GPC® 884

General Purpose Controller, AMD 80C188ES

GPC® 884 English Tech. Manual PDF format.

Ver. 5.20 - Rel.. 12 October 1999.

GPC® 884The GPC® 884 belongs to the CPUs 4 Serie 100x50 mm. size, and 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® 884 module is secured in a plastic mount for connection to Omega rails DIN 46277-1 and DIN 46277-3, thereby dispensing with the need of rack and allowing a cheaper mounting direct to the electrical control panel. Thanks to its small size, the GPC® 884 can be inserted into the same plastic rails that contains the peripheral I/O, i.e ZBR 168, forming in this way an unique BLOCK element. Another application of this GPC® 884 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® 884 is based on the powerful and notorious CPU 80C188ES AMD, code compatible with any PC that includes considerable hardware resources. The 11 lines of 12 bits high performances A/D Converter are particulary interesting. Its modularity and the remarkable hardware resources allow this card to easily solve even complex applications.

The card use is simplified by a wide range of software developement tools with high level languages which, in an efficient and friendly environment, allow to work at the best using a standard PC. Noteworthy among these tools is the operating system GDOS 188 in conjunction with an efficient PASCAL romated compiler and the tools that allow to romate what has been developed by the standard Borland C Compiler, available on the PC.

Special care has been devoted to the difficult operation of develop and debugger, by programs which allow the remote symbolic debugger directly on the card, with almost the same characteristics as Borland Turbo Debugger.
For getting a quick prototype it is possible to use SPA 03 and SPA 04 cards on which it is possible to mount , in Piggy Back mode, the GPC® 884 card.

The Abaco® I/O BUS connector allows to drive directly the ZBR xxx and ZBT xxx cards and through ABB 03, ABB 05 and so on, it is possible to run all 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® 884, Rel. 04.09

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