“We have sold thousands of MiniCore kits since we introduced the products last year,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Digi International. “Our first generation of popular MiniCore products is optimized for real-time control, communications and networking applications such as energy management and instrumentation applications. The second generation expands upon the applications that the MiniCore can be used by adding additional memory for more data intensive projects.”
The MiniCore family provides a rich embedded feature set on an ultra-compact mini PCI Express form factor. Its small size makes it easy for customers to place wired or wireless network connectivity anywhere on a mother board. The family includes the pin compatible and interchangeable wired RCM5700, Wi-Fi RCM5600W, wired RCM5760 and Wi-Fi RCM5650W. Systems developers can easily interchange MiniCore family products to tailor connectivity for any given application.
Rabbit MiniCore products feature 10/100 Base-T Ethernet and secure 802.11 b/g with WPA2 and 802.11i compliance for the highest levels of security. It also features up to 640 KB SRAM data storage, one MB flash memory for program storage and two MB serial flash for mass storage. Depending on the version, MiniCore modules include up to 32 GPIO, six serial ports, a serial-to-Ethernet bridge, an embedded Web server for greater application control monitoring and wireless remote firmware update functionality.