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EMBEDDED PATCH-BOARD CONTROLLER

emBRICK can be programmed by various system, languages and IDEs (integrated development interface). Currently for master units the following systems are available (others planed):

  • OS/RTOS
    Windows, Linux, FreeRTOS, proprietary
  • Programming languages
    C, C++, IEC61131, Model-based (by implementing UML)
  • Model-based/Soft-PLC
    CODESYS, radCASE, Enterprise Architect
  • C/C++, IDEs
    MSVC, Cocox (GCC), MPLab (Microchip), Geany (Raspberry Pi), every other C/C++ IDE

For more details see Product Catalogue and Application Examples.

BASIC CARACTERISTICS

  • free – also for commercial use in own appliances (for pure EMS with a license fee)
  • open – supplying reference schematics, protocol source code, samples and starter kits
  • adaptable to all systems, using common, low cost standard µCs/components
  • half … third price compared to common control systems (complete system view)
  • scalable local and remote topologies, 1 … >1000 I/Os, up to 1ms update, deterministic
  • low own power consumption, average 50mW/slave module in operation (outputs inactive)
  • global and sector specific modules for direct connection of various sensors and actors
  • easy installation, no configuration necessary, simple plug modules together and use
  • works with / programmable by various established, well known platforms / languages

Available Host Platforme, Connectivity

emBRICK can be adapted to all platforms with almost every footprint/performance. For master units, currently the following system implementations are available (others planed):

  • Computer platforms PC, Embedded-PC, Module-PC, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone Black
  • µController platforms ARM-Ax, ARM-Cortex-Mx, Microchip PIC24 / PIC32
  • Host Interfaces Ethernet, CAN, RS232, RS485
  • Wireless Interfaces WLAN

TYPICAL USAGE

Single – as Expansion Boards

For flexible expansions of embedded controllers via a simple SPI-based interface and direct sensor/actor adaption.

Patch-Board – as Control-Unit or I/O-Node

Place and fix the single modules on a patch-board and integrate it in various enclosures.

Top-Hat Rail – as control-unit or I/O-node

Modules shifted into a top-hat rail enclosure, single or multiple rows controlled by local CPU or remote by using LAN, CAN, RSxxx, … mounted in a control cabinet, building sub-distribution, …

Merge – as customized/sectoral Board

For higher quantities (typical >250/a) it is possible to merge the circuits of multiple modules together and create a classic single-board I/O (by still using emBRICK hard- and software technology).

This avoids the add-on costs for the carrier board, the mounting and el. components whereby reaching the price of a typical embedded solution.

Applications

Process Control

Standalone system with display and control possibilities

Building

Compact I/O-node for bigger sub-distributions. Controls one bigger or two smaller rooms.

Process Control

Standalone system, wall mounting, 3,5″ or 7″  color graphic touch display

Process Control

Standalone system with no input possibilities.

Building

Compact I/O-node for bigger sub-distributions. Controls one floor or 4 – 5 rooms.

Internet of Things

Base unit with internet connection and a universal I/O-module. All other emBRICK modules can be individual connected additionally.

Measuring and Testing

Measuring Box, wall mounted, 24Vdc Power-supply