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RabbitCore® RCM4100 Series

Microprocessor Core Module

  • Rabbit 4000 running up to 59 MHz
  • 512K Flash, 256K / 512K Data SRAM
  • Up to 40 GPIO, up to 6 CMOS-compatible serial ports
  • Auxiliary I/O feature for reducing processor bus loading
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The RabbitCore RCM4100 is the entry platform for the Rabbit® 4000 family of core modules. It is designed to mount directly to a user-supplied motherboard and acts as the microprocessor of the embedded system. The microprocessor features 40 GPIO lines shared with up to six CMOS-compatible serial ports, and four levels of alternate pin functions that include variable phase PWM, quadrature decoder, and input capture.

The RCM4100, with its robust feature set, ample memory, lowpower modes and analog, is ready for peripheral connectivity and I/O control for true device monitoring and control. Evaluation is easy with the RabbitCore RCM4100 development kit, which provides all the necessary hardware and software to quickly get started.

The RCM4100 microprocessor core modules are compact, powerful control devices for embedded applications that require I/O control, data handling, and peripheral connectivity.

The RCM4100 series is the first of the next generation core modules to take advantage of the Rabbit® 4000 microprocessor. The Rabbit 4000 features a clock speed of up to 60 MHz, hardware DMA, auxiliary I/O, quadrature decoder, input capture, 40 GPIO lines shared with up to six serial ports, and four levels of alternate pin functions that include variable phase PWM. The 500+ new operational code instructions increase processing efficiency. The RCM4100 series features a small footprint of 1.41” x 1.88” (36 mm x 48 mm), complete with the Rabbit 4000 microprocessor, 512K Flash, and 256K or 512K data SRAM. The RCM4100 model adds an 8-channel A/D converter. Three versions are available for varying speeds and memory options. The RCM4100 core modules provide the I/O control and connectivity for a wide range of real-world embedded applications.

RabbitCores mount directly onto a user-designed motherboard, and can interface with CMOS-compatible digital devices via the user’s motherboard. Programs are developed with our industry-proven Dynamic C® development system, a C language environment that includes an editor, compiler, and in-circuit debugger. Programming is easy with hundreds of samples and libraries that are pre-developed, for a user to be up and running in no time. No in-circuit emulator is required, no third party tools needed.

Dynamic C ensures optimal support for Rabbit 4000-based solutions. Dynamic C enhanced compiler generates smaller code, support for far pointers and far data for easy access to external memory devices, improvements to AES encryption libraries, and a new I/O configuration utility that helps assign pin functions and guides those selections so that conflicts can be avoided.

Key Features

  • Rabbit® 4000 at up to 58.98 MHz
  • Up to 40 GPIO with multi-level alternate pin functions
  • 6 CMOS-compatible serial ports
  • 512K Flash, 256K or 512K Data SRAM
  • Low-power modes
  • 8-channel, 12-bit A/D converter (RCM4100)
  • Auxiliary I/O feature for reducing processor bus loading
  • Small footprint at 36 mm x 48 mm
  • Optimized for use with Dynamic C®, a powerful integrated development environment

Design Advantages

  • Ideal for device intelligence and control
  • Well suited for easy integration with peripheral technologies such as GPS, cellular modems, RFID readers, sensors, etc.
  • Support for hardware DMA, variable phase PWM, and parity
  • Security-key feature with “tamper detect” and encryption capabilities adds peace of mind for OEM’s and system integrators
  • Complete microprocessor, on-board memory, and hundreds of sample programs reduces time-to-market by months

Applications

  • Device-level control
  • Remote data logging
  • Asset management
  • Security Access Systems
  • Wireless device/data management

Cellular Network

Wireless

Wired

DEVELOPMENT KITS PART NUMBER  
RCM4100 RabbitCore Development Kit 101-1158 BUY ONLINE
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MODELS PART NUMBER  
RCM4110 20-101-1093 BUY ONLINE
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RCM4100 20-101-1105 BUY ONLINE
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RCM4120 20-101-1154 BUY ONLINE
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PRODUCT OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES PART NUMBER  
Serial Programming Cable with 1.27 mm Connectors 20-101-0542 BUY ONLINE
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USB Programming Cable with 1.27 mm Connectors 20-101-1183 BUY ONLINE
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Specifications RCM4100 RCM4110 RCM4120
Features
Microprocessor Rabbit® 4000 at 59 MHz Rabbit® 4000 at 29 MHz Rabbit® 4000 at 59 MHz
Flash Memory 512K
Data SRAM 512K 256K 512K
Fast Program-Execution SRAM 512K None 512K
Backup Battery Connection for user-supplied backup battery (to support RTC and data SRAM)
General-Purpose I/O 29 parallel digital I/O lines:
  • Configurable with 4 layers of alternate functions
40 parallel digital I/O lines:
  • Configurable with 4 layers of alternate functions
Additional Inputs Startup mode (2), reset in, CONVERT Startup mode (2), reset in
Additional Outputs Status, reset out, analog VREF Status, reset out
Analog Inputs
• A/D Converter Resolution
8 channels single-ended or 4 channels differential. Programmable gain 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, and 20 V/V None
• A/D Converter Resolution 12 bits (11 bits single-ended) None
• A/D Conversion Time (including 120 μs raw count and Dynamic C) 180 μs None
Auxiliary I/O Bus Can be configured for 8 data lines and 6 address lines (shared with parallel I/O lines), plus I/O read/write
Serial Ports 6 high-speed, CMOS-compatible ports:
  • All 6 configurable as asynchronous (with IrDA), 4 as clocked serial (SPI), and 2 as SDLC/HDLC
  • 1 asynchronous clocked serial port shared with programming port
  • 1 clocked serial port shared with A/D converter
6 high speed, CMOS-compatible ports:
  • All 6 configurable as asynchronous (with IrDA), 4 as clocked serial (SPI), and 2 as SDLC/HDLC
  • 1 asynchronous clocked serial port shared with programming port
Serial Rate Maximum asynchronous baud rate = CLK/8
Slave Interface Slave port allows the RCM4100 to be used as an intelligent peripheral device slaved to a master processor
Real Time Clock Yes
Timers Ten 8-bit timers (6 cascadable from the first), one 10-bit timer with 2 match registers, and one 16-bit timer with 4 outputs and 8 set/reset registers
Watchdog/Supervisor Yes
Pulse-Width Modulators 4 channels synchronized PWM with 10-bit counter; 4 channels variable-phase or synchronized PWM with 16-bit counter
Input Capture 2-channel input capture can be used to time input signals from various port pins
Quadrature Decoder 2-channel quadrature decoder accepts inputs from external incremental encoder modules
Power (pins unloaded) 3.0-3.6V DC
Power (pins unloaded) 125 mA @ 3.3V 65 mA @ 3.3V 125 mA @ 3.3V
Operating Temperature -40° C to +85° C 0° C to +70° C -40° C to +85° C
Humidity 5% to 95%, non-condensing
Connectors One 2 × 25, 1.27 mm pitch IDC signal header.
One 2 × 5, 1.27 mm pitch IDC programming header
Board Size 1.41” × 1.88” × 0.49”
(36 mm × 48 mm × 12 mm)

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