GPC® 184

General Purpose Controller, Zilog Z80195, 4 Type

GPC® 184 English Tech. Manual PDF format.

Ver. 5.20 - Rel. 12 February 2001.

GPC® 184 board 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. It is part of the CPU 4 Serie, in BLOCK format, as low as 100x50 mm size.
The GPC® 184 module can be secured in a plastic mount for connection to Omega rails DIN 46277-1 and DIN 46277-3, thereby dispensing with the need of a rack and allowing a less costly mounting direct to the electrical control panel. Thanks to this small size, the GPC® 184 put into the same plastic rails that contains the peripheral I/O, i.e ZBx xxx , forms an unique BLOCK element. The GPC® 184 can also be mounted as a macro CPU module on a peripheral card of the end user, in Piggy Back (stack through) mode.
The powerfull rom based FGDOS Romated Operative System makes easy to take advantage of the on board resources and allows reduced development time thanks to its support to high level languages like C, PASCAL, etc. FGDOS also lets the User see as RAM/ROM Disks the memory devices, making possible to use them immediatly and easily by the high level languages file system instructions. FGDOS can manage PCMCIA RAM cards, LCD or fluorescent displays, a matrix keyboard and a parallel printer through proper interfaces or well developed device, as MCI 64, KDx x24, QTP 24P and QTP 16P (See the Application Note) obtaining a significant cost reduction. FGDOS is also capable to program a FLASH memory directly on the board.
The features that characterizes the GPC® 184 is the presence of three inipendent asyncronous serial lines, provided of different electric interfaces that easily solve typical application of: protocol conversion, data logher from serial devices, serial lines concentrator or sorter and so on.
For getting a quick prototype, cards such as SPA 03 and SPA 04 on which it is possible to mount the GPC® 184 in Piggy Back mode, are used. The presence on board of the Abaco® I/O BUS connector, allows to drive directly I/O cards as: ZBR xxx, ZBT xxx ,etc. and through ABB 03, ABB 05 it is possible to manage even 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® 184, Rel. 00.12

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