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TS-7180

SBC with MultiTech and NimbeLink/Xbee Socket

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Highlights

  • Connected with WiFi, Bluetooth, MultiTech and XBee/NimbeLink
  • Power Saving Design Sips < 2 W Typical and 9 mW in Sleep Mode
  • Robust TS-SILO Option Provides up to 30 Seconds of Hold up Power
  • Flexible Data Storage: FRAM, eMMC Flash, microSD

Low Power Industrial IoT Gateway

This versatile embedded single board computer hits on all the main points for a low power, cost effective, Internet-of-Things (IoT) capable, and ready-to-deploy OEM board with an emphasis on data integrity.

The TS-7180 offers the ability to communicate seamlessly with several different networks simultaneously from a single device. Using the onboard peripherals the system can connect to Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB, RS-232, RS-485, and CAN networks or devices. Built in module interfaces like the MultiTech and XBee/NimbeLink sockets and internal USB ports (coming soon) allow expansion to other networks like Cellular, DigiMesh, ZigBee, Lora, and other proprietary or industry specific networks. This ability to communicate over a wide variety of wired and wireless interfaces puts the TS-7180 in an excellent position to be an IoT node or gateway.

A Nine-Axis Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) motion tracking device containing a gyroscope, accelerometer and compass is an on-board option for asset management, fleet management, and other applications which would require sensing motion or vibration in the environment.

Applications with strict low power requirements will appreciate the work that's been done to reduce power consumption to less than 2 W in typical conditions and a 9 mW sleep mode. Power over Ethernet (PoE) is supported via a daughter card, if desired.


Robust and Rugged Engineering Close up of TS-7553-V2 Marvell Armada CPU

Each component on the TS-7180 has been carefully chosen to ensure not only reliable operation in the field, but also to get maximum product lifespan for 10+ years. The fanless design of the TS-7180 paired with the low cost enclosure is able to withstand high vibration, high debris, and a wide temperature range of -40 °C to 85 °C.




RELIABLE DATA STORAGE WITH TS-SILO AND FRAM Close up of TS-7180

The TS-SILO power reserve ensures that there will never be data loss or corruption when there is unexpected interruptions in power. TS-SILO provides another 30 seconds of operation to allow graceful system shutdown, protecting data stored on the on board eMMC or a microSD card. The onboard MLC eMMC flash is configurable as pseudo SLC (pSLC) memory for further reliability. Additionally the TS-7180 integrates Ferroelectric RAM (FRAM or FeRAM ) which combines non-volatile data storage with incredibly high read/write endurance for the ultimate in reliability for heavy data logging applications.


Short Time to Market with Long Term Deployment Abstract Code

Everything is preloaded to get your application up and running quickly. Debian Linux OS, utilities, and tools are preloaded to help you get the most out of the hardware features. The guaranteed 10+ year lifecycle ensures a long-term deployment in the field, free from expensive redesigns that commonly accompany "low-cost" competitor products with no guaranteed long-term availability.

Hardware

The TS-7180 single board computer features:

  • NXP i.MX6UL 698MHz ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
  • 512 MB DDR3 RAM
  • 4 GB MLC eMMC Flash, configurable as pSLC for added reliability

Industry standard connectors, such as USB host and device ports, Ethernet, and serial ports, are included. In addition, rugged screw terminals and a user programmable button are also included. Additional storage is possible through the microSD socket. A battery-backed real time clock (BBRTC) keeps accurate time for the system and a watchdog timer is there to help when a system becomes unresponsive in the field.

Applications with strict low power requirements will appreciate the work that's been done to reduce power consumption to less than 2 watts in typical conditions and 9 mW sleep mode. Also, applications which are prone to unexpected power outages or frequent power cycling can rely on the optional TS-SILO to provide up to 30 seconds of power reserve in order to run shutdown scripts and gracefully halt the system in order to prevent filesystem and disk corruption.

Software

debian logo By default, command line Debian Jessie is loaded which provides a massive repository of prebuilt applications and services and Debian provides a long history of focus on stability and support.

Software features include:

  • U-Boot bootloader
  • Linux Kernel 4.1.15
  • Debian Jessie distribution support
  • Many programming languages supported (C, C++, Python, node.js, etc.)
  • Source code examples available
  • Buildroot (specifically 2018.02)

The TS-7180 is the first Technologic Systems computer to offer Buildroot. Buildroot is a simple, efficient and easy-to-use tool to generate embedded Linux systems through cross-compilation. To assist customers heading down this path we have forked a stable snapshot of Buildroot (specifically 2018.02) and have added on top of it everything that is required for operation with one of our products. For more information, see the Buildroot Configuration section in the manual.


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

CPU
CPU Arch ARM
CPU Vendor NXP
CPU Part Number i.MX6UL
CPU Speed 696 MHz
RAM
RAM 512 MB to 1 GB
Onboard Storage
eMMC Flash Storage 4 GB
External Storage
microSD Socket 1x
Data Acquisition & Control
Digital Input/Output 7x (7x 30 VDC, Sinks 500mA)
Analog-to-Digital 4x (10 V or 4 - 20 mA)
Digital Input 4x (30 VDC)
PWM Channel 1x
Quadrature Counter 2x (24 VDC)
Tachometer 2x (24 VDC, 2 kHz)
Interfaces
10/100 Ethernet 2x
USB Host 1x
USB Device 1x (Serial Console)
USB OTG 1x (via Daughter Card Header)
Serial/COM Port 4x (1x TTL UART, 3x RS-232)
RS-485 Port 1x
SPI Bus 1x
I2C Bus 1x
CAN Bus 1x
Bluetooth 1x (2.1+EDR, 4.0 BLE)
WiFi Radio 1x (802.11b/g/n; Built-in Antenna)
Cellular Modem 1x (1x MultiTech or NimbeLink Cell Modem Socket)
GPS Radio 1x
Accelerometer/Gyro 1x (Nine-Axis (Gyro + Accelerometer + Compass))
XBee Interface 1x
Onboard Devices
Battery-Backed Real Time Clock 1x
Temperature Sensor 1x
Power-over-Ethernet 1x (via Daughter Card)
Operation Temperature
Fanless Temp Range -40 °C to 85 °C
Operating Supply Voltage
Operating Supply Voltage 8 VDC to 30 VDC
Solutions
TS-SILO Super Capacitor Yes

Technologic Systems provides complete documentation for our mature products, including manuals, schematics, mechanical drawings, etc. The most recent documentation files are always made available through our website. If you don't find the documentation you are looking for, contact support for more information. Also, please make sure to visit our Embedded Systems Support webpage, our official WIKI and join our official Developers Forum.

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Product Configuration Comparison Table

Comparison of each available product configuration for the TS-7180.

TS-7180-SMW1I TS-7180-SRW9I
CPU Arch ARM Cortex-A7
CPU Cores 1
CPU Speed 696 MHz
RAM 512 MBytes 1 GByte
Onboard Storage 4 GByte MLC eMMC Flash
FRAM 1 kByte
microSD Socket 1
Wireless Wireless 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0+EDR w/ chip antenna
Other Wireless 1x Socket for MultiTech Cell Modem. 1x Socket for Digi Radios or NimbeLink Cell Modems
USB Host (External Access) 1x USB 2.0 Type A
USB Host (Internal Expansion) Coming Soon
USB OTG On Daughter Card Header
Sensors -- Nine-Axis Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) w/ gyroscope, accelerometer and compass
GPS -- Integrated GPS Radio
Analog/High Voltage 4x 10V ADC or 4-20mA, 7x 30V DIO, 2x 24V Quadrature, 2x 24V 2kHz Tachometer, 5V @1A Output Power
Common Interfaces 2x CAN, 3x RS-232, 1x RS-485, SPI & I2C, Console on USB Device
Input Voltage/Power 8V-30V, plus Optional Daughter Card for PoE support
TS-SILO Support for ~ 20 seconds of power hold up in case of sudden power loss to safely shut down
Operating Temperature -40 °C to 85 °C
Standard Shipping OS Linux Debian Jessie

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The PS-MDR-20-24 is a Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) DIN rail mountable industrial power supply that provides 24 VDC @ 1A (24 Watts) and is ideal for use in any industrial situation requiring 24 VDC power. It features: universal AC input/full range, short circuit / overload / over voltage protections, cooling by free air convection, DIN rail TS-35/7.5 or 15, NEC class 2 / LPS compliant, no load power consumption < 0.75W. For more information, refer to the PS-MDR-20-24 Specifications document.

TS-DC767-POE

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The TS-DC767-POE daughter card enables you to conveniently connect to a network and power it over a single Ethernet cable. It's complaint to IEEE802.3af/at standards. The TS-DC767-POE connects to the onboard daughter board connectors and receives PoE power and translates to an apporpriate voltage level for the device. (Not compatible with the TS-ENC820 enclosure family).

TS-ENC718

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The TS-ENC718 is a sleek black enclosure which can bring your product a polished look with a quick time to market. Made of sturdy and durable ABS plastic the TS-ENC718 will protect the electronics inside from a variety of harsh environments. Also available with a DIN clip for easy mounting in DIN Rail deployments.

The prices below are available for sales orders requesting different quantities on a per release basis.

Quantity
Product Configuration 1
10 25 50 100 250+
TS-7180-SMW1I $315 $294 $281 $268 $254 Call us
TS-7180-SRW9I $381 $360 $347 $334 $320 Call us

Product Customization

Technologic Systems can provide you with a custom tailored version of our standard product starting at minimum order sizes of 100 units or more. Customized products can be based on various combinations of many of the standard product features. There will be a one-time customization fee to cover the set up of your custom part number and production processes. Once the set up is complete the standard lead time for your customized product would be 6-8 weeks. Please contact us to get started on tailoring this product to meet your needs. In addition to tailoring our standard product to your needs, for slightly larger orders sizes, Technologic Systems can also provide a custom design based on this product to meet your mechanical requirements or to add features.

In addition to tailoring features available in our standard product set, the following options are available:

Product Options QTY 100 Price
8 GByte Industrial Temperature eMMC $13
16 GByte Industrial Temperature eMMC $31
32 GByte Industrial Temperature eMMC $53
64 GByte Industrial Temperature eMMC $80

What's Included

Use the table below to configure your product and add it to your cart. If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance.

This product will be available for purchase soon!

Product Configuration
Part # Description Price Qty Total
TS-7180-SMW1I TS-7180 SBC with the i.MX6UL 695MHz ARM Cortex A7 512MB DDR3 RAM and 4GB eMMC Flash, MultiTech, NimbeLink/Xbee socket, 2 CAN ports, 3 RS-232, TS-SILO, FRAM, WiFi/Bluetooth w/Chip antenna, RoHS (-40 °C to 85 °C) $315 $315
TS-7180-SRW9I TS-7180 SBC with the i.MX6UL 695MHz ARM Cortex A7 1GB DDR3 RAM and 4GB eMMC Flash, MultiTech, NimbeLink/Xbee socket, 2 CAN ports, 3 RS-232, TS-SILO, FRAM, WiFi/Bluetooth w/Chip antenna, GPS, Gryro RoHS (-40 °C to 85 °C) $381 $381
Board-Specific Peripherals
Part # Description Price Qty Total
PS-MDR-20-24 24W Single Output Industrial DIN Rail Power Supply More info $32 $0
TS-DC767-POE Daughter card with Power-over-Ethernet More info $49 $0
Development Kits
Part # Description Price Qty Total
KIT-7180

The TS-7180 development kit is suggested for any new TS-7180 development and includes:

  • (MSD-8GB-USB-7180) 8GB microSD Card with Debian Linux and USB Adapter
  • (PS-12VDC-REG-2_5AMP-2PB) Regulated 12V DC Power Supply (2.5 A)
  • (CB-USB-AMBM) USB Cable w/ connectors USB-A Male to USB-B Male

The TS-7553-V2 SBC is not included in the kit (Click to order a TS-7553-V2).

$75 $0
Flash Media
Part # Description Price Qty Total
MSD-8GB-7180 TS-7180 bootable 8GB Micro SD card including ARM tool chain, Debian Jessie Linux filesystem, documentation, and further binaries/utilities $24 $0
MSD-8GB-USB-7180 TS-7180 bootable 8GB Micro SD card with USB Card Reader including ARM tool chain, Debian Jessie Linux filesystem, documentation, and further binaries/utilities $50 $0
Accessories and Extras
Part # Description Price Qty Total
CB-USB-AMBM USB Cable w/ connectors USB-A Male to USB-B Male $8 $0
Enclosures
Part # Description Price Qty Total
TS-ENC718 Low cost plastic enclosure for the TS-7180-SMW1I and TS-7180-SRW9I More info $24 $0
DIN Enclosures
Part # Description Price Qty Total
TS-ENC718-DIN Low cost plastic enclosure with DIN Clip for the TS-7180- SMW1I and TS-7180-SRW9I $30 $0

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