ARM-based touch panel PCs for factory management
Advantech has announced the TPC-100W – the latest generation of its ARM-based industrial panel PCs aimed at machine automation and web terminal applications.
Available with three display sizes (7-, 10.1-, and 15.6-inches) to ensure convenient deployment in a range of factories, TPC-100W panel PCs are powered by an NXP® ARM® Cortex®-A53 quad-core processor that supports Linux Yocto and Android operating systems. In addition to a true-flat front panel with P-CAP multi-touch control, the TPC-100W series feature a serial port equipped with a 120 Ω termination resistor that supports the CAN 2.0 protocol and offers a programmable bit rate of up to 1 Mb/s. The provision of wireless communication technologies, including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, via a mini PCIe interface simplifies networking and ensures real-time connectivity for data transmissions. However, to eliminate the need for power infrastructure, TPC-100W series PCs are also equipped with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) functionality. Support for both VESA and panel mounting allows for flexible and convenient installation according to usage requirements. Overall, TPC-100W panel PCs are among the most competitively priced rugged products currently available on the market and are ideal for visualization, remote access, and machine control.
Aimed at the industrial market, the TPC-100W fanless industrial panel PCs are rugged yet compact. They come equipped with an ARM® Cortex®-A53 i.MX 8M Mini quad-core (1.6 GHz) processor, 2 GB DDR4 RAM, and 16 GB of eMMC storage to provide high-performance computing and increased efficiency for top-tier applications. To ensure reliable operation in harsh industrial environments, TPC-100W devices support a wide operating temperature range (-20 to 60 °C) and are IP66 rated for protection from dust, oil, and water ingress. With their versatility and easy intuitive operation, TPC-100W panel PCs provide stable and reliable solutions for machine operation and data management tasks.
To ensure connectivity for web-based management, TPC-100W provides Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, communication capabilities via a mini PCIe interface. The inclusion of a LAN port that offers speeds of up to 1000 Mbps (10/100/1000 Mbps) accelerates data transfer rates. Meanwhile, comprehensive network connectivity allows TPC-100W to be used for real-time data visualization in order to optimize production operations. Furthermore, with support for optional PoE functionality, TPC-100W panel PCs can be deployed as single-cable solutions in difficult environments, eliminating infrastructure requirements and enabling remote management and control for diverse IoT applications.
Key features are summarised as follows:
- 7-inch WSVGA, 10.1-inch WXGA, 15.6-inch full HD LCD with 16:9 aspect ratio.
- True-flat IP66-rated front panel with P-CAP multi-touch control.
- NXP® ARM® Cortex®-A53 i.MX 8M Mini quad-core (1.6 GHz) processor.
- Up to 2 GB DDR4 RAM and 16 GB eMMC storage onboard.
- 2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN with optional IEEE 802.3at/af PoE module.
- Embedded browser for rapid web application development.
- Supports Linux Yocto and Android OS.
Advantech’s TPC-100W series of industrial panel PCs are available for order now.