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This product is discontinued and has been replaced by CFA633-RDI-KS

CFA633-RMC-KS

CFA633-RMC-KS photo
  •    Robust packet based communications protocol with 16-bit CRC.
  • Compact size: fits in a 1U rack mount case (35 mm overall height).
  • Advanced digital GPIO control with PWM output.
  • Four fan connectors with RPM monitoring or variable PWM fan power control.
  • Available in a 5.25" half-height LCD drive bay kit, (see mounting bracket photos).
  • ATX power supply control functionality allows the buttons on the CFA-633 to replace the "power" and "reset" buttons on your system, simplifying your front panel design.
  • Temperature monitoring: up to 32 channels at up to 0.5 deg C absolute accuracy. Ready-to-use WRDOWY17 Dallas Semiconductor 1-Wire temperature sensors are optional. Alternatively, you can create your own sensors using DS1822 or DS18B20 parts and the tutorial on creating temperature sensors.
  • Integrated LED backlit 6-button translucent silicon keypad with screened legend.
  • "Fail-Safe" fan power setting allows safe host fan control based on temperature.
  • Non-volatile memory ("EEPROM") capability: Customize the "power-on" display settings plus a 16-byte "scratch" register for storing IP, netmask, system serial number, etc.

Quick Summary

CFA-633 Serial LCD 16x2 +Fans +Keypad, RoHS Compliant, Red LED Backlight, STN Negative, Blue, Transmissive 0C to +50C 6:00

TECHNICAL SPECS

For reference only. For design purposes, please use the specifications in the datasheet.

Physical Characteristics

Characters x Lines 16 x 2
Module Overall width height depth
millimeters 110.500 35.000 24.100
inches 4.350 1.370 0.940
*depth doesn't include Keypad
PCB Outline width height depth
millimeters 110.500 35.000 24.100
inches 4.350 1.370 0.940
Viewing Area width height
millimeters 61.000 15.800
inches 2.400 0.620
Active Area width height
millimeters 56.200 11.500
inches 2.210 0.450
Character Size width height
millimeters 2.950 5.550
inches 0.110 0.210
Character Pitch width height
millimeters 3.550 5.950
inches 0.130 0.230
Dot Size width height
millimeters 0.550 0.650
inches 0.020 0.020
Dot Pitch width height
millimeters 0.600 0.700
Weight 45g
Keystroke Travel 2.4mm

Optical Characteristics

Glass Type/Glass Color STN/Blue
Polarizer Transmissive
View Direction 6 o'clock
Backlight Color Red
Backlight Type LED
Mode Negative
Foreground Color Red
Background Color Dark

Environmental

Operating Temperatures min max
Celsius 50°
Farenheit 32° 122°
Storage Temperatures min max
Celsius -10° 60°
Farenheit 14° 140°
Humidity min max
Non-condensing 0% 90%

Electronics

Controller CFA 533/633
Interface RS232

Datasheets

CFA633-RMC-KS Data Sheet v3.0.pdf
(6MB, Jul 2010, Datasheet v.3.0, Hardware v.1.5a, Firmware v.k1.9)
CFA633-RMC v2.0.pdf
(2MB, Jun 2009, Datasheet v.2.0, Hardware v.1.5a, Firmware v.k1.9)
CFA633-RMC k1.9c.pdf
(1MB, Oct 2008, Datasheet v.1.9c, Hardware v.1.5a, Firmware v.1.9)
CFA 633 k1.9b.pdf
(2MB, Sep 2005, Datasheet v.1.9b, Hardware v.1.5a, Firmware v.1.9)
CFA 633 k1.9a.pdf
(2MB, May 2005, Datasheet v.1.9a, Hardware v.1.5a, Firmware v.1.9)
CFA 633 1 9.pdf
(2MB, Oct 2004, Datasheet v.1.9, Hardware v.1.9, Firmware v.1.9)

Files

Other Document - CFA633 v1.5a to v1.5c changes
(1MB)
Description and images of the changes from the v1.5a CFA633 to the v1.5c CFA633.


Part Change Notices

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Part Change Notice #10402

Products Affected: CFA633-YYB-KS, CFA633-TMC-KS, CFA633-RMC-KS, CFA633-YYB-KU, CFA633-TMC-KU, CFA633-RMC-KU, CFA633-YYH-KS, CFA633-TMI-KS, CFA633-YYH-KU, CFA633-TMI-KU, CFA633-RDI-KU, CFA633-RDI-KS, CFA633-TFH-KU, CFA633-TFH-KS
Date Issued: February 13, 2012
Summary: CFA633 Firmware 2v1
Last revision: v2.0
Description: As part of our continuous improvement process, Crystalfontz America, Inc. is releasing a new version of firmware for the 2v0 hardware based CFA633 family of intelligent modules.
Reason:

Fixes:


Command 10 (0x0A) Read 8 Bytes of LCD Memory.

Corrected the range of data[0] to reflect the native addressing of the LCD controller.



Command 11 (0x0B) Set LCD Cursor position.

Updated algorithm used for updating cursor location.



Corrects potential power-up corruption of boot state with the serial interface (-KS).




Enhancements:


Command 4 (0x04) Store current state as boot state.

Firmware compares stored stated and current state. Returns error if there is a difference.



Command 28 (0x1C) Set ATX Power switch functionality.

Added auto polarity switch. Improved pulse length functionality, and added feature to hold until system off during power down.




Updates:


Command 1 (0x01) Get Hardware & Firmware Version.

Modules with the serial interface, KS, will report: "CFA633:h2.0,s2v1"

Modules with the USB interface, KU, will report: "CFA633:h2.0,u2v1"
Impact: All CFA633 modules are impacted by the new firmware release.
Recommendation: It is recommended that all customers migrate to this new firmware release.
Availability:

Starting 2012-03-01 all standard modules will ship with this new version of the firmware.

Customers with Defined Part (DP) numbers will not have their modules shipped with this new firmware automatically. Please contact our engineering support team at support@crystalfontz.com.

Price Change: This update to the firmware does not affect the pricing of the CFA633 family of modules.

Part Change Notice #10291

Products Affected: CFA633-YYB-KS, CFA633-TMC-KS, CFA633-RMC-KS, CFA633-YYB-KU, CFA633-TMC-KU, CFA633-RMC-KU, CFA533-YYH-KS, CFA533-YYH-KU, CFA533-TMI-KS, CFA533-TMI-KU, CFA533-YYH-KL, CFA533-TMI-KL, CFA533-YYH-KC, CFA533-TMI-KC, CFA533-TMI-KI, CFA533-YYH-KI, CFA633-YYH-KS, CFA633-TMI-KS, CFA633-YYH-KU, CFA633-TMI-KU, CFA633-RDI-KU, CFA633-RDI-KS
Date Issued: November 10, 2010
Summary: Technical Bulletin TB01: Comparison of CFA533 and CFA633 Modules by Version Number
Description: The attached PDF file describes differences between our CFA633 v1.5x and CFA633 v2.0 intelligent display module series. We also list the CFA533 series as a comparison for customers who do not require the fan control available in the CFA633 series. Hardware version numbers are silkscreened on the back of the PCBs.

Additional information can be found in supporting documents for PCN:

http://www.crystalfontz.com/products/document/2371/CFA633_v1-5a_to_v1-5c_changes.pdf

http://www.crystalfontz.com/products/pcnfile/10286/PCN_CFA633_2-0.pdf
Reason: Clarify the differences between the different modules.
Impact: None.
Attachment: TB01_Comparison_of_CFA533_and_CFA633_Modules.pdf (86KB)

Part Change Notice #10286

Products Affected: CFA633-YYB-KS, CFA633-TMC-KS, CFA633-RMC-KS, CFA633-YYB-KU, CFA633-TMC-KU, CFA633-RMC-KU
Date Issued: October 6, 2010
Summary: CFA633 hardware v2.0 / Firmware version 2.0 (called "s2.0" for serial modules and "u2.0" for USB modules)
Last revision: Hardware v1.5c / Firmware v1.9k
Description: In a continuation of product improvement the CFA633 will be moving to a new hardware layout with supporting firmware changes and improvements. Highlights include:
  • Serial and USB interfaces are build options - no more USB daughter board

  • Wide temperature support with -20C ~ +70C operation / -30C ~ +80C storage

  • Taller keypad
Reason: Improvements in design allow for better manufacturing, ESD protection, and appearance.
Impact: The new version is designed to be Fit, Form, and Function compatible with previous versions of the CFA633 series.
Semi-Custom and Defined Parts will be migrated to new part numbers.
Recommendation: Engineering samples should be available by the end of Quarter 4, 2010. Please send an email to support@crystalfontz.com to work with our engineering and support team to assist you with the migration.
Availability: Volume availability First Quarter 2011
Price Change: No change at this time
Attachment: PCN_CFA633_2-0.pdf (1MB)

Part Change Notice #10283

Products Affected: CFA633-YYB-KS, CFA633-TMC-KS, CFA633-RMC-KS, CFA633-YYB-KU, CFA633-TMC-KU, CFA633-RMC-KU, DB633-ALTMI-KS5, DB633-ALTMI-KU3, DB633-ALYYH-KS5, DB633-ALYYH-KU3, DB633-BGTMI-KS5, DB633-BGTMI-KU3, DB633-BGYYH-KS5, DB633-BGYYH-KU3, DB633-BKTMI-KS5, DB633-BKTMI-KU3, DB633-BKYYH-KS5, DB633-BKYYH-KU3, DB633-ALRDI-KS5, DB633-ALRDI-KU3, DB633-BGRDI-KS5, DB633-BGRDI-KU3, DB633-BKRDI-KS5, DB633-BKRDI-KU3, DB633-ALTMI-KS3, DB633-ALTMI-KS4, DB633-ALTMI-KU1, DB633-ALTMI-KU2, DB633-ALYYH-KS3, DB633-ALYYH-KS4, DB633-ALYYH-KU1, DB633-ALYYH-KU2, DB633-BGTMI-KS3, DB633-BGTMI-KS4, DB633-BGTMI-KU1, DB633-BGTMI-KU2, DB633-BGYYH-KS3, DB633-BGYYH-KS4, DB633-BGYYH-KU1, DB633-BGYYH-KU2, DB633-BKTMI-KS3, DB633-BKTMI-KS4, DB633-BKTMI-KU1, DB633-BKTMI-KU2, DB633-BKYYH-KS3, DB633-BKYYH-KS4, DB633-BKYYH-KU1, DB633-BKYYH-KU2, DB633-ALRDI-KS3, DB633-ALRDI-KS4, DB633-ALRDI-KU1, DB633-ALRDI-KU2, DB633-BGRDI-KS3, DB633-BGRDI-KS4, DB633-BGRDI-KU1, DB633-BGRDI-KU2, DB633-BKRDI-KS3, DB633-BKRDI-KS4, DB633-BKRDI-KU1, DB633-BKRDI-KU2
Date Issued: August 12, 2010
Summary: We will be phasing in the CFA-633 hardware version v1.5c over the next few months as the inventory of v1.5a modules is exhausted.
Last revision: 1.5a
Description: The currently shipping version of the CFA-633 hardware is v1.5a.

Here is a list of the changes between v1.5a and v1.5c:

* Changed from black painted steel plated bezel to stainless steel bezel. Your front panel bezel should hide the bezel, so this change should not affect the appearance of your product. If your product design exposes part of the CFA-633's black bezel, that area will now show as stainless steel.
* Increased keep-out clearance on PCB around the mounting holes.
* Minor PCB layout changes.
* Some factory configuration jumpers have changed.

Please see the document linked here for photographs showing the difference:
CFA633_v1-5a_to_v1-5c_changes.pdf
Impact: The v1.5c should be a drop-in replacement for any v1.5a application.
Recommendation: If you currently have a semi-custom part number based on v1.5a, we will need to issue a new semi-custom part number based on the v1.5c platform.
Availability: 0-2 months

Part Change Notice #10282

Products Affected: CFA633-YYB-KS, CFA633-TMC-KS, CFA633-RMC-KS, CFA633-YYB-KU, CFA633-TMC-KU, CFA633-RMC-KU, CFA635-TMF-KU1, CFA635-TMF-KU2, CFA635-TFE-KU1, CFA635-TFE-KU2, CFA635-YYE-KU1, CFA635-YYE-KU2, CFA635-YYE-KS, CFA635-TMF-KS, CFA635-TFE-KS, CFA635-TMF-KL, CFA635-TFE-KL, CFA635-TFE-KU, CFA635-YYE-KL, CFA635-TMF-KU, CFA635-YYE-KU, CFA533-YYH-KS, CFA533-YYH-KU, CFA533-TMI-KS, CFA533-TMI-KU, CFA533-YYH-KL, CFA533-TMI-KL, CFA533-YYH-KC, CFA533-TMI-KC, CFA533-TMI-KI, CFA533-YYH-KI
Date Issued: June 6, 2010
Summary: Keypad height change
Description: Over the next 6 months or so, we will be transitioning to a keypad that is 1.5mm taller than the keypad currently shipping on these modules.
Reason: We have found that in all cases that we are aware of, the keypad being 1.5mm taller will alleviate some customer difficulties.
Recommendation: If you need the keypad to remain the same height for your application, please email support@crystalfontz.com so that we can set aside some of the shorter keypads for your company's application.
Availability: ~0-6 months.
Price Change: None.