TERN A-Core 16 bit CPU (188)  40MHZ C/C++ Programmable Controller, 40+ I/Os, 2 UART, 8 external interrupt inputs, Real time clock + Battery

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30+ I/Os, 2 RS-232, RTC, stand-alone controller

A-Core Specs:
* Measures 2.3x2.2x0.3 inches
* 16-bit CPU (188), x86 compatible

* 40 MHz system clock
* Power consumption: 160 mA at 5V
* Power saving mode: 30 mA at 5V
* Temperature: -40 to +85 Celsius
* Up to 512 KB Flash/EPROM

* Up to 512 KB battery-backed SRAM
* 2 high-speed PWM outputs, PWD
* 32 I/O lines from CPU
* 8 additional TTL I/O
* 512 bytes serial EEPROM
* 8 external interrupt inputs
* 3 16-bit timers/counters
* 2 serial ports
* Real time clock, battery
* 2 RS-232 drivers and 5V regulator



The A-Core is a low-cost, high performance, C/C++ programmable, 16-bit microprocessor core module. It is designed for embedded applications that require compactness, low power consumption, and high reliability. The A-Core is a minimized version of the A-Engine. It reduces the mechanical dimensions, cost and power consumption as compared with the A-Engine.
 The A-Core can be integrated into an OEM product as a processor core component. It also can be used to build a smart sensor, or as a node in a distributed microprocessor system.
By building your product around the A-Core, you reduce the time from design to market introduction, cut development costs, minimize technical risks, and deliver a more reliable product. There are three 16-bit programmable timers/counters and a watchdog timer. Two timers can be used to count or time external events up to 10 MHz. They can also be used to generate non-repetitive or variable-duty-cycle waveforms as PWM outputs.
The Pulse Width Demodulation (PWD), a distinctive feature, can be used to measure the width of a signal in both its high and low phases. This has potential in a variety of applications, such as bar-code reading. The A-Core has 32 user-programmable CPU I/O pins, plus 8 additional TTL digital outputs (74HC259) available. The A-Core expects a regulated 5V voltage supply, and does not provide RS232 drivers by default. The VE232 or the on-board 5V regulator/RS-232 driver option can be used to provide this.

Be sure to also check out the new A-Core-86, which is a 16-bit external bus version of the A-Core. It is a very similar controller, but has almost double the performance capabilities.

If your application utilizes high-voltage I/O, the MiniDrive88 is a controller similar to the A-Core, adding 35 solenoid drivers (supporting 0-30V I/O signals) as well as screw terminals with only slightly larger physical dimensions.


Ordering Information (Qty 1/50/100/1K+)
(40 MHz)      $79/$64/$49/$29

Includes 188  40 MHz with 128 KB SRAM, 32 I/Os, 2 UARTs, 3 timers, watchdog timer, 512 byte EE.  Does not include add-on options. OEM option discounts available.

Add-on Options:

1.-SRAM: 512KB $40
2.-Debug ROM (AC_0_115) $30
3.-Real-time clock and battery $20
4.-RS-232 driver and 5V regulator $15
5.-VE232 interface board $69
6.-Sockets for expansion:
     one 20x2, one 20x1


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