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PC104 Embedded Communications Board TCB1000


Dual CANbus Serial and COM ports Two MultiTech universal sockets

Manufacturer: Tri-M Technologies



Versatile PC/104 communication solution

Tri-M's TCB1000 series is a new and innovative communication board. This high density design integrates CANbus controllers, serial ports, and wired/wireless functionality into a single board solution. The TCB1000 significantly reduces the size, weight, and cost of embedded solutions while increasing performance and functionality for M2M, Telematics, and data logging applications.

Incorporating dual isolated CANbus controllers, two MultiTech compatible universal sockets, four isolated RS-232 serial ports, and one isolated RS-485 serial port the TCB1000 is truly a versatile, all-in-one communication solution. Its integrated design offers system builders unprecedented versatility, allowing them to design with only one board while offering their end users any number of communication configurations. Further improving the solution's flexibility, build options are available for 'lighter' versions which incorporate only the particular features required for more specialized applications.

All Tri-M products are built for outstanding performance and reliability in harsh environments. The same rugged design features are used in the TCB to make it well suited for operating in harsh environments where, temperature, shock and vibration are factors.


  • Integrated Functionality: CANbus, Serial, and COM Ports
  • Reduced Ownership Cost: High Density Communication Board
  • Streamlined Configuration: Reconfigure without Disassembling
  • Increased Protection: System Isolation & Secure Settings



  • Supply Voltage +5V DC
  • Aux Port Output Current 200mA per port
  • Aux Port Output Isolation 2500V maximim


  • Dimensions PC/104 compliant
  • 90 × 96 × 15mm (3.55 × 3.78 × 0.6")
  • Weight 52.5g (1.83oz)


  • Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)


  • CAN Bus Controllers 2x SJA1000, 1Mbp/s max
  • RS-232 Ports 4x isolated ports, 921Kbp/s maximum
  • RS-485 Port 1x isolated port, 921Kbp/s maximum Can be configured as J1708
  • Universal Socket Connectivity 2x Multi-Tech® compatible socketModem® 921Kbp/s Max
  • Isolated LED Ports 5x program selectable, Built-in limiting resistors
  • USB/JTAG Port 1x USB/JTAG port for easy installation setup


  • Embedded Design No jumpers required
  • USB/JTAG Port Configuration, CPLD & MCU programming
  • PC/104 through UART2 PORT4 Configuration port
  • OS Support Linux kernels 2.6.25 and later


File Type Description
TCB1000-Spec-Sheet.pdf Spec Sheet TCB Specification Sheet
tcb1000_ug.pdf User Guide TCB User Guide

Ordering Info

Part Number Description
TCB1002 PC/104, Communications board with 2 isolated CANbus controllers
TCB1120 PC/104, Communications board with 1 isolated RS-485 port, 2 MultiTech Universal Sockets
TCB1400 PC/104, Communications board with 4 isolated RS-232 ports
TCB1522 PC/104, Communications board with 4 isolated RS-232 ports, 1 isolated RS-485 port, 2 isolated CANbus controllers, 2 MultiTech Universal Sockets
Accessories and Options
CH Humiseal conformal coating and epoxy
CS Silicon conformal coating and epoxy
CU Urethane conformal coating and epoxy


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Direct: 604.814.5069
Fax: 888.831.5149

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Tri-M Technologies Inc.
208 – 31510 Gill Avenue
Mission, BC, Canada  V4S 0A1

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