Modberry 500 CM4 DIN Rail Industrial Computer Features Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4

We’ve been writing about Techbase Modberry industrial embedded computers with DIN-Rail enclosures such as Modberry M500 or M2000 for several years. Most of their systems are powered by SBC’s like Raspberry Pi 4 or AAEON Up Squared, but they’ve also made models based on Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+, and with the launch of Raspberry Pi CM4, the company has now introduced Modberry 500 CM4 industrial computer powered by Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 with up to 8GB RAM and 32GB eMMC flash.

Modberry 500 CM4 DIN Rail industrial computerModberry 500 CM4 key features and specifications:

  • SoM – Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 with Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 processor @ 1.5 GHz, 1 to 8GB RAM, up to 32GB eMMC flash.
  • Storage – Optional NVMe SSD via PCIe 2.0 (mini PCIe or optional M.2 slot)
  • Video Output – Optional HDMI port
  • Connectivity
    • Optional Gigabit Ethernet port
    • Optional Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/ac) & Bluetooth 5.0
    • Optional 5G, 4G/LTE, 3G, or NB-IoT modem plus on-board SIM card socket
    • Optional LoRa or WM-Bus
    • Optional GPS module
    • Optional ZigBee, Z-Wave Ready
    • Other ExCard modules
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 host port
  • Serial – 2x RS-232 (3 pins) / 2x RS-485 (2 pins)
  • I/O expansion ports via 32-pin screw terminal
    • 4x Digital inputs (DI) (0..30V DC)
    • 4x Digital outputs (DO) (0..30V), max. power efficiency: 500 mA
    • 4x Analog inputs – range: 0..10V DC,  18-bit resolution
    • 4x configurable DI/DO (0..30V DC), max. power efficiency: 500 mA
    • 1x CAN (optional)
    • 1x 1-Wire
  • Misc – RTC, Watchdog timer,  2x monostable switch button
  • Power Supply – 9 ~ 30 V DC (w/o modem: 20W, with modem: 40W) via 2-pin power header
  • Dimensions – 106 x 91 x 61 mm (Casing ABS, DIN rail mounting)
  • Weight – 350 to 400g depending on options
  • Cooling – Passive (internal), active or passive (advanced)
  • Temperature Range
    • Standard – 0 ~ 55°C, humidity 5 ~ 95% RH (no condensation)
    • Extended – -25 ~ 65°C, humidity 5 ~ 95% RH (no condensation)

Modberry 500 CM4 Mini Standard Max

As you can see from the specifications above, Modberry 500 CM4 is highly configurable, but the company provides three standard models with different I/O configurations namely 500 CM4 “Mini” with a single RS-232/485 port, the “Standard” version with two RS-232/485 ports, four DIO, one (mini) PCIe port, and optional HDMI, as well as a “Max” model adding four ADC, one extra PCIe interface, and optional CAN and/or HDMI.

Modberry 500 CM4 Pinout

Techbase provides firmware based on Linux Kernel 4.x, tools & pre-compiled packs including C/C++, JAVA, SQL, PHP, SSH, and VPN support, as well as developer tools and instructions. The system supports remote software updates, and the company’s iMod software platform and iModCloud – cloud computing service for telemetry, remote control and data sharing.

Typical applications for such systems include PLC, telemetry module / data logger, protocol and interface converter, programmable controller, MODBUS gateway, SNMP Agent, cellular router, edge IoT gateway, and more.

Modberry 500 CM4 is available for pre-order now on IIoT Shop for 230 Euros and up. More details may be found on Techbase website.

Modberry M500 CM4 Heatsink
Modberry M500 CM4 with optional Heatsink
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