Rabbit Enables Low-Cost Alternative with Embedded PLC Application Kit

Rabbit Semiconductor, Inc. is proud to announce the availability of the Embedded PLC Application Kit, offering PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) developers the ability to incorporate reliable low-cost Rabbit hardware in lieu of more expensive PLC systems. Traditional PLC programmers will enjoy programming their new Rabbit-based solutions, using the supplied ISaGRAF programming software, recently upgraded to support Rabbit products. This industrial programming software package supports all of the familiar industrial programming environments listed in the IEC61131-3 standard and is currently in use by thousands of PLC programmers worldwide.

The Rabbit Embedded PLC Application kit includes ISaGRAF software and the Rabbit BL2500 single board computer, as well as sample application programs. The ISaGRAF v3.5 workbench is an industrial Soft Logic programming system, supporting six different programming languages. Industrial users of PLC’s will be able to use their language of choice and deploy lower-cost Rabbit-based solutions as easily as they implement their traditional PLC systems. ISaGRAF is fully compliant with the programming languages specified in the IEC61131-3 standard, recognized worldwide as the standard for PLC systems. These languages include Sequential Function Chart (SFC), Function Block Diagram (FBD), Ladder Diagram (LD), Instruction List (IL), and Structured Text (ST). The Rabbit BL2500 provides system engineers with an exceptional, low-cost platform, equally suited for single unit installations, as well as high-volume applications. Based on the Rabbit 3000 microprocessor, the BL2500 incorporates a powerful feature set of flash memory, digital I/O, analog I/O, multiple serial ports and 10/100 Ethernet. All of these features are encompassed on a compact board size of 100mm x 100mm and easily mountable on a standard 100mm DIN rail tray.

The Embedded PLC Application Kit includes all of the hardware and software required to develop a Rabbit-based PLC replacement system. The Embedded PLC Application Kit will be available September 21st, and sells for $599.

For more information please contact Rabbit Semiconductor at T: 530-757-8400, F: 530-757-8402, E: rabbit@rabbit.com.

Rabbit Semiconductor, Inc.
Rabbit Semiconductor, a Digi International(R) company (NASDAQ:DGII), is a global provider of high-performance 8-bit microprocessors and development tools for embedded control, communications, and Ethernet connectivity. A sister division of single-board computer and software manufacturer Z-World, Rabbit Semiconductor introduced the popular Rabbit(R) 2000 microprocessor in 1999, the Rabbit 3000 in 2002 and the Rabbit 4000 in 2006. The industry award-winning RabbitCore(TM) line of microprocessor core modules was introduced in 2001. Rabbit Semiconductor offers customers a complete embedded design system, including low-cost development kits and comprehensive technical support for both hardware and software issues. Rabbit Semiconductor is a member of the Fabless Semiconductor Association and is located in Davis, Calif., 70 miles east of San Francisco.

OEM Technology Solutions
Specializing in design and development of custom embedded technology products since 1993, the group at OEM Technology Solutions strives to apply technology, innovative engineering and design services to develop electronic products and systems in an effort to deliver a competitive edge to our customers. OEM’s skills include specifications, research, design, software and hardware development, product manufacturing, validation, commissioning, documentation and long-term support. OEM is ISO 9001:2000 accredited and is located in Sydney, Australia.