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Barebone Size 2 Tibbo Project System US$89.00

Barebone Size 2 Tibbo Project System

This is an assembled combination of the TPP2 Size 2 Tibbo Project PCB and the TPB2-KIT Size 2 Tibbo Project Box. The box comes already assembled, and the PCB comes already installed in the box, so all you have to do is open the top and add Tibbits to build your customized embedded system.

The box includes wall-mounting holes. With optional hardware, it can be mounted on a DIN Rail instead.

This assembled system includes Tibbit remover tongs and packaging as shown. Use the tongs to remove the blank Tibbit pieces wherever you need to install a C Tibbit. With most of the assembly already done for you, this Barebones System is a convenient time saver. If you prefer to save money, you can purchase the TPP2 PCB and TBP2-KIT separately and assemble the system yourself.

There are two box kits that support the Size 2 PCB. This version is best for building a device that will not have direct human interface. It includes two paper inserts for you to write the interface information, and two plastic covers to protect those inserts.

For HMI applications, see the TPS2L system which includes a 3.5" 320240 TFT LCD plus four-button keypad that will sit on top instead of the paper inserts.

Size 2 Tibbo Project System Overview

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 TPP2 provides three "tiles" which equates to six M and six C sockets for Tibbits. Plug in desired Tibbits to create 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 smaller TPP can implement configurations with up to four simple serial ports, up to 12 relays, or up to 24 opto-inputs, PWM, and open-collector outputs. It is perfect for data collection and AutoID projects, as well as factory, shop, data center, hotel, and home automation applications. The board contains enough C sockets to accommodate temperature, humidity, pressure, ambient light, and shock sensors simultaneously. With the use of appropriate Tibbits, the board can even control legacy IR devices by emulating traditional IR remote controls.

Size 2 Tibbo Project PCB Features

  • High-performance purpose-built 88MHz T1000 IC
  • 10/100BaseT auto-MDIX Ethernet port
  • Three "tiles" (6x M and 6x C sockets), 24 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
  • All six 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)
  • Connectors for optional TFT LCD and 4-button keypad (if you want those, get the TPS2L barebone system instead)
  • 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)
  • PCB Dimensions: 94 94 mm
  • Firmware is upgradeable via serial port or network

Programmable Firmware Features
(Tibbo Operating System)

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.

High-level objects simplify your code and allow you to create a data-transport application with just a few lines of code:

Platform Objects

  • lcd controls the optional TFT LCD
  • kp handles the optional 4-button keypad
  • 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

Function Groups

  • String functions (27 in total)
  • Date/time conversion functions (8)
  • Encryption/hash calculation functions (AES128, RC4, MD5, SHA-1)

Variable Types

  • 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 2 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.

Optional parts

Below, you can select a couple of optional parts for the box. One is a Vibration Protection Kit to ensure your Tibbits stay in place (install it after installing your Tibbits). The other is a DIN Rail Mounting Kit so you can secure your finished system to your DIN Rail.

You can also choose the optional WiFi module below. Just be sure also to select both Tibbit #37 and the WiFi antenna listed under it.

Optional Recommended Products for this Item
Size 2 Tibbo Project Box Vibration Protection Kit+ US$13.00
DIN Rail Mounting Kit for Tibbo Device Servers+ US$3.00
Wi-Fi Add-On Board for Tibbo Serial-to-Ethernet Modules+ US$34.00

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 22 October, 2013.


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