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

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
Rockchip PX30 panel PC
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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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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.

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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.

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“undisclosed price.” … 🙁

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