  • Compatible board size and interface with other SFM series modules

  • CPU 400 MHz DSP
  • Flash memory 1 MB (extendible up to 4 MB upon request)
  • EER < 0.1%
  • Enrollment time 800 msec
  • 1:1 Verification time 800 msec
  • 1:1000 Identification time * 970 msec
  • Template size 256 ~ 384 Bytes (configurable, 384 Bytes default)
  • Template capacity 1,900 at 1 MB flash (9,500 at 4 MB flash)
  • Host communication Asynchronous serial, CMOS level (3.3V)9600/19200/38400/57600/115200 bps
  • External I/O 8 ports, configurable digital I/O. Easy to program custom configuration of I/O events and signal patterns
  • Encryption 256 bit AES (fingerprint data protection)
  • Supply voltage 3.3 Vdc regulated
  • Size 55 x 40 x 8 mm (L x W x H)
  • Sensor type Secugen optical fingerprint sensor
  • Resolution 500 (dpi)
  • Sensing area 12.9 x 15.2 (mm)
  • Image size 256 x 302 (pixel)
* average 1:1000 genuine identification time including feature extraction time

  • Access control
  • Time and attendance
  • Door lock
  • Safe lock
  • POS system
  • Smartcard, ATM