TERN Birdbox-A 16bit CPU(188)  40MHZ C/C++ Programmable Controller, 80+ I/Os, 4 UART

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Single-board UI controller w/ 4 UARTs, LCD, keypad, enclosure

Birdbox-A Specs/Features:
* Measures 4.5x3.6x0.9 inches
* 16-bit CPU (188), x86 compatible

* 40 MHz system clock
* Power consumption: <190 mA
* Power saving mode: 25 mA

* Power input: +8.5 to +12V linear regulator,
+8.5 to +35V switching regulator
* 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 multiplexed I/O lines from CPU
* 48 additional bi-directional I/O from PPI
* 512 bytes serial EEPROM
* 8 external interrupt inputs
* 3 16-bit timers/counters
* Two RS232 serial ports, two optional RS485/RS232 (four total serial ports)
* 2 channels 12-bit DAC, 0 to 4.095 V
* Real time clock, battery
* 11 ch. 12-bit ADC, up to 10 kHz sample rate (TLC2543)
* 7 solenoid sinking drivers
* On-board +5V regulator, RS232/485 driver
* 16x2 LCD, 4x3 keypad, enclosure

The Birdbox-A can be used to convert protocols into different formats, for communication among different systems. It offers a complete C/C++ programmable system with a high performance CPU (40 MHz 188), up to 512 KB ROM/Flash, 512 KB battery-backed SRAM, a 512-byte serial EEPROM, ADC, and DAC.

The BB-A also supports a real-time clock (RTC72423), battery, three timer/counters, a watchdog, up to four serial ports, a 16x2 character LCD, and a 3x4 keypad, all of which can be packaged in a 4.8 x 3.7 x 1.5-inch aluminum sheet enclosure.

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The four serial ports are RS-232 by default. The two optional UARTs can be configured for RS-485. The counters can count external events, at up to 10 MHz or generate PWM outputs. 32 I/O pins from the Am188ES are multifunctional and user programmable.

The eleven channel 12-bit ADC has sample-and-hold, a high-impedance reference input, and a sample rate of up to 10 kHz.  Two optional 12-bit DAC provide 0-4.095V analog voltage outputs capable of sinking or sourcing 5 mA. Two PPI chips (82C55) provide 24x2 bi-directional I/O lines that support a DB25 parallel printer port, 3x4 keypad, and 16x2 LCD (provided as part of the optional BB-Pack). Seven solenoid drivers can sink up to 350 mA at 50 V per channel.

A special configuration (BB-I) can be driven by the i386-Engine. The original version BirdBox supports only the V25-Engine


Ordering Information (Qty 1/100/1K/5K+)
(40 MHz)     $174/$139/$99/$69

Includes 188-processor 40 MHz with 128 KB SRAM, 32 I/Os, 2 RS-232, 3 timers, watchdog timer, 512 byte EE, 7 solenoid drivers, 2xPPI, watchdog, 5V linear regulator.   Does not include add-on options. OEM option discounts available.

Add-on Options:

1.-SRAM: (512KB) $20
2) Debug ROM (AE_0_115) $20
3.-Real-time clock and battery $20
4) UART (SCC2691)+driver (up to 2)
     a) RS-232 / b) RS-485
 $30 ea.
5) 11 ch. of 12-bit ADC $20
6) 2 chips 12-bit DAC (2 channels, LT1446) $20
7) Switching power regulator $20
8) BB-Pack: 16x2 LCD, keypad, beeper,
    metal enclosure box


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