GPC® 154

General Purpose Controller, Zilog 84C15

GPC® 154 English Tech. Manual PDF format.

Ver. 5.10 - Rel. 1 September 1999.

The GPC® 154, belongsto the CPUs 4 Serie 100x50 size. It is a powerful control Low-Cost module capable of operating in stand-alone mode or as an intelligent peripheral, and/or remoted, in a wider telecontrol or aquisition network. The GPC® 154 module is secured in a plastic mount for connection to Omega rails DIN 46277-1 and DIN 46277-2, thereby dispensing with the need of rack and allowing a less costly mounting direct to the electrical control panel. Thanks to this small size, the GPC® 154 can be put into the same plastic rails that contains the Peipheral I/O, i.e ZBR 168, forming in this way an unique BLOCK element. Another application of this GPC® 154 is that when it is used as CPU it can be mounted in Piggy-Back, on the peripheral cards of the end user.Programming and exploiting the resources of this module is extremely easy thanks to the help of the stout GDOS Romated Operative System. This latter supports high level languages such as BASIC, PASCAL, C Compilers and so on.; it makes available the memory resources as they should be ROM/RAM-Disk allowing an immediate use of this devices at high level. This module linked to the MCI64 and FGDOS manages PCMCIA cards of RAM Cards and, directly, the on-board Peripherals as serial EEPROM. In addition to that the GPC® 154 allows a direct management of LCD or Fluorescent Displays and matrix keyboard. For an immediate use of this command, KDL-224 boards are available, or if you need a finished object, there is the Operator Panel QTP 16P or QTP 24P. (See the Application Note). This Operator Panel, offered in the open frame version, bears the same aesthetic as QTP 24, but, as the local intelligence is not furnished, it is driven directly by GPC® 154, allowing a notable cost reduction. The FGDOS affords truly notable debug facilities, and allows to program directly on board a FLASH with the user program. The GPC® 154 is equipped with a series of standard Abaco® connectors allowing immediate use of the many BLOCK I/O modules available, or enabling a simple and inexpensive means of connections to equipment interfaces made by the user or by third parties. For getting a quick prototypisation it is possible to use SPA 03 and SPA 04 cards on which it is possible to mount , in Piggy-Back mode, the GPC® 154 card.

The Abaco® I/O BUS connector allows to drive directly ZBR 84, ZBR 168, ZBR 246, ZBR 324, ZBT 84, ZBT 168, ZBT 246, ZBT 324, and through ABB 03, ABB 05 it is possible to manage all the peripheral cards available on Abaco® BUS.



 CCR Plug 9

Communication Cable RS 232 - Plug

Communication cable RS 232 witch DB9 connector and 6 pin RJ12.


 CCR Plug 25

Communication Cable RS 232 - Plug

Communication cable RS 232 witch DB25 connector and 6 pin RJ12.



LITHIUM Battery with cable and conector


WM3 - WM4

Housing for DIN Omega Rail Cards, 3 Type, or 4 Type.


Type 4 CPU card's are equipped with a back connector duly designed for Piggy-Back mounting on user's H/D as simple socked component.
This special connector has been studied from grifo® in order to avoid mechanical stress between housing and card. Mounting on DIN Rails.

Mounting on DIN Rails. (ZBR-84 + GPC®-554) - - - - - - - - - (ZBR-246 + GPC®-184)

Mounting on DIN Rails (ZBT-x88 + GPC®-184)

DIN Rails housing section linked to a Type 4 Card.

Data Sheet GPC® 154, Rel. 97.5

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