DMX512 is a serial lighting bus allowing control over 512 channels of brightness. Our DMX512 SolderBridge has a single 5 pin XLR socket and 6 protected general purpose inputs providing lots of flexibility.
At the heart of the board is an ARM Cortex M0 LPC11U24 processor from NXP, running at 48MHz. It features a ROM based USB peripheral stack, which allows quick easy updating of its firmware. It appears as a mass storage device and you can simply drag and drop your new HEX file to it.
You can add Ethernet control of the DMX512 bus by attaching the board to our SplashBase. Directly control it via USB, or even stand alone control by writing your own application code.
Beside DMX512 this SolderBridge has other uses as a general purpose development board for communicating with devices over RS485. RS485 is a multi-drop serial interface that has good immunity to noise allowing long cable runs.
What is a SolderBridge
It’s our name for a board that stacks on top of a SplashBase, a lot of them also can operate alone and with other SplashBridges making them very flexible tools. Due to the XLR sockets height it has to be the top most board on a stack. For added flexibility upon request we can supply it with out the XLR and there is a header you can wire too.
Where do you get one?
Register your interest to buy this SolderBridge
- Download the free LpcXpresso IDE here
- Coming soon : source code and compiled hex for the DMX SolderBridge as well as other example code
- DMX512 SolderBridge Schematic v1.0
- PIN IO
- SPI Control Protocol