Electronic Design

ARM-Based Smart Panel Offers Low Power Consumption

ADLINK-SP860-3-A_1The SP-860 is ADLINK’s first ARM-based smart panel that combines an LCD panel, a CPU, and a touch screen in a single compact unit. Its advantages include low power consumption of 13 W at 5 V; operating-system flexibility, with support for WinCE, Linux, or Android; and strong development and customization support from ADLINK. It can easily be configured for a wide range of applications, including POS, stationary display, and outdoor/ruggedized operation. A connector reserved on the SP-860 allows easy I/O and feature expansion, and the structure has been designed to reduce the number of necessary parts, improving product reliability, simplifying maintenance, and keeping individual unit cost lower. The SP-860 features an all-in-one-design with a 4:3-in. TFT LCD Display and a TI Cortex A8 processor. It includes a built-in Wi-Fi+ BT SIP module, stackable expansion capability, and supports two LAN ports. Optional items include four-wire resistive touch sensor, and a high brightness, sunlight readable display version. It supports Linux 2.6.32, WinCE 6.0, and Android 2.3.4 operating systems. A starter kit includes NAND flash with Linux inside, and can also be booted from a micro-SD card. The Linux installation can be configured using a hyper-terminal to issue commands through the RS232 port, and if the NAND flash storage is erased, the OS can be restored quickly from a micro-SD backup. ADLINK also provides system customization services.


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