Archimede Starter Kit
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Archimede Starter Kit – Modular programmable controller

Archimede is an innovative universa devices controller, modular and versatile, designed and developed by Seletronica. Archimede is an open-source and open-hardware controller, rich of ready-for-use devices, that can be programmed in Microsoft Visual Studio environment MicroFramework NET, an area where there are already dozens of demo programs, application software for more variety of uses and libraries in C # and Visual Basic.

The strength of Archimede is based on the plurality of interface modules, I/Os and signal conditioning, at his disposal, which can be simultaneously mounted. The system has been designed to be inserted in a modular DIN rail (6 modules), a solution that allows you to move from the development phase to the final use of the software in the field with a simplicity and speed not found in other programmable platforms.

The Starter Kit was created with the aim to give the opportunity to test the potential of the system Archimedes to a very affordable price.
For more information see our articles:

http://www.seletronica.com/progetto-archimede-getting-started/
http://www.seletronica.com/introduzione-al-kit-archimede-2/

 149.00 inc. VAT

Product Description

Archimede is an open-source and open-hardware .net microframework programmable platform based on the Cerberus card’s firmware by GHI Electronics.
The goal set with this card is to meet the demand for a hardware easily programmable, hence the choice of micro .net framework, but at the same time to have a hardware that can be used in the home environment in a simple way to design home automation / building automation appliances or even for simple hobby projects.

Archimede is a controller derived from industrial projects and has been designed by applying our twenty years of experience in digital electronics. Its use is suitable to the needs of experienced hobbyists, researchers, professionals, students and who is responsible for teaching and experimentation.

Strengths

The strength of Archimedes is consituted by the plurality of interface modules, I / O and signal conditioning, at his disposal, which can be simultaneously mounted. The system has been designed to be inserted in a modular DIN rail (6 modules), a solution that allows you to move from the development phase to the final use of the software in the field with a simplicity and speed not found in other programmable platforms.

Modules

Currently for our controller we provide the following interface modules:

– Dual Input A / D
– Dual Output DAC
– PWM power
– Ethernet
– RS232
– RS485
– CAN Bus
– I2C
– I2C block
– Dual 1-Wire
– Dual 1-Wire isolated
– Dual Relay delayed
– Dual Relay priority
– Prototyping Module

Note: As an alternative to the board, the slot can fit a power relay (10A max) or can mount opto-isolators to have 2 digital inputs.

The CPU

The CPU board uses a microcontroller 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 family STM32 (frequency 168MHz). A machine with these characteristics is well suited for the production of professional equipment in which is necessary a remarkable capacity for data processing. Completes the system a high number of I/Os (compared to the size of the device) configurable according to everyone’s needs, with which the machine can interact with the outside world.
The CPU includes the SD card, a voltage reference precision to make accurate analog measurements, a plug for the connection to our Ethernet interface board; in addition the CPU board is predisposed for the installation of our LCD board that also implements 4 buttons and a LED signaling.

Resources

The Starter Kit, in addition to housing the Archimede’s CPU, already implements some resources.

We provide the basic card, the CPU card, a RS232 module, an Analog 2-channel module. In addition there are mounted on the base board two optically isolated digital inputs (the components are located on the bottom of the base card  and a power relay (10A).
Finally, there are 3 female terminals 5mm pitch and the power cable.
All the kit is assembled in a modular DIN rail.
The kit does not include the 12Vdc power supply and USB cable mini (type B) that must be specifically requested.

Related Downloads

See the downloads section for manuals or click here to download the SDK

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SPECIFICATION VALUE
Case DIN 6 Modules
Dimensions LxHxP 106 x 98 x 63 mm.
Weight 185 gr.
Connectors 36 (5 mm. pitch)
Slots 12
Channels per slot 2
Total I/O number 24
Supply voltage 12 Vdc
The Starter KIT includes
Base card 1
CPU Archimede card 1
Digital optocoupled inputs 2
Relay output (max 10A) 1
Serial RS232 module 1
1-Wire / I2CBus module 1
2 analog inputs module 1 (1 input voltage 0-10V + 1 PT1000)
3 ways flying lead terminals (5mm. pitch) 3
DIN rail mounting modular case 1  (6 modules)
Power supply cable 1 (length 30 cm.)