Raspberry Pi CM4 Nano industrial mini PC supports wide temperature range, 12-18V DC input

If you ever wanted a mini PC similar to Raspberry Pi 4 but working within a wider temperature range and supply voltage, as well as a few extra features, the Raspberry Pi CM4 Nano industrial mini PC with a metal enclosure might be worth looking at.

Based on the EDATEC CM4 Nano carrier board, the mini PC supports Raspberry Pi CM4 with up to 8GB RAM, 32GB storage, optional WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0, and offers one HDMI port, a flat cable HDMI + Touchscreen connector, Gigabit Ethernet, three USB 3.0 ports and more. It works in settings with -25 to +60°C ambient temperature and offers a 12-18V DC input.

Raspberry Pi CM4 Nano industrial mini PC

EDATEC (Raspberry Pi) CM4 Nano specifications compared to Raspberry Pi 4 SBC:

Features
EDATEC CM4 Nano
Raspberry Pi 4
CPU
Quad-core, Cortex-A72, 1.5GHz ARM v8 64-bit CPU
RAM
1GB, 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB
2GB, 4GB, or 8GB
Storage
MicroSD card or eMMC flash (8GB, 16GB, 32GB)
MicroSD card only
HDMI
1x HDMI Type-A port
1x FPC Connector with HDMI and USB (for touchscreen)
2x micro HDMI ports
MIPI DSI
1x
MIPI CSI
1x
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet with optional PoE
WiFi/BT
Optional WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0
Built-in WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0
Antenna
PCB antenna and external Antenna
PCB antenna
USB
2x USB 3.0 ports
1x USB 3.0 OTG port
1x USB 2.0 port
2x USB 3.0 ports
2x USB 2.0 ports
40-pin expansion header
Yes
RTC
Yes
N/A
Buzzer
Yes
N/A
LED
Green (System Status), Red (Power indicator)
Power Input
12V~18V DC
5V DC
DC output
5V/2A
N/A
Dimensions (PCBA)
95 x 58 x 24mm
89 x 56 x 24mm
Enclosure
Full metal case with a whole side aluminum alloy heat sink
Official plastic enclosure, wide ecosystem of third-party plastic/metal enclosures
Temperature range
-25 to +60°C
0 to ??°C (unspecified)

EDATEC CM4 Nano carrier board

CM4 FPC HDMI touch display

The company uses the Raspberry Pi OS image for the board plus a Board Support Package (BSP) specific to CM4 Nano to support extra features like the RTC:


I’m quite pleased with the documentation after quickly browsing through it, and I wish more boards had this level of details, albeit some of which will look similar to the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 documentation. What I did not find is information about the “FPC HDMI connector for touchscreen displays” as it does not look standard to me, so it would be good to have the display there are using,

 

EDATEC CM4 Nano

The Raspberry Pi CM4 Nano mini PC is available on Aliexpress for $112.99 including shipping, excluding taxes. Understanding exactly what you are ordering is not super easy since they use Raspberry Pi CM4 part numbers without any other details. So here’s some help:

  • CM4102008 – 2GB RAM, 8GB eMMC flash, wireless module
  • CM4101008 – 1GB RAM, 8GB eMMC flash, wireless module
  • CM4104008 – 4GB RAM, 8GB eMMC flash, wireless module
  • CM4108008 – 8GB RAM, 8GB eMMC flash, wireless module

I understand the mini PC ships with the carrier board, CM4 module, metal enclosure, and antenna, but other accessories like the power supply may not be included.

Thanks to theguyuk for the tip.

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thomas
thomas
10 months ago

12 tot 18v, open housing with not even fully enclosed connectors. I do not see why the term ‘industrial’ is applicable. There are better rpi based alternatives that are actually industrial.

andelf
andelf
10 months ago

Yeah, really strange choices here. And far too expensive for what is is

willy
willy
10 months ago

I was surprised as well by this approach. I suspect that it was only in order to keep the expansion connector accessible without resorting to a riser.

yohann
yohann
10 months ago

hello thomas, do you have some links to share about those better industrial alternatives?

Peter Elliot
Peter Elliot
10 months ago

Having a 24V power input would be better for a lot of industrial applications, and 9-36V would be ideal.

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