Piciorgros continues TETRA development with their latest AT-Modem for SCADA and Telemetry
The TMC-200 is a TETRA Core device for PCB-mounting that can be used for Data and Voice applications in TETRA infrastructures. Its small size (of approx. 80 x 66 x 11 mm, aluminium enclosure) and the interface design allow an easy and time saving integration and provide a platform to adopt almost any application for Voice, Serial Data and IP Communication – and the six multi-function LED’s provide Power Supply, Network and Interface Information during operation.
A wide range of powerful AT-Commands is used to control the device. And with the embedded user application interface (optional) the unit can be customized for example to control external events via its serial ports, to perform data compression or to act as a responder for SDS or status messages reporting events or just the RF-Field strength, neighbourhood cells or the complete TETRA SysInfo Message. Two serial ports are available in the basic setup: the AT-Command Port and the PPP/ACELP Port. That makes it possible to still use all AT-Commands on the first port during IP-Data Communication or while receiving or sending an ACELP (TETRA digital voice) data stream on the second port. For voice applications a microphone and speaker can directly be connected to the TMC-200. The AF output power is about 150 mW at 8 Ohm and can directly drive a speaker or an external Power Amplifier. The TMC-200 is available for 350 – 470 MHz and for the 800 MHz frequency band and provides different TETRA options (not all included in the basic setup) as AIE, AUTH, SDS, PD, MSPD, and when connecting an external card reader also E2EE.
TMC-200 Developer Support
A complete developer environment is available for the TMC-200:
A device motherboard with three RS-232 level interface ports (AT-Port, PPP/ACELP Port and Service and Update Port), the complete PCB data as Gerber file, the schematics for a powerful four Amperes peak wide range power supply, and several AT-Command Scripts for device test, TETRA network registration, Status Message and SDS Send and receive, PPP Link set up and more, as well as PC interface tools and descriptions to be able to integrate this module in shortest time to the final hardware.
The TMC-200 becomes the TAM-200, when mounted inside a metal enclosure and equipped with a wide range power supply of 12 Volt – 24 Volt (+/- 20%) and serial port driver chips. The 15 pin Submin-D Connector provides the AT-Port as RS-232 with TxD, RxD, CTS and RTS and the PPP/ACELP Port delivers TxD and RxD, as well as two loudspeaker and two microphone connectors.
The six multi colour LED on the front panel indicate Power Supply and OK, the PPP link when established (blue), a three level Registered and RF Field Strength indication (not registered, red=bad RF, yellow=good RF, green=very good RF) and for the serial communication one green LED for RxD and a red one for TxD.
The size of the enclosure is approx. 130 x 31 x 65 mm, and the housing has 4 mounting holes for fixing the device with screws on any surface.