Part Number: 5463-474
Product type: CPU Module
Flash memory: 64 MB
Availability: In Stock
Country of Manufacture: United States (USA)
5463-474 is a CPU Module developed by Woodward. The core of the module is the MPC5200 processor, which serves as the central processing unit responsible for executing instructions and managing system operations. To support efficient processing, the module is equipped with 128 MB of DDR RAM, providing ample memory for storing data and running applications. Additionally, it includes 64 MB of flash memory, which can be used for non-volatile storage of critical system software and firmware.
- The module also features a Real-Time Clock (RTC), which accurately keeps track of time and provides timing references for time-sensitive applications. This ensures precise synchronization and timekeeping capabilities within the system.
- In terms of communication capabilities, the module offers a range of peripherals. It includes two general-purpose Ethernet ports, enabling high-speed network connectivity for data transfer and communication. Moreover, there is a Real-Time Network port specifically designed for real-time communication requirements, allowing for low-latency and deterministic data transmission.
- For serial communication, the module provides a dedicated serial port, which can be utilized for connecting external devices or establishing serial communication protocols. Additionally, a service port is available to facilitate system configuration, diagnostics, and maintenance tasks.
- The module is also equipped with two Controller Area Network (CAN) ports, which are widely used in industrial automation and automotive applications for reliable and robust communication between different devices.
- To enhance the module's capabilities, it incorporates an FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array), which serves multiple purposes. One notable feature is its ability to provide VMEbus master/slave capability, enabling integration with VMEbus-based systems. Additionally, the FPGA includes redundant system functions, contributing to the module's overall reliability and fault-tolerant design.
- Specifically designed for use in a Triple Modular Redundancy (TMR) system. TMR systems utilize three redundant CPUs to ensure fault tolerance and high reliability. Therefore, a single CPU module cannot operate in a TMR configuration and requires the presence of additional redundant modules.
- Regarding operating conditions, the module has been designed and rated for industrial use, offering a wide temperature range from -40 to +85 °C. This allows the module to withstand harsh environmental conditions commonly encountered in industrial settings.
- The Ethernet ports, ENET1 and ENET2, available on the Module can be customized and configured according to the specific requirements of the customer's network. These ports provide connectivity options for integrating the module into an existing network infrastructure.
- The configuration of ENET1 and ENET2 can be tailored to suit the customer's network setup, including settings such as IP addresses, subnet masks, default gateways, and other network parameters. These settings determine how the module communicates and interacts with other devices on the network.
- To define the appropriate IP address configuration for ENET1 and ENET2, it is recommended to consult with the on-site Network Administrator. The Network Administrator possesses the necessary expertise and understanding of the existing network infrastructure. They can assist in determining the most suitable IP address scheme, taking into account factors such as network topology, address availability, and any specific requirements of the customer's network.
- Furthermore, the RTN ports, RTN1 and RTN2, present on the module, are specifically reserved for communication with Woodward Real Time Network devices, such as expansion racks. These ports serve as dedicated interfaces for connecting and exchanging data with these specialized devices.
- When configuring the network, it is important to differentiate between the Ethernet ports (ENET1, ENET2) and the RTN ports (RTN1, RTN2) to ensure proper connectivity and functionality. While the Ethernet ports are adaptable to the customer's network, the RTN ports are specifically intended for Woodward Real Time Network devices.
Woodward Network Configuration Utility (AppManager)
- AppManager software provides a comprehensive solution for managing the Module and its associated functionalities. This software offers various features that facilitate the loading of control software, monitoring diagnostic faults, and configuring network settings.
- One of the primary functions of AppManager is to load control software onto the module. Control software, often referred to as GAP (Graphical Application Program), contains the logic and instructions necessary to govern the behavior of the module in specific applications. AppManager enables users to easily and efficiently load this control software onto the module, allowing for seamless integration and operation within the desired system.
- In addition to software loading capabilities, AppManager serves as a monitoring tool for diagnostic faults. It provides real-time monitoring and reporting of any detected faults or issues within the module. By leveraging the diagnostic features of the software, users can promptly identify and address any potential problems, ensuring the smooth and reliable operation of the system.
- Moreover, AppManager offers network configuration functionalities. Users can utilize the software to configure and customize network settings for the Module. This includes defining IP addresses, subnet masks, default gateways, and other relevant network parameters. By using AppManager, network administrators can streamline the configuration process and ensure that the module seamlessly integrates into the existing network infrastructure.
- To access the AppManager software, users can visit Woodward's website. From there, the utility can be downloaded, providing users with the necessary tools for managing the Module effectively.
- To establish a connection between the PC and the module, a physical connection using an RJ45 Ethernet cable is required. The PC should be connected to the Ethernet port labeled Ethernet 1 (ENET1) on the module. This connection enables the PC to communicate with the module, allowing users to utilize the full capabilities of the AppManager software.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is 5463-474?
It is a CPU Module developed by Woodward.
What communication ports are available on the module?
The module features general-use Ethernet ports, Real Time Network port, serial port, service port, and CAN ports.
What is the purpose of the FPGA in the module?
The FPGA provides VMEbus master/slave capability and supports other functions required for redundant systems, enhancing reliability.
Can the TMR5200 Module operate as a standalone CPU?
No, it is designed for Triple Modular Redundancy (TMR) operation, which requires three redundant CPUs.