At last a high performance compact motherboard with onboard Intel Core i7-3555LE and the QM77 chipset.
Review Display Systems Ltd have introduced AAeons's latest EPIC-QM77 industrial motherboard. This EPIC format board measures just 165mmx115mm and unlike most current designs, compact or otherwise, the CPU and PCH chips have been mounted on the rear (solder side) of this board. This design makes the transfer of heat to the outside world or enclosure far easier for the system designer.
The board supports triple, simultaneous Display, via its LVDS, CRT, DVI-I or HDMI ports. Also for data critical applications the Board supports iAM T8.0 and RAID 0.
The on-board Intel Core i7-3555LE/Celeron 874E processor, is part of Intel's 3rd Generation range on the Core i series processors and is supported by the QM77/H76 express chipset.
The board supports up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, and has an on-board dual LAN Capability. The board features two 6.0Gb/s SATA ports and one (half-size) mSATA slot, plus two USB 3.0 and six USB 2.0 ports as well as six COM ports, expansion is via a single minicard slot.
The board requires a 12Vdc AT/ATX supply and additionally has 2CH HD audio, 16bit digital I/O and an optional resistive touch screen decoder.
The extensive feature list demonstrates the high level of integration on the EPIC-QM77 and makes it ideal for projects that require a high level of processing power within a small space envelope, couple with a long production life of five years.
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Display specialist, Review Display Systems Ltd introduce the GKTW50SCCH3R0 display from Taiwanese manufacturer SGD, which is a compact 5 inch Wide VGA resolution TFT display with integrated projective capacitive touch panel.
This amorphous silicon TFT has a resolution of 800 (H) x3 x480 (V) pixels and supports 8 bits per pixel ( 24 bit colour). Fitted with the latest LED backlight technology the panel has a screen brightness of 600cd/m.
The 5 inch panel has an active area of 108(H)mm x 64.8 (V)mm and an overall dimensions of just 120.8(H)mm x 64.8(V)mm x 4.6 (T)mm making it ideal for applications where space is at a premium.
The Capacitive Touch is based on a 1.2mm glass substrate and features an I2C interface. Operating temperature's for the complete assembly are -20C to +70C with a storage temperature of -30C to 80C.
This bright high contrast display system is ideal for wall mounted controller applications, where ambient light levels can be quite high, small HMI devices and machine controllers would also be served well by this panel.
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for Rugged Touch Panel Solutions, wth 12.1" and 15" screen options
Review Display Systems Ltd (RDS), specialist provider of optimal technical and commercial display system solutions, announces availability of two new Aaeon® stainless steel, fanless, anti-scratch touch panel computers.
Aaeon® AFP-6152 (15") is based on the Intel® Atom Pineview D525 processor while Aaeon® AFP-6123 (12.1") is based on the Intel® Atom Cedarview D2550 - both requiring a 9 - 30 Vdc supply, and delivering screen brightness of 400 and 500 nits respectively.
The AFP-6152 and AFP-6123 are designed to be durable, using the highest grade stainless steel type 316L enclosure with polished surface for easy cleaning and maintenance. They provide protection against extreme vibration and shock, dust accumulation and corrosive acid and alkaline.
The AFP-6152 and AFP-6123 provide M12 waterproof I/O connectors for two USB2.0, one RS-232, one RS-232/422/485, one LAN and one power input. Even with a completely sealed-off waterproof enclosure, the AFP-6000 series offers a wide operating temperature range of -20 ~ +50°C, without airflow. In addition, power input protection mechanism with over-voltage protection; low-voltage protection and reverse protection make the systems more reliable.
Typical applications include food manufacture & processing, chemical & medical and marine & outdoor/weather-proof uses. The wide operating temperature range and supply voltage make them ideal for frozen foods, mobile catering, etc., while IP66 sealing all-round enables them to be completely washed-down as necessary.
The unit is compact (a PC on the back of a small enclosure), has no fan so is quiet in operation, has a 5-wire touch delivering 5 million operations and enjoys a 35,000 hour MTBF.
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RDS helps choose the right platform for small hi-res displays or lower power for cpu performance
Review Display Systems Ltd (RDS), specialist provider of optimal technical and commercial display system solutions, announces two new PICO ITX format motherboards. One (PICO-CV01) is based on the Atom N2600 processor while the other (PICO-HD01) is based on the AMD G-series with dual or single core options; Compact format 100 x 72 mm, fanless options dependant on CPU, and a single 12 Vdc supply.
The two available platforms deliver considerable increases in performances over the older chipsets currently available - their small size being ideal for applications where space is at a premium as the boards will fit behind 5-inch displays.
Both boards individually demonstrate high levels of integration with SODIMM DDR3 Memory (4Gb for HD-01 and 2 Gb for CV-01), G-bit Ethernet switching, HDMI support and 18-bit single-channel LVDS for LCD driving. They also offer HD audio, SATA & minicard expansion, 5x USB 2.0, 2x com with 4-bit digital I/O and 0-60°C operating temperature.
The AMD Embedded G-Series platform is the world's first integrated circuit to combine a low-power CPU and a discrete-level GPU into a single embedded Accelerated Processing Unit (APU).This unprecedented level of graphics integration builds a new foundation for high performance multi-media content delivery in a small form factor and power-efficient platform for a broad range of embedded designs. Based on a brand new power-optimised core, the AMD Embedded G-Series platform delivers new levels of performance in a compact BGA package that is ideal for low power designs in embedded applications such as Digital Signage, x86 Set-Top-Box (xSTB), IP-TV, Thin Client, Information Kiosk, Point-of-Sale, and Casino Gaming, media servers and industrial control systems.
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The technology allows 2D & 3D images to have the same Brightness and Resolution,
and high-quality 3D viewing without the use of special glasses.
Review Display Systems Ltd (RDS), specialist provider of optimal technical and commercial display system solutions, announces a new range of 3D LCD Display Panels with 7.2, 10 & 12 inch diagonals. Developed by NLT Technologies, the 3D LCD Display Module differs from the technology applied in most Television applications.
Referred to as Horizontally Double-Density Pixel (HDDP) technology with lenticular lens, the technology enables 2D & 3D images to be displayed simultaneously on the same screen at the same resolution by changing the image-data input. Additionally, 2D & 3D images have the same brightness and same resolution. With this technology, the 3D display modules achieve high quality 3D viewing without the use of special glasses. Conventional LCD modules comprise square pixels with RGB sub-pixels distributed in vertical stripes. In a conventional LCD module layout, two pixels are required to display a 3D image thus cutting the horizontal resolution in half. Using the HDDP structure, RGB sub-pixels are rotated 90 degrees and divided to achieve double-density resolution. This makes it possible to use the same display resolution for both 2D & 3D images.
Truly Realistic 3D Image Display
Multi-view auto-stereoscopic 3D images require greater resolution than 2D images. NLT's HDDP 3D LCD modules provide double the horizontal pixel density of conventional LCDs so each eye receives a full resolution image - an excellent 3D performance. "With the ability to display more realistic 3D images or data to the user, without the use of special glasses, it is much more than just a 'flat panel' - it's a truly realistic 3D image display", said Graham Smith, Sales Manager, Review Display Systems.
Generally, an auto-stereoscopic display creates 'eye viewing space' (EVS) for each eye, with high luminance contrast. Typically a lenticular lens is implemented to create an EVS. The human eye sees 3D images in the qualified stereoscopic viewing space (QSVS) - the viewing space with high 3D contrast where each eye sees a unique image, a space also known as the 'sweet spot' The amount of right eye's data seen by the left eye or vice versa is crosstalk. Generally speaking, if 3D crosstalk is lower than 10%, the human eye perceives a 3D image. The lower the crosstalk the more natural and realistic 3D images appear.
The NL8060BH18-xx series shows the perception of depth of image or displaying a 3D camera. They are ideal as monitors for broadcast, movie browsers or 3D cameras.
Typically, models within the NL8060BH18-xx range include an, LVDS interface with RGB 8 bits each, a resolution of 800 x 600 (1600 x 600 with double the horizontal pixel density), 600:1 contrast ratio screen with 262k colours. Luminance is around 380 cd/cm2, power supply voltage is 3.3 V and operating temperature is 0 to +55 °C. Overall dimensions for the 7.2-inch models are 164.3 x 125.4 x 6.5 mm.
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Review Display Systems Ltd have recently introduced a range of industrial motherboards
utilising the latest Intel ® QM77/HM76 chipsets, manufactured by AAeon in Taiwan, these boards are available in the standard Mini ITX format as well as the even more compact 3.5 inch sub-compact size.
The Gene-QM77 is a feature rich compact industrial PC capable of running Intel's 3rd generation Core i7/i5and i3 mobile processors. The compact module is ideal for applications where processing power is required and space is at a premium and the PC measures just 146mm x 101mm.
The board supports up to 8 GB of system memory, has two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two 24 bit dual-channel LVDS connections plus a DVI output. Additional useful industrial features include; two SATA 6.0gb/s ports with optional RAID configuration, Cfast support, 3x USB3.0 ports, 6x USB2.0 ports plus 4x COM ports, on board resistive touch screen controller and 2Ch HD audio.
The board also supports expansion via a Mini Card, and supports iAMT with the Intel® QM77 for control when the board is operated from a remote location.
The board runs from a 12 Vdc and has an operating temperature range of 0ºC- 60ºC. For applications where more space is available then the EMB-QM77 board might be a more powerful option as this supports Intel's 3rd Generation Corei7/i5 Celeron® Quad Core/ Dual Core Processors. Memory support is up to 16GB and there is even a triple display version with Dual 24 bit LVDS and two DisplayPort connections.
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Modular construction enables CMOS or LVDS interfaces and the option for factory fitted 4-wire resistive touch panel
Review Display Systems Ltd (RDS), specialist provider of optimal technical and commercial display system solutions, announces a new range of 7-inch transmissive type, high-bright colour active matrix TFT (Thin Film Transistor) LCDs from SGD - the Solomon Goldentek Display Corp.
Typically, models within the GKTW70S range, comprise a TFT-LCD module, plus LED backlight, optional touch sensor, and a LVDS or CMOS interface option. Graphics and text are displayed on a WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) 16:9 ratio screen with 262k colours.
High-brightness is 1000 cd (800 cd with touch panel) while backlight life-time to half brightness is a minimum of 40k hours with backlight power consumption of only 2.6 W - suitable for battery-powered applications. High-end applications are for outdoor and automotive use, as well as instrumentation, medical, video players, etc.
Viewing angles with contrast ratio min. 10 are 70/70° left/right and 60/60° up/down. However, outside the quoted viewing cone these panels drop quite slowly to a lower contrast, so the actual viewing angles seen by the eye are better than the spec indicates.
The operating temperature range is -20 to +70°C with a storage temperature range of -30 to +80°C. Overall dimensions are 166.6 x 109.4 x 9.65 mm (11.6 mm with touch panel).
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Intels Cedar Trail vs. AMDs G-Series CPUs and APUs
Review Display Systems Ltd (RDS), specialist provider of optimal technical and commercial display system solutions, announces two Aaeon Single Board Computer series: the EPIC-HD07and the GENE-CV05.
GENE-CV05 is an embedded 3.5" SubCompact board with Intel® third-generation Atom (Cedar Trail) D2550/N2800/N2600 double-core, four-thread processor (1.6 up to 1.86GHz) and Intel NM10 chipset for space-constrained applications. At around 10 watts thermal design power (TDP), GENE-CV05 is a new eco-friendly embedded board with fanless options. When equipped with the D2550/N2800 processors, the GENE-CV05 supports up to 4GB in a DDR3 SODIMM, while the N2600 processor can support a DDR3 SODIMM with a maximum 2GB of memory. GENE-CV05 has a CFast interface and one SATA 2.0 port for the operating system and storage, along with two Gigabit LAN ports for optimum network connectivity. Multiple I/O ports, including six COM ports, six USB2.0 ports, 8-bit Digital I/O, and one PCI Express Mini Card with a SIM slot enable the GENE-CV05 to meet the demands of a wide variety of markets particularly for number-crunching applications where a low TDP is required.
The EPIC-HD07 comes equipped with on-board AMD G Series T56N/T44R/T40R dual/single-core, two-thread processors (1.0 up to 1.65GHz) supported by AMD G Series APU + A55E chipset. The AMD Embedded G-Series platform is the worlds first IC to combine a low-power CPU and a discrete-level GPU into a single embedded Accelerated Processing Unit (APU).This unprecedented level of graphics integration builds a new foundation for high performance multi-media content delivery in a small form factor and power-efficient platform for a broad range of embedded designs.
In this product, the CPU chips are mounted on the reverse side of the board to enable the heat-spreader to be mounted directly to the outside of the case. Its compact design is ideal for applications requiring a slim profile with a depth, including heat-spreader, of just 27mm. In addition, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory is possible in a small SODIMM. With two SATA 2.0 ports, eight USB2.0 ports, six COM ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports and an 8-bit Digital I/O, there is plenty of room for expansion and connectivity. 18 watts TDP, low power processor options and dual 24-bit LVDS LCD interfaces can support full HD resolution, providing excellent performance for graphics-hungry applications.
Both boards operate from a single +12Vdc supply to simplify power delivery. They have an operating temperature range of 0 to +60°C and come with a 2-year warranty as well as a minimum of 5-year product life. To take advantage of the new technology hardware improvements in cores and threads, newer software OS platforms will need to be utilised.
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TechNexion RISC-based HMI Computing from RDS
...built around TI's Sitara AM3517 ARM Cortex-A8 Processor
Westerham, UK, 4th July 2012 - Review Display Systems Ltd (RDS), specialist provider of optimal technical and commercial display system solutions, announces the new TechNexion RISC-based HMI Computing series.
Recognising the need for OEMs and end-users to automate their applications quickly and cost-efficiently, RDS has joined forces with TechNexion. This Taiwan based company manufactures board level, system level and fully integrated industrial computer products and now offers a complete range of flexible ARM® Cortex-A8 based systems that are built around a highly optimised CPU 'System On Module' (SoM) for the UK industrial market.
This newly developed range of fanless and low power HMIs starts with a 6.5-inch screen (Th-0635) through 8.4-inch (Th-0835), 10.4-inch (Th-1035), 12.1-inch (Th-1235) up to 15-inch (Th-1535) and uses high quality LED backlit LCD touch-screen panels. The range is based around the lightning-fast TI Sitara AM3517 Cortex-A8 ARM microprocessor with excellent graphics capabilities while all systems within the range are encased in modern, scratch resistant, hard anodised, brushed aluminium front bezels. Bezels can be supplied in any colour to match corporate identities, and customer logos can be incorporated in the software bootloader if required.
The broad range of applications includes industrial automation and small businesses that want to show their website, or shops that want to show product. Resolution ranges from 640x480 to 1024x768, with one unit boasting an 800 nits display - ideal for sunlight applications.
TechNexion is a strong believer in open source software and hardware platforms and so all source code BSPs are freely available for download by customers from TechNexion's website, which can then be customised to fit specific application requirements. Software support is available in the form of BSPs for the following operating systems; Android, Linux 2.6.x, WinCE 6.0 and Windows Embedded Compact 7.
These fan-less, low power, rugged, industrial HMIs can be clamp mounted with easy-to-fix fasteners, open-frame mounted for integrating into your own system design or VESA mounted using any commercially available VESA 75 mounting kit. An optional magnet mount enables a true 'in-wall' HMI display without visible fastening devices.
Supplied with a Phoenix power connector, the systems have two serial ports and an additional CAN bus to interconnect with and control remote devices. USB and networking ports are also included. An external DIP switch allows the altering of boot behaviour, upgrading or configuration of the serial port between RS-232 and -422 or -485.
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Optical Bonding improves display performance when using projective capacitive touch screens
Review Display Systems Ltd have introduced a range of TFT display panels which have Projective Capacitive touch sensors optically bonded to the display panel.
Many applications experience display readability problems when operating in high ambient light levels and this is made even worse if the application requires some form of touch screen device to enable data input to the system.
Whilst display manufacturers have worked hard to improve the TFT display performance in this situation with Anti-reflective films and improved brightness backlights, the use of a touch screen can negate the improvements, especially if a resistive touch screen is used, as this can have up to four reflective boundaries between the front layer and the screen. Using Projective Capacitive touch technology reduces the number of construction layers and with the Optical bonding we ensure that no air gap is present. The result is a significant improvement in readability of the screen in all ambient light levels.
Optical bonding involves using a process to fill the air gap between the front of the TFT LCD and the rear of the touch screen with a material that has a similar refractive index this reduces reflections since the difference in the refractive index between layers is reduced.
Standard display screen sizes include 15, 17 and 19 inch with more sizes to follow shortly. The projective capacitive screen features a surface hardness of 5 or higher Mohs, making more difficult to scratch than a resistive panel, touch resolution is 2048x2048 points and the interface to the host system is via a USB interface. Operating temperature is -20ºC to 80ºC, ideal for industrial applications; the panel will also support multi-touch operation within the Window 7 environment.
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