R2 Controls introduces embedded controllers for industrial automation

Roseville, CA - R2 Controls introduced two embedded controllers this month. Gazelle-CP, based on Cygnal 8051 system-on-chip processor, is directed at a variety of industrial processing applications requiring direct keypad access and text display capabilities, including manufacturing, automation control, and data logging.

By Control Engineering Staff November 19, 2002

Roseville, CA – R2 Controls introduced two embedded controllers this month. Gazelle-CP, based on Cygnal 8051 system-on-chip processor, is directed at a variety of industrial processing applications requiring direct keypad access and text display capabilities, including manufacturing, automation control, and data logging.

”The R103 Gazelle-CP’s compact design enables ease of use and versatile integration into any in-house or OEM application,” said Tim Hinchey, R2 Controls president & ceo. ”The complete integration of common industrial control and user interfaces as an integrated, low-cost solution allows process and system control engineers to meet today’s reduced project budgets without eliminating features.”

The combination of industrial I/O interfaces includes 30 digital I/O lines with high-current sinking/sourcing capability and input protection, eight 12-bit high-speed analog inputs, two 12-bit analog outputs, four16-bit timer/counters, two comparators, and four PWM/edge detectors. Also included are two RS-232 serial ports (one may be configured for RS-485), real-time clock, watchdog timer, and expansion port capability using standard protocols such as SPI, SMBus, and I2C. Packaged in a metal enclosure with NEMA 4 bezel, the product includes 64 Kbytes of program memory, 4 Kbytes SRAM, and up to 512 Kbits Flash memory for data storage requirements.

R104 Impala microcontroller is designed for embedded processing and control applications requiring low-power, high-performance microprocessor control.

”The R104 Impala is designed for embedded applications that require low power, high performance, and versatile I/O connectivity,” adds Mr. Hinchey. ”Even with the Impala’s reduced form factor, I/O control is through industry standard connectors that are easy to find and use.”

It includes a combination of buffered I/O interfaces including 40 digital I/O lines, eight 12-bit high-speed analog inputs, two 12-bit analog outputs, and four 16-bit timer/counters. Also included are two RS-232 and one RS-485 serial ports, real-time clock, watchdog timer, and expansion port capability for up to eight SPI devices.

I/O lines are accessed via industry standard headers and operates between 9-30 VDC power consuming less than 60 milliamps (typical). 64 Kbytes program memory, 4 Kbytes SRAM, and up to 512 Kbytes Flash memory for data storage requirements are included.

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