November 29, 2023 – AutomationDirect has added the P1AM-200 open-source CPU to their ProductivityOpen line of controllers. This CPU can be programmed in C++ using the Arduino IDE or in CircuitPython using any text editor. CircuitPython is a derivative of the Python programming language built specifically for microcontrollers and uses a runtime interpreter instead of a compiler for more flexibility with code editors and code syntax.
The P1AM-200 CPU hardware features up to 16MB of flash memory for code and file storage, a 120MHz processor, a Crypto coprocessor for higher performance when using encryption libraries, and a neo-pixel RGB LED for visualization of the CPU program status. The ProductivityOpen CPUs utilize Productivity1000 series I/O modules and most Arduino MKR form factor shields for easy connections to a wide variety of devices.
In addition, two new DC I/O modules are available for the Productivity1000 controller series. The P1-08ND-TTL and P1-08TD-TTL discrete I/O modules are 3.3 to 5 VDC input and 5 VDC output versions with 8 points per module. These modules expand the capabilities of Productivity1000 and ProductivityOpen control systems by including support for low-voltage TTL devices.
The ProductivityOpen P1AM-200 CPU and the new Productivity1000 TTL I/O modules are cULus and CE approved and feature a 2-year warranty. The P1AM-200 CPU is priced at $109.00 and the TTL I/O modules start at $48.00.
In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency, and the majority of their products are stocked for fast shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit https://www.automationdirect.com/
Editorial Contact: Tina Gable
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