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Mini Panel PC with 5.7" QVGA STN / Mono LCD Display

PPC-57 Introduction

The PPC-57 mini panel PCs fulfil all the requirements necessary to serve as industrial class operator interfaces. This series of panel PCs, when combined with optional touchscreens, become highly user-friendly HMIs for system integrators and end-users. Both the PP-57 and feature an all-in-one 386 PC board, on-board VGA, two COM ports, 10Base-T Ethernet, CompactFlash module, and an external expansion slot for a 16-bit PC/104. The PPC-57 comes with a 5.7" color STN LCD display. Built to industrial standards, these mini panel PCs are well-suited for an endless variety of industrial and transportation applications.

16-bit PC/104 feature
A new riser card with 16-bit ISA signals has been pre-installed as A default, because the 100-pin connector is bigger than the opening on the back cover. It is possible to dock two PC/104 cards at the same time.

Serial port COM2 configurations
A right angle DIP switch is accessible through a small opening on the upper side of the back cover to allow configuration of COM2 for RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485 operation.

CPU board/major components
  • A new 100-pin PC/104 riser connector has been added to replace the 60-pin connector
  • The jumpers used to configure COM2 have been removed (a DIP switch has been added to the I/O connector instead)
  • Another built-in flat panel display connector contains enough signals to support a full VGA flat panel display
  • Supports either Fast Page Mode or EDO memory
  • Because a new version of the 6117C chipset is used and a PS/2 mouse is implemented on the 6-pin keyboard connector, a standard Advantech "Y" cable can be used to connect to the keyboard and mouse

    CompactFlash adapter module
  • The original SSD slot on the PPC-55 has not been changed. A CompactFlash module has been designed to plug into the existing SSD slot for replacement of the SSD memory module
  • A CompactFlash memory card can be easily inserted or removed from the adapter module
  • The benefit of this change is that the user can upgrade the memory based on what is currently available in the market
  • CompactFlash memory is easy to get and also fits all digital cameras

    Cover for PC/104 adapter cards (optional)
    A new metal cover can be attached to the existing back cover mounting holes, to support up to two PC/104 adapter cards.

  • PPC-57 Specification

    General Specifications
    • Construction: Plastic molding; optional metal PC/104 extension cover
    • CPU: ALi M6117C, which is equivalent to a 80386SX CPU
    • BIOS: AMI 128 KB Flash memory
    • RAM: One 72-pin SIMM socket, accepts 1, 4, 16 MB FPM or EDO DRAM (single side)
    • Disk drive housing: Supports one CompactFlash adapter
    • VGA: C&T 65545 chipset on board with 512 KB DRAM, supports Panel resolutions up to 640 x 480 @ 256 colors
    • Ethernet (LAN): Realtek RTL8019AS chipset on board, Novell NE-2000 compatible, 10Base-T interface
    • Multi-mode parallel port: Configured to LPT1, LPT2, LPT3 or disabled. Supports SPP/EPP/ECP. D-SUB 25-pin connector
    • Serial ports: One serial RS-232 port, one serial RS-232/422/485 port (DIP switch settings)
    • PS/2 keyboard/mouse connector: Mini-DIN keyboard connector
    • IDE hard disk drive interface: Supports up to two Enhanced IDE devices, auto-detect BIOS
    • Expansion slot: Supports up to two cascaded 16-bit PC/104 cards with +5 V and +12 V only
    • Watchdog timer: Adjustable period up to 62 seconds
    • Supports multiple power saving modes:
    • Panel mounting mechanism:
    • Dimensions: 197.5x142.8x63.4mm (7.76"x5.61"x2.49")
    • Weight: 1.5kg (3.3lbs)
    • Operating temperature: 0~45C (32~113F)
    • Relative humidity: 0~95% RH (non-condensing)
    • Safety: Meets UL/CSA
    • FCC Class A, CE approved:
    • Vibration: 10~18Hz, 1.5mm peak-to-peak displacement; 18~500Hz, 1G acceleration
    • Water resistance: Meets NEMA 4 or IP65 (front panel)
    Power Supply
    • Output rating: 25 Watts
    • Input voltage: 18~30V DC
    • Output voltage: +5 V @ 4 A, +12 V @ 0.5 A
    LCD Display
    • Display type: Color STN LCD display
    • Size (diagonal): 5.7"
    • Max. resolution: 320x240 (QVGA)
    • Max. colors: 256 colors
    • Dot size (mm): 0.34x0.34
    • Luminance (cd/m2): 110
    • Viewing angle: 100?
    • Temperature: 0~50C
    Touchscreen (optional)
    • Type: 4-wire resistive
    • Resolution: 1024x1024
    • Light transmission: 75%
    • Interface: PS/2
    • Software driver: Supports DOS
    • Touchscreen lifetime: More than 3 million touches

    PPC-57 Ordering Information

    • PPC-57S-SA-T : 386-based panel PC with 5.7" QVGA color STN LCD, 16MB EDO DRAM, CompactFlash card adapter and resistive touchscreen
    • PS-DC24-50 : 24V DC / 2.3 A output adapter
    • PPC-EXP-57 : Metal cover for 2 layers of 16-bit PC/104 expansion devices
    • CF-ADP-57 : Removable adapter for CompactFlash memory

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