RABBIT Semiconductor has announced the availability of the Embedded PLC Application Kit, offering PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) developers the ability to incorporate reliable low-cost Rabbit hardware in lieu of more expensive PLC systems.
Traditional PLC programmers will enjoy programming their new Rabbit-based solutions, using the supplied ISaGRAF programming software, recently upgraded to support Rabbit products.
This industrial programming software package supports all of the familiar industrial programming environments listed in the IEC61131-3 standard and is currently in use by thousands of PLC programmers worldwide.
Available from Dominion Electronics , the Rabbit Embedded PLC Application kit includes ISaGRAF software and the Rabbit BL2500 single board computer, as well as sample application programs.
The ISaGRAF v3.5 workbench is an industrial Soft Logic programming system, supporting six different programming languages. Industrial users of PLCs will be able to use their language of choice and deploy lower-cost Rabbit-based solutions as easily as they implement their traditional PLC systems.
ISaGRAF is fully compliant with the programming languages specified in the IEC61131-3 standard, recognised worldwide as the standard for PLC systems.
These languages include Sequential Function Chart (SFC), Function Block Diagram (FBD), Ladder Diagram (LD), Instruction List (IL), and Structured Text (ST).
The Rabbit BL2500 provides system engineers with an exceptional, low-cost platform, equally suited for single unit installations, as well as high-volume applications.
Based on the Rabbit 3000 microprocessor, the BL2500 incorporates a powerful feature set of flash memory, digital I/O, analog I/O, multiple serial ports and 10/100 Ethernet.
All of these features are encompassed on a compact board size of 100mm x 100mm and easily mountable on a standard 100mm DIN rail tray.
The Embedded PLC Application Kit includes all of the hardware and software required to develop a Rabbit-based PLC replacement system. The kit is now available from Dominion Electronics.