A Tibbo Project PCB (TPP) contains a T1000 CPU, an Ethernet port, Flash memory, etc., like an EM1000 module. Unlike the EM1000, however, the TPP doesn't need a host board to plug into; the TPP is the host board.
The TPP3 provides seven "tiles" which equates to 14 M and 14 C sockets for Tibbits. Plug in desired Tibbits, put the assembly into an optional Tibbo Project Box, and you've got yourself a cost-effective, highly customized automation device that carries no unwanted excess.
To achieve an economical basic unit price, the TPP keeps the on-board circuitry to the necessary minimum. For example, there is no built-in power supply; the board directly accepts only regulated +5V power. Real-world power processing (from 12V, PoE, etc.) is achieved by adding power supply Tibbits. This "no excess" approach is the cornerstone of the Tibbo Project System.
This larger TPP can to construct devices with up to four full serial ports, up to 25 relays, or up to 47 opto-inputs, PWM, and open-collector outputs. It can be used to replace dumb PLC controllers or to work as a safety, security, or access control device. The TPB3 is also ideal for factory, lab, shop, building, hotel, and home automation projects.
Furthermore, the generous number of available Tibbit sockets means that you can increase your system's versatility by offering multiple power supply options, such as +5V, +12V, PoE, etc. You also can install multiple power supply Tibbits to increase total available power or to provide power redundancy.
Size 3 Tibbo Project PCB Features
- High-performance purpose-built 88MHz T1000 IC
- 10/100BaseT auto-MDIX Ethernet port
- Seven "tiles" (14x M and 14x C sockets), 47 control lines
- Four of the M sockets have UART capability:
• Baud rates up to 921600 bps
• None/Even/Odd/Mark/Space parity
• 7/8 data bits
• Full-duplex with flow control, or half-duplex with direction control
• Encoding and decoding of Wiegand and clock/data streams
- Eight M sockets have interrupt capability
- One M socket has PoE capability
- Optional WiFi interface (for GA1000 module; also dedicated spot for Tibbit #34 RP-SMA antenna connector)
- 1024KB Flash memory for firmware, application and data
- 2KB EEPROM for data storage
- RTC with backup supercapacitor
- Green and red main status LEDs
- Yellow Ethernet link LED
- Five blue LEDs (can be used for WiFi signal strength indication)
- On-board buzzer
- Software- and hardware-controlled on-board PLL
- Reliable power-on/brown-out reset circuit
- Power: 5V @ 250mA (100BaseT mode, PLL on, all LEDs off)
- Dimensions: 165 × 94 mm
- Firmware is upgradeable via serial port or network
Programmable Firmware Features You can code your applications in Tibbo BASIC and/or Tibbo C within the comprehensive TIDE development environment with seamless cross-debugging via Ethernet. An integrated web server (HTTP) creates a web front-end for your device.
(Tibbo Operating System)
High-level objects simplify your code and allow you to create a data-transport application with just a few lines of code:
- sock — socket comms (up to 16 UDP, TCP, and HTTP sessions)
- net — controls the Ethernet port
- wln — handles the WiFi interface (when using the optional GA1000 module)
- ser — in charge of serial channels
- ssi — up to 4 serial synchronous interface channels (for SPI, I2C, etc.)
- io — handles I/O lines, ports, and interrupts
- rtc — keeps track of date and time
- fd — manages Flash memory file system and direct sector access
- stor — provides access to the EEPROM
- romfile — facilitates access to resource files (fixed data)
- pppoe — connects to the internet over an ADSL modem
- ppp — connects to the internet over a serial modem (e.g. GPRS)
- pat — "plays" patterns on green and red status LED pairs
- beep — generates buzzer patterns
- button — monitors the setup button
- sys — in charge of general device functionality
- Strings functions (27 in total)
- Date/time conversion functions (8)
- Encryption/hash calculation functions (AES128, RC4, MD5, SHA-1)
- Byte, char, integer (word), short, dword, long, real, string, plus user-defined arrays and structures.
View the TIDE, TiOS, Tibbo BASIC and Tibbo C Online Manual.
View Tibbo BASIC Introduction Videos.
View a video of the Serial-over-IP application showing WiFi support.
View a video of the Tibbo Connection Wizard showing how to create a Virtual Serial Port and link it with the Device Server.
Building your system You can use the Tibbo Project System Configurator to design your system and see which Tibbits you can put in each slot and how power inputs will work. After the Configurator loads, click on File and select New Project, choose the Size 3 board and click Use this! As you build your system, the Configurator will display a message on the bottom of the screen if there would be a problem in the current setup.
Once you're happy with your setup, go to the Tibbits Category and purchase each Tibbit that you have determined your system will need.
To complete a neatly enclosed system for deployment, also purchase the TPB3-KIT box assembly.
If you choose the optional WiFi module below, be sure also to select both Tibbit #37 and the WiFi antenna listed under it.
Optional Recommended Products for this Item