ARBOR IoT-800N Android/Ubuntu Panel PC Targets Automotive Applications, Industrial Automation

Rockchip PX30 is a low cost low power quad core Arm Cortex-A35 processor mostly designed for car infotainment systems. Last month, we also found the processor in ARBOR SOM-RP301 system-on-module designed for retails kiosks such as automated currency exchange machines, electronic restaurant menus, , ticketing kiosks, etc…

ARBOR has now launched another Rockchip PX30 platform with their IoT-800N 8″ Panel PC running Android 8.1 or Ubuntu 16.04, and designed for automotive applications such as fleet management or driver fatigue monitoring thanks to interfaces like OBD-II, as well as industrial automation.

ARBOR IoT-800N specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip PX30 Quad-core Arm Cortex-A35 processor
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR4 memory soldered on board
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash soldered on board, microSDHC/microSDXC/microSD card socket up to 128GB
  • Display – 8” TFT LCD display with 1024 x 600 resolution, 5-point projected capacitive touchscreen
  • Camera – 8MP front-facing MIPI CSI camera with auto-focus
  • Audio – 1x built-in speaker (1W/8Ω), 1x built-in microphone
  • Connectivity
    • 10/100M Ethernet
    • 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 + Bluetooth 4.2
    • Optional WCDMA / LTE mini PCIe modem + SIM card slot
    • 13.56 MHz RFID and NFC reader supporting ISO 14443A/14443B/15693 & mifare
  • Location – GPS / Galileo / Glonass / BeiDou / QZSS (optional)
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 Type-A ports, 1x USB 2.0 OTG micro port
  • Serial – 1x RS-232/422/485 COM port (DB9), 1x RS-232 COM port (DB9)
  • Expansion – OBD-II CAN interface, 3x DI, 3x DO (dry contract)
  • Misc – Power tact switch
  • Power Supply – 3-pin terminal block with 9V~36V auto-detection; built-in ignition detection
  • Dimensions – 218.16 x 162.67 x 46.5 mm (W x H x D); 75 x 75 mm VESA mount
  • Vibration – 1Grms/5~500Hz/random operation
  • Temperature Range – -20°C ~ 70°C
  • Humidity – 5~90% RH @ 50°C (non-condensing)
  • Regulatory – CE, FCC
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Two version of the Rockchip PX30 panel PC are offered by the company.  The base version IoT-800N, and IoT-800N-LTE which adds a global LTE modem with eCall function, and GNNS support. The 4G LTE modem supports the following bands:

  • LTE-FDD – B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28
  • LTE-TDD – B38/B39/B40/B41
  • WCDMA – B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19
  • GSM/EDGE – Quad-band

Both models are available now at an undisclosed price. You may find a few more details in the press release.

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3 Replies to “ARBOR IoT-800N Android/Ubuntu Panel PC Targets Automotive Applications, Industrial Automation”

  1. On my Peugeot 207 I’ve recently installed an automotive headunit based on Rockchip PX5 (8 core ARM64) with 2GB RAM and 32GB Flash. It’s custom-fit (car model-specific) and it’s based on MTC(E) platform and I’m really impressed on how it can revitalize a pretty old car like the mine: 2x SD readers, canbus interface, retro (and front) camera view, Android 8 (soon 9), MP3, Bluetooth conversation, Wifi (so it can receive internet connection from my mobile phone with tethering), USB, GPS, vocal calls and commands (examples: for navigation with google maps ‘OK Google, go to Naples’; to play a specific MP3: ‘OK Google, play Killer Queen on PowerAmp’; yesterday my daughter discovered how to search and play directly from YouTube with ‘OK Google play Bohemian Rhapsody on YouTube’). I also added an USB receiver to acquire press and temp from tyre sensors. Now I’m adding a “passive” USB front camera (it’s like a webcam) to add lane assist, obstacles detection and DVR.

    The PX5 is more powerful than PX30 of this article. The headunix costs around 300 dollars and I think it’s already difficult to beat it in term of performance and cost.

  2. PX30 suxxs (A35 is crap)

    the new one PX6 (RK3399) is a lot more powerfull.

    I have a PX5 too. (Xtrons 9″ for E46)
    it’s great.

  3. “undisclosed price.” … 🙁

    Without price it is impossible to assess this thing; quite a difference if it’s 100 USD or 500 USD

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