Banguino brings the most popular hobby and DIY development platform in the world into a single chip DTX module and offers full backwards compatibility with the most used worldwide Arduino board - the model 'Uno'.
Bonus features include an on-board power supply to generate +5V and +3.3V to the user's external circuit, a microSD connector and additional 10 configurable digital I/O ports. There are also two software controllable LEDs on board as well as a USB-to-UART bridge. Banguino provides a highly integrated solution for building simple or complex circuits and benefiting from the large variety of already existing Arduino-compatible code.
Developers should note that Banguino is a 5-volt board inherent from the original Arduino architecture, and care about logic level conversion should be taken when communicating with 3.3-volt DTX modules or peripheral circuits.
Every Banguino module comes ready to go with pre-loaded most recent Arduino Uno bootloader and Blinky demo in memory.
Microkite is a DTX module built to utilise the great potential of the new PIC32MX1xx/2xx microcontrollers. It integrates a power supply able to provide power to the external user circuit as well, a microSD connector for data storage and a USB-UART bridge for easy communication with a PC terminal.
The module is intended for inclusion in various control systems and follows the DTX standard pinout which opens the possibility for a trouble-free upgrade with newer models in future. The module fits into a standard PLCC-68 socket and significantly optimises the end user circuit and the later software development process.
ICeemite, or DTX2-4105C by its product number, is a highly integrated embedded module based on the architecture of the popular Maximite computer.
The module is intended for inclusion in various control systems and follows the DTX standard pinout which opens the possibility for a trouble-free upgrade with newer models in future.
Integrating a powerful PIC32 microcontroller, a real-time clock/calendar, own power supply with wide range of input voltages to allow seamless work in any external conditions, as well as on-board microSD connector, ICeemite creates a complete Maximite configuration, able to fit into a standard PLCC-68 socket.
BASIC for ICeemite is an improved backward-compatible version of the popular shell, adding built-in help, any time access from a PC to the microSD card on board, additional functions for power management and other functionality and improvements.
DTX1-4000L 'Mirtoo' module requires no external components to work and integrates a full PIC32-based system on board, completed with own power supply, serial data flash, and protected I/O ports as well as direct PIC32 lines for glue logic and connection to other circuits.
The power supply of Mirtoo allows a wide range of voltages to make possible work straight off unregulated power or many types of batteries and even in the car.
The I/O capabilities offer a flexible 8-bit protected port to communicate with the outside world, as well as a 6-bit digital port for functional expansions. Any line from the I/O port can have one or more possible functions at once: analogue input, digital input or sink output. Analogue inputs are fed to a programmable gain multiplexer to scale and handle input signals from microvolts to up to 20V and higher. Digital inputs allow direct connection to digital logic but also to any signal up to 20V range. The sink outputs are current-protected and each can handle up to 200mA loads such as small motors, relays, LEDs and many others. They can also be connected in parallel to control even higher current loads.
Mirtoo is very well suited for use in various robotic and hobby projects, but also in high-reliability industrial and automotive equipment. A port of the popular NuttX RTOS exists for the Mirtoo modules.
DTX2-1602C is a highly integrated dual DC motor controller, the smallest of its kind. All that is needed on the user's board is a PLCC-68 socket.
The module packs two advanced medium power (up to 5A) motor drivers, able to operate from voltages up to 28V, an internal power converter for the digital logic, and a powerful XMEGA microcontroller for system control. The user can also benefit from additional provided ports for position encoders and four general purpose I/O ports.
DTX2-1602C can be easily programmed with custom user firmware. A revision by Dimitech with slave mSPI interface is also planned for release in near future.
DTX2-2800C offers an easy and convenient way of adding GPS functionality to any project. All that is needed on the user's board is a PLCC-68 socket.
Featuring a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with patch antenna and the option to connect an external one, own power supply with wide input range and a simple on-board microcontroller. DTX2-2800C follows the DTX standard pinout.
mSPI saves precious I/O pins from the host device, while maintaining compatibility with the popular serial interface available practically everywhere. DTX2-2800C can also be programmed with a custom user firmware to perform specific application tasks.
DTX2-5055C is the largest serial RAM available on the market. Formed in the standard DTX package it packs full 16 Megabytes of RAM, power supply and functionality implemented in programmable logic for achieving the fastest operation. All that is needed on the user's board is a PLCC-68 socket.
Controlled via 4-wire mSPI bus and straightforward read/write operations, DTX2-5055C offers a simple memory expansion option and is especially well suited for backup and OS swap memory applications. The RAM content is possible be preserved by using a backup battery. Up to eight devices can be connected on the same mSPI bus to allow serial memory of up to 128 Megabytes.
A compact 25x25mm size surface-mount module providing the embedded system designers all they need to communicate with the electronics of modern day vehicles using J1850VPW, J1850PWM, ISO9141-2, ISO14230 and ISO15765.
DTX1-1110L is built around the popular STN1110 OBD-to-UART translator and includes all the external components required by STN1110 for its normal operation, thus offering a true all-in-one solution at competitive price. It simplifies the design by removing nearly 70 external components from the user's board and replacing them with a single highly-integrated robust module.
A *bee pin-compatible full embedded system with GSM/GPRS modem, PIC32 microcontroller and optional external SPI memory. Unlike many others requiring a difficult to produce 3.9V power supply for the modem, M2Mbee is powered by a single 3.3V supply only, which makes it perfectly suited for single-cell 3.6V and 3.7V Lithium batteries.
M2Mbee is designed for inclusion into autonomous, tracking and data logging systems, as well as upgrades to existing ones that already include a *bee module socket.
DEB2-B1 Banguino base board
DEB2-B1 is the base board for development with Banguino. It emulates the 'Arduino Uno' format and routes the extra Banguino ports to an additional pin header. DEB2-B1 is only needed during the development of a Banguino-based product in order to allow easy experiments using off-the-shelf shield boards.
DEB2-A4 universal prototyping board
DEB2-A4 is the new generation development board for DTX modules. It comes pre-equipped with a variety of connectors and sockets for up to four modules. They can be flexibly routed using prototyping wires to create any desired configuration.
DTX/Bee development board puts a DTX module in the hive. Developers can now enjoy using the best of two worlds - the simplicity of BASIC and the variety of the Bee modules. DTX/Bee has been designed with flexibility in mind. It provides an easy access to all of the ICeemite's pins as well as those of a Bee module, made in a snap-off board. It also provides a microUSB connector to get you started immediately without the need of anything else than a PC.
The variety of Bee communication modules is huge and includes such, made by companies all over the world. Users can choose from Bluetooth, WiFi, ZigBee, other types of RF protocols, and even GSM communication modules made in the same Bee format. Most of those are low-power devices and typically require less than 100mA for a normal operation. DTX/Bee provides 3.3V, up to 100mA directly from the ICeemite to power a Bee module. In cases where the Bee module requires more power, such should be supplied on the relevant VCC pin without that affecting the normal work of the ICeemite.
See the ICeemite module for more details about its functionality.
DEB2-4105C prototyping board
DEB2-4105C is the first development board for DTX modules. Originally was designed for the ICeemite, but it can be used successfully with the other newer modules as well. Featuring three sockets, power supply, connectors and pin headers, and a prototyping space "sea of holes".
Simple prototyping boards and PCB converters
A variety of breakout boards for DTX modules to get you started. These boards offer conversion into breadboard-friendly format.
DEB2-1000W40 is a universal board designed to take any DTX module, while DEB2-4105W40 and DEB2-4106W40 target specifically the ICeemite processing modules.
DEB2-1001W68 is the most universal prototyping board for DTX modules. It features a PLCC68 socket on board, a micro-USB connector and a battery holder for the modules which provide such functionality. All signals as per AN0003 revision 3 are marked on the board.
Make your own DTX module or prototype with DEB2-ZW68. It is a unique PLCC68 socket compatible format sea-of-holes board with 17x17, 1.27mm pitch, matrix of holes suitable for soldering a few small T/H components or IC.
Parts and Accessories
Additional parts and accessories to support the development and use of Dimitech products.
DTU1012 is a highly accurate and reliable square wave output programmable frequency generator aimed at wide range of applications. It provides two independently controlled outputs for "low" and "high" frequency.
The "low frequency" output allows an easy selection from 33 pre-defined frequencies ranging from 250Hz through 4MHz. The selection is controlled via simple serial interface from the UART output of any microcontroller.
The "high frequency" output is a fixed 16MHz square wave suitable for system clock. It can be enabled or disabled depending on the state of a digital input of DTU1012.
With very low operating current (typically under 1.5mA) over a wide range of supply voltages, and low cost, DTU1012 outperforms most of its direct competitors in the segment. The device is available in human-friendly DIP-8 package as well as miniature SOT23-6 and TDFN-8 packages.
DTU1552 is a simple analogue keyboard controller allowing the designer to add up to 16 keys or switches plus an independent 'Shift' key by using only one UART reception line.
The internal firmware is self-calibrating thus removing this difficult part from the developer's shoulders and also enabling reliable operation over wide temperature range without using expensive precision resistors and temperature calibrated voltage source. It also includes built-in contact debouncing functions as well as internal timestamp counter. It automatically determines the number of switches on start. The firmware also detects errors, such as stuck button or a few simultaneously pressed buttons.
DTU1552's output is a detail-rich message to let the developer detect press or release of a button, to measure the time between events and detect button combinations.
With very low operating current (typically about 620uA) over a wide range of supply voltages, and low cost, DTU1552 is a easy and hassle-free choice. The device is available in human-friendly DIP-8 package as well as miniature SOT23-6 and TDFN-8 packages.