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Low Power PC/104 TS-SOCKET Embedded Computer

Lifecycle: Fully Developed | Released: July 2013

A modular, PC/104 single board computer designed for general embedded applications requiring very low power consumption.

  • Reliable Data and Filesystem Integrity with XNAND Technology
  • Future Ready, Modular Single Board Computer
  • Upgrade Path for TS-7200 and TS-7300 Series
  • Fast Bootup Time to Linux Shell in Seconds
  • Very Low Power Requiring Less Than 1 W to Operate
$316 (Qty. 100) $407 (Qty. 1)
No minimum order quantity on standard products.
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A modular, PC/104 single board computer designed for general embedded applications requiring very low power consumption. The TS-8160-4200 requires less than 1 W to operate, yet packs in many industry standard connectors and interfaces including 10/100 Ethernet, USB ports, RS-232, RS-485, RS-422, CAN, SPI, DIO, additional TTL-level UARTs, and much more. This low power goal is achieved by using efficient switching regulators, disabling CPU peripheral clocks when not required, clocking the FPGA only when necessary, using mobile 1.8 V RAM, and the ability to disable the Ethernet and microSD card.

The TS-8160-4200 consists of the TS-8160 baseboard and TS-4200 System-on-Module (SoM) connected by two rugged, 100-pin TS-SOCKET connectors. This modular design ensures future-ready deployment, as the TS-4200 SoM can swapped out for another SoM with an upgraded CPU and components. The TS-4200 uses a 400 MHz Atmel Arm9™-based CPU and 3k LUT Actel FPGA, both designed for low power. It can be configured with 64 or 128 MB RAM and can boot from the 256 MB on-board flash drive or microSD card. The on-board flash drive features our raid-like XNAND technology for extremely reliable data storage. For customers of our TS-7200 and TS-7300 series of single board computers, this TS-8160-4200 provides and excellent upgrade path.

Software, including OS and utilities, comes preloaded and ready to run out of the box. Familiar GNU development tools, like gcc and gdb, are also installed, making on-board development easy. GNU cross compile toolchains for the C programming language are also made available so you can develop using your favorite desktop IDE. Finally, as with most Linux distributions, other services like Apache Web Server, CGI-BIN, FTP, SSH, Telnet, Samba network services, etc. are available. A Busybox, initial ramdisk environment is also included for very fast boot times in less than three seconds.

As with all of our products, the cross compile toolchains, source code, schematics, mechanical drawings, and manuals for the TS-8160-4200 are freely available for download in the resources tab. For the added peace of mind and confidence in our solution, a 45 day evaluation period, 1 year warranty, engineer-backed technical support, and 10+ year product availability are included with your purchase.

For more detailed information, please visit the System-on-Module and Baseboard links shown below.

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Architecture Arm
Part Number AT91SAM9G20
Vendor Atmel
CPU Speed 400 MHz
CPU Cores (Max) 1x
Core Specs
Base Memory Capacity 64 MB
Maximum Memory Capacity 128 MB
Watchdog Timer 1x
Base Flash Capacity 256 MB
Flash Type NAND
microSD Card Socket 1x
SATA Ports 1x
Battery-Backed Real Time Clock 1x
Temperature Sensor 1x
General I/O
General-Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) Pins 28x
Analog to Digital Ports (ADC) 6x
Serial Interfaces
RS-232 Ports 4x
RS-485 Ports 2x
SPI Ports 1x
I2C Ports 1x
I2S Audio Ports 1x
Peripheral Interfaces
USB Host Ports 2x
USB Device Ports 1x
PC/104 Ports 1x
Industrial Protocols
CAN Ports 2x
10/100 Ethernet Ports 1x
Operating Supply Voltage 5 VDC to 28 VDC
Maximum Power Consumption 0.50 W
Fanless Temperature Range -40 °C to 85 °C
Width 100.0 mm
Length 114.0 mm
Height 19.0 mm
Linux Kernel Version 2.6
Debian Linux Squeeze (6.0)
Product Configurations 1 10 50 100
TS-4200-64-256XF $243 $197 $191 $178
TS-4200-128-256XF $282 $237 $231 $218
TS-8160-CAN2-485 $164 $151 -- $138
Product Configuration
Part Description Price
TS-4200-64-256XF TS-4200 Atmel Arm9-based SBC with 64MB RAM and 256MB XNAND drive Pricing
TS-4200-128-256XF TS-4200 Atmel Arm9-based SBC with 128MB RAM and 256MB XNAND drive Pricing
TS-8160-CAN2-485 PC/104 TS-SOCKET baseboard with support for low power sleep modes, 1 Ethernet port, 2 CAN ports, 2 RS-485 ports, ADC, and USB headers for expansion. Pricing
Flash Media
Part Description Price
MSD-4GB-USB-4200 TS-4200 bootable 4GB microSD card pre-loaded with Debian, includes USB reader $48
MSD-4GB-BLANK SanDisk microSD card, Size 4GB $15
MSD-4GB-4200 TS-4200 bootable 4GB microSD card pre-loaded with Debian $15
Accessories and Extras
Part Description Price
CB-JUMPER-10-F-F-6 Quantity 10 female-to-female 6-inch red jumper wires for use with 0.1” headers $7
CB-JUMPER-10-M-M-6 Quantity 10 male-to-male 6-inch blue jumper wires for use with 0.1" headers $7
CN-TSSOCKET-M-100 Qty One Hundred (100) Male 100-Pin High Density Connectors for Custom Baseboard Design $322
CN-TSSOCKET-M-10 Qty Ten (10) Male 100-Pin High Density Connectors for Custom Baseboard Design $50
KPAD-LCD Faceplate with LED backlit LCD / Keypad for TS-7xxx Series SBC $160
CB7-05 Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end $10
CB-USB-AF5P 5-Pin Header to USB Connector $9
LCD-LED Alphanumeric 2x24 LCD with backlight and cable $50
KPAD Matrix keypad with cable $35
RC-DB9 10-pin header COM port adapter cable to DB-9 $5
CB-DB9-Y DB-9 Y Cable $10
Power Supplies
Part Description Price
PS-12VDC-REG-2P2 Regulated 12 VDC, 2.5 A wall mounted power supply with 2 pin black screw terminal connector (100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, A-type Plug) $21
PS-5VDC-REG-2P1 Regulated 5 VDC, 2.5 A wall mounted power supply with 2 pin black screw terminal connector (100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, A-type Plug) $26
Part Description Price
TS-ENC720-7200 Metal Enclosure with power converter for TS-7200, TS-7250, TS-7250-V2, TS-8100, TS-8150 & TS-8160 $113

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