Selection of Smart-Its Particle Prototypes, Sensor and Add-On Boards

General information about different Particles, Sensor boards etc

Particle-C (part-c, in front) stacked to a sensor board (back)

 

 

cPart

  • 18x30mm Particle including Processor (8051), RAM (4kbyte), Program Flash (32kbyte)
  • 868, 914 MHz Band Communication (software selectable channels) or 433, 310 MHz Band
  • Field strength measurement (RSSI) and field strength regulation
  • Range: 1-30 meters in house
  • Fully compatible Particle BUS for all sensor and add-on boards boards (e.g. see picture) including:
    • 4 A/D channels
    • SPI, I2C, serial communication
    • Parallel I/O, Multi-purpose I/O
    • Interrupt lines
  • Real-time clock and automatic time syncronization via network protocol (max. deviation 10 us)
  • 2 LED output
  • 3.3-3.6 V supply voltage
  • In circuit programming and debugging
  • Fully compatible with all Particle tools (e.g. Analyser etc.)
  • Uses Free Compiler (SDCC)
 

 

 

 

 

zPart

  • 802.15.4/ZigBee compiant communication (see also Microchips ZigBee stack) via Chipcons CC2420 transceiver (2.4GHz) with additional AwareCon (higher layer) stack
  • 250 kbit/s data rate, RSSI, software sending signal strength regulation
  • Compliant with other Particle communication using AwareCon, compliant with sensor/add on boards through Particle Connector
  • Processor: PIC 18F6720 at 20 MHz, Internal Memory: 128kbyte program Flash, 4kbyte RAM, 1kbyte EEPROM
  • Additional Memory: 512 kbyte FLASH for data (particle file system)
  • Interface: 21 pin multi purpose Particle connector with I2C, SPI, serial (625kbit/s), parallel Bus, Analog input lines, Interrupt input lines, Digital I/O lines
  • two low power LEDs
  • Speaker
  • Movement Sensor connected to interrupt for wake-up-on-movement Power-Down modes
  • Real Time Clock (RTC)
  • power regulation for power in from 0.9 to 3.3 V; batterie types: e.g. AAA, lithium coin, 2xAAA, AA, rechargables ....
  • remaining energy measurement
  • in circuit programming and debugging with off-the-shelf programmers, over-the-air programming via wireless radio from any Internet connected PC (XBridge or USB-Bridge needed)
  • Programmable in C, Other Particle programms are supported, OS and Libararies here
  • Board core voltage: 3.3V
  • Size 35x21mm without battery, about 35x28mm with 2/3AAA battery
  • in circuit rechargable with off-the-shelf rechargeable unit (if rechargable battery is used)
  • Industrial temperature range (-40 to +85°C)
  • predicted Price : 120 Euro, or 130 Euro including 400mAh NiMH 2/3AAA rechargeable battery soldered on board
  • Availablity: Q4 2005
 

LCB Board with buttons (buttons are under the LCD board)

LCD Add-On

  • about 50x70mm
  • 4 button input (at the 4 edges)
  • 3 lines a 12 characters
  • very simple user interface
  • can be use togehter with particle, sensor-board or particle and sensor-board

 

 

A Blueticle stacked with sensor board

Bluetooth Particle (blueticle)

  • 45x50mm
  • Bluetooth Master/Slave
  • Supports RFCOMM (RS232 emulation over bluetooth) for easy access
  • Fully Particle compatible, Tools (e.g. Analyser) can be used
  • Particle Sensor Boards can be used (see picture)
  • Power regulation for use with batteries >=3.6V
  • Uses 3xAAA rechargables for convenient runtime

 

 

Particle in <1cm³ includes Battery, Sensors, 
CPU&Memory, RF communication

 

 

uPart0140ilmt

  • <1cm³ including Battery, Sensors, CPU&Memory, RF communication
  • RF&CPU Unit:
    • Transmitter in 868, 914 MHz Band Communication or 433, 310/315 MHz Band
    • 8 Bit PIC12F675 processor, 4 MHz
    • Field strength regulation
    • Range: 1-30 meters in house, >100 meter on the field
    • Compatible with all PC based Particle tools
  • Sensor Units
    • Movement, light sensor, temperature 1 LED, power regulation for unit
  • See uPart web site for detailed information
 

 

 

 

 

Particle 2/29

  • RF Communication through RFM TR1001, 125kbit bandwidth, 868.35 ISM band Europe or 315 MHz ISM Band Japan, encoding adopted to application / low power consumption, slotted TDMA/CS&CA, strict sync, RF power: <1mW
  • Outgoing fieldstrength / sending range regulation via software, Fine-grained detection of incoming fieldstrength (RSSI) for detection of transmission problems or position estimation algorithms. Range: Inhouse up to 30 meters (depending on the environment conditions AND antenna form)
  • Processor: PIC 18F6720 at 20 MHz, Internal Memory: 128kbyte program Flash, 4kbyte RAM, 1kbyte EEPROM
  • Additional Memory: 512 kbyte FLASH for data (particle file system)
  • Interface: 21 pin multi purpose connector with I2C, SPI, serial (625kbit/s), parallel Bus, Analog input lines, Interrupt input lines, Digital I/O lines
  • two low power LEDs
  • Speaker (non-piezo)
  • Movement Sensor connected to interrupt for wake-up-on-movement Power-Down modes
  • Real Time Clock (RTC)
  • power regulation for power in from 0.9 to 3.3 V; batterie types: e.g. AAA, lithium coin, 2xAAA, AA, rechargables ....
  • remaining energy measurement
  • in circuit programming and debugging with off-the-shelf programmers, over-the-air programming via wireless radio from any Internet connected PC (XBridge or USB-Bridge needed)
  • Programmable in C, OS and Libararies here
  • Board core voltage: 3.3V
  • size 45x18 mm (45x27 mm with AAA battery)
  • In circuit rechargable with off-the-shelf rechargable unit (if rechargable battery is used) (see description 2/10)
  • Fully compatible with other Particles, sensor boards, add-on boards etc.
  • Industrial temperature range (-40 to +85°C)
  • Price 868MHz: 120 Euro (868MHz), or 130 Euro including 800mAh NiMH AAA rechargabel battery soldered on board (868MHz)
  • Schematic Overview
 

 

 

 

 

Sensor (a.k.a. spart) 2/02

  • Interfaces to Smart-Its RF via enhanced serial line (625 kbit/s)
  • Acceleration Sensor (3 axis, 2xADXL210 10g max, +/- 40 mg resolution), high responsive (<1ms)
  • Force and Pressure Sensor, low prec. (from 20 g - several kilogram), IEE FSR152
  • Switchabel daylight and IR Light Sensor Taos TSL2500
  • Temperature Sensor mid prec. Microchip TC74
  • Microphone (capacitive microphone, MAX8261 OP) high precision, high linear
  • 2 LED (can be replaced by e.g. vibration motor)
  • Processor Microchip PIC 18LF452 at 20 MHz, 32 kbyte program Flash, 1.5 kbyte RAM, allows to develop own, sensor based programs in a very simple way
  • OS, libraries (device drivers etc.) available
  • 32 kbyte fast external EEPROM
  • Additional feature connector for more sensors etc, incl. A/D, Interrupt lines, digital I/O, serial, I2C, SPI, software selectable
  • hardware supported I2C and serial line (TTL) interfaces
  • Real Time Clock (RTC)
  • in circuit programming and debugging with off-the-shelf programmers, over-the-air programming ia wireless radio from any Internet connected PC (Particle and XBridge needed)
  • Size: 17x35 mm
  • Price: OUT OF STOCK (was 150 Euro)

Optional on board (spare place, not soldered)

  • Speaker, e.g. tiny piezo speaker
  • 2 Light input: Infrared or daylight (TSL25x, TSL 26x)
  • 2 external wired high precision temperature
  • Interrupt input source (e.g. movement switch)
  • Generic analog sensor, e.g. gas sensor, humidity sensor, connector
  • ADXL 202 (2 g max., 4mg precision) as a replacement for ADXL 210
  • hardware supported I2C and serial line (TTL) interfaces
 

 

 

 

 

Sensor Small (a.k.a. ssmall) 1/92

Minimal

  • Interfaces to Smart-Its Particle via Analog input, Digital Input/Output lines
  • Daylight and IR Light Sensor Taos TSL2500
  • Temperature Sensor mid prec. Microchip TC74
  • Prepared for Pressure sensor, Microphone, Accelleration (only sensor is missing)
  • 2 LED (can be replaced by e.g. vibration motor)
  • No own processor, controlled by Communication board processor
  • Power supply through main board (e.g. Smart-It) or separate, from 1-3.3V
  • Size: 17x22 mm
  • Price: 30 Euro
  • DISCONTINUED, OUT OF STOCK

Medium

  • Microphone (capacitive microphone, MAX8261 OP) high precision, high linear
  • Acceleration Sensor (2 axis, ADXL210 10g max, +/- 40 mg resolution), high responsive (<1ms)
  • Price: 70 Euro

Full

  • 3 axis Acceleration Sensor (2x ADXL210 10g max, +/- 40 mg resolution), high responsive (<1ms)
  • Price: 100 Euro

Optional on board (spare place, not soldered)

  • Additional 3rd Accelleration Axis
  • Analog sensor as Pressure Sensor, low prec. (from 20 g - several kilogram), IEE FSR152, Humidity Sensor SHSA3 etc.
  • 2nd Light sensor daylight TSL25x or infrared TSL 26x
  • 2nd high precision wired temperature sensor for external temperature measurements
  • Speaker
  • Interrupt input, e.g. movement or passive IR sensor
  • Acceleration Sensor (2 axis, ADXL202 2g max, +/- 10 mg resolution) as replacement for ADXL210
 

XBridge 1/78 Infrastructure

  • Communication: RFM 868.35 MHz, 125kbit/s and Ethernet/IP; automatic IP configuration using standard DHCP
  • Connects Particles to the Internet and vice versa
  • Covers environments sized up to 10x10 meters or more depending on environment conditions
  • Coverage area can be regulated by software from 1 meter to maximum
  • Allows position tracking of Particles, needed to support PC-to-Particle tools as over-the-air programming, particle analyzer
  • Processing: Two Microchip PIC 18F452 and one XPort, FIFO buffered
  • Remote configuration via Terminal over IP
  • Power regulation, Power input >=4V from a standard off-the shelf power supply (min. 400mA or 1.5W), DC, off-the-shelf power supplies can be used
  • Size: 60x40mm without box, 112x62mm in box
  • Boxed in blue semi-transparent box, 8+2 status LEDs still visible
  • Very simple to use: Just plug in Ethernet and Power (DHCP Server required in network), after that communication from Particles can be immediately received by your PC
  • Price: 300 Euro
  • Upcoming: zBridge (for ZigBee Particles) Q1/2005: around 300 Euro
 

 

 

USB Bridge 1/90

  • Allows to access information from Particles from your PC or send information to particles
  • Allows to forward Particle Packet to your Ethernet and forward information from the Ethernet to the Particle Network using the USBBridge driver; provides the same functionality as the XBridge
  • Can also be used to access the sensor board sensor information directly from your PC, e.g. for high speed sensor data readings
  • 170 Euro (includes USB-Board and Particle RF Communication).
  • Upcoming: zPart USB Bridge (for ZigBee Particles) Q2/2005: 170 Euro
  • Plug in a PC, install the USB driver on the PC - ready (Requires Windows 2000 or higher)

 

Programming Adapter

  • Provides Interface for wired in-circuit programming of communication and sensor boards
  • Needed for Firmware-Updates and own OS development on Particles
  • Uses wide-spreaded DIL to interface with EEPROM/Microcontroller programmers
  • Needed to prevent over-voltage, spikes from programmers to Particle communication and sensor boards
  • Price: 50 Euro (does not include programmer)

 

 

ICD Adapter

  • Needed ADDITIONALLY to the Programming Adapter if using ICD environment, e.g. CCS' ICD
  • Converts RJ45 Programming adapter to DIL programming interface for the Programming Adapter
  • Price: 20 Euro (does not include programmer or Programming Adapter)
 

Breakout board 1/78

  • For sensor and communication boards
  • Can be sandwitched so that the breakout board is between the sensor and the communication board
  • Gives access to all the lines of the connector, e.g. for debuging, attaching other sensor/actuator types etc
  • Own sensor boards in 2.54 mm grid can be stacked directly on top of the Breakout board. Standard 2.54 protoboards - available in all electronic stores - can be used
  • Can also be used for attaching Particles and/or Sensor-Boards to devices with TTL level serial lines (e.g. PDAs)
  • Size: 38x32mm
  • Price: 25 Euro with soldered 2.54 connectors (does not include sensor board or Particle)
 

Micro-Protoboard 1/00

  • For communication boards, can be extended for sensor boards (spare communication socket)
  • Gives access to all the lines of the connector, e.g. for debuging, attaching other/own sensor/actuator types etc
  • Can also be used for attaching Particles and/or Sensor-Boards to devices with TTL level serial lines (e.g. PDAs)
  • 2 pad power input
  • Size: 38x18mm
  • Price: 12 Euro
 

 

Serial board 1/82

  • For sensor and communication boards
  • Connects Particles and Sensor boards to RS232
  • Up to 400 kbps speed
  • External 7-pin (serial including RTS,CTS) connector (3-5V input/output level) for using the circuit as serial adapter for other electronics. Other electronics can be powered from the serial board
  • Drives long distance serial cables (several 10 meters)
  • On-Board Power regulation, Power input >=4V from a standard off-the shelf power supply (min. 100mA, depending on the driver load), DC or AC, off-the-shelf power supplies can be used, Additional 2 pin standard 2.45mm input for direct connection to Lab power supplies
  • Very simple to use: plug in Particle and/or sensor board, Plug in power supply, plug in serial cable
  • No driver needed, any serial program/terminal can be used at any machine
  • Size: 57x48mm
  • Price: 80 Euro
 

 

 

Power Board 2/00

  • Regulated Power supply for Particles, for testing and developing of applications
  • Up to 10 Particles can be attached to one Power Board via assembled power cables
  • On-Board Power regulation, Power input >=3V from a standard off-the shelf power supply (min. 300mA), DC or AC, off-the-shelf power supplies can be used, Additional 2 pin standard 2.45mm input for direct connection to Lab power supplies
  • Size: 54x29mm
  • Price: 80 Euro
 

 

Test Board 1/72

  • Used for self-test all components and external connectors of the Particle. Clearly indicates in a second if Particle is working or defective
  • Initiates Self-Test by simply stacking the Test Board to the connector of the Particle
  • Self-Test result can be evaluated by a PC (XBridge required, RF part has to work)
  • Initiates also ID Re-Programming mode when stacked to connector (XBridge required)
  • Size: 14x14mm
  • Price: 15 Euro

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