Fallguy ULTRA 2

Universal embedded audio module for MP3 files with 2 serial high-speed interfaces

ULTRA 2 MP3 module
ULTRA 2 MP3 module

The Fallguy ULTRA 2 MP3 module (Article No.0186) is an universal and compact embedded module for playing and recording audio files (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, WMA, FLAC, WAV, MIDI). The module has been specially developed for use in embedded systems and for integration in customer-specific environments. It is particularly characterized by its use in harsh industrial environmental conditions.
The module has an SD card slot for SD and SDHC cards.
The module is controlled via connected buttons, digital and analog inputs or via various serial interfaces. A connection for additional electronics for connecting an RS232, RS485, LAN (XPORT) or USB interface (FTDI-IC) as well as an LC display is provided.

Depending on the customer’s requirements, the internal firmware of the module is adapted to the application-specific requirements. The playback behavior of the module is determined by the firmware used.

The ULTRA 2 MP3 module is the successor module of the popular ULTRA MP3 module and can therefore be used with all known Carrier boards from LOETRONIC ®!

Fallguy ULTRA 2 MP3 player

ULTRA 2 MP3 player with display
ULTRA 2 MP3 player with display

The ULTRA 2 MP3 module is available inside a practical plastic casing and is sold as a Plug’n-Play audio player (Article No.0210). It is therefor the first choice for all museum and media installations! The player is equipped with a SD card slot, three LEDs, connections for an external stereo amplifier (2x cinch sockets) and an USB interface at the front. The player can be configured via the USB interface.

ULTRA 2 MP3 player - Back view
ULTRA 2 MP3 player – Back view

There are 5 inputs using clamping bushes for buttons, relais or sensors at the back and 1 clamping bush for powering external devices. A stereo headphone (3.5mm jack) can also be connected here.

The ULTRA 2 MP3 player can be equipped optionally with additional hardware:

ULTRA 2 MP3 player - Front view with display
ULTRA 2 MP3 player – Front view with display

An optional 2-lines LC display (Blue/White, Article No.0141) displays more playback information.

By using an optional RTC module (Article No.0161) the ULTRA 2  MP3 player can play time controlled announcements. The ULTRA 2 RTC control software is be used to configure the times via the USB interface.

ULTRA 2 MP3 player with RF remote control
ULTRA 2 MP3 player with RF remote control

A RF receiver (868MHz, Article No.0211) can be build inside the ULTRA 2 MP3 player to control the player via the buttons of a RF remote control. There is a 10 button RF control (Article No.0199) and a 1 button RF control (Article No.0208) available.

ULTRA 2 MP3 player with LAN
ULTRA 2 MP3 player with LAN

Instead of the USB interface the ULTRA 2 MP3 player can also be equipped with a LAN interface (XPORT, Article No.0138).

Fallguy ULTRA MP3 player

ULTRA MP3 player
ULTRA MP3 player

The Fallguy ULTRA 2 MP3 module is also available as a finished audio player in an aluminium housing. The Fallguy ULTRA MP3 player (Article No.0175) is the first choice for all professional installations!

ULTRA MP3 player - Back view
ULTRA MP3 player – Back view

Three buttons, the SD card slot and four LEDs are located on the front, on the back various interfaces are accessible. A LAN or USB interface can be optionally equipped. Stereo headphones (3.5mm jack) or an external stereo amplifier (2x cinch sockets) can be connected.

Fallguy ULTRA AMPII MP3 player

ULTRA AMPII MP3 player
ULTRA AMPII MP3 player

As an audio player with integrated powerful amplifier for museum and media installations, the Fallguy ULTRA AMPII MP3 player is ideal. The player can be optionally equipped with (Article No.0177) or without (Article No.0176) front LC display.

ULTRA AMPII MP3 player - With display
ULTRA AMPII MP3 player – With display


Similar to the ULTRA MP3 player, it has three buttons on the front and various interfaces on the back. A LAN or USB interface can be optionally equipped. The internal 2x25W amplifier directly controls the connected speakers. Lateral mounting rails ensure a stable installation.

ULTRA AMPII MP3 player - Back view
ULTRA AMPII MP3 player – Back view

ULTRA Serial control Software

For remote control and configuration of the ULTRA 2 MP3 module or the different ULTRA MP3 players and for loading new MP3 files onto the SD card, LOETRONIC offers the ULTRA Serial control Software for Windows PCs.

The software communicates via the RS232, LAN and USB interfaces and is constantly being expanded with new functions.
Under Downloads you will find the latest ULTRA Serial control Software…

ULTRA Serial Control software
ULTRA Serial Control software

ULTRA RTC control Software

By using an optional RTC module inside the ULTRA MP3 players specific MP3 files can be playbacked at fixed times and dates. To configure those times and dates, LOETRONIC offers the ULTRA RTC control Software for Windows PCs.

The software communicates via the RS232, LAN and USB interfaces.
Under Downloads you will find the latest ULTRA RTC control Software…

ULTRA RTC control software
ULTRA RTC control software

Fallguy ULTRA Carrier boards

ULTRA 2 MP3 module and Carrier Board
ULTRA 2 MP3 module and Carrier Board

Fallguy ULTRA Carrier board

The ULTRA Carrier board (Article No.0129) is the optimal motherboard for the ULTRA 2 MP3 module. In addition to RS232, RS485, LAN and USB interfaces, it provides connections for buttons, LEDs, an LC display and the audio connections including a headphone amplifier.

ULTRA 2 MP3 module, Carrier Board AMPII and Relay Board
ULTRA 2 MP3 module, Carrier Board AMPII and Relay Board

Fallguy ULTRA Carrier board AMPII + Relay board

Another motherboard is the ULTRA AMPII Carrier board (Article No.0136). Similar to the standard Carrier board, it provides many connectivity options. Instead of a headphone amplifier, a powerful 2x25W amplifier is integrated. An optional Relay board (Article No.0139) can be used to switch up to 5 relays synchronously to the audio playback.

ULTRA 2 MP3 module and Carrier Board HP
ULTRA 2 MP3 module and Carrier Board HP

Fallguy ULTRA Carrier board HP

If the above extensive connections are not required, a slimmed-down motherboard, the ULTRA Carrier board HP (Article No.0152) with headphone amplifier and button inputs can be used!

Technical data can be found in the data sheets in the download area→

Technical data – ULTRA 2 MP3 module

Microcontroller
  • 16-Bit Microcontroller S9S12XS256 with up to 40 MHz
  • 256 kByte flash memory for internal firmware
  • 12 kByte RAM
  • 8 kByte internal EEPROM for storing configuration data
  • Additional coprocessor (XGATE)
MP3 encoder/decoder
  • Hardware encoder/decoder (DSP) VS1063
  • Decodes MPEG1 Layer III (MP3), MPEG2 and MPEG2.5 with up to 320 kbit/s or variable bitrate, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, WMA, FLAC, WAV, MIDI
  • Encodes MPEG1 Layer III (MP3), Ogg Vorbis, WAV
  • Volume and equalizer control
  • Integrated A/D and D/A converter
SD flash memory
  • SD cards from 64 MB to 128 GB usable (SD and SDHC)
  • FAT32 file format
  • Playback length (example) with 4 GB memory and 128 kbit/s MP3 encoding about 72 hours
Operating temperature
  • -20°C to +85°C
Operating voltage
  • 3,3 V (DC) stabilized
Current consumption
  • 100 mA (typical) with SD card
Interfaces
  • 8 button or analog inputs for connecting buttons, sensors or relays
  • 10 digital in- or outputs
  • 1 asynchronous serial interface (UART, 3,3V level, 115.200 bps) for RS232 or RS485 connections with hardware handshake
  • 1 asynchronous serial interface (UART, 3,3V level, 921.600 bps) for LAN (XPORT) and USB connections (FTDI-IC) with hardware handshake
  • 1 connection for an LC display (4-bit)
  • 5 connections for additional LEDs
  • 1 analog audio output – Line level
  • 1 digital audio output – I2S, 48kHz
  • 1 analog audio input – Line level