We just have covered Raspberry Pi CM4 in CutiePi 8-inch tablet, but I don’t think I’ve seen the latest Raspberry Pi Compute Module inside a panel PC that typically offers additional interfaces such as Ethernet, RS232, or CAN bus for industrial applications.
But today I’m here to write not about just one Raspberry Pi CM4 panel PC, but two from Chipsee and WIN Enterprises all with a 7-inch display, and features like Ethernet, opto-isolated GPIOs, RS485 terminal blocks, etc…, and the Win Enterprises’ model also adds dust and waterproofness with IP67 ingress protection rating.
Chipsee panel PC is offered in two versions with CM4-70-EM model meant to be integrated into the customer’s own chassis, and CM4-70-PA integrating the board and display into a fully assembled panel.
- SoM – Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4) with Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB eMMC flash (default)
- Storage – 2x MicroSD cards, including one designed for CM4 Lite, and one for data storage
- Display – 7-inch display with 1024×600 resolution, 500 cd/m² brightness, 5-point capacitive touchscreen
- Video Output – HDMI port
- Camera I/F – Camera connector compatible with Raspberry Pi Cameras
- Audio – 3.5mm audio out jack, internal 2W speaker, buzzer
- Gigabit Ethernet port
- Optional 4G LTE mini PCIe module
- Optional Zigbee
- Note: No WiFi/Bt by default since the Compute Module 4 used does not come with a wireless module
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x mini USB OTG port
- Opto-Isolated GPIO with 4 Input, 4 Output up to 500mA current each
- Up to 2x RS485 terminal blocks
- Up to 4x RS232 terminal blocks
- 1x CAN Bus
- Misc – RTC + coin-cell battery socket
- Power Supply – 6~36V DC input via power barrel jack
- Power Consumption – 5W (12V @ 420 mA max)
- Dimensions & Weight
- Embedded: 190 × 107.8 × 27.7 mm, 400 grams
- Panel: 190 × 107.8 × 27.7 mm (something’s not right here…), 700 grams
- Temperature Range – 0°C to 50°C
The company says the panel PC support Debian 10 (meaning Raspberry Pi OS here), and Ubuntu operating systems.
WIN Enterprises PL-50300 is also a 7-inch panel PC powered by Raspberry Pi CM4, but with a different set of features and ports:
- SoM – Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4) with Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 processor, 2 to 8GB RAM
- Storage – MicroSD card slot
- Display – 7-inch 800×480 color LCD with a 10-point capacitive touchscreen
- Gigabit Ethernet port (IP67)
- Optional dual-band 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFI 5 and/or Bluetooth 5.0 LE
- Optional 4G cellular + GPS module
- USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports (IP67), and internal USB 2.0 interfaces
- Serial – RS485 half-duplex port (IP67)
- Expansion – 40-pin GPIO header
- Power Supply – 12V/3A via IP67 connector
- Dimensions – 282.89 x 145.87 x 55.31mm (Die-cast aluminum chassis)
- Temperature Range – Base model: 0 to 50°C; extended: -20 to 85°C
- Certifications – CE, FCC class A, NEMA 4x, IP67 rating
The company only mentioned Ubuntu operating systems and provides optional DIN-rail mounting for the panel PC.
The use of Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 is not explicitly specified, as only Broadcom BCM2711 is listed in the specifications, but as LinuxGizmos points out the design most probably relies on the CM4 plus a custom carrier board instead of a Raspberry Pi 4 SBC.
WIN Enterprises did not provide pricing nor availability information for the panel PC. More details may be found on PL-50300 product page.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.