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SBC BL4S200 Series

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The BL4S200 single-board computers (SBCs) offer a full-featured control and communications solution for industrial applications. The BL4S200 series is designed to provide the microprocessor control and I/O used for reading instruments, timing events precisely, controlling motors, relays and solenoids. In addition to the Ethernet and Fast Ethernet versions, the BL4S200 offers a choice of Wi-Fi and ZigBee enabled wireless networking options. The BL4S200 provides reliable hardware that has been certified by the FCC and other international agencies.


The BL4S200 series of single-board computers deliver the features and wireless connectivity to support networking for industrial control applications. In addition to the Ethernet and Fast Ethernet versions, the BL4S200 offers a choice of Wi-Fi and ZigBee enabled wireless networking options. The BL4S200 provides reliable hardware that has been certified by the FCC and other international agencies.

Features

  • Uses Rabbit® 4000 and Rabbit 5000 Microprocessors
  • Choice of Wi-Fi, ZigBee enabled, or Ethernet connectivity
  • Friction lock connectors
  • RabbitNet Compatible
  • 40 digital I/O
  • Up to 5 serial ports
  • Battery-backed real-time clock
  • Watchdog supervisor
  • 8 analog input channels and 2 analog output channels

Design Advantages

  • Deploy known-good hardware for Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Develop an intelligent ZigBee enabled device in a mesh network
  • Use Dynamic C integrated development environment to minimize time and risk in your embedded design
  • Advanced input capabilities including event counting, event capture, and quadrature decoders to ease development for robust industrial applications
  • Use RabbitNet protocol to connect expansion devices

The Rabbit RIO® Advantage

The BL4S200 series uses our Rabbit RIO chip to add a powerful I/O subsystem. The on-board Rabbit RIO devices add software configurable counter/timer blocks that can perform a variety of useful I/O capability, including event capture/counting, quadrature decoding, PWM and PPM generation, and edge or level based interrupts. This subsystem capability delivered by the Rabbit RIO device frees the microprocessor for control, data processing and communications tasks. Each BL4S200 board has 24 counter/timer blocks available in the I/O subsystem.

Applications

  • Wireless industrial control
  • Vision systems
  • Automatic meter reading
  • Encrypted connectivity
  • Data logging

Why SBCs are important

Many customers take advantage of Rabbit single board computers to use reliable hardware and get to market quickly, with the option to design a custom product in the future. Other customers use Rabbit single board computers in order to leverage our easy-to-use technology and off-load a portion of the design, allowing design teams to focus on where they can truly add value to the market.

Development and Evaluation Tools

The BL4S200 Tool Kit contains the essential hardware to develop an embedded application on a BL4S200 single-board computer and debug right on the target hardware.

The tool kit includes:

  • Dynamic C CD-ROM, with complete product documentation on disk
  • Printed getting started manual and Rabbit 4000/5000 Posters
  • Demonstration Board with pushbutton switches and LED’s to demonstrate the I/O and TCP/IP capabilities of the BL4S200
  • USB programming cable, used to connect the BLS4200 to your PC USB port
  • Universal AC adapter, 12 V DC, 1 A (includes Canada/Japan/U.S., Australia/N.Z., U.K., and European style plugs)

Develop and debug programs using our industry-proven Dynamic C® integrated development environment (version 10.42 or later). Dynamic C includes the popular µC/OS-II real-time operating system, point-to-point protocol (PPP), FAT file system, RabbitWeb, and other select libraries. Connect the BL4S200 board to the PC using a USB cable and then debug using break points, watch expressions and other features oriented toward real-time embedded systems programming. An extensive library of drivers and sample programs is provided, including a royalty-free TCP/IP stack for network and Internet communications. Full source code is provided for most library routines.

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Models North America: International:  
BL4S200 (RCM4310-based)
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BL4S210 (RCM4010-based)
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BL5S220 (RCM5400-based)
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BL4S230 (RCM4510W-based)
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Product Options and Accessories North America: International:  
USB Programming Cable with 1.27 mm Connectors
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Specifications BL4S200 BL4S210 BL5S220 BL4S230
Features
Microprocessor Rabbit® 4000 @ 58.98 MHz Rabbit® 4000 @ 58.98 MHz Rabbit® 5000 @ 73.73 MHz Rabbit® 4000 @ 29.49 MHz
Network Interface 10/100Base-T, 3 LEDs 10Base-T, 2 LEDs Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) ZigBee PRO Feature Set
Flash Memory (Program) 512 KB (Serial Flash) 512 KB (Parallel Flash) 1 MB (Parallel Flash) 512 KB (Parallel Flash)
Flash Memory (Data Storage) miniSD™ Card 128 MB to 1 GB - - -
Program Execution SRAM 512 KB - 1 MB -
Data SRAM 512 KB
Backup Battery Renata CR2032 or equivalent 3 V lithium coin type, 235 mA·h standard, socket-mounted
Configurable I/O 32 individually software-configurable I/O channels may be configured as digital inputs 0–36 V DC, switching threshold 1.4 V/1.9 V typical, or as sinking digital outputs up to 40 V, 200 mA each
High-Current Digital Outputs 8 outputs individually software-configurable as sinking or sourcing, +40 V DC, 2 A max. per channel
Analog Inputs Eight 11-bit res. channels, software-selectable ranges unipolar: 1, 2, 2.5, 5, 10, 20 V DC; bipolar ± 1, ±2, ±5, ±10 V DC: 4 channels can be hardware-configured for 4–20 mA; 1 MΩ input impedance, up to 4,100 samples/s
Analog Outputs Two 12-bit res. channels, buffered, 0–10 V DC, ±10 V DC, and 4–20 mA, update rate 12 kHz
Serial Ports 5 serial ports:
  • 1 RS-485
  • 2 RS-232 or 1 RS-232 (with CTS/RTS)
4 serial ports:
  • 1 RS-485
  • 1 RS-232 (no CTS/RTS)
5 serial ports:
  • 1 RS-485
  • 2 RS-232 or 1 RS-232 (with CTS/RTS)
5 serial ports:
  • 1 RS-485
  • 2 RS-232 or 1 RS-232 (with CTS/RTS)
Serial Ports 1 clocked serial port multiplexed to 2 RS-422 SPI master ports 1 serial port dedicated for programming/debug
Serial Rate Max. asynchronous rate = 120 Kbps
Hardware Connectors 2 RabbitNet™ RJ-45 connectors
  • 7 polarized 2x5 Micro-Fit connectors, 3mm pitch
  • 1 polarized 2x7 Micro-Fit connector, 3mm pitch
  • 1 polarized 2x2 Micro-Fit connector, 3mm pitch
  • 1 polarized 2x3 Micro-Fit connector, 3mm pitch
  • Programming port: 2 × 5 IDC, 1.27 mm pitch
Network Connectors 1 RJ-45 Ethernet 1 RJ-45 Ethernet 1 RP-SMA antenna -
Real-Time Clock Yes
Timers Ten 8-bit timers (6 cascadable, 3 reserved for internal peripherals), one 10-bit timer with 2 match registers
Watchdog/Supervisor Yes
Power 9-36 V DC, 4.5 W max 9-36 V DC, 4.5 W max 9-36 V DC, 9 W max 9-36 V DC, 4.5 W max
Operating Temperature -20° C to +85° C (-40° C to +85° C without the miniSD Card) -20° C to +85° C (-40° C to +85° C without the miniSD Card) -30° C to +75° C -40° C to +85° C
Humidity 5–95%, non-condensing
Board Size 3.75” × 5.75” × 0.95” (96 mm × 146 mm × 24 mm) 3.75” × 5.75” × 0.95” (96 mm × 146 mm × 24 mm) 3.75” × 5.75” × 0.66” (96 mm × 146 mm × 17 mm) 3.75” × 5.75” × 0.66” (96 mm × 146 mm × 17 mm)
Pricing
Price (qty. 1)
Part Number
$269
20-101-1220
$229
20-101-1259
$279
20-101-1260
$249
20-101-1261
BL4S200 Starter Package
Part Numbers
$368
20-101-1220
101-1270
$328
20-101-1259
101-1270
$378
20-101-1260
101-1270
$348
20-101-1261
101-1270

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