The MorphStick Ethernet 2 Serial is a compact network device, capable of generating serial data from incoming UDP data over Ethernet.
Generates serial or RS232 data up to 115200bps
Receives data from UDP datagrams over Ethernet
USB socket and multi-purpose miniDIN socket
Powered over USB or POE (option)
Compact and portable design
Can be paired with MorphStick Serial 2 Ethernet
Highly configurable with simple PC-side application
Optional POE (Power-over-Ethernet) connector
Optional built-in real time clock with battery
Optional logging module with embedded SD card
The MorphStick Ethernet 2 Serial is a powerful, yet simple to use data converter and logger. Connect 5V DC power using the vertical USB-A socket (can be from any computer, using a standard USB cable). Connect Ethernet to the RJ45 socket on the other end. After a simple configuration procedure, the Morphstick will generate asynchronous serial data from data received over Ethernet.
All MorphStick devices feature a button, which switches them into configuration mode over USB. An free lightweight application is available, which guides through the configuration process. During configuration the basic network communication needs to be configured, such as from where to accept data. It takes just a few minutes to get the basic data transfer running, however the flexibility of the device also allows setting up sophisticated communication schemes.
MorphStick Ethernet 2 Serial features a universal 6-pin mini-DIN connector, which can be used in a few different serial bus configurations. To send data to a single serial receiver, the mini-DIN to DB-9 adapter can be used, which is supplied with each device. To connect into a serial bus with two data transmitters and receivers, a special mini-DIN to DB-9 splitter cable can be supplied. Similarly, DB-25 adapters and male/female converters can be supplied with the device.
Morphsticks are essentially building blocks of bigger communication systems. The data received by MorphStick Ethernet 2 Serial can originate from several sources. One of them can be the MorphStick Serial 2 Ethernet, creating a transfer link over Ethernet for serial devices. Another source can be a host computer, with dedicated software. A sample application is delivered, demonstrating this capability.
Three device features are available on demand: POE (Power over Ethernet), 8GB internal flash memory, and an RTC (Real Time Clock). The POE option allows to power the device over the RJ45 socket, as an alternative to USB. The flash memory option adds 8GB internal memory for data logging purposes. And finally the RTC options adds time-stamps to the logged data. The set time and date is retained even when the device is powered off, thanks to an internal battery.