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Barebone Size 3 Tibbo Project System US$113.00

Barebone Size 3 Tibbo Project System

This is an assembled combination of the TPP3 Size 3 Tibbo Project PCB and the TPB3-KIT Size 3 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 TPP3 PCB and TBP3-KIT separately and assemble the system yourself.

The box includes paper inserts on which you can write connection details, and plastic protectors that will fit over them.

Size 3 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 TPP3 provides seven "tiles" which equates to 14 M and 14 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 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
(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 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.

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. Note: To mount this box to a DIN Rail securely, you will need TWO of the DIN Rail kit. Checking the box below will add only one. As you check out, you'll be able to change the quantity to 2 just remember to click Update before continuing to the payment screen, or the quantity will not be updated.

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 3 Tibbo Project Box Vibration Protection Kit+ US$15.00
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
External Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11) Antenna, RP-SMA+ US$8.00

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


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