GPC® 554

General Purpose Controller, Philips 80C552

GPC® 554 English Tech. Manual PDF format.

Ver. 5.10 - Rel. 27 February 1998.

The GPC® 554 is a powerful control Low-Cost module capable of operationg in stand-alone mode or as an intelligent peripheral, and/or remoted, in a wider telecontrol or aquisition network. It belongs to the CPUs 4 Serie 100x50 mm.size BLOCK family.

The GPC® 554 module can be supplied with its 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® 554 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® 554 is that when it is used as CPU it can be mounted in Piggy-Back, on the peripheral cards of the end user.

The GPC® 554 card supports the different versions of 80C552 and 87C552 chips all of them software compatible with the 8051 INTEL. At present are available many developping software Tools which allow the card to be used as developping system of itself both in Asselmber and evoluted languages. Special attention is due to developement Tools as C Compilers, the FORTH and the handy BASIC-554. This latter is compatible with the widespread MCS® BASIC-52 of INTEL to which have been added new commands, Among those, some ones need a special mention i.e the A/D, I2C-BUS, RTC, Serial EEPROM, direct managing of LCD or Fluorescent Displays and of a Matrix Keyboard etc. For an immediate use of this new 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® 554, allowing a notable cost reduction. The BASIC 554 affords truly notable debug facilities, and allows to program directly on board a EEPROM with the user program. To speed the applicative system, or to make it unreadable to intrusive eyes, the BASIC Compiler BXC51, provided with libraries that accept as source what has been generated and debugged with BASIC 554, is available. The GPC® 554 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 prototype, cards such as SPA 03 and SPA 04 on which it is possible to mount the GPC®-554 in Piggy Back, are used. The presence on board of the Abaco® I/O BUS connector, allows to drive directly I/O cards as: 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.


W95/NT 8051-BASIC Compiler

BASCOM-8051© is a Windows BASIC COMPILER for the 8051 family It is designed to run on W95/NT and has all the features of BASCOM LT. In addition it has full support for arrays and the single floating point type.

µ C / 5 1

ANSI C Compiler for 8051

Develop high quality software for any 8051 in ANSI C. µC/51 comes with an incredible optimizing compiler, you can even write software in ANSI C on 8051's with 1kB of code memory! µC/51 is absolutely complete: user friendly multi file Editor, Compiler, Assembler, Downloader, Source
Level Debugger. You will not need anything else.


Pascal compiler for 8051

The Pascal 51 is a compiler capable to generate code for the I51 family of microcontrollers, that use almost all the instructions defined in Wirth's Pascal. Thanks to his integarted developmen environment it is really simple to use and offers advantages in hardware resources management, available in the microcontrollers. Moreover objects and precompiled units can be used too.


The LadderWORK Integrated Development Enviroment (IDE)

The picture below, represents the apperance of the program LadderWORK on your computer. LadderWORK has an integrated enviroment feature, allowing you to draw schematics, compile programs and upload code to PLC always working on the same window. The integrated enviroments are composed by several parts described below. 



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.

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