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Main Features

  • RISC based Touch Panel PC
  • ARM Cortex-A8 600MHz
  • 256MB SDRAM, 256MB NAND Flash
  • Flat Panel 8", resistive Touch
  • 1 x CFAST-Slot, 1 x SD card slot
  • 2 x Fast Ethernet LAN ports
  • 1 x USB 2.0 OTG
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Host
  • 1 x CAN BUS
  • 2 x Serial Ports RS232/422/485
  • Audio-In/-Out
  • 1 x Console Port
  • 1 x MiniPCI Express-Slot for 3G-Modem
  • Option: WLAN 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth
  • Very small, fanless, low Power
  • Ready-to-run full-featured Debian GNU/Linux platform
  • Supports Windows CE

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



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The VS-860 is a RISC Panel PC, an industrial embedded computer based on ARM Cortex-A8. It features an integrated 8" display panel with resistive Touch function. The great variety of interfaces like LAN/WLAN, CFast, USB, Bluetooth, serial interface plus more options makes it easy to connect various industrial devices to the VS-860.

Compact dimensions and Panel mount capability make the VS-860 to a space saving and flexible mounting industrial computer. It is feasible to be installed even in space limited environments.

The optional WLAN and Bluetooth functions provide opportunities for wireless communication. A miniPCIe slot provides options to extend that. For example the connected SIM slot allows to use GSM/3.5G modems.

Due to RISC based architecture the VS-860 has very small power consumption, so fanless heat dissipation is sufficient inside. Working in a wide temperature range from -10°C up to 65°C the VS-860 can be applied in under harsh industrial conditions. Therefore the VS-860 is downright designed for industrial automation.

The embedded computer runs full-featured Debian GNU/Linux on ARM operating system. This system is usually installed on the integrated NAND Flash memory, to operate without extra mass storage. External storage offered is a SD card to place in the card-reader, and an additional CFast card. The operating system may also start from the SD card. With Debian's repository database it is easy to install and update the free software on the VS-860.
The system also supports Windows CE 6, starting from SD.



  • 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

Display & Touch

  • 8" Panel 800×600
  • Resistive Touch function


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
  • 3x User definable

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  Serial Interface

Serial Port

  • 2x RS232/422/485, selected by software or DIP switch
  • Highspeed UART, 128 Byte FIFO
  • RS232: up to 500 kbps
  • RS422/485: up to 3.0 Mbps

Available Modes

  • RS232
  • RS422 full duplex
  • RS485 4-wire, full duplex
  • RS485 2-wire, half duplex, without echo


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

RS485 Data Direction Control

by ART (Automatic Receive Transmit control)


  • CAN High Speed up to 1 Mbit/s for transmit/receive
  • HECC CAN+TJA1050 (20kbps min.)
  • Signals: CAN_H, CAN_L, CAN_GND

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  Power and Environment


  • Input 9 - 30V DC
  • min. 900mA @12V
  • max. 3A @12V with USB devices
  • 2-pin Terminal block connector


  • Operating: -10°C - 50°C
  • Storage: -20°C - 70°C


  • EMC: FCC Class A, CE Class A
  • Environmental: RoHS

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219×44×179 mm³ (W×D×H)



Construction Material



  • Panel Mount
  • VESA 75×75

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  Software Specifications


  • Debian GNU/Linux for ARM
  • Enhanced support for USB
  • Watchdog Timer supported


Windows CE 6

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  Device Drivers

Data Communication

  • USB (supports USB Mass Storage Devices, USB-to-Serial converters, USB−CAN adapter, Bluetooth)
  • UART FT2232D, 128 Byte FIFO, RS232/422/485
  • WLAN 802.11b/g/n optional
  • Bluetooth optional


VScom CAN API, CANFestival, CANopen, LinCAN, SocketCAN


  • RTC
  • Watchdog Timer

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  Ordering Information




VS-860 WLAN (with Bluetooth and Wireless LAN)

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Power supply Adapter 12V DC, 1A. Connected by Terminal block


Starter Kit Linux

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


Starter Kit Windows CE6

  • 4GB microSD card for Windows CE6+License inserted
  • Power adapter 12V @ 1A
  • Adapter cable for console port
  • Documentation and Development Software on DVD


GSM/UMTS mPCIe card for 3G modem


GSM/UMTS/LTE mPCIe card for 3G/4G modem


GPS mPCIe card for use of active antenna

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Packing list

VS-860 RISC Panel PC

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 (Edition: December 2013)
 (Edition: June 2017)
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