PPC-E4


  • Cirrus ARM9 EP9307 200Mhz Fanless Low Power Processor
  • Up to 128 MB SDRAM, 64 MB of FLASH
  • Ultra compact 480x272 resolution w/ LED backlight
  • Inexpensive open-frame design
  • WinCE or Linux pre-installed

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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.

Features


  • Cirrus ARM9 EP9307 200Mhz Fanless Low Power Processor 
  • MaverickCrunch Hardware Floating Point Math Coprocessor
  • Inexpensive Open-Frame Design
  • 10/100BaseT Ethernet with on-board PHY
  • 3 Serial ports with handshake
  • 2 USB 2.0 (Full Speed) Host ports
  • Up to 128 MB of SDRAM
  • Up to 64 MB of Flash
  • 128K Bytes of Serial Flash
  • Battery backed Real Time Clock
  • Micro SD Flash Card Interface
  • 1 SPI & 1 I2S port
  • 1 Audio Beeper
  • Timer/Counters and Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) ports
  • 4 Channel 12-bit Analog-to-Digital converter
  • Graphic LCD Interface with 2D acceleration
  • WQVGA (480 x 272) Resolution with LED Backlight
  • Touchscreen Interface and Software Controlled Backlight On/Off & Brightness
  • JTAG for debug, including real-time trace
  • FREE Eclipse IDE with GCC & GDB development tools
  • WinCE 6.0 BSP and SDK available

Overview


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 either Windows CE 6.0 or EMAC's Embedded Linux distribution installed and fully configured on the onboard 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 User Interface appear on the vivid color LCD, be it WinCE Desktop or Linux X-Windows desktop. 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, sotrage capacity or processing power is required. The PPC-E4 includes an embedded ARM 9 SoM; this ARM System on Module 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.

When developing CE 6.0 application for the PPC-E4, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005/2008 can be utilized. For Embedded Linux application development, EMAC provides a Free Eclipse IDE. Both Visual Studio and Eclipse provide 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.

Manuals

Specifications


Processor
CPU
Embedded Cirrus EP9307 with Hardware Floating Point Math Engine
Clock Speed
200 MHz
Memory
RAM
64 MB
RAM Type
100 Mhz SDRAM
Primary Flash
64 MB External NOR Intel P30 Flash
Secondary Flash
128K of utility serial Flash
Memory Misc.
  • Flash Disk: SPI serial Micro HCSD interface.
  • System Reset: Supervisor with external Reset Button provision.
  • SSD: supported SPI serial HCSD interface up to 8+ GB Flash Disk
Primary IO
GPIO
4x Programmable 3.3V I/O lines
Audio
PWM driven Beeper
Video Out
2D Accelerated Video Interface
USB
2x USB 2.0 Full Speed Hosts
Serial Ports
2x RS-232 with handshaking, 1x RS-232/422/485, high-speed SPI with chip selects
Primary I/O Misc.
  • Ethernet MAC: Built-In
  • Ethernet PHY: Intel/Cortina LXT927ALC with software PHY shutdown control
  • Ethernet Type: 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
  • Ethernet Interface: On-Board RJ-45 connector

Touchscreen

  • Type: 4 Wire Analog Resistive
  • Resolution: Continuous
  • Controller: Built-In
  • Driver: WinCE, Linux
  • Transparency: 80%
  • Durability: Over one million touches
Secondary IO
Timers/ Counters/ PWM
2x general purpose 16-bit, 1x 32-bit timer, 2x 16-bit PWMs.
Touch
12-Bit, 4 wire analog resistive Touchscreen
Display
Display Type
4.3 " TFT Color LCD
Resolution
480 × 272 mm
LCD Colors
256K
Luminance
330 (cd/m²)
Misc.
Resolution type: WQVGADot pitch: 0.198mm x 0.198mmViewing Direction: 6 o'clockBrightness: Software controlledBacklight: White LED (10 LEDS) 
Analog
A/D Channels
4
A/D Resolution
Misc
Operating Systems Compatibility
  • Bootloader: Resident Flash Bootloader (Redboot)
  • Operating System: Linux
  • Programming Languages: GNU GCC C compiler GDB Debugger
  • Networking: Full resident TCP/IP protocol stack
  • Integrated Development Environment: Eclipse 3.3 or higher
  • Drivers: Serial RS232/422/485, Ethernet, USB, Hardware SPI, Audio/PWM, Video, Touchscreen, Secure Digital (SD), A/D, and GPIO.
  • Applications: Ash shell , Telnet Server, FTP Server, Web Server, and Test Programs

Mechanical and Environmental


Dimensions
Size
4.8" ×3" ×1.2" (121mm × 76mm × 30mm)
Weight
5.7 oz
Power Requirements
Voltage
5 V
Typical Voltage
5 V
Typical Current
1 A
Environmental
Low Operating Temperature0 C (32 F)
High Operating Temperature60 C (140 F)

Pricing


OEM / Quantity Pricing Available on Request - Less Services

(Single Unit Pricing. Includes: Integration, Setup,Testing, & Enhanced Support)

Product # Description Price
PPC-E4-0300 Compact PPC w/Touchscreen 64M Flash, 64 MB Ram - 200 MHz $345.00

Peripheral Options


Product # Description Price
Peripherals
PER-PWR-00032 5V @ 2.5A PS (110V @ 60 Hz US) $20.00
PER-PWR-00033 5V @ 3.2A PS (100-220V @ 47-63 Hz Intl.) $28.00
Operating Systems
SL040-AON-00010 EMAC OE Linux 4.x for ARM Free
SC600-000-0010D Windows CE 6.0 Pro License $25.00