This is a downstream E-blocks peripheral module, designed to be controlled by one of the upstream E-blocks processing boards which are available in a variety of MCU/CPLD architectures.
Based on the W3100A hardwired TCP/IP stack chip from WizNET, this E-blocks board adds Ethernet functionality to an existing microprocessor based system without the necessity of a developing the TCP/IP software stack. As well as the Ethernet protocol, the module supports 10/100 connection and a number of protocols including UDP, IP, ARP, ICMP, DCHP, ARP, DLC and MAC. The unit interfaces to a microprocessor using I2C serial communication. The patch jumpers on the board allow more than one Ethernet module to be connected to the I2C bus.
E-blocks Internet Board Key Features
- Flexible web-based development board
- Allows access to all internet functions such as embedded web pages and embedded email
- Suitable for teaching and learning web-based communications technology
- Supports 10/100 Base TX
- Supports half/full duplex operation
- Supports Auto-negotiation
- IEEE 802.3/802.3u Compliant
- Operates with 3.3V or 5V systems
- Supports network status indicator LEDs
- Includes Hardware Internet protocols: TCP, IP Ver.4, UDP, ARP
- Includes Hardware Ethernet protocols: DLC, MAC
- Supports 4 independent connections simultaneously
- Supports I2C bus Interface with 8 available addresses
E-Blocks Overview E-Blocks are small circuit boards each of which contains a block of electronics that you would typically find in an electronic system. Each E-Block performs a separate function as either an input sub-system, an output sub-system, an input/output sub-system or a processing sub-system.
E-Blocks can be put together to form a variety of systems that can be used for teaching and learning electronics, and for the rapid prototyping of complex electronic systems.
Each E-Block has one or more 9-way D-type connectors that provide up to eight input/output lines and a ground line. These D-type connectors allow connection between E-Blocks to be made in buses of multiples of 8 lines, just like a real electronic system. Power is routed separately to those E-Blocks that need it.
Processing E-Blocks based on PIC, dsPIC, ARM or AVR microcontrollers control the whole E-Blocks system. Processing E-Blocks provide up to five input/output ports with up to eight lines per port.
Please see the E-Blocks Category for a list of available components. For more details on E-Blocks, see the E-Blocks User Guide (in English, French, German and Spanish) or watch the Introduction to E-Blocks video.
Bundle Options You can also order Flowcode bundled with this board at a significant discount.
E-Blocks Ethernet Board Resources
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