AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) has added the P1AM-200 open-source CPU to its 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. Additionally:
- 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.
- 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.