The BL2600 single-board computer featuring the Rabbit® 3000 microprocessor provides embedded system engineers a complete and expandable performance package. Two standard models features up to 44.2 MHz clock speed, with or without 10/100 Ethernet, RS-232/RS-485 serial ports and at least 512K Flash and 512K SRAM (standard). Additional module variants enable data-logging of up to 1 GB in data storage. Functionality of the BL2600 can be expanded using optional RabbitNet™ expansion cards.
The BL2600 is an advanced single-board computer that incorporates the powerful Rabbit 3000 microprocessor, Flash memory, SRAM, digital I/O ports, A/D converter inputs, D/A converter outputs, RS-232/RS-485 serial ports, and a 10/100Base-T Ethernet port. Optional RabbitNet Expansion and serial Flash cards are available. The BL2600 can be connected via two mechanisms: Dual-entry IDC through-hole sockets, which allow header mounting on either side of the board and polarized locking industry-standard friction-lock connectors that enable rapid assembly with wire harnesses. These connectors provide dependable cable harness connectivity to I/O. RabbitNet expansion boards are available (including A/D, D/A, digital I/O, and keypad/display interface cards) to interface via the two multiplexed SPI RS-422 ports.
- Rabbit 3000 up to 44.2 MHz
- 10/100Base-T Ethernet Connectivity
- 512K Flash and 512K SRAM standard
- 36 digital I/O (configurations include protected digital inputs, sinking/sourcing outputs, high current outputs)
- 12 analog channels: eight 11-bit A/D, four 12-bit D/A buffered outputs
- 5 serial ports
- RabbitNet expansion capability
- Other available feature configurations: 10 Base-T, reduced memory, 16MB NAND, removable memory slot supporting up to 128MB
RabbitNet expansion ports enable a modular and expandable embedded control system whose configuration of expansion cards can be tailored to a large variety of demanding real-time control, display, and data-acquisition applications. A typical RabbitNet system consists of a master single-board computer and one or more peripheral cards. A high-performance Rabbit 3000 or Rabbit 2000 microprocessor on the master provides fast data processing, and the master SBC also provides the DCIN and +5 V power for the peripheral cards.
Programming the BL2600
Programs are developed and debugged using industry-proven Dynamic C® software, which runs on a Windows PC. The programming device is connected via a serial cable, a USB cable, or Ethernet. Comprehensive debugging support includes break points, watch expressions and many other extensive 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.