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The U-Drive (UD) is a very low-cost industrial GUI controller, ideal for OEM applications requiring a user interface. The ultra-bright, wide viewing angle active TFT color display with touchscreen is attractive, and easy to program.

Other peripherals on the board makes this board a powerful and comprehensive industrial user interface and control solution.

The onboard LCD controller (S1D13075, EPSON) has internal 80KB image buffer, supporting QVGA color graphic LCDs with 320×240 pixels. The integrated TFT display is ultra-bright (rated at up to 750 nits), with brightness controlled by external DC power input (8-11V). An accurate touch screen controller (ADS7846) supports 4-wire resistive touch screen.

All components are installed on single PCB, mounted on the backside of the QVGA TFT for easy integration into user applications. Comprehensive, user-friendly software libraries and samples are provided. User can easily design their custom functions keys, text, logo, and graphics. Supported by the CompactFlash-based file system (up to 2 GB), 20 user screens can be displayed per second via DMA transfer.

A Host USB controller can be installed to provide two Host USB ports. Port 1 can interface to USB keyboard/mouse, allowing a flexible mechanism for accepting user input in addition to touchscreen. Port 2 supports a hot-removable USB flash disk, using a simple command set to manipulate a FAT filesystem format. No other USB specific firmware programming is required on the controller side.

A Controller Area Network (CAN) controller (SJA1000, 20 MHz clock) is available. It supports network baud rates up to 1M-bit per second. Software drivers allow access to all CAN controller registers, as well as a buffering software layer.
A Fast Ethernet Module can be installed to provide 100M Base-T network connectivity. This Ethernet module has a hardware LSI TCP/IP stack, implementing TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP and ARP support in hardware. Socket-based software drivers allows the U-Drive to be used as a web or SMTP server.
Also available are 4x RS232 and 2x RS485 serial ports.

There are 30+ TTL I/Os, 4 mechanical relays(200V, 0.5 Amp.), 4 opto-couplers and 14 solenoid drivers (sinking/sourcing 350 mA at 50V each). The solenoid drivers can be hardware configured to be high voltage (0-30V) inputs. Three 16-bit CPU internal timer/counters support timing and external counting.

There are up to a total of 31 ADC inputs and 12 DAC outputs:
4 ch.16-bit parallel ADC chip (AD7655, 1 MHz, 0-5V), 24-bit ADC(LTC2448 C5KHz C0-1.25V) configurable for 8 ch. differential or 16 ch. single-ended input channels. A 12-bit ADC(TLC2543, 10KHz C0-5V) provides 11 ch. analog inputs. Eight ch. 16-bit DACs (LTC2600, 0-5V, 10 KHz), and four ch. 12-bit parallel DAC (DA7625, 200 KHz, 0-2.5V) are available.

  • 6.5 x 4.8 inches, 1×86 CPU, program in C/C++
  • Ultra-bright 5.7″ QVGA Color TFT display
  • 4-wire analog touch screen controller
  • Host USB ports for user-input (keyboard/mouse)
  • 256 KW SRAM, 256 KW Flash, 512 bytes EEPROM
  • 30+ TTL I/O, 3 16-bit timer/counters, RTC, Battery
  • 4 mechanical relays, 4 Opto-coupler inputs.
  • 14+ solenoid drivers or high voltage inputs (0-30V DC)
  • 11 ch. 12-bit ADCs, 4 ch. 16-bit ADCs, 16 ch. 24-bit ADCs
  • Precision reference and on-board temperature sensor
  • 8 ch. 16-bit DACs, 4 ch. 12-bit DAC
  • Controller Area Network (CAN2.0B) port
  • 4 RS232/and 2 RS485 serial ports
  • 100 M Ethernet with hardware TCP/IP stack
  • Switching regulator, 50 mA standby, 160 mA at 12V
  • CompactFlash with Windows compatible file system support


  • 186 CPU 40MHz, PPIx2,
  • 256 KW Flash,
  • 256KW SRAM, EE,
  • 2 RS232,
  • solenoid drivers,
  • QVGA TFT display.
  • NOT including options. OEM option discounts available.


Quantity Price
1 $479
50 $419
100+ $379


Add-on Options:

No.Options Price
116/8 ch. 24-bit ADC(LTC2448) $40
24 ch. 16-bit ADC 1MHz (AD7655) $40
38 ch. 16-bit ADC (ADS8344) $30
44 ch. 12-bit DAC 200 KHz (DA7625) $40
58 ch. 16-bit DAC (LTC2600) $40
6Real-time clock (RTC) and battery $20
7CompactFlash interface $20
8USB Host Port1 and Port2 $50
9QUART (2 RS232+2 RS485) $40
10100M BaseT hardware TCP/IP Ethernet $30
11CAN controller with transceiver $40
12Switching Regulator $20
13Reed Relay up to 4 $10×4
144 Opto-couplers $20
15Touchscreen $40
16Bezel $50