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TS-7558-BOX

Industrial Controller with I/O, PoE & CAN

Starting at $209 (Qty. 100)

Highlights

  • 250MHz ARM9 CPU
  • 64MB DDR-RAM
  • 256MB SLC XNAND Drive
  • 1 MicroSD Card Slot
  • Customizable 5K LUT OpenCore FPGA

The TS-7558-BOX is a multi-functional industrial controller based on a Cavium 250MHz ARM9 CPU that provides industrial grade opto-isolated input/output channels. Other features include Ethernet, PoE, USB Host, CAN, RS-232, RS-485, ADC, PWM, Counters, etc. The plastic enclosure with DIN wall mounting support makes it a clean solution for industrial automation applications.

Hardware

The TS-7558-BOX 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-7558-BOX is a powerful and extremely reliable industrial embedded solution. External devices can connect to the TS-7558-BOX via Ethernet, USB, RS-232, RS-485, or CAN. The TS-7558-BOX can be powered by PoE or by a DC power supply anywhere in the 5-30V range. An internal microSD slot allows for expanded storage.

The rugged screw-down terminals provide the following interfaces:

  • 8 opto-isolated digital inputs (0-30V)
  • 4 opto-isolated digital outputs (0-40V)
  • 4 analog inputs (0-5V, 0-10V, 4-20mA)
  • power supply input (5-30V)

The digital inputs can act as edge counters, quadrature decoders, ADC triggers, or simple inputs. The outputs can be used for PWMs. The TS-7558-BOX also provides an internal header with the following functionalities:

  • Debug console
  • DIO
  • UARTs
  • SPI
  • I2C

Rugged Plastic Enclosure

Available with a DIN mount, the enclosure makes the TS-7558-BOX ready for immediate deployment. The enclosure label clearly identifies the pinouts on the rugged screw terminals.

XNAND Technology

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 information.

Open FPGA

The TS-7558-BOX FPGA programming is open-source. If the many features provided in the standard load don't meet the needs of your application, you can modify the FPGA logic or hire Technologic Systems to do so for you.

Upon bootup, the default software automatically checks for an FPGA bitstream and loads it if it is present, overriding the default FPGA programming. To create your own bitstream, you need only the following resources:

See here for more instructions on FPGA development.

Software

The TS-7558 SBC boots to Linux 2.6.24 from either a microSD card or on-board XNAND drive. The 256MB on-board XNAND Drive is enough to store a bootable kernel image, initial ramdisk image, and a minimal version of Debian "Lenny" Linux. Storage memory can be expanded through the microSD card socket. A bootable microSD card must contain a Linux kernel image, a initial ramdisk image, and a valid Linux root filesystem. The fast Linux bootup solution was optimized for speed and includes kernel, initrd, and filesystem (Busybox) tweaks. Since this board boots to an initrd (initial ram disk) with a read-only mounted filesystem, it is possible to have something other than a shell prompt running after bootup by editing the /linuxrc shell script on the initrd. Additional TS-7558-BOX software features include:

  • Boots Linux 2.6.24 out-of-the-box in less than 3 seconds (to a shell prompt).
  • MicroSD card pre-installed with minimal Debian "Lenny" Linux distribution.
  • Un-brickable design ensures 100% recoverability from microSD card in case of on-board XNAND drive erasure.
  • Startup Linux mini-root scripts allow flexible root and backup filesystem selection (microSD, NFS, USB flash) as well as software field upgrade support.

Data Acquisition

The TS-7558-BOX ships with a full-featured, open source data acquisition driver utility called daqctl. This utility gives full control over a wide variety of TS-7558-BOX hardware features including ADC, PWMs, quadrature, counters, and timestamped glitch detection. The FPGA can easily be programmed to interrupt the CPU under a wide variety of external conditions. A data acquisition network service is also supported, allowing for software control on a remote system.

Linux OS and Debian Support

Technologic Systems' TS-7558-BOX ARM Single Board Computers (SBC) are compatible with a wide range of Operating Systems (OS's). The Linux choice is highly recommended and our products are totally integrated with the open-source vision. The boards ship with Linux 2.6.24 kernel running out-of-the-box. There is no proprietary source code in the kernel since all the hardware specific functionalities are handled by user-space utilities. The Linux kernel includes driver support for on-board hardware, enabling quick time to market of end-users applications. Examples and source codes are also available for downloading.

The compact initial ramdisk filesystem is based on Busybox and uClibc and is improved for performance and flexibility. Specific Linux scripts and utilities that handle the TS-7558-BOX functions are included. In addition, the full Debian binaries and services are available from the initial ramdisk after mounting the microSD card.

The TS-7558-BOX SBCs are configured to load Debian "Lenny" Linux from the on-board XNAND drive or microSD card during boot up time. The on-board XNAND drive uses a minimal Debian "Lenny" Linux distribution that has been compacted to fit in the 256MB space and leave about 70MB free for the user and includes utilities such as apt-get for installing and removing programs. The microSD card uses a full featured Debian "Lenny" Linux distribution which includes a complete GNU C/C++ embedded development environment. In addition, Apache Web Server, FTP, SSH, Telnet and Samba network services are available with C/PHP/Perl for embedded CGI development.

CAN Bus Support in User Space

The TS-7558-BOX utilizes an SJA1000C-compatible FPGA core out of the box complete with documentation and sample code. The sample code provides a simple utility to send/receive CAN packets and perform useful and common functions with the CAN bus from userspace. Additionally, this sample code includes network CAN service and can be automatically started on TS-7558-BOX bootup which makes the writing of CAN enabled applications even simpler and furthermore allows for the possibility of development in languages other than C (Java, Python, etc..) and on systems other than the local Linux SBC (Linux/x86, Windows, etc..)

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

Detailed Feature List

  • 250MHz ARM9 CPU
  • 64MB DDR-RAM
  • 256MB SLC XNAND Drive
  • 1 MicroSD Card Slot
  • Customizable 5K LUT OpenCore FPGA
  • 4 Opto-Isolated 0-40VDC Outputs
  • 8 Opto-Isolated 30V DC Inputs
  • 4 12-bit 0-40V DC PWM Outputs
  • 4 12-bit ADC Channels
  • ADC supports 4-20 mA, 0-5V or 0-10V
  • 4 16-bit Counter/Tachometer Inputs
  • 1 10/100 Ethernet, Standard PoE
  • 2 External USB Host Port, 480Mbit/s
  • Watchdog Timer
  • 2 RS-232, 1 RS-485, 1 CAN
  • DMX Support
  • Header with I2C, SPI, and 11 DIO
  • Battery Backed RTC and Temp. Sensor
  • Low Power (< 3.2Watts)
  • Fanless Operation from -20°C to 70°C
  • Storage from -40°C to +85°C
  • Boots Linux 2.6 in less than 3 Seconds
  • Uses 5-30V DC Power Input
  • Rugged Screw Terminal Connectors
  • Plastic Enclosure, Optional DIN Mounting
  • Multipurpose Reset/Script Button
  • Unbrickable, Boots from SD or Flash
  • Supports tsinit self-customization
CPU
CPU Arch ARM
CPU Vendor Cavium
CPU Part Number CNS2132
CPU Speed 250 MHz
RAM
RAM 64 MB
Onboard Storage
NAND Flash Storage 256 MB
External Storage
microSD Socket 1x
Data Acquisition & Control
Digital Input/Output 24x
Analog-to-Digital 4x
Digital Input 8x
Digital Output 4x
PWM Channel 7x
Quadrature Counter 2x
Interfaces
10/100 Ethernet 1x
USB Host 2x
Serial/COM Port 1x
RS-485 Port 1x
SPI Bus 1x
I2C Bus 1x
CAN Bus 1x
Onboard Devices
Programmable FPGA 5k LUT
Battery-Backed Real Time Clock 1x
Watchdog Timer 1x
Temperature Sensor 1x
Power-over-Ethernet 1x
Operation Temperature
Fanless Temp Range -20 °C to 70 °C
Power Consumption
Max Power Consumption 3.20 W
Operating Supply Voltage
Operating Supply Voltage 5 VDC to 30 VDC
Solutions
Linux Fastboot w/ TS-Bootrom™ 3.93 s
Linux Kernel v2.6.24
Debian Linux Distribution Yes
Busybox Small Distribution Yes
XNAND™ Storage Yes
User Programmable FPGA Yes
Mechanical
Height 45mm
Length 128mm
Width 191mm
Weight 365 g

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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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-7558-64-256XF-BOX $239 $224 $224 $218 $209 Call us
TS-7558-64-256XF-BOX-DIN $251 $236 $236 $236 $221 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.

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.

Product Configuration
Part # Description Price Qty Total
TS-7558-64-256XF-BOX TS-7558 250MHz ARM9 Linux Industrial Controller Box with Opto-Isolated IO, ADC, PoE, CAN and Plastic Enclosure $239 $239
TS-7558-64-256XF-BOX-DIN TS-7558 250MHz ARM9 Linux Industrial Controller Box with Opto-Isolated IO, ADC, PoE, CAN and Plastic Enclosure with DIN Mounting Support $251 $251
Board-Specific Peripherals
Part # Description Price Qty Total
TS-9448-RC-DB9 Console Mini-Peripheral Board w/ 1 RC-DB9 cable $60 $0
TS-9449-USB Console Mini-Peripheral Board w/ 1 CB-USB-AMBM USB cable $60 $0
Development Kits
Part # Description Price Qty Total
KIT-7558 The TS-7558 development kit is suggested for any new TS-7558-BOX development and includes:
  • (TS-9448) TS-9448 Console Board
  • (MSD-4GB-USB-7500) 4GB microSD Card with Debian Linux and USB Adapter
  • (PS-12VDC-REG-FC) Regulated DC Power Supply
  • (CB-USB-AMAF) USB A Male to A Female Cable
  • (CB-USB-AMBM) USB A to B Device Cable
  • (RC-DB9) 10-Pin header COM port adapter cable to DB-9
  • (CB-DB9-Y) DB-9 Y Cable
  • (CB7-05) Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end
  • (DB9F-TERM) RS-232 Signal Breakout Header
The TS-7558-BOX is not included in the kit (Click to order a TS-7558-BOX). More info
$170 $0
Flash Media
Part # Description Price Qty Total
MSD-4GB-BLANK SanDisk microSD card, Size 4GB $12 $0
75USB-FLASH-2GB 2GB USB Flash Drive with full ARM tool chain and Debian installed $28 $0
MSD-4GB-USB-7500 TS-7500 bootable 4GB microSD card with USB reader interface including replication mechanism, ARM tool chain, Debian Linux filesystem, documentation and further binaries/utilities $38 $0
Accessories and Extras
Part # Description Price Qty Total
RC-DB9 10-pin header COM port adapter cable to DB-9 $4 $0
CB-USB-AMAF USB Cable w/ connectors USB-A Male to USB-A Female More info $8 $0
CB-USB-AMBM USB Cable w/ connectors USB-A Male to USB-B Male $8 $0
CB-DB9-Y DB-9 Y Cable More info $9 $0
CB7-05 Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end $9 $0
DB9F-TERM DB-9 w/Terminal Strip Signal Breakout Header $10 $0
Power Supplies
Part # Description Price Qty Total
PS-12VDC-REG-FC International regulated 12VDC wall mounted power supply w/ leads stripped, tinned and ferruled $22 $0

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