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133MHz PC-Compatible Fanless Embedded Computer

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Qty. 100 starts at
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Lifecycle: Fully Developed Product
Release Date: December 2002

Available Features

  • Up to 133 MHz X86 AMD Elan 520

  • 64 MB RAM

    Onboard Storage
  • 2 MB Flash Storage

    External Storage
  • 1x Compact Flash Socket

    Data Acquisition & Control
  • 38x Digital Input/Output

  • 1x PC/104 Bus
  • 1x PCMCIA Slot
  • 1x 10/100 Ethernet
  • 2x USB Host
  • 3x Serial/COM Port

  • 1x Matrix Keypad Header
  • 1x Text LCD Header

    Onboard Devices
  • 1x Battery-Backed Real Time Clock
  • 1x Watchdog Timer

    Operation Temperature
  • -40 °C to 80 °C Fanless Temp Range

    Power Consumption
  • 4.50 W Typical Power Consumption

    Power Supply
  • 5 VDC Power Supply

  • 127.0 mm Length
  • 170.2 mm Width

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Additional Information
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The TS-5500 is an Embedded Single Board Computer (SBC) that features a 133MHz 586 CPU and a wide-set of I/O interfaces. This computer allows easy embedded application development through PC-Compatible tools and methods, while ensuring in-field reliability and ruggedness for end-user systems. DOS and Linux are available as out-of-the-box Operating Systems for this product.

Descriptive Product Features

  • PC-Compatible 133MHz 586 CPU
  • PC/104 8/16 bit bus
  • 32MB SDRAM (64MB opt)
  • 2MB Flash
  • 1 10/100 Ethernet
  • 2 USB 1.1 ports
  • 1 PCMCIA socket
  • 1 Compact Flash socket
  • 3 COM ports
  • 38 DIO
  • Watchdog timer
  • On-board RTC
  • DiskOnChip support
  • Matrix Keypad and text LCD support
  • Power 900mA @ 5V DC
  • Dimensions 5.0 x 6.7 inches
  • Fanless -20 to +70C
  • Optional 12-bit 8 channel ADC
  • Optional RS-485 Full/Half Duplex
  • Optional Non-Volatile 32KB SRAM

Hardware Description

This product is a compact, full-featured PC compatible Single Board Computer based on the AMD Elan520 processor. At 133MHz, it is approximately 10 times faster than our other 386EX based products for only a small additional cost. PC compatibility allows for rapid development since you can use standard PC development tools such as Turbo C or Power Basic or Linux based tools, as well. If you have done work in the PC world in the past, you will find you can now build applications for a very small target that does not require a keyboard, video, floppy disks, or hard drives.

Additional features include:

  • PC compatible based on AMD Elan 520 @ 133 MHz
    • 3 PC/AT standard serial ports with 16 Byte FIFOs
    • PC/AT standard DMA controller PC/AT standard Floating Point Unit
    • PC/AT standard interrupt control unit
    • PC/AT standard timer/counter unit
    • Watchdog timer unit
  • On-board Real Time Clock
  • One PCMCIA Type II Slot, ideal for WiFi Cards and other hot-swappable devices
  • 2 USB ports (Version 1.1)
  • 32 MB of High Speed SDRAM (64 MB RAM optional)
  • 2 MB Flash disk with full BIOS support
  • Compact Flash Card interfaced as IDE0
  • 10/100 Ethernet interface - autosense, LED indicators
  • 38 DIO lines (IRQ capable)
  • External Reset DIO input
  • Alphanumeric LCD interface
  • Matrix Keypad interface on DIO2
  • 32 pin JEDEC socket supports DiskOnChip
  • PC/104 8/16 bit bus
  • Rugged quick-release terminal strips used for power
  • Dimensions are 5.0 " x 6.7" (PC/104 mounting holes)
  • Power requirements are 5V DC @ 900 mA
  • Operating Temperature Range: Fanless  -20° to +70°C 
  • Optional Extended Temperature Range  -40° to +80°C 
  • Optional RS-485 support on COM3 (full or half duplex) with fully automatic TX enable control
  • Optional Non-Volatile 32 KB SRAM
  • Optional 12-bit 8 channel Analog to Digital converter

Software Description

PC compatibility requires much more than just an x86 processor. It requires PC compatible memory and I/O maps as well as a PC compatible BIOS. The General Software EMBEDDED BIOS (Version 4.3) offers a high degree of compatibility with past and present BIOS standards allowing it to run off-the shelf operating systems and application software. This PC compatible BIOS boots to IDE Compact Flash or Drive A and the BIOS is shadowed in RAM for speed.

The TS-5000 computers are shipped, free of charge, with Embedded DOS ROM by General Software. They can also be shipped upon request with Linux pre-installed for a nominal fee. The Linux file system and kernel is also freely available on the web should you wish to install it yourself. Typically, the Linux OS requires a 16MB or larger Compact Flash or an M-Systems DiskOnChip.

Technologic Systems Embedded PCs are compatible with a wide variety of x86-based operating systems. A partial list OS's currently used with our boards by customers includes:

  • TNT Embedded Toolsuite, Phar Lap Software
  • UCos II
  • RTKernel, On Time Software
  • RTEMS, On-Line Applications Research Corporation
  • DOS with WATTCP, public domain TCP/IP source code for DOS
  • Linux

Linux features

  • Available with Linux 2.4 kernel installed on 64 MB or higher Compact Flash
  • Small Linux Initial Ramdisk can fit into onboard 2 MB Flash Drive

DOS Features

  • General Software DOS-ROM included
  • Full TCP/IP library for DOS (Waterloo TCP/IP) with source code included
  • Web server with full source code that can control DIO pins
  • Transfer files to and from the SBC with Zmodem
  • Console redirection over a serial port
  • Example programs with source code included
  • BIOS natively supports Matrix Keypad masqueraded as normal keyboard input to applications with alphanumeric LCD masqueraded as Video Output

OS Compatibility List

  • uC/OS-II Real-time multi-tasking kernel
  • eRTOS embedded Real-Time Operating System
  • microCommander Modular HMI & automation software
  • MicroDigital SMX Modular RTOS for embedded systems
  • QNX Embedded real-time operating system
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