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7 Aug 2014

YunShield_2-500x358

by Edwin Chen @ open-electronics.org:

The model of this shield named Yun Shield, the feature of this shield is as its name. User can add this shield into Arduino (Leonardo, UNO, MEGA2560 etc) and “turn” the Arduino into device which has similiar features as Arduino Yun: support remote upgrade and use the Bridge library.

With this shield, user can easy to set up communcation between Arduino and Internet (via ethernet , wifi or 3g etc) and add support for USB flash, video. The detail user guide/ manual can be found in the dragino website and most Arduino Yun Sketch / examples can reuse with this Shield. This shield is under production and will be ready within one months time.

Add Linux, WiFi, Ethernet and USB to Arduino - [Link]

30 Jan 2014

ethos_lite

The Ethos lite is a tiny unmanaged Ethernet switch that has 5 ports, supports 10/100mb data rates on a board measuring just 1.75″ x 1.75″ and weighing only 15 grams. One primary area where the Ethos lite stands out is in situations where weight and power are high priorities such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or robotics. All 5 ports are fully shielded with magnetic couplers for common mode rejection meeting Ethernet wiring specifications. This allows designers the ability to skip the large RJ45 connectors and wire directly onto connected peripherals or place the connectors in a more flexible location.

The Ethos board can accept a wide range of voltage input from 5-15V making it an ideal fit for Unmanned Systems that provide battery power. The Ethos board can also double as a 3.3V regulator providing up to 1 Amp of current. Under full load (all 5 ports actively sending data) the Ethos consumes less than 2 Watts.

Connections to the Ethos lite are provided by Molex PicoBlade headers with one for each port and an additional connector for power. As an added feature the MDIO lines to the Ethernet switch IC have been exported allowing developers access to management data registers.

Included with the Ethos lite is the main board along with 6 Molex PicoBlade cables (5 with RJ45 connectors, 1 with bare wires for power). The Ethos lite costs $250 with the ability to purchase extra Molex cables in a variety of configurations.

Gadgetsmyth releases the Ethos lite – A tiny Ethernet Switch – [Link]

6 Dec 2013

86Duino_ZERO-45D

DM&P has been producing low-power, x86-based Vortex processors for the embedded market for over ten years. Now in a nod to the Arduino market they have released the 86Duino Zero, a low-cost Arduino Leonardo sized board powered by their latest 300 MHz SoC Vortex86EX Processor.

This is a fully static 32-bit x86 processor board compatible with Windows OS, Linux and most other popular 32-bit RTOS. It integrates a PCIE bus, DDR3, ROM controller, xISA, I2C, SPI, IPC (Internal Peripheral Controllers with DMA and interrupt timer/counter included). The 86Duino Zero’s ports include USB 2.0 host and device coastline ports, a 10/100 Ethernet port and a microSD slot on the bottom of the board. The Zero’s baseboard also provides a 7-12V power jack, a reset button and a PCIe expansion connector.

The Zero supplies 14 digital I/O pins, half of which can provide 32-bit resolution PWM outputs and six 11-bit analog input pins. Each standard I/O pin supplies 16 mA while the 3.3 V pins can supply up to 400 mA. Like the Intel Galileo development board announced several weeks ago the 86Duino Zero marries Intel architecture to the Arduino platform. Its $39 price tag makes it an attractive proposition. [via]

The 86Duino Zero Runs Linux on x86 - [Link]

10 Oct 2013

HomeAutomation

Web-based relay controller for home automation.

Home automation is getting increasingly popular these days mainly due to reduced cost and simplicity through web or smartphone connectivity. Here’s a DIY version of web-based home automation controller that allows you to have a set of six relays connected to the end of a piece of Ethernet cable that can be accessed from a web browser anywhere from your house. You can use it to control or program the operation of lights, water pumps, or any other electrical appliances at home. The project uses Arduino (Atmega328) microcontroller and the ENC28J60 ethernet controller chipset.

[via]

Web-based relay controller for home automation - [Link]


29 Jul 2013

FN8PMQQGDH50M0C.LARGE

drj113 @ instructables.com

Yep – One of those! This Instructable extends my Arduino Ethernet controller to control a set of up to 6 relays, but that’s not the neat bit. The neat bit is that there is a web based state machine in the AtMega chip so that the relays will operate in whatever sequence with whatever timing you want – all by themselves. This allows you to have a set of relays connected to the end of a piece of Ethernet cable that can be accessed from a web browser anywhere from your house.

A Remotely Programable Relay Controller - [Link]

28 May 2013

obr1298_1

Lantronix xPico module is a highly flexible network connectivity solution for serial interface devices. 

Lantronix xPico is thanks to its miniature dimensions (smaller than a usual SD card) suitable even for designs typically intended for chip solutions.

The key difference with the xPico is that there is virtually no need to write a single line of code (FW), resulting to a much lower development cost and faster time to market. The xPico is based on the industry-proven Lantronix device server with a relatively very easy to integration to a target device. Built-in web-manager enables a quick and comfortable configuration.

xPico is suitable for all devices, where it is physically necessary or convenient to use a module with miniature dimensions and a low profile. With the xPico you´re free to place an RJ45 connector according to your demands. That´s why it is possible to utilize the xPico even in space critical designs, where for example the Lantronix XPort wouldn´t suit.  Detailed information will provide you the xPico user guide and the xPico integration guide. For a development support also the xPico development kit is available. In case of interest, please contact us at  info@soselectronic.com.

Do you need a chip-sized Ethernet ? – [Link]

25 Mar 2013

obr1250_1

For ten of you, we prepared samples of the Lantronix xDirect module. It is a complete solution of Ethernet connectivity of a serial device to LAN – directly, without intervention to a device. 

The new module – serial / LAN communication interface incorporated into a cable, brings the most simple possible solution how to connect any device with a serial interface with a DB9 connector (RS232, RS422, RS485) into a LAN and use all advantages of a remote access, data acquisition etc.

xDirect can be powered through a DB9 connector, miniUSB-B connector or also via (Power over ethernet). Similarly like Lantronix xPort, even xDirect contains a built-in web-server enabling access and configuration of a device via a standard web browser on a PC, smartphone or a tablet tablet.

xDirect is available in 3 versions:

XDT2321002-01-S with the RS232 interface and a power supply adaptor (through a mini USB-B connector)

XDT4851002-01-S with the RS232/422/485 interface and a power supply adapter

● XDT10P0-01-S with the RS232/422/485 interface and the possibility to be powered via PoE (supplied without a power supply adaptor).

Detailed information will provide you the xDirect flyer, xDirect Quick start and xDirect user guide. In case of interest, please contact us at info@soselectronic.com.

Enhance your device with ethernet while you wait and now also for free! – [Link]

11 Feb 2013

obr1250_1

Lantronix xDirect brings a complete solution of Ethernet connectivity of a serial device to LAN – directly, without an intervention to a device.

The new module – serial / LAN communication interface incorporated into a cable, brings the most simple possible solution how to connect any device with a serial interface with a DB9 connector (RS232, RS422, RS485) into a LAN and use all advantages of a remote access, data acquisition etc.

xDirect can be powered through a DB9 connector, miniUSB-B connector or also via (Power over ethernet). Similarly like Lantronix xPort, even xDirect contains a built-in web-server enabling access and configuration of a device via a standard web browser on a PC, smartphone or a tablet tablet.

xDirect is available in 3 versions – XDT2321002-01-S with the RS232 interface and a power supply adaptor (through a mini USB-B connector), XDT4851002-01-S with the RS232/422/485 interface and a power supply adapter and XDT10P0-01-S with the RS232/422/485 interface and the possibility to be powered via PoE (supplied without a power supply adaptor).

Detailed information will provide you the xDirect flyer, xDirect Quick start and xDirect user guide.
In case of interest, please contact us at info@soselectronic.com.

Enhance your device with ethernet while you wait – [Link]

8 Feb 2013

ENC28J60_module

voltsandbytes writes:

Probably, some of you have tried buying cool but cheap products from Ebay. Like some of you, I also have bought items from Ebay several times already. One of the items that I got from Ebay is a small ENC28J60 based ethernet module.

As you can see from the image above, the ENC28J60 module is very small. The PCB is more or less one-inch square which is almost as small as the included ethernet jack.

Simple Sensor Webserver – [Link]

18 Sep 2012

We introduce to you a modern communication converter intended for connection of industrial M-Bus devices to the Ethernet, using the LAN/serial interface module XPort.

Usage

The communication converter is used in industry and building automation for data acquisition from heat consumption meters, flow meters, power consumption meters etc. It supports a connection of 1 to 5 M-Bus slave devices and a bus with devices connected can reach up to a few hundreds of meters length, depending on a connection quality, communication speed and additional protections. Connection of the interface module with a PC application can be realized by a virtual COM port, or directly through a TCP/IP connection. Connection through a virtual serial port is suitable for older programs, suitable only for a serial communication interface. Configuration of the interface module is possible via a password protected web interface.

Main Features

A construction of the interface module is based on practical experience from implementing of communication interfaces in an industrial environment. In order to reach a high reliability and immunity, the module has an above-standard protection against overvoltage. M-Bus port is resistant to a continuous shortcut, overload and it contains a filter increasing the resistance of communication to disturbances. M-Bus port is galvanic isolated from power supply, as well as from an Ethernet interface, to ensure a high overvoltage immunity and it prevents ground loops creation. A range of a DC and AC power supply has a wide range and the power supply port has an overvoltage protection, as well as a self-resettable PTC current fuse.. The module is in a robust aluminium enclosure, with a possibility of mounting to a 35mm DIN rail. For a simple assembly and replacement is the connection of leads realized by plug-in connectors. Operation statuses are indicated by six LEDs for a quick detection of an actual module status, its work and an indication of possible communication errors. The „overload/short“ LED diode differs two basic M-bus link error statuses. A shortcut is indicated by a continuous light and an overload by blinking.

Customer solution: M-Bus to Ethernet communication converter – EthMBus-5 - [Link]



 
 
 

 

 

 

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