TR-BLUE

Flexible OEM Sensor Processing
Low power, high capability data acquisition & processing

TR-Blue is a low power and highly capable OEM data acquisition and signal processing system, specifically designed for long term and autonomous deployments. TR-Blue is modular, it consists of an extremely flexible processing engine with a field programmable gate array (FPGA) and a tightly integrated ARM Cortex M4 processor for signal processing with expansion connectors capable of interfacing to almost any analog sensing system.

Turbulent Research provides analog signal conditioning and digitization expansion boards that mate directly with TR-Blue for applications in underwater acoustics.

TR-Blue has been optimized for low power consumption while still giving users access to serious processing horsepower and the flexibility to interface to just about any sensing system. Traditionally, researchers and scientists have had to use off the shelf single board computers or development kits to develop their new and innovative instruments, sacrificing optimized power consumption and system flexibility. TR-Blue is a platform designed to meet the real needs of these users without compromise.

  • Frontview of TR-BLUE

Product Applications

TR-BLUE Applications

  • Underwater Acoustics and Signal Processing
  • Sonar
  • Custom Data Acquisition
  • Long Term Deployments
  • Low Power Instruments Requiring Real Time Analytics
  • Multi-Sensor Ocean Observation

Specifications

Power

Supports Seamless Power Multiplexing for Internal/External Power (10-25 V) 

 

USB Power: 5 V DC 

 

Average Power Consumption : 100 mW – 1.0 W depending on use 

 

Less than 1 mW in Sleep Mode 

Processors

ARM Cortex M4 (180 MHz CPU, Floating Point Support) 

 

Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA 

 Integrated Peripherals

10/100 Ethernet (PTP supported) 

 

RS422 (Or 232) ,3x Expansion UARTS 

 

Host High Speed USB 

 

Device Full Speed USB 

 

Bluetooth 

 

Real Time Clock 

 

3 Axis Accelerometer 

 

3 Axis Compass 

 

Temperature Sensor 

Memory

1 MByte Flash 

 

256 kByte internal SRAM, 1 Mbyte External SRAM 

 

1 Mbit serial EEPROM 

 

On Board External Micro SD card slot 

Expansion

FPGA And ARM processor pins brought out to two high speed expansion connectors supporting: SPI, I2C, SDIO, GPIO, UART, TIMERS and any custom IO through the FPGA 

Expansion Boards Available For:

Multichannel analog to digital conversion (16,24 bits) 

 

Broadband Signal Generation 

 

Interfaces to other digital instruments (RS232 or Ethernet) 

 

Custom Input/Output 

 

GPS 

 

Real Time Communications over RF, cellular or Iridium