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TS-5500

133MHz PC-Compatible Fanless Embedded Computer

Starting at $378 (Qty. 100)

Highlights

  • PC-Compatible 133MHz 586 CPU
  • PC/104 8/16 bit bus
  • 32MB SDRAM (64MB opt)
  • 2MB Flash
  • 1 10/100 Ethernet

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.

Hardware

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

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

Detailed Feature List

  • 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 +70°C
  • Optional 12-bit 8 channel ADC
  • Optional RS-485 Full/Half Duplex
  • Optional Non-Volatile 32KB SRAM
CPU
CPU Arch X86
CPU Vendor AMD
CPU Part Number Elan 520
CPU Speed 133 MHz
RAM
RAM 64 MB
Onboard Storage
Flash Storage 2 MB
External Storage
Compact Flash Socket 1x
Data Acquisition & Control
Digital Input/Output 38x
Interfaces
PC/104 Bus 1x
PCMCIA Slot 1x
10/100 Ethernet 1x
USB Host 2x
Serial/COM Port 3x
HMI
Matrix Keypad Header 1x
Text LCD Header 1x
Onboard Devices
Battery-Backed Real Time Clock 1x
Watchdog Timer 1x
Operation Temperature
Fanless Temp Range -40 °C to 80 °C
Power Consumption
Typical Power Consumption 4.50 W
Power Supply
Power Supply 5 VDC
Mechanical
Length 127.0mm
Width 170.2mm

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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TS-5500 Pricing

Pricing refers to the base model, optional components not included.

Quantity 1 Price $413
Quantity 10 Price $403
Quantity 25 Price $393
Quantity 50 Price $393
Quantity 100 Price $378

What's Included

Please configure your product using the table below and then add it to your cart. Any quantity discounts will be applied by our staff after the order is placed. If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance.

Product Configuration
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
TS-5500-32 TS-5500 Single Board Computer with 32 MB RAM $413
TS-5500-64 TS-5500 Single Board Computer with 64 MB RAM $448
On-board Options
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
OP-STHRU-64 8-bit 64-pin Stack-Thru PC/104 Connector
(incompatible with enclosure)
* More info
$15
OP-STHRU-104 16-bit 104-pin Stack-Thru PC/104 Connector (incompatible with enclosure) * More info $25
OP-485-HD-12 Half Duplex RS-485 $12
OP-485-FD-16 Full Duplex RS-485 $16
OP-EXTTEMP-30 Extended Temperature Range (-40 °C to 85 °C) $30
OP-SRAM-32K-NV 32 KB Battery Backed SRAM $30
OP-ADC 12 bit 8 channels on-board A/D converter $35
Development Kits
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
KIT-5500-DOS The TS-5500 development kit is suggested for any new TS-5500 development and includes:
  • (CF-2GB-5x00-DOS) 2GB Compact Flash Card with DOS
  • (TS-12W) TS-12W Peripheral
  • (PS-12VDC-REG-2P2) Regulated DC Power Supply
  • (USB-CF) CF Card to USB Adapter
  • 2x(RC-DB9) 10-pin header COM port adapter cable to DB-9
  • (CB7-05) Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end
  • Utility CD with SBC resources and digital documentation
The TS-5500 SBC is not included in the kit (Click to order a TS-5500). More info
$140
KIT-5500-LIN The TS-5500 development kit is suggested for any new TS-5500 development and includes:
  • (CF-2GB-5x00-LIN) 2GB Compact Flash Card with Linux
  • (TS-12W) TS-12W Peripheral
  • (PS-12VDC-REG-2P2) Regulated DC Power Supply
  • (USB-CF) CF Card to USB Adapter
  • 2x(RC-DB9) 10-pin header COM port adapter cable to DB-9
  • (CB7-05) Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end
  • Utility CD with SBC resources and digital documentation
The TS-5500 SBC is not included in the kit (Click to order a TS-5500). More info
$140
Flash Media
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
CF-2GB-5x00-DOS 2GB Compact Flash Card pre-installed with DOS OS $25
CF-2GB-5x00-LIN 2GB Compact Flash Card pre-installed with Linux OS $25
DOC-32M 32 MB DiskOnChip Module $38
DOC-32M-XT 32 MB DiskOnChip Module Ext. Temp. $38
Accessories and Extras
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
RC-DB9 10-pin header COM port adapter cable to DB-9 $4
CB7-05 Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end $9
KPAD Matrix keypad with cable More info $28
LCD-LED Alphanumeric 2x24 LCD with backlight and cable More info $40
Power Supplies
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
PS-12VDC-REG-3PG International regulated 12VDC wall mounted power supply with 3 pin green connector (ONLY compatible with enclosure) $22
PS-5VDC-REG-2P1 International regulated 5VDC wall mounted power supply with 2 pin black connector, type 1 (incompatible with enclosure) $22
Enclosures
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
TS-ENC550 Metal Enclosure with power converter included More info $85