Products 

Module Comparison Chart

Products

 

Generation

1st generation:
Where it all began...

2nd generation:
Mature serial-over-IP platform, support for simple Tibbo BASIC applications

3rd generation:
Full power of Tibbo BASIC programmability, support for serial-over-IP via available Tibbo BASIC applcation

Device

EM100

EM120

EM200

EM203

EM1000

EM1202

EM1206

EM500

Highlights

Tibbo’s original orange module that helped put us on the map.

An improvement over the original EM100.

Like the EM120, but with 10/100Base-T Ethernet.

Member of x20x family, mates with the RJ203 jack/magnetics. Combined footprint only 31x19mm.

2.54mm (0.1") pin pitch – ideal for prototyping. New to Tibbo BASIC? Start your quest with this module!

Stacked design minimizes footprint, device width close to that of a standard RJ45 jack.

Member of x20x family, mates with the RJ203 jack/magnetics. Combined footprint only 34.5x19mm.

Ideal for cost-sensitive applications. Minimal footprint. Width and height close to those of a standard RJ45 jack.

Can work as a serial-to-IP device?

YES

YES, through the use of available serial-over-IP Tibbo BASIC application

Tibbo-BASIC programmable?

NO

YES, with full power of Tibbo BASIC, its objects, and libraries

Ethernet port

YES, 10BaseT

YES, 10/100BaseT

Built-in magnetics

YES

NO

Wi-Fi port

NO

EXTERNAL, requires the GA1000 Wi-Fi add-on module

Serial port(s)

1

4

1

Number of I/O lines

Up to 6

Up to 9

Up to 9

Up to 4

Up to 54

Up to 32

Up to 17

Up to 8

Flash memory

64KB, used to store Serial-over-IP (SoI) firmware

128KB, for SoI or Tibbo OS (TiOS) firmware, compiled T-Basic app.

512KB or 1024KB, for TiOS firmware, compiled Tibbo BASIC application and its data

512KB, for TiOS + BASIC application

Flash disk
(FD. object)

NO

YES, can take all free space in the flash memory (space not already occupied by TiOS firmware and Tibbo BASIC application)

YES, with external flash IC

EEPROM

256 bytes, used by SoI firmware to store settings

2048 bytes, used by SoI firmware to store settings, 2042 bytes available to store T-BASIC app. data

2048 bytes, 2042 bytes available to store Tibbo BASIC application data

256 bytes, 200 bytes available to store Tibbo BASIC app. data

RTC
(RTC. object)

NO, but you can connect an external RTC

YES, with internal or external backup power source

NO, but you can connect an external RTC

YES, with external backup power source

NO, but you can connect an external RTC

Display support
(LCD. object)

NO, but you can connect a simple text display

YES, supports several models of graphical displays, connected externally

YES, in the future

Keypad support
(KP. object)

NO, but you can connect keys to I/O lines

YES, up to 64 keys depending on the availability of I/O lines and keypad configuration

YES, in the future

Buzzer control output

NO

YES, programmable square wave output

NO

System (a.k.a. MD) button line

YES

Status LED control lines

2, for green and red status LEDs

2, for green and red dual-function LEDs

Ethernet LED control lines

2, for link and speed mode indication

1, for link indication

PLL (speed) control

NO

YES, through hardware (jumper) or software

YES, through software only

NO

Reliable onboard reset

NO, proper external reset circuit is required for correct device operation

YES, onboard power-up, brown-out detection, and watchdog circuit

NO, external reset required

Supply voltage (nominal)

5V

3.3V, I/O lines are 5V-tolerant

Current consumption (max)

40mA

50mA

220mA, with 100BaseT link

230mA, with PLL on and 100BaseT link

260mA, at 100BaseT

Dimensions (LxWxH)

46x28x13mm

35x27x9.1mm

32.1x18.5x7.3mm

30.1x18.1x5.5mm

38.4x28.4x5.5mm

19.1x17.1x14.6mm

33.2x18.1x5.5mm

18.5x16.0x6.5mm

Potted (sealed) enclosure

YES

NO

Firmware upgrades

YES, through a serial port or network

YES, serial/network, including
"cold upgrade"