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Low-cost HMI device offers PoE, choices of sizes

Mar 15, 2011 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

American Industrial Systems (AIS) announced a pair of Linux-ready panel PCs designed for HMI (human machine interface) applications. Respectively including 5.7- or seven-inch touchscreens, the IPW07SA20-A2 and IPO5SA20-D1 both feature 533MHz Samsung S3C6410 processors, 128MB of RAM and 256MB of flash storage, 10/100 ports with Power over Ethernet (PoE), and SD slots, according to the company.

According to AIS, the IPW07SA20-A2 and IPO5SA20-D1 (right) run Windows CE 6.0 on Samsung S3C6410 processors clocked at 533MHz. These ARM1176-based chips can record or play standard-definition video at 30fps, Samsung says, which means these panel PCs should easily cope with more humble HMI tasks.

AIS says the IPW07SA20-A2 has a seven-inch resistive touchscreen that displays 800 x 480 pixels and meets IP65 standards for sealing against liquids and dust. The otherwise-identical IPO5SA20-D1 has a five-inch screen offering 640 x 480 pixels, the company adds.

Both devices team their Samsung processors with 128MB of RAM, 256MB of flash storage, and an SD expansion slot. The rear panels include 10/100 Ethernet ports, two USB 1.1 ports, and dual serial ports (one RS232, one RS232/485), according to AIS.

Also on the rear panels of the IPW07SA20-A2 and IPO5SA20-D1 are 12VDC power inputs. Usefully, though, the devices — each said to consume 5.85 Watts — may also be powered via Ethernet, AIS says.

Specifications listed for the IPW07SA20-A2 and IPO5SA20-D1 include:

  • Processor — Samsung S3C6410 clocked at 533MHz
  • Memory — 128MB of RAM and 256MB of flash storage
  • Display:
    • IPW07SA20-A2:
      • 7-inch screen with 800 x 480 pixel resolution
      • 350-nit brightness
      • 300:1 contrast ratio
    • IPO5SA20-D1:
      • 5.7-inch screen with 640 x 480 resolution
      • 220-nit brightness
      • 300:1 contrast ratio
  • Expansion — SD slot
  • Networking — 10/100 Ethernet with PoE
  • Other I/O:
    • 2 x USB 1.1
    • 1 x RS232
    • 1 x RS232/485
  • Power consumption — 5.85 Watts
  • Operating range — 32 to 122 deg. F
  • Dimensions:
    • IPW07SA20-A2 — 7.4 x 5.8 x 2.3 inches (188 x 148 x 57.8mm)
    • IPO5SA20-D1 — 8.6 x 6.5 x 2.3 inches (218 x 164 x 58mm)
  • Weight — n/s


AIS says the IPW07SA20-A2 and IPO5SA20-D1 are available now, with prices starting at approximately $500. The devices are orderable with either Linux 2.6.24 or Windows CE 6.0.

More information may be found on the IPW07SA20-A2 product page and IPO5SA20-D1 product page.

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