EDATEC has launched yet another Raspberry Pi CM4-powered industrial computer with the ED-IPC2010 offering a more compact design than the company’s CM4 Industrial and CM4 Sensing models, and an aluminum alloy enclosure that can easily be mounted to a DIN Rail.
Most of the specifications of the new ED-IPC2010 are pretty common with a choice of Raspberry Pi Compute Modules 4 with up to 8GB RAM, 32GB flash, and optional WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0, as well as a full-size HDMI video output, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a few USB ports. What’s a little different is one FPC connector on the mainboard with both HDMI and USB for touchscreen displays.
- SoM – Raspberry Pi CM4
- SoC – Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 processor @ 1.5GHz with VideoCore VI GPU
- System Memory – 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB RAM
- Storage – 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB eMMC flash
- Wireless – Optional dual-and WiFi 5.0 and Bluetooth LE 5.0 module
- Storage – MicroSD card for storage only (won’t boot the OS)
- Video Output
- HDMI 2.0 Type-A port up to 4Kp60
- HDMI FPC connector with HDMI 2.0 and USB touch for 12-inch, 15-inch, and 19-inch touchscreen displays
- MIPI DSI connector for 7-inch and 10-inch touchscreen displays
- 3.5mm audio jack with support for stereo playback and microphone input
- 2-pin speaker interface
- Camera I/F – MIPI CSI connector
- Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port with PoE support
- Support for PCB or external antenna for WiFi/Bluetooth for wireless-enabled CM4 modules
- USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB 2.0 port, 1x USB 2.0 connector
- Expansion – 40-pin Raspberry Pi-compatible GPIO connector
- Real-Time Clock (RTC) + CR1220 battery holder
- ATECC608 encryption chip
- Rpiboot button, Reset button
- Green status LED, red power LED
- Power Supply
- 9 ~ 28V via DC jack, or optional Phoenix terminal interface
- 4-pin PoE Connector
- 5V/1A line-to-board connector output
- 12V/1A line-to-board connector output
- Dimensions – 103 x 80 x 35 mm (Aluminum alloy enclosure)
- Temperature Range – -25 to 60°C
Note that the specifications above are both for the carrier board and the industrial computer, and some of the interfaces such as MIPI DSI, MIPI CSI, and the FPC (HDMI+USB) connector are not accessible with the standard enclosure.
On the software side, EDATEC simply asked people to use Raspberry Pi OS or Raspberry Pi OS Lite, and from what I read on the user manual, which you can download from the product page, you’ll mostly need to install the BSP for hardware-specific code:
curl -sS https://apt.edatec.cn/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb https://apt.edatec.cn/raspbian stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/edatec.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install ed-rtc
sudo apt install ed-networkmanager
sudo apt install ed-bsp-tool
I’m not sure why one would need a custom NetworkManager, but EDATEC says it’s optional. The documentation also explains how to configure the mini PC using off-the-shelf software tools.
EDATEC sells samples of the DIN Rail mountable industrial computer on Aliexpress with three variants of the Raspberry Pi CM4 module
- CM4101008 with 1GB RAM, 8GB flash, Wireless for $150 + shipping
- CM4102008 with 2GB RAM, 8GB flash, Wireless for $155 + shipping
- CM4104008 with 4GB RAM, 8GB flash, Wireless for $175 + shipping
Shipping is pricy here (almost $70 to Thailand) because they only offer courier services. If you don’t need DIN Rail mounting, the EDATEC CM4 Nano is an even more compact design whose metal enclosure only partially covers the USB and Ethernet ports, and gives easier access to the FPC connector and 40-pin GPIO header.
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.