X

FAST Nano Controller

The FAST Nano Controller has 2 dedicated ARM processors. The first processor is used to control the network of FAST I/O boards used to read switches, fire coils and much more. The second processor controls 256 individual RGB LEDs. A controlling PC connects to the FAST Nano Controller using a micro-USB cable. The controlling PC communicates with each ARM processor by making a Virtual COM port connection and using our FAST Pin Protocol over RS232.

The FAST Nano Controller connects to the FAST I/O boards using a RJ45 cables in a loop. A 7 pin connector is where the controller is fed 5 volts, 12 volts and universal ground. The 5 volts powers to the 2 ARM processors on the controller, as well as feeds the RGB LEDs.

Connector Pinout

J1 PIN RGB LED Channel 1 LEDs 0-63 3-Pin .100?
GND Ground OUTPUT
DO Data Out OUTPUT
5v Fused 5 Volts OUTPUT
J2 PIN RGB LED Channel 2 LEDs 64-127 3-Pin .100?
GND Ground OUTPUT
DO Data Out OUTPUT
5v Fused 5 Volts OUTPUT
J3 PROGRAMMING 23-Pin .100?
Device Programming INPUT/OUTPUT
J4 PIN RGB LED Channel 3 LEDs 128-191 3-Pin .100?
GND Ground OUTPUT
DO Data Out OUTPUT
5v Fused 5 Volts OUTPUT
J5 PIN RGB LED Channel 4 LEDs 192-255 3-Pin .100?
GND Ground OUTPUT
DO Data Out OUTPUT
5v Fused 5 Volts OUTPUT
J6 PROGRAMMING 25-Pin .100?
Device Programming INPUT/OUTPUT
J7 PIN POWER INPUT 7-Pin .156?
12v 12 Volts INPUT
12v 12 Volts INPUT
5v 5 Volts INPUT
5v 5 Volts INPUT
GND Ground INPUT
\/ KEY N/A
GND Ground INPUT
J8 PIN SERIAL COMM 01 3-Pin .100?
TX Transmit Data OUTPUT
RX Receive Data INPUT
GND Ground GROUND
J9 PIN SERIAL COMM 04 3-Pin .100?
TX Transmit Data OUTPUT
RX Receive Data INPUT
GND Ground GROUND
J10 LOOP NETWORK OUT RJ45 CAT5e/CAT6
1 COM ENABLE OUTPUT
2 GROUND GROUND
3 Fused 12v OUTPUT
4 COM- OUTPUT
5 COM+ OUTPUT
6 Fused 12v OUTPUT
7 GROUND GROUND
8 GROUND GROUND
J11 WIRE LOOP NETWORK IN RJ45 CAT5e/CAT6
1 COM ENABLE INPUT
2 GROUND GROUND
3 Fused 12v OUTPUT
4 COM- INPUT
5 COM+ INPUT
6 Fused 12v OUTPUT
7 GROUND GROUND
8 GROUND GROUND
J12 PROGRAMMING 25-Pin .100?
Device Programming INPUT/OUTPUT
J13 HOST USB MICRO USB
Connection to the Controlling PC INPUT/OUTPUT