ProtoCessor

Embedded co-processor module expands OEM's addressable markets with cloud connectivity and multi-protocol support.

ProtoCessors are a family of low-cost TTL to RS-485, Ethernet, and LonWorks embedded coprocessor modules that enable original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to connect to the cloud and rapidly implement various industrial, building, and machine automation protocols in their products.

The ProtoCessor provides OEMs the ability to fully configure the OEM IIoT gateway module to meet specific product, customer, or application needs, yet still utilize the same socket and hardware of an OEM electronics board. The manufacturer downloads the new configuration via a downloadable file or host PC.

The ProtoCessor is BTL (BACnet Testing Laboratories) Marked, LonMark Certified, DNP3 Conformance Tested, and RoHS Compliant. These approvals and certifications assure our customers that we carry only the highest quality of products and performance.

This product is protected by FieldSafe.

1. SMC DEVICE CLOUD SUPPORT
  • Register your ProtoCessor to the SMC Cloud interface for remote access to local applications, configuration, and device management
2. RAPID TIME-TO-MARKET
  • Minimize coding and hardware demands or changes to current OEM design
3. REDUCED NRE (NON-RECURRING EXPENSES)
  • Reduce costs on purchases of source code and engineering time
4. TTL FORM FACTOR
  • Fits on any OEM’s PCB circuit board hardware for maximum flexibility and ease-of-installation
5. SERIAL, ETHERNET, OR LONWORKS ENVIRONMENT SUPPORT
  • Provide multiple protocol support for any protocol translation as a full-featured, field-programmable OEM protocol gateway solution
6. MULTI-CLIENT SUPPORT
  • Ensure interoperability between any industrial and/or building automation protocols
7. BACNET COV (CHANGE OF VALUE)
  • Provide fast data communication while reducing traffic over a BACnet network
8. BACNET COV (CHANGE OF VALUE)
  • Automatically discover known devices on the network and be configured to provide the protocol translation necessary
9. CONFIGURATION AUTO-SELECTOR
  • Enable manufacturers to pre-load multiple predefined configuration
10. PROXY TUNNEL
  • An SMC Cloud feature that allows users to view the web page on their remote device via the remote FieldServer
11. PROATTACH
  • This FieldServer feature assists users enter valuable site information to enable rich analytics when analyzing or diagnosing data from all sites via the SMC Cloud
12. VIRTUAL DATA POINTS
  • A rich Edge Gateway feature that enables manipulation of device data on the FieldServer to produce useful data using a JSON logic engine embedded in the FieldServer Gateway 
Field Connections
  • FFP-ETH: Ethernet RJ-45 (8-pin)
  • FFP-485: RS-485 3 way Phoenix connector
  • FFP-LON: FTT-10
Host Connections
  • Standard Serial TTL Interface-TX and RX
  • Socket on Board: 2 x 10 20-pin
    • Header Pins Samtec Part # TLW-110-05-G-S
Temperature
  • Ambient: -40o to 185oF (-40o to 85oC)
  • Storage: -40o to 257oF (-40o to 125oC)
  • Humidity: 5 to 90% RH
Power Consumption (Typical)
  • FFP-ETH: 5 VDC @ 208 mA
  • FFP-485: 5 VDC @ 350 mA
  • FFP-LON: 5 VDC @ 480 mA
Dimensions
  • FFP-ETH: 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.8 in. (4.6 x 3.0 x 2.0 cm)
  • FFP-485: 2.7 x 1.2 x 0.8 in. (6.9 x 3.0 x 2.0 cm)
  • FFP-LON: 3.3 x 1.2 x 0.8 in. (8.5 x 3.0 x 2.0 cm)
Settings on FFP-485
  • DIP switches set Baud Rate, MAC address, Device Instance, selection of stored predefined configuration files, and end of line termination for RS-485 networks.
LonMark Certificatoin on FFP-LON (FPC-F04)
  • SPID: 80:00:95:46:00:84:04:05 Profiles:
    • 0000 – Node object (1)
    • 0001 – Open Loop Sensor Object (5)
    • 0003 – Open Loop Actuator Object (5) 

Approvals subject to change without notice and may differ based on configuration, part number and/or country.
Contact Customer Service or check approval label on product for specific approval information.

Various ProtoCessors have the following third party approvals:
  • DNP3 Conformance Tested
  • LonMark Certified
  • BTL Marked
  • RoHS Compliant
  • WEEE
  • UL
  • FCC
  • CE