Ultra Compact Panel PC with 4.3 ” Color LCD & Touch Screen
Carbondale, Illinois, June 1, 2011 — EMAC, Inc. announces the PPC-E4, an ultra compact Panel PC with a 4.3 inch WQVGA (480 x 272) TFT color LCD and a resistive touch screen. The dimensions of the PPC-E4 are 4.8” by 3.0”, about the same dimensions as that of popular touch cell phones. The PPC-E4 is small enough to fit in a 2U rack enclosure.
Unlike other compact Panel PCs, the PPC-E4 comes with Linux fully configured and installed on a flash disk. This allows the software engineer to concentrate on writing applications and not have to worry about configuration and setup. Just apply power and watch the X Windows User Interface appear on the vivid color LCD. Interact with the PPC-E4 using the responsive, integrated touch screen.
The PPC-E4 compact Panel PC utilizes a System on Module (SoM) for the processing core. This allows the user to easily upgrade, if more memory capacity or processing power is required. The PPC-E4 includes an embedded ARM 9 SoM, which features a 200Mhz Fanless Low Power Processor with a Hardware Floating Point Math Coprocessor and 2D Video Accelerator. The SoM provided with the PPC-E4 supports up to 128MB of SDRAM, 64 MB of Flash, and 128K bytes of serial flash. Typical power consumption is less than 5 Watts and the LED backlight can be shut off when not in use to further decrease its power consumption.
The PPC-E4 offers two RS-232 serial ports, and one RS-422/485 port. Also provided are two USB 2.0 host ports, an Audio Beeper and a battery backed real time clock. A Micro SD card socket is provided for additional Flash storage. The PPC-E4 can be connected to a network using the 10/100 Base-T Ethernet controller and its onboard RJ-45 connector.
For Linux application development, EMAC provides a Free Eclipse IDE. Eclipse provides everything the user needs for developing PPC-E4 applications. All the compiling, linking, downloading, and debugging inherent to software development can be done from one easy to use high level interface. EMAC provides an SDK for the PPC-E4, which contains source examples and drivers.
The PPC-E4 starts at $345.00 USD per unit. For more information on the PPC-E4 go to our website: http://www.emacinc.com/panel_pc/ppc_e4.htm
About EMAC, Inc . (www.emacinc.com)
EMAC offers a comprehensive line of products and services that includes Single Board Computers, peripherals, custom engineering, and manufacturing. Customers with customization requirements, benefit from EMAC’s extensive inventory of off-the-shelf hardware and from its excellent design, development, and integration services.