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Main Features

  • Ready-to-run Debian GNU/Linux
  • 32-bit ARM Cortex-A8 600MHz
  • 256MB DDR2 / 256MB NAND Flash
  • 8" Panel, resistive Touch, sunlight readable
  • Multiple Connectivity Interfaces
  •   2 x LAN ports
  •   2 x USB 2.0 Host and 1 x USB OTG
  •   2 x RS232/422/485 / 1 x CAN-BUS
  •   1 x Audio In/-Out
  •   1 x SD-card slot bootable / 1 x CFAST-Slot
  •   1 x mPCIe / SIM card slot for Wifi or 3G/4G-Modems
  • Options: WLAN 802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
  • Low Power, fanless
  • IP65 small size case
  • Wall and VESA 75 mounting

VS-860 RISC Panel PC with 8-inch resistive Touch, supports Linux and Windows CE6


VS-860 RISC based Touch Panel PC

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VS-860 RISC Panel PC with 8-inch resistive Touch, supports Linux and Windows CE6        
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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.

Bright Touchscreen

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.

Rich connectivity

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.

  Software Specifications


Debian Lenny available as ready-to-run SD card image

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  • ARM Cortex-A8 32-bit RISC CPU, 600 MHz
  • 256 MB SDRAM (512 MB option)
  • 256 MB NAND Flash (512 MB option)
  • Real time clock with battery backup (CR2032)
  • Watchdog Timer

Mass Storage

  • Internal NAND Flash Memory
  • SD-card Reader SD 2.0 / SDHC
  • CFast-Slot Type II, SATA connection


  • 2x Fast Ethernet
  • Option: WLAN 802.11b/g/n
  • Option: Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Display & Touch

  • 8" Panel 800×600
  • Resistive Touch function
  • 1000 cd/m², outdoor sunlight readable


Audio-In and -Out Jacks

Expansion Slot

  • 1x miniPCI Express, USB 2.0 signals (for GSM/3.5G, GPS, …)
  • SIM Slot for GSM/3.5G modems in miniPCIe slot

Serial Interfaces

  • 2x USB 2.0 as Host
  • 1x USB 2.0 OTG
  • 1x Console Port RS232, up to 115200 bps
  • 2x RS232/422/485 up to 3.0 Mbps
  • 1x CAN Bus up to 1.0 Mbps


  • 1x Power on Front
  • LAN: 2x 10M/Link, 100M/Link, integrated in RJ45 connector


  • 1x Power On/Off
  • 3x free for user application

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  Display, Touch, Audio

Display Size

8 inch, in metal case


TFT-LCD Display


1000 cd/m²

Contrast ratio

400 : 1


800 × 600

Aspect ratio

4 : 3


Resistive Touch function


Analog Audio -In and -Out

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  Serial Ports

No. of Ports/Type

2 × RS232/422/485 selected by software or by DIP-switches
Highspeed UART, 128 Byte FIFO


DB-9 male

Operating Modes

  • RS232
  • RS422 full duplex              (120Ω on/off)
  • RS485 4 wire, full duplex    (120Ω on/off)
  • RS485 2 wire, half duplex   (120Ω on/off)


One DIP switch per port can set operating mode and RS422/485 termination
Software can override the operating mode for each port
No High/Low biasing resistors needed


  • RS422: Tx+/-, Rx+/-, GND
  • RS485 4 wire: Tx+/-, Rx+/-, GND
  • RS485 2 wire: Data+/-, GND

RS485 Data Direction control

by ARTc (Automatic Receive Transmit control)

Data bits

5, 6, 7, 8

Stop bits

1, 2


None, Even, Odd, Mark, Space

Flow Control



RS232: 200 bps to 921.6/1000 kbps
RS422/485: 200 bps to 3.7Mbps
Supports non-standard baudrates

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  CAN Bus

No. of Ports/Type

1 × CAN Bus


3-pin terminal block




CAN 2.0A / 2.0B up to 1 Mbit/s


SN65HVD233 (Texas Instruments)

Linux OS

Supports SocketCAN and unified VSCAN API


Open source CANfestival framework fully implements CANopen functionality.

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  Wireless interface (option)


2.4GHz Radio, supports IEEE Std. 802.11b/g/n

WLAN Modes

Access Point (AP) or Client (Station)

TX Power

Typ. 15.5dBm ±1.5 dBm @ 1Mbps (DSSS)
Typ. 15.5dBm ±1.5 dBm @ 11Mbps (OFDM)
Typ. 15.6dBm ±1.5 dBm @ 6Mbps (CCK)
Typ. 13.5dBm ±1.5 dBm @ 54Mbps (OFDM)
Typ. 13.4dBm ±1.5 dBm @ 6.5Mbps (OFDM)
Typ. 13.3dBm ±1.5 dBm @ 150 Mbps(OFDM)

RX Sensitivity

-95.6dBm @ 1Mbps, -88dBm @ 11Mbps
-91.3dBm @ 6Mbps, -74.2dBm @ 54 Mbps
-88.8dBm @ 6.5Mbps (20 MHz), -72dBm @ 72.2Mbps (20 MHz)

Transmission Rate

802.11b: 11Mbps
802.11g: 6 to 54Mbps
802.11n: 6.5 to 150Mbps

Transmission Distance

Up to 100m in open areas

Wireless security

  • WEP
  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • WPA2-Enterprise (IEEE 802.1X/RADIUS)

Antenna Connector

RP (Reverse-Polarity) SMA


Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

BT Antenna

shares antenna with WLAN function

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  Power Requirements

Input Voltage

9 — 30V DC

Power Consumption

  • 0.9A @ 12V minimal
  • 1.8A @ 12V typical, plus devices on USB


2-pin Terminal Block

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  Housing and Mounting


0.8mm sheet metal


w/o box 1.40kg; w/h box 1.85kg


219×44×179 mm³ (W×L×H)


  • Panel Wall Mount
  • VESA 75×75

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  Environmental Data

Operating Temp

−10°C — 50°C

Storage Temp

−20°C — 70°C

Ambient Humidity

10-85% non-condensing

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  • EN 55022 Class B
  • EN 61000-3-2: Limits of harmonic current emissions
  • EN 61000-3-3: Limitation of voltage changes
  • 47 CFR FCC Part 15 Subpart B

EMS (EN 55024)

  • EN 61000-4-3: Radiated RFI
  • EN 61000-4-4: Electrical Fast Transient
  • EN 61000-4-5: Surge
  • EN 61000-4-6: Induced RFI
  • EN 61000-4-8: Power Frequency Magnetic Field
  • EN 61000-4-11: Power supply dips


EN 61000-4-2 4kV contact 8kV air for USB and Ethernet

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  MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)


soon available


Telcordia (Bellcore) Standard; RelCalc. 5.0 BELL-7

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Warranty Period

2 years

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  Open Source Software


This product uses open source software to fulfill part of its functions. Licenses for the open source software are granted under the GNU General Public License in various versions. For details about those see the information in the firmware download and

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  Ordering Information




VS-860 WLAN (with Bluetooth and Wireless LAN)

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Power adapter 110-230V AC to 12V @1A, DC, US plug


Starter Kit Linux

  • 4GB microSD card for Linux inserted
  • Power adapter 12V @ 1A
  • Adapter cable for console port
  • Documentation and Development Software on DVD


GSM/UMTS mPCIe card for 3G modem


4G-Modem LTE for mPCIe incl. IPEX cable & SMA Antenna

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Packing list

  • VS-860 RISC Panel PC
  • 2-pin Terminal Block for power supply
  • 3-pin Terminal Block for CAN Bus
  • 4 × hooks for Panel Mount
  • Antenna (WLAN model only)

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 (Edition: December 2013)
 (Edition: May 2019)
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