Measuring only 2in x4.5in, the SC's unique profile allows it to be installed into difficult-to-access physical locations, like pipes. Even with this limited real estate, the SC is a full-featured, stand-alone industrial embedded controller. The SC is based on a high-performance C/C++ programmable x186 CPU. It integrates 3 timer/counters, 2 async serial port UART, a Sync serial port, external interrupts, PIOs, and a real-time clock(RTC72423).
The board is available with up to 512 KB of battery-backed SRAM, 512KB Flash, and 512 bytes EEPROM for non-volatile parameter storage. The board runs on approximately 150mA at regulated 5V, and can be powered through onboard linear regulator accepting 9-12V DC.
An optional low-drop regulator (TPS765) can be installed to provide Power-off feature allowing low voltage(5.1V) battery operation. Optional 2 channels 12-bit DAC analog outputs can also be installed. The SC has two RS232 serial ports as default, and one can be configured as RS485 operation.
The SC also features an integrated high-performance 10/100-baseT hardware TCP/IP module, which allows 100KB+ access to TCP/IP networks with minimal CPU load. Sample implementations for the SensorCore allows it to be configured as a HTTP web-server, FTP server/client, etc.
The SC features three high-speed LTC2448 sigma-delta ADCs,
interfaced through a high speed Sync serial port. Each LTC2448 chip
offers 8 ch. differential or 16 ch. single-ended input channels (up
to 48 channels if all 3 chips are installed). Variable
speed/resolution settings can be configured. A peak single-channel
output rate of 5 KHz can be achieved. At a sample rate of 1.76KHz,
readings are accurate at up to 18+ bits in basic experimental
Similar controllers include the
R-Engine-L, which features
the same Ethernet interface but adds numerous industrial I/Os.
The R-Engine-A offers up to 40 channels of high-speed 12-bit
parallel ADC, but does not offer onboard Ethernet.
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