Sorcus

MAX4box      NEW!
MAX4box
  • Universal Carrier System enables many different systems based on X-Bus modules
  • 4 Slots for MAX Modules, e.g. CPU, digital and analog I/O, CAN, PROFIBUS, etc.
  • Various Additional Slots (2 for CF cards, 2 for MMC-/SD cards, 1 for USB, e.g. for standard extensions like Flash, hard disk, WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, GSM/GPRS, etc).
  • Features Added by CPU Module X-MAX-400:
    - 10/100 Mbit LAN interface and RJ45 connector
    - 1 USB Host, 1 USB OTG and 1 USB device (more possible by adding an external USB hub)
    - Serial RS-232 interface
    - 400 MHz ARM CPU
    - 32 MByte RAM
    - 32 MByte Flash (usable as flash file system)
    - RTC including battery backup
  • CAN-Bus Interface, galvancally, isolated
  • 40 I/O Signals from each I/O-Module, available on 3 HD-Sub-44 connectors (female)
  • 6 Opto-isolated I/Os (3 inputs and 3 outputs provided by the carrier board)
  • 8 LEDs, software programmable
  • LAN-Link and LAN-Data, LED
  • Watchdog, various sleep modes
  • CEoX ® On-board (= Windows CE licence with SORCUS real time extensions OsX), in preparation
  • Drivers for Windows and Linux PCs incl.
  • Stand-alone Operation Possible by storing programs in the on-board flash, with automatic start-up function
  • Power Supply 8...60V DC, incl. 42V (automotive) and PoE (48V Power over Ethernet)
  • Application Examples: Stand alone data logger, remote control system, mobile control unit, mobile data acquisition system (with wireless connection), Gateway (CAN >> WLAN and LAN, CAN >> PROFIBUS, CAN >> serial and LAN)
  • Metal Enclosure, only 138 x 121 x 37 mm3 (without cards and connectors)
CANbox ®
CANbox ®
  • Complete device for CAN to WLAN
  • 2 CAN-Interfaces, individually insulated
  • WLAN and/or Bluetooth (option) on-board
  • LAN-Interface on-board
  • 3 x USB (optional): USB-Host, USB-OTG and USB-Device
  • Serial interface RS-232
  • Up to 32 MByte RAM
  • Up to 32 MByte Flash
  • Clock, battery-buffered
  • Driver for Windows PCs and PDAs included
  • Compatible with Vector CANcardX and XL
  • Configuration software included
  • Dimensions only 130 x 85 x 36 mm (W x L x H)
  • Power supply 6...60V DC incl. 42V
X-MAX-1 "world's smallest PC"
X-MAX-1 and X-MAX-E
  • CPU-Module
  • 468-CPU up to 100 MHz
  • Up to 16 MByte RAM
  • 4, 8 or 16 MByte Flash-ROM
  • 10BaseT interface
  • Serial RS-232 and parallel interface
  • Keyboard interface
  • 4 Timer on-board
  • Time and date
  • Watch-Dog and NMI-Logic
  • Graphic-Controller for LCD-Display (optional)
  • PCMCIA-Controller for 2 PC-Cards (optional)
  • Realtime Multi-Tasking-Operatingsystem OsX on-board
  • Windows CE possible
MAX6pci
MAX6pci
  • Non-intelligent carrier card for PCI
  • 6 slots for MAX modules
  • Can be upgraded at any time to an intelligent card through plug-in CPU modules such as the X-MAX-1
  • Multi-processor capability through multiple CPU modules
  • As an intelligent card it works in parallel with the PC's CPU
  • Stand-alone operation possible
  • Creation of real-time programs with Borland C and Pascal compilers
  • Convenient development environment, RTDS, including source-level debugger for Windows is included
  • Drivers for Windows and Linux
MAX5dip
MAX5dip
  • Intelligent, decentralized peripheral device
  • X-Bus CPU module X-MAX-1 to run application-related programs for measurement and control
  • 5 slots for MAX modules
  • A total of 128 screw terminals for the connection of I/O signals. The particular function depends on what I/O modules are inserted.
  • Host interface for downloading programs, and for data exchange or for connection to a fieldbus system such as PROFIBUS-DP or CAN.
  • By exchanging the modules and the associated software it is easy to adapt the device for a variety of tasks.
  • Up to 2 modules can be stacked at each slot.
  • 16 three-colour LEDs to indicate signal states
  • Supply voltage: 24V
  • Partition into terminal and electronic blocks. This permits exchange of the electronics without disconnecting the electrical connections to the peripherals.
  • Can be mounted on a DIN rail or on a flat surface.
MAX8dip
MAX8dip
  • Intelligent, decentralized peripheral device
  • X-Bus CPU module to run application-related programs for measurement and control
  • 8 slots for MAX modules
  • A total of 240 screw terminals for the connection of I/O signals. The particular function depends on which I/O modules are plugged in
  • Host interface for downloading programs, and for data exchange or for connection to a fieldbus system such as PROFIBUS-DP or CAN.
  • By changing the modules and the associated software it is easy to adapt the device for a variety of tasks.
  • Up to 2 modules can be stacked at each slot.
  • Supply voltage: 24V
  • Can be mounted on a DIN rail or on a flat surface.
Standard-Software
ARGUS - the standard software package for data acquisition, monitoring and control
  • Data acquisition, analysis and documentaion
  • Plant and process monitoring
  • Automation of test stands
  • Quality control
  • Remote diagnosis

Multi-COM (ML6)
Multi-COM
  • Intelligent ISA PC board with its own CPU and peripherals
  • The board's local CPU works in parallel with the PC 's CPU
  • Available with 486 or 586 CPU, up to 133 MHz
  • Up to 34 MByte RAM:DRAM (8 or 32 MByte) and bufferable SRAM (512 kByte or 2 MByte)
  • Watchdog, NMI and RAM buffering logic on-board
  • 10 timers, each with interrupt capability
  • Time and date (real-time clock)
  • 6 serial interfaces: async, sync, HDLC, monosync, bisync, and other protocols possible (baudrate generator and DPLL for each channel)
  • 5 hardware interfaces individually configurable (customer-specific as well): RS-232, RS232 iso., RS-422, RS-422 iso., RS-485, RS-485 iso., 20 mA iso., CAN iso., PROFIBUS iso., optical-fiber link
  • 1 RS-232 interface
  • OsX real-time multi-tasking operating system on-board (in the EPROM or in the Flash EPROM)
  • Drivers available for MS-DOS, Windows (3.1x/95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP) and Linux
  • Communication protocols available, e.g. 3964/R
  • Libraries for developing user protocols included in the scope of delivery
  • 100 %compatible with MODULAR-4/486 with 2 or 3 M-COM-2 modules
  • Short PC board for 16-bit ISA slot, option for stand-alone operation (without PC)
Description (PDF 711 k)
MODULAR-4/486 (ML8)
MODULAR-4/486
  • Intelligent ISA PC board with its own CPU and peripherals
  • The board's local CPU works in parallel with the PC's CPU
  • Available with 486 and 586 CPU up to 133 MHz
  • up to max. 4 MB static CMOS-RAM (bufferable)
  • 4 extension slots respectively for I/O modules, can be extended to comprise a total of max. 9 slots by means of module extender
  • Watchdog, NMI and RAM buffer logic
  • 6 timers
  • Time and date
  • Initialization data in the EEPROM
  • 2 x RS-232 interfaces (async., sync., HDLC, etc. on the carrier board)
  • Real-time multi-tasking operating system on-board (in the EPROM)
  • Drivers available for MS-DOS, Windows (3.1x/95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP) and Linux
  • Stand-alone operation possible
  • Borland development environment can be used, e.g. Turbo-Pascal, Borland C++, Turbo Debugger (source level debugger)
Description (PDF 383 k)
"small" MODULAR-4/486 (ML7)
"small" MODULAR-4/486>
  • Intelligent ISA PC board with its own CPU and peripherals
  • The board's local CPU works in parallel with the PC's CPU
  • Available with 486 and 586 CPU up to 133 MHz
  • up to 34 MB RAM (2 MB stat. + 32 MB dyn.)
  • 2 extension slots respectively for I/O modules
  • Watchdog, NMI and RAM buffer logic
  • 6 timers
  • Time and date
  • Initialization data in the EEPROM
  • 2 x RS-232 interfaces (async., sync., HDLC, etc. on the carrier board)
  • Real-time multi-tasking operating system on-board (in the EPROM)
  • Drivers available for MS-DOS, Windows (3.1x/95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP) and Linux
  • Stand-alone operation possible
  • Borland development environment can be used, e.g. Turbo-Pascal, Borland C++, Turbo Debugger (source level debugger)
Description (PDF 383 k)
SP-Bus-Modules

The MODULAR-4 board can be adapted to almost any application in data acquisition, control and communication by plugging modules onto the board.
SP-Bus-Modules (PDF 392.244 Bytes)

CAN- and PROFIBUS

Communikation with PCs
CAN- and PROFIBUS (PDF 983.616 Bytes)

Connection panels for MODULAR-4/486

SORCUS 19" external multiplexer panels.
Connection panels for MODULAR-4/486 (PDF 983.616 Bytes)

MAX-Box

Stand-alone housing for intelligent SORCUS boards.
MAX-Box (PDF 528.201 Bytes)

Multi-LAB/2 (ML2)
Multi-LAB/2
  • Intelligent ISA PC board with its own CPU and memory
  • Parallel processing to the PC
  • Real-time multi-tasking operating system on board
  • 16 analog inputs (12 Bits resolution)
  • 2 analog outputs (12 Bits resolution)
  • 8 digital power outputs, 1 LED
  • 1 timer, 1 universal measuring channel (e. g. for incremental encoder)
  • 16 digital inputs
  • RS-232-interface for remote debugging
  • Drivers available for MS-DOS, Windows (3.1x/95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP) and Linux
  • Borland development environment can be used (C++, Pascal)
  • No jumpers or adjustment potentiometers
  • Short PC board
  • Low-cost solution
Description (PDF 556 k)