grifo® Mini Module Burr-Brown MSC1210

It Doesn't Need Programmer.

Just the Serial Line.

GMM MSC1210 English Tech. Manual PDF format.

Ver. xxx - Rel. xxx.

The picture shows GMM MSC1210 that has the dimension of DIP40 integrated circuit. The GMM MSC1210 is equipped with Burr-Brown MSC1210 microcontroller.

GMM MSC1210 possible applications


  • Integrated system that can be used directly on the board developed by the user a macro component.
  • Smart intelligent nodes with local functionalities as PID algorithms for controlling temperatures, motors, valves, etc.
  • Teleacquisition and telecontrol on medium and low distances.
  • Home automation: lights turning ON/OFF, heating and cooling systems control, supervision of electric devices, security and acces control systems.
  • Car automation: lights turning ON/OFF, heating and cooling systems control, supervision of electric devices, anti-teft and acces control systems, functionality checks.
  • Didactics: GMM MSC1210 offers a very low cost to learn 8051 Core, we have many starter kits options.
  • Whenever there is a short time to market: the user can see a prototype or even a ready product in one week.
  • Decentralized systems as robots, automation of production line machines, big factory automations.


  • Standard container with 40 pin male socket, dual in line, 100 mils pitch, 600 mils width.
  • Very small dimension: 20,8 x 53,5 x 12,8 mm.
  • Weight: 9,1 g.
  • 4 layers printed circuit to obtain best noisy resistance and best EMI performance.
  • No external programmer is needed as GMM MSC1210 is a grifo® ISP (In System Programming) Mini Module. FLASH of Micro is Programmable and Erasable by using serial line only.
  • Single power supply required +5Vdc 48mA.
  • Availability of power saving setting as idle mode and power down mode.
  • Burr-Brown MSC1210 microcontroller (8051 code compatibile) with xxx MHz crystal.
  • Up to 32K RAM of External Addressing of Mini Module
  • 32K FLASH for code, 2K FLASH for boot loader, 1,2K RAM for.
  • Real Time Clock capable to manage day, month, year, week day, hours, minutes, seconds and to generate periodic interrupts.
  • 7/8 A/D converter channels with 24 bits resolution.
  • Internal A/D reference voltage.
  • 3 Timers Counters up to 16 bits
  • Watch Dog section that protect the controlled system in any operating condition.
  • 29 digital I/O lines available on connector. Some of these lines have multiple functions.
  • Hardware serial line with programmable Baud Rate up to 115200 Baud, RS 232 buffered or at TTL level.
  • Transceiver MAX3222E, for RS 232 serial line, with ESD protection up to ±15KV.
  • Reset and power supply control circuit based on MAX825.
  • 2 status LEDs managed by software through digital I/O lines.
  • Freeware software for PC, that supports the ISP programmation to dowload the generated code, inside on board FLASH.
  • Wide range of development tools as: Assembler (MCA51); C compiler (µC/51, HTC51, SYS51CW, DDS Micro C51); BASIC compiler (BASCOM 8051); PASCAL compiler (SYS51PW); etc.
  • Long list of demo programs and use examples supplied under source form, duly remarked, for the available development tools.

L'immagine mostra la possibilità di indirizzamento esterna, fino a 32K di FLASH/EPROM, da parte di un grifo® Mini Modulo tipo GMM MSC1210.

The picture shows the possibility of External Addressing up to 64K RAM of grifo® Mini Module type GMM MSC1210 type

Example of connection.

Bootloader program for grifo® Mini Module GMM MSC1210 type. It allows to write the PROGRAM and DATA memory available on Mini Module, through RS 232 serial line only of PC.

The picture shows grifo® Mini BLOCK GAB-H844 equipped with grifo® Mini Module type GMM MSC1210.

SL_DATA (Technical Sheet) - GAB H844 and S-LOG create a Data Logger that acquires both Analog and Digital lines from the field and stores data and time on a Secure Digital card.


 A C C E S S O R I E S

GAB H844

GAB- Housing, 8 Alalog-In, 4 Opto-In, 4 Relay

Housing Analog BLOCK Module witch 8 Analog-In ,4 Opto-In, 4 Relay Outputs; Serial Line RS232 or TTL, RS422/485, Current Loop;1 I2C BUS line, 1 Serial Line USB or CAN; Power Supply.


GMB - Housing, 16 Opto-In, 8 Relay

Housing Mini BLOCK Module witch 16 Opto-In and 8 Relay Outputs; Serial Line RS232 or TTL, RS422/485, Current Loop; Power Supply.



Connector KIT Set, 4 pins

4 Female pins + AMP plastic housing for GMB_HR84, etc..


 AMP8 Cable

AMP Cable Connector, 8 pins

1 m cable with 8 pins female AMP connector for QTP_03, etc..

EL 12

The EL 12 module is a complete, low cost, power supply with extremely reduced dimension, that can be used in conjunction with grifo® cards as SDI 02, QTP 12, QTP 16Big, QTP 16, QTP 22, QTP 24, QTP G28, etc.


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 per 8051

The Pascal dialect used is an almost complete version of Wirth's Pascal, extended to, in a simple way, to take advantage of the special hardware facilities contained in the 8051 and 80251 family chips. Versions 5 and 6 furthermore contains objects and separately compiled units.



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. 


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