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  • Industrial Edge Controller, powered by an industrialised Raspberry Pi and Arduino
  • Multiple connections within compact DIN mount design
  • Comes with easy to use secure web interface
  • Process data locally and send to the cloud. Use our built in software or write your own with open source tools
  • Develop on Pi and deploy seamlessly to Industry
  • -25°C to +80°C op temp range, 5-30VDC dual power input with built in mini UPS, DIN rail mountable
  • BB-400-datasheet (1.80 MB)


Combining industrial hardware connections with the processing power of a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ the BB-400 NeuronEdge gives you the possibilities of open source software in a simple retrofit way, unlocking the potential of your equipment.

The BB-400 NeuronEdge combines Brainboxes proven IO and serial connectivity with a range of network connections to allow data to flow to the application of your choice. The innovative design uses a Raspberry Pi Compute module and an Arduino to provide edge processing. The Pi is supported by a power management system, including a UPS, making it match the robust demands of industry. This allows you to develop on Raspberry Pi and deploy seamlessly to the factory floor.

Multiple hardware interfaces allow for communication with many different types of equipment and machinery. Use Ethernet, Bluetooth, IO, Wi-Fi, NFC, USB, RS232/422/485 to interface with many different types of device from the compact BB-400.

The device offers the flexibility of PC systems with open source API programming options to make integration and customisation user friendly. Combining insights from machinery of all types and ages can be done through a preferred programming language, such as C# and Python or visually in Node-RED, circumventing many of the interoperability issues that have traditionally hampered integrated automation.

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Operating Systems

Tech Spec

Edge Processing
Main Processor Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+, 1.2GHz quad-core Broadcom BCM2837 processor
Storage 32 Gbytes eMMC Flash
Integrated Connectivity Wifi, Bluetooth, 2 Independent Ethernet, 8 Digital IO, RS232/422/485 Serial, NFC
Cloud Connectivity Program your own, out of the box coming soon
Software Secure Web Administration, Docker, Sample Applications, Fully open and customisable platform
Real Time Clock Yes; with battery backup
IO Channels
IO processor Arduino microcontroller processing real time signals (reprogrammable)
IO Protocols REST, WebSockets, ASCII TCP, Unix Domain Socket, ASCII over local Com Port
Description 8 Digital Inputs and 8 Digital Outputs
Digital Inputs Up to 8
Digital Outputs Up to 8
Power On Values N/A
Digital IO
Input Logic Level 0 0.0V to + 1.0V
Input Logic Level 1 +2.0V to +30V
Inputs NPN/PNP Jumper Selectable
Input Latches Triggered by user programmable positive or negative edges, stays true until acknowledged
Input Counter User progammable- counts positive or negative transitions up to 200Hz
Digital Output Type Open drain transistor, protected MosFET. Short circuit protection up to 36V. Over temperature shutdown -175°C typical 150°C min
Maximum Output Load Voltage 30 VDC
Maximum Output Current Sink 0.85A per channel, Max 4 Amp Per Device
Serial Port
Ports 1
Protocol Selectable RS232/422/485
Connector Removable Screw terminal block connector – 3.5 mm pitch
Tx FIFO Size 64
Rx FIFO Size 64
Operating Distance RS422/485 Standard (4000 ft : 1200 metres) / EIA – RS232 Standard
Serial Port Settings
Max Baud Rate 921,600
Data Bits 5,6,7 or 8
Parity Odd, Even, None
Stop Bits 1, 1.5 or 2
Flow Control RTS/CTS, XON/XOFF
Tx/Rx Modes Point to Point (RS232), Full Duplex, Half Duplex Autogating, Hardware Autogating, TxD always/ RTS true enabled, RxD always enabled, RxD RTS true disabled, CTS forced true (RS422/485)
Number of Ports 2: 1 Uplink and 1 LAN, individually configurable
Wi-Fi Yes : station and access point mode
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11 b/g/n
Network Port Type RJ45 Jack 10/100 MHz Autosensing, Cross Over Autosensing (MDIX)
Protection 1500V Magnetic Isolation between ports and network
Bluetooth Settings
Bluetooth Qualification v4.0 (2.1 + EDR, LE)
Bluetooth Class Class 1
Radio Frequency 2.45 GHz
NFC Coming soon via software update
Default Config By Default sends Network Settings to connecting device
Operating System Raspbian Lite – based on Debian
Security Latest SSH and TLS security protocols
Administration Secure Web administration with user definable roles
Docker Support Preinstalled with web admin interface, Customised Containers available for NodeRed
Configurability Full access to secure linux command line, open system, fully configurable, custom OS can be flashed into memory if required
Power Input 5V – 30V DC Redundant DC Dual Power Inputs, reverse polarity protected
Max Input 35 Volts
Uninterrupted Power Supply Yes; Integrated UPS
UPS Typical shutdown window 40 seconds mean time til shutdown under typical workload
Operating Temperature Range -25 °C to +80 °C / -13 °F to +176 °F
Industrial Standard Yes
Storage Temperature -40 °C to +85 °C / -40 °F to +185 °F
Power Consumption 4 Watts Typical, 15W Max
Product Weight 0.248 kg, 8.75 ounces
Product Dimensions 120x99x45 mm, 4.7×3.9×1.8 inches
Packaged Weight 0.334 kg, 11.78 ounces
Packaged Dimensions 160x135x49 mm, 6.3×5.3×1.9 inches
GTIN (barcode) 837324004441
Operating System Compatibility
Operating Systems
  • Communicate with Device over TCP from any OS
  • Suitable for any device with a Web Browser
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Linux
Ethernet Ethernet Interface takes advantage of a companies pre-existing infrastructure, allowing you to connect to your Brainboxes device over the local network, or from across the world.


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