This platform is for the TiOS Simulator software that installs on your Windows PC. The TiOS Simulator executes as a regular Windows application. With TiOS Simulator, you can explore TIDE and the world of Tibbo BASIC/C-programmable devices without having to commit to purchasing any actual Tibbo hardware.

The TiOS Simulator supports only a subset of objects available on Tibbo hardware platforms. Moreover, some properties and methods of the objects the TiOS Simulator supports are implemented differently. Finally, some aspects of the TiOS Simulator's operation are "virtual" in nature.

As the name implies, the TiOS Simulator only simulates the real hardware. For example, the kp. object works with buttons in the TiOS Simulator window and not with physical buttons. The lcd. object draws inside the TiOS Simulator's window and not on a real LCD screen. The fd. object stores data in a file that "pretends" to be a flash memory IC, and so on. All these differences and deviations from the "standard" are documented in the Simulator Objects section.

Perhaps the most important set of differences between the TiOS Simulator and "real" hardware is related to networking features. These differences are explained in Network Communications in the TiOS Simulator.

Memory Space and Key Info


66,816 bytes for application variables and data


786,432 bytes for application storage

1,048,576 bytes for data storage (dedicated flash disk memory)


2,040 bytes for application data

Platform type

32-bit platform

Clock frequency (CLOCK) and clock control

Defined by the speed of your PC

Available network interfaces

Ethernet (net.)(1)

GPIO type

N/A, this platform does not have any GPIO lines

UART limitations

N/A, this platform does not have any UARTs

Serial port FIFOs


Serial port line configuration


Serial port interrupts and io.intenabled


RTS/CTS remapping




Pulse-width Modulation (PWM)


GA1000 support


WA2000 support


GA1000 and WA2000 lines remapping

N/A, this platform does not support Wi-Fi

beep.divider calculation

N/A, beep. object uses fixed frequency

Recommended buzzer frequency divider


Display type selection and line remapping

Platform supports virtual 320x240 color display

Special configuration section of the EEPROM

28 bytes for MAC and device password storage(2)

Device serial number

16-byte GUID generated on your Windows system. Cannot be changed.

Flash memory configuration


Self-upgrades for Tibbo BASIC/C applications

Not supported

Status LEDs (LED Control Lines)

Green status (SG) "LED" in the TiOS Simulator window

Red status (SR) "LED" in the TiOS Simulator window

Debug communications

UDP Broadcast transport

WinPCap transport

  1. The sock.allowedinterfaces property refers to the Ethernet interface as "NET."The sock.targetinterface and sock.currentinterface properties rely on the pl_sock_interfaces enum, whose members differ depending on the platform.
  2. The MAC address from the special configuration section is not actually used by the net. object. The net. object on the TiOS Simulator always uses the MAC address of the host PC.

Supported Objects, Variable Types, and Functions

This platform supports the standard set of variable types and functions (a.k.a. "syscalls").

Platform-Specific Constants


Memory Space and Key Info

Supported Objects, Variable Types, and Functions

Platform-Specific Constants