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Technologic Systems Releases Rugged Industrial Controllers

Published as a News Article on Aug 28, 2011 (Updated Feb 11, 2022)

Technologic Systems now offers two powerful computers targeting industrial process control, the TS-8820-BOX and the TS-7558-BOX. Our Linux-powered process controllers can be connected directly to industrial equipment using rugged screw terminal connectors and isolated I/O. With Technologic Systems' controllers, an intelligent automation system can be implemented at low cost with a minimal number of components. Both models feature:

  • Opto-isolated digital I/O
  • PoE capable Ethernet
  • ADC
  • Rugged enclosure
  • USB
  • Industrial SLC XNAND storage
  • User-programmable opencore FPGA
  • 16 bit digital counters
  • RS-232, RS-485, CAN


The TS-8820-BOX

As a TS-SOCKET baseboard the TS-8820-BOX can be powered by any TS-4xxx macrocontroller, although the low cost 800MHz TS-4700 is recommended. The 120 screw terminals on the TS-8820-BOX bring out isolated I/O, ADC, DAC, H-bridges, relays, isolated CAN, isolated RS-232, and isolated RS-485. The TS-8820-BOX is a complete solution for a wide variety of industrial applications.


The TS-7558-BOX

The TS-7558-BOX is a rugged industrial controller at extremely low cost. Designed around the mature 250MHz TS-7500 series architecture, the TS-7558-BOX is only $189 each at quantity 100 including the plastic enclosure. The screw terminals bring out isolated inputs, isolated outputs, and ADC.

FPGA Flexibility

The TS-7558-BOX features an opencore FPGA. The default FPGA functionality is quite powerful, but if it doesn't fit your application, you are free to improve or modify it.

A TS-8820-BOX with TS-4700 has a Lattice XP2 FPGA on each board. The TS-4700 FPGA is opencore just like the TS-7558-BOX. The TS-8820-BOX FPGA comes programmed with powerful control features. If your application can benefit from TS-8820-BOX FPGA customizations, contact Technologic Systems.

Debian Linux

The TS-7558-BOX and TS-8820-BOX both boot Linux in under 3 seconds, allowing your application to start working immediately. The Linux kernel can be loaded from SD card or from the industrial SLC XNAND drive. XNAND is recommended for a guaranteed bootup.

Full Debian Linux is also supported, allowing sophisticated software solutions such as database servers, web servers, and custom applications in Java, PHP, python, perl, or any language supported by Debian.

For both the TS-7558-BOX and the TS-8820-BOX, Technologic Systems provides a C library for accessing all hardware features, as well as a wrapper utility for scripted access. A complete industrial control application with a web-based user interface served by the controller can be written in the scripting language of your choice.

About Technologic Systems

Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. We have been in business for over 25 years. Our product base consists of a wide variety of off-the-shelf PC/104 single board computers and peripherals, and we also offer custom configurations and design services. In addition, we specialize in the Arm® architecture, FPGA IP-core design, and open-source software support based on Linux, providing advanced custom solutions using hardware-software co-design strategies.


16525 East Laser Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
TEL 1.480.837.5200
FAX 1.480.837.5300

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