|Released Mar. 2011|
The TS-8160 is a TS-SOCKET baseboard that provides an upgrade path for Technologic Systems TS-7260 and TS-7800 products. This board accepts any TS-4xxx macrocontroller. It interfaces to the macrocontroller via two TS-SOCKET standard 100-pin connectors and brings out the various ports to industry standard connectors. The TS-8160 is compatible with the TS-ENC720 enclosure.
See the TS-4200 page for functionality regarding the CPU, FPGA, and OS.
|Atmel AT91SAM9G20 400MHz ARM9|
2 Getting Started
Before attempting to apply power to the baseboard, perform the following steps while taking proper static discharge precautions
- Place the TS-8160 base board on a firm non-conductive surface.
- Place the COM1 "Console Enable" jumper in the console position so the debug port is brought out to the DB9 and COM1 headers.
- (Optional) Place the SD Boot jumper in SD Boot position to enable booting from the uSD card if present.
- Carefully, insert the macrocontroller daughterboard by aligning and pressing evenly and firmly onto the pair of mating connectors
- Connect the console serial terminal cable
- Connect the Ethernet cable is applicable.
- Apply power
- Monitor the TS-SOCKET SBC using a terminal emulator connected to the serial console port to verify that the board is operating properly
See the TS-4200 page for more details on dealing with the functionality of the macrocontroller.
3.1 USB Host
The USB is available on two ports as a USB 2.0 host.
|Note:||USB_5V can be toggled using DIO PA9/MCDA1.|
3.2 DIO header
Using tsctl will be the easiest way to communicate with the IO. This example will show the simplest way to toggle the IO, but see the tsctl page for more advanced usage.
# Start tsctl server if it is not already running. # This only needs to be done once tsctl --server & # Lookup the logical DIO mapping of the dio header pin 1 eval `tsctl 127.0.0.1 System MapLookup DIO_1` # If you run this outside of the eval it will return: # DIO_1=130 # Toggle the DIO high and low: tsctl 127.0.0.1 DIO Set $DIO_1 high tsctl 127.0.0.1 DIO Set $DIO_1 low
|WARNING:||DIO are not 5V tolerant. Only SPI_MOSI on this header is 5V tolerant.|
3.3 LCD Header
The LCD header is designed around compatibility with our low cost LCD-LED: Alphanumeric 2x24 LCD. These IO are manipulated through tsctl, or through manipulation of the registers directly. Connector CN8 is a 14 pin (2x7) 0.1" spacing header.
|WARNING:||LCD_D0 thru LCD_D7 are 5V tolerant. LCD_WR#, LCD_RS, and LCD_EN are not.|
Power to the LCD header can be toggled by manipulating LCD Enable in the #Register Map. The LCD_5V pin can provide up to 1400mA, but this is a shared 5V rail and will depend on your power supply and what other devices are using that rail.
3.4 ADC Header
The Analog to Digital Converter consists of a 4-channel 16 bit sigma-delta converter and two, 2-channel analog switches. These are configured to allow input and conversion on two differential channels and 4 single ended channels. The 6-channel Analog to Digital signals are contained on connector HD5 which is a 16 pin (2x8) 0.1" spacing header. The connector layout and the signals carried by each pin are defined below. The input range for the differential input channels is 0- 2 VDC, and the input range on the single-ended channel is nominally 0-10 VDC.
This can be accessed on the TS-4200 by using the TS-4200#ADC Core.
3.5 Sleep mode
The TS-8160 features a AVR that has the ability to cut power to the macrocontroller for a specified amount of time. You can also use the jumper labelled 'WAKE', or the press the button on SW1 to restore power to the macrocontroller.
The ts8160ctl is available here.
Sleeping the board is essentially a shutdown. It is recommended that you have all of your filesystems in a read only state before running this command to avoid disk corruption. This example will simply shut down the macrocontroller for 20 seconds.
ts8160ctl --sleep 20
Power consumption during sleep mode is approximately 100uA.
|Note:||Sleep times will be rounded up to the granularity of sleep, which is 8 seconds for sleeps under ~3 days and 2048 seconds for longer sleeps. Actual sleep time will be +/- 10% the requested time due to low-power oscillator variation.|
3.6 COM ports
|Port||Type||RX (or 485 +)||TX (or 485 -)||Notes|
|ttyS0||RS232||DB9 pin 2, COM1 header pin 2||DB9 pin 3, COM1 header pin 3||Only with console enable jumper on|
|ttyS1||RS485||DB9 pin 1, COM1 header pin 1||DB9 pin 6, COM1 header pin 6|
|ttyS2||RS232||DB9 pin 2, COM1 header pin 2||DB9 pin 3, COM1 header pin 3||Only with console enable jumper off|
|ttyS3||RS232||DB9 pin 8, COM1 header pin 8||DB9 pin 7, COM1 header pin 7|
|ttyS4||RS232||COM2 header pin 2||COM2 header pin 3|
|ttyS5||RS485||COM2 header pin 1||COM2 header pin 6|
|ttyS6||RS232||COM3 header pin 2||COM3 header pin 3||CTS available on pin 8|
The COM headers follow a legacy pin configuration different from other pin header numberings. The COM headers are numbered thus:
Pin 1 corresponds to the pin next to the "dot" on the silk screen.
3.7 PC104 Header
The PC-104 connector consists of two rows of pins labeled A and B, the numbering of of which is shown below. The signals for the PC-104 are generated by the MAX240 PLD located on the baseboard. It converts the MUXBUS signals from the dual 100-pin Macrocontroller interface bus. Pin A1 is nearest to the macrocontroller mounting hole.
See the TS-4200#PC104 section for more details on working with the PC104 bus.
# Start tsctl server if it is not already running. # This only needs to be done once tsctl --server & # Lookup the logical DIO mapping of the PC104 header pin A16 eval `tsctl 127.0.0.1 System MapLookup PC104_A16` # If you run this outside of the eval it will return: # PC104_A16=138 # Toggle the DIO high and low: tsctl 127.0.0.1 DIO Set $PC104_A16 high tsctl 127.0.0.1 DIO Set $PC104_A16 low
You can also drive these DIO to manually manipulate the PC104 address to make peripherals usable that require a higher range of address than provided by the default address space of the MUXBUS.
|A15||Not connected||B15||Not connected|
|A30||ISA_ADD1||B30||ISA 14.3 MHZ|
|WARNING:||Most of the pins on the PC104 bus are only 3.3V tolerant. Refer to the schematic for more details.|
4 Register Map
All of these registers are intended for 16 bit access. You can find this range at 0x30000400. You must first set the MUXBUS configuration register before accessing this range. For example, to read the board ID:
peekpoke 16 0x30000020 0x181 # Set MUXBUS configuration peekpoke 16 0x30000400 # Read Board ID register (0x0)
|0x0||15:0||Board ID||Read Only||Returns '0x8100'|
|0x2||3:0||PLD revision||Read Only|
|8||USB Reset||Read/Write||Allows you to reset the USB hub|
|12||Enable LCD Power||Read/Write|
|15||LCD Contrast Enable||Read/Write|
|0x4||7:0||DIO Output Data (odd pins 15:1)||Read/Write||Output data on the DIO header|
|13:8||PC104 pins A21:A16||Read/Write||Output data on PC104 header|
|15:14||PC104 pins B12:B11||Read/Write||Output data on PC104 header|
|0x6||7:0||Pins 14-7 data||Read Only||LCD data lines output data|
|8||LCD Write/Read (pin 6)||Read/Write||LCD Header pin 6 output data|
|9||LCD Register Select (pin 3)||Read/Write||LCD Header pin 3 output data|
|10||LCD Enable (pin 5)||Read/Write||LCD Header pin 5 output data|
|0x8||7:0||DIO data direction (odd pins 15:1)||Read/Write||DIO Header data direction|
|13:8||PC104 pins A21:A16||Read/Write||PC104 GPIO data direction|
|15:14||PC104 pins B12:B11||Read/Write||PC104 GPIO data direction|
|0xa||7:0||Pins 14-7 direction||Read Only||LCD GPIO data direction|
|8||LCD Write/Read (pin 6)||Read/Write||LCD Header pin 6 data direction|
|9||LCD Register Select (pin 3)||Read/Write||LCD Header pin 3 data direction|
|10||LCD Enable (pin 5)||Read/Write||LCD Header pin 5 data direction|
|0xc||7:0||DIO Input Data (odd pins 15:1)||Read/Write||DIO Header input data|
|13:8||PC104 pins A21:A16||Read/Write||PC104 GPIO input data|
|15:14||PC104 pins B12:B11||Read/Write||PC104 GPIO input data|
|0xe||7:0||Pins 14-7 data||Read Only||LCD Header input data|
|8||LCD Write/Read (pin 6)||Read/Write||For selecting between reads/writes|
|9||LCD Register Select (pin 3)||Read/Write||Select between data and instruction registers|
|10||LCD Enable (pin 5)||Read/Write||Toggles the LCD functionality|
|Synopsis||Rev 2 of the AVR software does not correctly use the WAKE button/pins|
|Affected||TS-8160 AVR Rev 2|
|Status||Workarounds available, fixed in Rev 3, shipping on June 12th 2012|
Revision 2 of the AVR software did not correctly enable the interrupt for the IO port that the WAKE button/pins are on. Because of this sleep could not be interrupted without cutting power to the TS-8160. The only way to fix this is by updating to Rev 3. There are two ways to do this, see below for more information.
Workaround: The TS-8160 AVR software revision can be checked with:
If the Revision field shows "2" then this device cannot wake up from a sleep. The fix is as follows:
1) The Macrocontroller NEEDS to be a TS-4200. Currently none of our other Macrocontrollers can reprogram the AVR. If this is the case, an RMA can be submitted and we will reflash the AVR here. Submit an RMA request here.
2) Download this tarball, unzip it in the fastboot shell on the TS-4200 while booted with the TS-8160. Follow the instructions contained in the README file. Once this is completed, reboot, and the new AVR software will be running.
Due to space limitations, it is best to download and unpack in the /tmp folder of the fastboot shell
6 Product Notes
6.1 FCC Advisory
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used properly (that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions), may cause interference to radio and television reception. It has been type tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device in accordance with the specifications in Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operated in a commercial environment. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference, in which case the owner will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
If this equipment does cause interference, which can be determined by turning the unit on and off, the user is encouraged to try the following measures to correct the interference:
Reorient the receiving antenna. Relocate the unit with respect to the receiver. Plug the unit into a different outlet so that the unit and receiver are on different branch circuits. Ensure that mounting screws and connector attachment screws are tightly secured. Ensure that good quality, shielded, and grounded cables are used for all data communications. If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. The following booklets prepared by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may also prove helpful:
How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems (Stock No. 004-000-000345-4) Interface Handbook (Stock No. 004-000-004505-7) These booklets may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
6.2 Limited Warranty
Technologic Systems warrants this product to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. During this warranty period Technologic Systems will repair or replace the defective unit in accordance with the following process:
A copy of the original invoice must be included when returning the defective unit to Technologic Systems, Inc. This limited warranty does not cover damages resulting from lightning or other power surges, misuse, abuse, abnormal conditions of operation, or attempts to alter or modify the function of the product.
This warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of the defective unit. In no event shall Technologic Systems be liable or responsible for any loss or damages, including but not limited to any lost profits, incidental or consequential damages, loss of business, or anticipatory profits arising from the use or inability to use this product.
Repairs made after the expiration of the warranty period are subject to a repair charge and the cost of return shipping. Please, contact Technologic Systems to arrange for any repair service and to obtain repair charge information.