Electronic Design

LCD Touchscreen Sports Ethernet And RTOS

Building a 1/4 VGA (320 by 240) network-based user interface is a snap with Mosaic Industries' EtherSmart Controller. Peeking behind its backlit LCD touchscreen reveals a 16-MHz Motorola 68HC11F11 with half a meg of flash and RAM. The processor has plenty of peripheral connections, in-cluding serial ports, 10BaseT Ethernet, and analog support.

Applications can be developed using Controller C or Forth. The GUI Builder rapid development tool generates the source code to drive the display. The custom multitasking real-time operating system (RTOS) allows the built-in Web server to provide network support.

The EtherSmart Controller is available now, starting at $800.

Mosaic Industries Inc., www.mosiac-industries.com; (510) 790-8222.

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