Introducing the xPico – Smallest Device Server in the World

 

xPico is a networking solution that enables Ethernet connectivity on any serial interface.  This little, chip sized xPico is the smallest embedded device server in the world.  It is a complete device server with a full IP stack and web server.  It supports serial data rates up to 921Kbps and has the same functionality and user interface of the xPort.

xPico has added versatility to the xPort by removing its RJ45 circuitry. The end user can now use custom circuitry and is not bound to the xPort’s hardware components. The xPico therefore supports POE circuitry and boards that already supply an RJ45 jack and magnetics.

 

The xPico starts at $25.00 and is available both as a module and in a development kit

Application Adaptation – Creative Solutions for Customer Specific Applications

“This product is NOT compatible with your application.” These are the dreaded words that no customer is glad to hear.  Not only were you looking forward to using the device, but now after built anticipation and empty hopes, you are told it will not work.  At Grid Connect  we try to avoid this statement at all costs.  Our technical sales advisory, expert technical support, and vast product versatility give us the tools to make our Bluetooth products work for you.

Recently a customer requested help using our firefly unit with a Siemens DDC.  The only problem was that this DDC required a loop back of hardware flow control pins CTS and RTS.  This is an option normally not supported.

End Device Flow Control Loop-Back

The flow control loop-back is a problem that is normally solved through a custom cable that would be in-between the firefly and the DDC controller.

This was not a possibility for the customer; the firefly needed to be directly plugged into the DDC.  So we tested and came up with a different solution.  We found that jumpering internal pins 6 and 7 of the firefly unit would directly loopback the RTS and CTS pins of the db9.  This is a solution within the firefly and no additional cables would be needed.

Since the jumpers will not fit in a diagonal orientation, we suggest using wire wrapping rather than soldering so not to void our one year warranty.

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Application Note – Using a Firefly with Siemens DDC Controllers

New GridConnect.com Wins Interactive Media Award

With our recent relaunch of our website Grid Connect Inc. has won an Interactive Media Award for Outstanding Achievement in the B2B category. Grid Connect was recognized through its partnership with Gorilla Commerce for “Modern, clean design elements showcase the brand and its array of highly technical products. Simplified product discovery, achieved through updated information architecture, guides customers to the exact product they need, and into the conversion funnel, faster. Accelerated site performance, with page load speeds across the site clocking just over 1 second, enhances the user experience throughout their online shopping process.”

For more information on the new gridconnect.com go to gridconnect.com/new

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