MECoB stands for Modular Embedded Control Board. It’s an initiative by Electrodesigns.Net to build a small, general purpose, configurable and flexible control board based on this idea. At this stage it is just an idea which may be discussed to get it matured. The idea, in brief, is to have a single carrier board with many IO boards/modules, stacked in a rack model over the carrier board and inter-connect them through a common and very simple interface bus like SPI or I2C. I am currently considering I2C because it is very simple, available in every microcontroller and does not need an additional signal like select pin as in SPI.
The MECoB may contain these modules:
- Processor (PRO-MOD)
- Power Supply (POW-MOD)
- Digital Inputs (DIO-MOD) (continue reading…)