The TS-7553 is a Single Board Computer based on a 250MHz ARM9 CPU
from Cavium Networks. The TS-7553 offers features such as High-Speed USB
host and device, 256MB XNAND drive, microSD card, WiFi 802.11g radio option,
Power over Ethernet (PoE) option, XBee option, and 5K LUT customizable on-board OpenCore FPGA.
The TS-7553 features a 250MHz Cavium ARM9 CPU and a 5000 LUT Lattice FPGA.
With 64MB RAM and a bootable 256MB on-board flash drive with our new XNAND
technology, the TS-7553 is a powerful and extremely reliable embedded solution.
External devices can connect to the TS-7553 via Ethernet, 802.11g WiFi, XBee radio socket (point to point, unlike the Zigbee which supports mesh networks),
USB host, USB device, or I2C ports, as well as DIO, UARTs, CAN Bus, DMX,
and SPI which are implemented in the standard FPGA load.
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-7553 FPGA configuration for an elegant and affordable solution.
The standard TS-7553 configuration implements the following features:
- 4 XUARTs* (2-RS232, 1-RS485, and 1 TTL level to Xbee socket)
- 1 CAN Bus
- SPI Support
- I2C Support
- DMX Support
- Watchdog Timer
- Up to 11 DIO Lines
- Battery Backed RTC
- Optional USB 802.11g WiFi Adapter
- XBee Radio Socket
- Temperature Sensor
- Designed to fit in an optional low-cost plastic enclosure
- Multipurpose Reset/Script Button
TS-7553 Power Consumption
The TS-7553 requires about 3.2 Watts of power (642mA @ 4.98V) for normal operation and will require more if connecting USB devices,
a larger microSD card, XBee radio, or WiFi option. For this reason, it is recommended
to power the device at 5-12V input via barrel connector or 2 pin terminal
Differences between TS-7553 and TS-7552
The TS-7553 was released April 2010 and is a smaller form factor and cost
reduced version of the TS-7552 without the extra USB ports. It was designed to
be mated with an inexpensive plastic enclosure and serve as a standalone
general purpose embedded server.
Technologic Systems XNAND technology is an ultra reliable and
industrial grade user-space device driver that uses Reed-Solomon codes,
extra checksums, and a RAID based technique to allow any Linux filesystem
to be used with confidence on SLC NAND flash. Our TS-BOOTROM can also
boot from XNAND for an ultra-reliable bootup. Please refer to the
XNAND whitepaper for more
* 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.