ADLINK Technology SP-860 Smart Panel Computer Powered By TI Sitara AM3517

ADLINK Technology has recently unveiled the SP-860 Smart Panel, a panel computer combining an 8″ LCD and a TI Cortex A8 Sitara AM3517 processor with 256 MB RAM, 2GB flash, 2 Ethernet ports and WiFi/BT connectivity, targeted at industrial applications such as Point-of-Sales (POS), stationary displays, and outdoor/ruggedized operations.

TI Sitara AM3517 based LCD Panel
Adlink SP-860 Smart Panel Display

Here are ADLINK SP-860 Specifications:

  •  CPU – TI Sitara AM3517 Cortex-A8 processor @ 600 MHz with Power-VR SGX 3D graphics accelerator
  • Main Memory- 256 MB DDR2 DRAM
  • Storage – 2 GB NAND Flash (4GB Optional) + SD Card slot
  • LCD – 8″ 4:3 panel, resolution: 800 x 3 (RGB) x 600 with LED backlight and an optional 4-wire resistive touch sensor.
  • Ethernet – 1 internal LAN Port 10/100 Mbps MAC+PHY and 1 external 10/100 Mbps controller
  • Wireless –  Wi-Fi / Bluetooth IEEE 802.11b/g/n & BT 2.1 + EDR
  • CAN BUS – Internal High-End CAN 2.0b Controller
  • USB  – 4x USB 2.0 ports
  • Audio – 1x Line in / 1x Line out
  • Expansions:
    • CCDC Bus (Video Input Bus)
    • S-Video video output
    • MMC/SD/SDIO interface (if BT/WiFI module not used)
    • 2x UART
    • 3x I2C, McSPI (Multi-channel Serial Port Interface) and McBSP (Multi-channel Buffered Serial Port)
  • Power – +5V DC +/- 5% – 13W (TDP)
  • Dimension – 196 mm x 144 mm
  • Weight – 516.6 g
  • Operating Temperature – 0°C to 60°C
  • Storage Temperature  – -30°C to 80°C
  • Humidity – 0 – 90% @ 40°C (non-condensing)
  • Certification – CE, FCC Class A/B
Texas Instruments Sitara AM3517 Industrial Panel
Adlink SP-860 Block Diagram (Click to Enlarge)

The panel supports Linux 2.6.32, WinCE 6.0 and Android 2.3.4 operating systems.

AdLink also provides a SP-860 starter kit which comes preloaded with Linux (in NAND flash), and can also be booted from a micro-SD card. SP-860 Smart Panel Computer running Linux can be configured via the RS232 port with hyperterminal/minicom, and the device is unbrickable as the OS can be restored from a micro-SD backup in case the NAND flash is erased.

You can find further information on Adlink SP-860 page as well as on Adlink Smart Panel page.

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