Size 3 Tibbo Project PCB (TPP3)



Size 3 Tibbo Project PCB (TPP3) runs Tibbo OS and is programmable in Tibbo BASIC and Tibbo C.

TPP3 is ideal for applications that require no human-machine interface (HMI) while calling for a significant number of I/O lines and/or functions.

The board can be used to replace dumb PLC controllers or work as a safety, security, or access control device. The TPB3 is also ideal for factory, lab, shop, building, hotel, and home automation projects.

Offering 7 tiles for a total of 14 "M" and 14 "C" sockets, the TPP3 can be used to construct devices with up to four full serial ports, up to 25 relays, or up to 47 opto-inputs, PWM, or open-collector outputs.

Further, the generous number of available Tibbit sockets means you can increase your system's versatility by offering multiple power supply options, such as +5V, +12V, PoE, etc. You can also install multiple power supply Tibbits to increase total available power or provide power redundancy.

This product can be used as a bare board, or assembled into a size 3 Tibbo Project Box.

Hardware features

  • Powered by Tibbo OS (TiOS)
  • 10/100BaseT auto-MDIX Ethernet port (automatic detection of "straight" and "cross" cables)
  • Optional Wi-Fi interface (requires the WA2000 add-on module)
  • Seven tiles with 47 general-purpose I/O lines

    • Fourteen sockets for Tibbit modules

    • Fourteen sockets for Tibbit connectors

    • One extra socket for Tibbit #37

    • Four Tibbit module sockets have UART capability

      • Baudrates of up to 921,600bps
      • None/even/odd/mark/space parity modes
      • 7/8 bits/character
      • Full-duplex mode with RTS/CTS and XON/XOFF flow control
      • Half-duplex mode with direction control
      • Encoding and decoding of Wiegand and clock/data streams
    • Eight module sockets have an interrupt capability

    • One module socket has PoE capability

    • Four remappable synchronous serial ports with SPI and I2C modes

  • Onboard buzzer
  • RTC with a backup supercapacitor
  • 22KB SRAM for Tibbo BASIC/C variables and data
  • 1MB flash memory for TiOS, application code, and file system
  • 2048-byte EEPROM for data storage

  • Eight onboard LEDs

    • Green and Red main status LEDs
    • Yellow Ethernet link LED
    • Five blue LEDs (for Wi-Fi signal strength indication, etc.)
  • Software-controlled PLL for selecting high or low speed

  • Reliable power-on/ brown-out reset circuit

  • Power: 220mA @ 3.3V (100Base-T mode, full speed)

  • Dimensions (LxW): 165 x 94mm

  • Operating temperature range: -40°C to 70°C
  • Firmware is upgradeable through the serial port or network
  • Tibbo BASIC/C application can be debugged through the Ethernet LAN
  • CE and FCC-certified

Programming features

  • Platform objects:

    • beep — generates buzzer patters
    • button — monitors the MD button
    • fd — manages the flash memory file system and direct sector access
    • io — handles I/O lines, ports, and interrupts
    • kp — works with matrix and binary keypads
    • lcd — controls graphical display panels
    • net — controls the Ethernet port
    • pat — "plays" patterns on up to five LED pairs
    • ppp — accesses the Internet over a serial modem (GPRS, etc.)
    • pppoe — accesses the Internet over an ADSL modem
    • romfile — facilitates access to resource files (fixed data)
    • rtc — keeps track of date and time
    • ser — controls serial ports (UART, Wiegand, clock/data modes)
    • sock — socket comms (up to 16 UDP, TCP, and HTTP sessions)
    • ssi — controls serial synchronous interface channels (SPI, I2C...)
    • stor — provides access to the EEPROM
    • sys — in charge of general device functionality
    • wln — handles the Wi-Fi interface
  • 27 string functions, 8 date/time conversion functions, encryption/hash calculation functions (RC4, MD5, SHA-1), and more

  • Function Groups: 27 string functions, 8 date/time conversion functions, encryption/hash calculation functions (RC4, MD5, SHA-1), and more