GCA-PI01 Raspberry Pi HAT (Hardware Attached on Top)

The final design

gca-pi01_pict03.jpg
A nice and easy to assemble board is available now.
No Surface Mount Devices (SMD) are used.
The Pi01 mounted on the Raspberry Pi B The Pi01 mounted on the Raspberry Pi B+


Description

All GCA interface modules like GCA76, GCA77, GCA93, GCA136 and many others are also adaptable to Raspberry PI.
For that purpose the I2C connection of Raspberry Pi is more than sufficient to get up to 128 I-O lines.
This small board will provide a connection between Raspberry Pi and the GCA-PI02 boards.
Connection between these boards are either RJ12 cable or RJ45 Ethernet, just by selection of the right connector.
All other connectors on Raspberry Pi remain accessible.
Addional, there is a 4 pin connector on board, for future expansion with serial connections.

I2C system

I2C is basicly made for communication between chips, together on one board.
Therefore, according to specifications , the total length of all SDA and SCL wires together should not exceed 1 meter (3' 4'').
This system will be made with addional line drivers, making a total length of 10 meters accessable.
Each board is provided with an extra line driver P82B715 and a low drop voltage regulator to have 3.3 V available.
The regulator skips the need of transporting 3.3 V from the Raspi, which could give more problems than profit.

For more information please see http://www.nxp.com/documents/application_note/AN10658.pdf

Hardware

Boards/Kits

Files

The schematics
The pc-board and parts positions
The partslist
N.B. Only complete ordered kits will be supported!



Led functions

Led1 (green led)
OFF Program in Raspi not running
or no power to PI01
slow flash Normal function
Fast flash Button is pushed longer that 5 seconds,
Raspi will will abort program


Led2 (red led)
will flash when show button is pressed in Rocnet screen

Pushbutton

Holding down PB1 for longer than 5 seconds will abort the RocNet program in the Raspberry Pi.
This button must be activated first on the Options Tab.

RS232 on S1

By using the Rocnetnode installer the /dev/ttyAMA0 device, connector S1 will be automatically freed from use as terminal.

S1 Pin Layout
1 +5V
2 GND
3 Tx
4 Rx

RFID

An ID-12LA can be connected to the serial port with a small circuit: GCA-RFID


GPIO Pin Layout

The GCA-Pi01 must be connected to pin 1-26.

:!: If the GCA-Pi01 is misplaced it could damage the Raspberry Pi. (Both models.)


Model B Model B+
http://elinux.org/RPi_Low-level_peripherals http://www.raspberrypi.org/product/model-b-plus/


Pin 1

The white square on the Pi01 board marks Pin 1:

GCA-Pi01 Raspberry Pi B+
gca-pi01-pin1.jpg raspi-plus-pin1.jpg

Make sure that the Pi01 Pin 1 is on the Raspberry Pi GPIO Pin 1 before power on.
(Just double check.)


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