Build a simple device for connecting serial instrument with RS485 or RS232 to the internet.
The device that converts RS485 and RS232 to the ethernet LAN has been developed. The device was built with the Lantronix XPort embedded ethernet server and the industrial standard differential RS485 transceiver, 75176 and the single-end RS232 driver, MAX232. The XPort module provides 10/100 ethernet port and the +3V logic UART. The 75176 and MAX232 are +5V TTL logic. The CMOS buffer, 4050 is used to translate +3V to +5V logic. There is no jumper selection between RS232 or RS485. The receiver pin of the XPort is tied to the both signals from RS232 and RS485 through the use of open collector IC, 7407. The server was tested with TELNET port 1001 and the Fluke 45 multimeter.
Figure 1: The Tiny Server board was built with the Lantronix XPort and the Industrial standard differential transceiver, 75176 and MAX232. The XPort is labeled with MAC address, 00-20-4A-9A-BF-51.
U1 is the embedded device server, XPort. The device is powered by +3.3V voltage regulator U8, TI TPS79533. The MAX232 and 75176 are +5V logic. The CMOS MC4050 is used to convert +3.3V logic to +5V logic. U5 is open collector buffer gate, 7407. It used to convert +5V logic from MAX232 and 75176 to +3.3V logic. U5A and U5B combines the received signal from RS232 and RS485 to the RxD pin of the XPort. This eliminates the jumper selection.
Figure 2: Hardware schematic, click the image to open pdf schematic.
Figure 3: The +3.3V SMD voltage regulator TI TPS79533, sponsored by Texas Instrument.
Figure 4: The Tiny Server in a small plastic box. Shown the 10/100 Ethernet port and RS485 terminal.
Figure 5: Connecting diagram for testing the Tiny Server with Fluke 45 Multimeter.
Figure 6: Pyranometer measured by Fluke 45. The RS232 port of Fluke 45 is tied to the Tiny Server enabling the insolation reading over the Internet. The right-hand photo shows the demonstration on Science Day 2550.
Figure 7: PCB Top Overlay.
Bill Of Materials July 16,2007 11:07:26 Page1Item Quantity Reference Part ______________________________________________1 1 C1 10uF 10V 2 3 C2,C3,C4 10uF 3 1 C5 .01 4 1 C6 22uF 5 1 C7 10uF 16V 6 1 C8 1000uF 16V 7 3 C9,C10,C11 0.1uF 8 2 C12,C13 0.1uF 9 1 C14 0.1 10 1 D1 TxD LED 11 1 D2 TxE LED 12 1 D3 RxD LED 13 2 D5,D4 1.5KE7.5CA 14 1 D6 POWER 15 1 D7 1.5KE12CA 16 1 J1 CON3 17 1 J2 +9V DC input 18 3 R1,R2,R3 330 19 3 R4,R8,R10 4.7k 20 2 R5,R7 680 21 1 R6 120 22 1 R9 2k 23 1 S1 TEST CP2 24 1 U1 XPORT module 5 1 U3 4050 26 1 U4 MAX232A 27 1 U5 7407 28 1 U7 75176 29 1 U8 TPS79533 30 1 U9 LM2490 31 1 VB1 SUB-D 9, DB9 male 32 1 V1 BRIDGE
Figure 7: Part List.
Schematic tinyserver.pdf XPort Technical Docs
11 August 2007
recovered 17 December 2015