Technologic Systems Logo
Search Icon
Customer Area | Contact Us |Cart Icon
  16525 East Laser Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Phone (480) 837-5200

Home > Products > Industrial Controllers > Industrial Controllers > TS-7558-BOX


Industrial Controller with I/O, PoE & CAN

background graphic
Qty. 100 starts at
background graphic $199
background graphic   buy now button
Lifecycle: Fully Developed Product
Release Date: August 2011

Available Features

  • Up to 250 MHz ARM Cavium CNS2132

  • 64 MB RAM

    Onboard Storage
  • 256 MB NAND Flash Storage

    External Storage
  • 1x microSD Socket

    Data Acquisition & Control
  • 24x Digital Input/Output
  • 4x Analog-to-Digital
  • 8x Digital Input
  • 4x Digital Output
  • 7x PWM Channel
  • 2x Quadrature Counter

  • 1x 10/100 Ethernet
  • 2x USB Host
  • 1x Serial/COM Port
  • 1x RS-485 Port
  • 1x SPI Bus
  • 1x I2C Bus
  • 1x CAN Bus

    Onboard Devices
  • 5 KLut Programmable FPGA
  • 1x Battery-Backed Real Time Clock
  • 1x Watchdog Timer
  • 1x Temperature Sensor
  • 1x Power-over-Ethernet

    Operation Temperature
  • 0 °C to 70 °C Fanless Temp Range

    Power Consumption
  • 3.20 W Typical Power Consumption

    Power Supply
  • 5 VDC to 30 VDC Power Supply

  • 3.93 s Linux Fastboot w/ TS-Bootrom™
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24
  • XNAND™ Storage

  • 45.0 mm Height
  • 128.0 mm Length
  • 190.8 mm Width
  • 365 g Weight

  • $229 Quantity 1 Price
  • $214 Quantity 10 Price
  • $214 Quantity 25 Price
  • $214 Quantity 50 Price
  • $199 Quantity 100 Price

Additional Information
hardware tabresources tabsoftware taborder tab
background graphic

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.

Descriptive Product Features

  • 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 -20C to 70C
  • Storage from -40C to +85C
  • 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

Hardware Description

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.


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 Description

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.

background graphic
background graphic