Z-World's OP6800 MiniCom is a low-cost, C-programmable operator interface and single-board computer that gives OEM designers Ethernet connectivity, industrialized I/O, and a graphic LCD/keypad. It measures 112 x 91mm.
Available in both Ethernet-enabled and non-Ethernet versions, the MiniCom provides comprehensive integrated control, display, and networking capabilities via Internet/Ethernet or serial communications.
Both MiniCom models feature 24 rugged digital I/O, an international-character 122 x 32 pixel LCD, user-relegendable keypad with 7-key/ 7-LED interface, 4 serial ports, Rabbit 2000 processor at 22.1 MHz, and 256K Flash/128K SRAM (standard).
The OP6800's Ethernet capabilities facilitate remote diagnostics, communication, and control, including sending and receiving E-mails and alerts. When front-panel mounted, it meets NEMA 4 water-resistance standards so it can withstand harsh environments.
Programs are developed for the MiniCom using Z-World's Dynamic C Premier software development system. A library of drivers and sample programs is provided, along with a royalty-free TCP/IP stack with source code. A font converter program is supplied, and different fonts, languages, and sizes can be used simultaneously.
Published in Embedded Systems (Europe) April 2002