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Panel PC has 4GB SSD onboard

Nov 22, 2010  |  Jonathan Angel  |  from the LinuxDevices Archive

American Industrial Systems (AIS) announced a seven-inch panel PC designed for factory automation, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), and HMI (human machine interface) applications. The IPW07I93S-A2 includes a resistive touchscreen, a 1.1GHz Atom Z510P processor, and a Mini PCI Express-based SSD (solid state disk), the company says.

According to AIS, its compact IPW07I93S-A2 targets SCADA and HMI applications running on Intel's 1.1GHz Atom Z510P processor and SCH US15WP northbridge/southbridge. Thanks in part to the Intel chips, which are larger and easier to cool than the standard Z510/SCH US15W, the device has a fanless operating range from 32 to 122 deg. F (0 to 50 deg. C), the company says.


American Industrial Systems' IPW07I93S-A2

The IPW07I93S-A2 (above) accepts up to 1GB of DDR2 memory in a single SODIMM slot, while fixed storage is provided by a 4GB SSD installed in one of two Mini PCI Express expansion slots, says AIS. The other slot would apparently be useful for installing a wireless networking card, since Wi-Fi is not listed as standard.

AIS says the IPW07I93S-A2 has two gigabit Ethernet ports, a VGA port, two USB 2.0 ports, and two serial ports (one RS232, one RS232/422/485). The panel PC is optionally available with a CAN bus port too, the company adds.

The IPW07I93S-A2's seven-inch screen provides resistive touch, a 300-nit brightness rating, and a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, according to AIS. It's said the front bezel meets IP65 standards for resisting liquids and dust.

Features and specifications listed by AIS for the IPW07I93S-A2 include:

  • Processor — 1.1GHz Intel Atom Z510P
  • Chipset — SCH US15WP
  • Memory — up to 1GB of DDR2 RAM via single SODIMM slot
  • Display — 7-inch resistive touchscreen with 800 x 480 resolution
  • Storage — 4GB SSD mounted in Mini PCI Express slot
  • Expansion — 2 x Mini PCI Express slots
  • Networking — 2 x gigabit Ethernet
  • Other I/O:
    • 2 x serial (1 x RS232 and 1 x RS232/422/385
    • 2 x USB
    • 1 x VGA
    • CAN bus (optional)
  • Power requirements — 12VDC via external AC adapter; uses 15 Watts with max. backlight and CPU load
  • Operating range — 32 to 122. deg. F (0 to 50 deg. C)
  • Dimensions — 8.58 x 6.48 x 2.39 inches (218 x 164.6 x 60.8mm)
  • Operating system support — Linux, Windows XP Embedded, Windows 7, Windows Embedded Standard, Windows CE

Further information

AIS did not list pricing for the IPW07I93S-A2, but the device appears to be available now. More information may be found on the company's website, here.


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