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XPIO Carrier Board Kit


Shown assembled with an XPort(TM) module installed. The XPort module IS NOT included in the kit.

A small carrier board for the Ethernet 10/100 base XPort webserver module (by Lantronix Inc). The board includes a 3.3v regulator, a Max3232 RS232 transceiver, and has provisions for using the modules three control pins. More information and software for the XPort module visit the Lantronix website.


The printed circuit board


The board layout

The carrier board includes a 3.3v power supply, Max3232  RS232 transceiver for an XPort (tm) module by Lantronix Inc. (www.lantronix.com). The boards provides pin outs for all of the module's connections including a serial DB9 connector. It also has provisions for a general purpose transistor switch that can be used to trigger relays etc.

Lantronix Inc (www.lantronix.com) provides information, firmware and utilities on using the XPort module. Their website also includes a list of suppliers. For example, in the US, Mouser (www.mouser.com) and GridConnect (www.gridconnect.com) are on-line suppliers.

Kit manual available

Please Note

Assembly of this kit requires that the user has the necessary tools and skills to work with SMD (surface mount device) components. If you are not comfortable with soldering miniature parts, then please seek assistance from someone who is capable to do so. Small mistakes can cause many frustrating hours of grief in trouble shooting!

Minimum tools required: A fine point low power (25w max) soldering iron and thin solder. Ideally, 0.020" diameter (or less) silver-bearing non-corrosive rosin core should be used. In addition. narrow needle nose pliers, diagonal cutting pliers, good quality tweezers, large magnifying glass, volt-ohm meter, and a 7 to 12 vdc power supply. Make sure that you work in a clean well lighted area and have adequate desk area. If you have carpeting then please be aware of static discharge as well as accidentally losing tiny components in the carpets fiber. SMD capacitors and resistors are very tiny and can quickly become lost in the carpeting.

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