Rabbit Semiconductor has introduced the BL4S100 and BL4S200 wireless single-board computers featuring either Wi-Fi or ZigBee connectivity, a microprocessor, memory and abundant I/O. Designed to make it easy to add wireless connectivity and control to industrial systems and devices, the SBCs can also gather and control data from ZigBee nodes and uplink the data to a server via Ethernet.
Based on the Rabbit 4000 microprocessor, the BL4S100 series features analog inputs, general purpose I/O, serial ports, and ZigBee and 10Base-T Ethernet connectivity. It allows design engineers to deploy ZigBee nodes at various control points and connect those nodes wirelessly to the BL4S100 board, which can then gather and collate the data from the ZigBee nodes and uplink it to a server via Ethernet.
Based on the Rabbit 4000 and Rabbit 5000 microprocessors, the BL4S200 series features Wi-Fi, ZigBee and Ethernet networking options, and also includes a broad range of configurable I/O resources, I/O expansion using Rabbit's RIO chip, and multi-channel analog inputs and outputs. It delivers higher clock speeds and twice the I/O of the BL4S100 series, and suits applications such as data logging, instrument reading, and controlling motors, relays and solenoids.
Pricing for the BL4S100 and BLS4200 starts at $98 and $176 ea in 500+ quantities, respectively. Development kits including all the essential hardware and software tools are available for $199 and $299, respectively.
Rabbit Semiconductor, 530-757-8400, www.rabbit.com
BL4S100 Information page
BL4S200 Information page