The VS-860 is an industrial embedded RISC Panel PC based on ARM Cortex-A8. It features an integrated 8" display panel with a resistive touch function. The great variety of interfaces offered are the basis for a modern HMI device. Qualities such as low power consumption (22W typical includes display), an extended temperature range (-10°C to 50°C) and a wide range power supply (9 — 30V DC) make it an ideal system for industrial automation.
The contrast ratio and high luminance (1000 cd/m²) of the integrated TFT display are highly suitable for sunlight-readable applications. The 4:3 aspect ratio of the panel is compatible with most of existing HMI applications.
Easy-to-use starter kits
The VS-860 RISC Panel PC runs Linux flavored distributions on an ARM core as operating system. In addition, a prepackaged bootable SD card is provided: The Debian GNU/Linux installed. This comes as a starter kit with further accessories and documentation.
Booting options and BSPs
The VS-860 can boot from the internal NAND flash or SD-card. The NAND flash is a robust boot medium capable of withstanding power cuts and vibrations. The SD-cards have the advantage of providing arbitrarily large storage amounts. The Buildroot BSP provides a small footprint and comfortably fits into the NAND storage, whereas the Debian is best used on the SD-card.
The system allows extension with broadband GSM/3G/4G-Modems for installation on mobile internet bases. WLAN802.11b/g/n (joined with Bluetooth) is available as a common option; furthermore, two locations for SMA-antenna sockets are provided. The great variety of interfaces like LAN, USB, RS232/422/485 serial ports and CAN-Bus enable VS-860 to act like a powerful gateway between networks and various industrial devices and field buses. At the same time the display allows for HMI operation.