Technologic Systems Unveils Industrial IoT Solution, the TS-7553-V2 Single Board Computer

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Single board computer that features extensive I/O capabilities, low power consumption, and fanless operation over full industrial temperature range.

TS-7553-V2 Single Board Computer

With all of the connectivity features we’ve included on this board, the TS-7553-V2 is designed to talk to almost anything

Technologic Systems, a US-based embedded computer company, is now shipping its newest single board computer, the TS-7553-V2. The TS-7553-V2 is developed around the NXP i.MX6 UltraLite, a high performance, ultra-efficient processor family featuring an advanced implementation of a single ARM Cortex-A7 core, which operates at speeds up to 696 MHz. While able to support a wide range of embedded applications, the TS-7553-V2 was specifically designed to target the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) sector.

Robert Miller, company Founder and President, saying, “Fast development and time to market at predictable scaling costs are critical for success in the IoT market. With the TS-7553-V2 we’ve been able to provide a ready-to-deploy OEM board that can provide results immediately. With all of the wireless and wired connectivity features we’ve included on this board, the TS-7553-V2 is designed to talk to almost anything, help monitor any IoT deployment and be a rock solid industrial node or gateway in your connected industrial deployments.”

The TS-7553-V2 was designed with connectivity in mind. An on-board Xbee interface, capable of supporting Xbee or NimbleLink, provides a simple path to adding a variety of Wireless interfaces. An Xbee radio can be used to link in with a local 2.4GHz or sub 1 GHz mesh networks, allowing for gateway or node deployments. Digi and NimbleLink offer cellular radios for this socket, providing connectivity for applications such as remote equipment monitoring and control. Additionally, there is the option for a cellular modem via daughter card. This allows transmission of serial data via TCP, UDP or SMS over the cellular network. The TS-7553-V2 also includes an onboard WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 module option, providing even more connectivity.

Further radio expansion can be accomplished with the two internal USB interfaces (one on a standard USB Type A connector, and the second on simple pin headers). The USB interfaces enable support for multiple proprietary networks via a dongle or USB connected device. This provides the opportunity to run mesh, LoRa, ZigBee, automotive WiFi or other protocols with the TS-7553-V2 . All of these radio options, combined with the on-board 10/100Base-T Ethernet, create the opportunity to communicate seamlessly with up to five different networks simultaneously from a single point.

The TS-7553-V2 supports standard interfaces including:

  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • 4 USB ports (3 host interfaces and, 1 device)
  • 3 RS-232 Serial/COM ports
  • RS-485 port
  • CAN bus
  • Up to 5 GPIO

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

A low cost monochrome 128x64px LCD with four button keypad is available for Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications, even in harsh environments. The keypad offers intuitive operation with tactile function keys and the LCD is ideal for simple visualization tasks. If HMI is not a consideration, then compact, lightweight, rugged enclosures are available to contain your gateway in a secure, fanless enclosure. Both enclosures are DIN mountable.

Technologic Systems has taken the lead in combating read/write errors to memory that can prove fatal to operating systems thanks to TS-SILO and FeRAM technologies. TS-SILO is an optional feature which will provide up to 30 seconds of reserve power in the event of a power failure. This precious extra time gives the board time to gracefully power down and ensures file system integrity. The TS-7553-V2 is the first SBC from Technologic Systems to include Ferroelectric RAM (FeRAM or FRAM) for heavy data logging applications. FeRAM advantages over flash include: lower power usage, faster write performance and a much greater maximum read/write endurance. This allows a user to keep running data logs without prematurely wearing out their flash memory. Combined these two features provide you with insurance from abrupt power loss, read/write errors, and startup difficulties.

The TS-7553-V2 is built with industrial settings in mind and has a fanless temperature range of -40°C t0 85°C. The TS-7553-V2 has an operating supply voltage of 5 VDC to 28 VDC. Power over Ethernet (PoE) is supported via a daughter card, if desired. 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.

Development can begin out-of-the-box with pre-installed Linux and utilities for controlling DIO, UARTS, CAN bus, and more. A complete board support package is provided, as well as access to our software repository and online support. Third party application support can be provided via the Technologic Systems’ Partner Network.

As with all of Technologic Systems products the TS-7553-V2 includes free extraordinary hardware and software support from the engineering team out of the Fountain Hills, AZ offices and comes with a standard 1 year warranty and 10+ year lifecycle guarantee.

About Technologic Systems
Technologic Systems has been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. We offer a wide variety of single board computers, computer-on-modules, touch panel PCs, PC/104 and other peripherals, and industrial controllers that satisfy most embedded project requirements. Our commitment to excellent products, low prices, and exceptional customer support has allowed our business to flourish in a very competitive marketplace. We also offer custom configurations and design services. We specialize in the ARM and X86 architectures, FPGA customization, and open-source software support, providing advanced custom solutions using hardware-software co-design strategies.

Technologic Systems, Inc.
16525 E Laser Dr
Fountain Hills, AZ, 85268

tele: (480) 837-5200
fax: (480) 837-5300

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