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RabbitCore® RCM4200 Series

Microprocessor Core Module

  • Rabbit 4000 running at 59 MHz
  • 10/100Base-T Ethernet, RJ-45 jack
  • 512K Flash / 512K Data SRAM
  • 4 MB or 8 MB Serial Flash for data storage
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The RCM4200 series of core modules are pin-compatible and easily interchangeable with other RCM4XXX based products. The RCM4200 acts as the microprocessor of an embedded system and is designed to mount directly to a user-supplied motherboard, allowing CMOS-compatible digital devices to interface with the motherboard. The RCM4200 offers robust features including large memory and Fast Ethernet, making it ideal for intensive communications and data-logging applications. The optional analog helps to diversify your connectivity options.

Evaluation of the RCM4200 is easy with the RabbitCore RCM4200 development kit, which provides all the necessary hardware and software to quickly get started.

The RCM4200 family of microprocessor core modules are powerful embedded control devices that offer intelligence, 10/100Base-T Ethernet connectivity, optional analog inputs, and ample memory for sophisticated data logging and serial to Ethernet applications.

The RCM4200 RabbitCore modules are equipped with 10/100 Ethernet connectivity, combined with 4 Mbytes or 8 Mbytes serial flash memory storage for intensive communication and data logging applications. The optional on-board 12-bit analog channels diversify your device connectivity options.

At the heart of the RCM4200 is the Rabbit 4000 microprocessor which features a clock speed of up to 58.98 MHz. Other features include hardware DMA, auxiliary I/O, quadrature decoder, input capture, GPIO lines shared with up to five serial ports, and four levels of alternate pin functions that include variable phase PWM. The Rabbit 4000 boasts an additional 500+ new operational code instructions that increases the processing efficiency, from its predecessor the Rabbit 3000.

The RCM4200 RabbitCore modules are easily interchangeable with other RCM4xxx based products due to electrical and functional compatibility. With a small footprint of 1.84”x2.42” (47mm x 61mm), the RCM4200 is compact and can easily be mounted directly onto a user-designed motherboard, allowing CMOS-compatible digital devices to interface via the user’s motherboard.

Key Features

  • Rabbit® 4000 microprocessor running at up to 58.98 MHz
  • 10/100Base-T Ethernet, RJ-45 jack
  • 4 Mbytes or 8 Mbytes Serial Flash for mass data storage
  • 512K Flash/512K SRAM
  • 8-channel, 12-bit A/D converter (RCM4200)
  • Up to 35 GPIO with multi-layer alternate pin functions
  • Up to 5 serial ports
  • Synchronized PWM channels with 16-bit counter
  • Optimized for use with Dynamic C® - a powerful integrated development environment

Design Advantages

  • Designed for embedded networking with intelligence and I/O control
  • Serves web pages, controls remote devices, links equipment to the internet
  • Security-key feature with “tamper detect” and encryption capabilities adds peace of mind for OEMs and systems integrators
  • Complete microprocessor, on-board memory, royalty-free TCP/IP stack, and hundreds of sample programs reduces time-to-market

Applications

  • Serial-to-Ethernet applications
  • Data-logging via Ethernet
  • Remote monitoring and communications
  • Web-enabling devices
  • Device/data management and control
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DEVELOPMENT KITS PART NUMBER  
RCM4200 RabbitCore Development Kit 101-1156 BUY ONLINE
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MODELS PART NUMBER  
RCM4200 20-101-1131 BUY ONLINE
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RCM4210 20-101-1132 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 RCM4200 RCM4210
Features
Microprocessor Rabbit® 4000 at 59 MHz Rabbit® 4000 at 29 MHz
EMI Reduction Spectrum spreader for reduced EMI (radiated emissions)
Ethernet Port 10/100Base-T, RJ-45, 3 LEDs
Data SRAM 512K (8-bit)
Program Execution Fast SRAM 512K (8-bit) -
Flash Memory 512K (8-bit)
Serial Flash Memory 8 MB 4 MB
Backup Battery Connection for user-supplied backup battery (to support RTC and data SRAM)
General-Purpose I/O 25 parallel digital I/O lines:
  • Configurable with 4 layers of alternate functions
35 parallel digital I/O lines:
  • Configurable with 4 layers of alternate functions
Additional Inputs 2 startup mode, reset in, CONVERT 2 startup mode, reset in
Additional Outputs Status, reset out, analog VREF Status, reset out
Analog Inputs 8 channels single-ended or 4 channels differential
Programmable gain 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 16, and 20 V/V
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A/D Converter Resolution 12 bits (11 bits single-ended) -
A/D Conversion Time (including 120 μs raw) 180 μs -
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 4 shared high-speed, CMOS-compatible ports:
  • All 4 configurable as asynchronous (with IrDA), 4 as clocked serial (SPI)
  • 1 asynchronous clocked serial port shared with programming port
  • 1 clocked serial port shared with serial flash
  • 1 clocked serial port shared with A/D converter
5 shared high-speed, CMOS-compatible ports:
  • All 5 configurable as asynchronous (with IrDA), 4 as clocked serial (SPI), and 1 as SDLC/HDLC
  • 1 clocked serial port shared with serial flash
  • 1 asynchronous clocked serial port dedicated for programming
Serial Rate Maximum asynchronous baud rate = CLK/8
Slave Interface Slave port allows the RCM4200 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
  • 3 channels synchronized PWM with 10-bit counter
  • 3 channels variable-phase or syn-chronized PWM with 16-bit counter
  • 4 channels synchronized PWM with 10-bit counter
  • 4 channels variable-phase or syn-chronized PWM with 16-bit counter
Input Capture 2 input capture channels can be used to time input signals from various port pins
Quadrature Decoder 1 quadrature decoder channel accepts inputs from external incremental encoder modules 2 quadrature decoder channels accept inputs from external incremental encoder modules
Power (pins unloaded) 3.0–3.6 V DC, 240 mA (typ.) @ 3.3 V,
275 mA @ 3.6 V and 85°C (max.)
3.0–3.6 V DC, 200 (typ.) mA @ 3.3 V,
225 mA @ 3.6 V and 85°C (max.)
Operating Temperature -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 1.84” × 2.42” × 0.84” (47 mm × 61 mm × 21 mm)

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