Cytron IRIV PiControl is an Industry 4.0 controller based on Raspberry Pi CM4 module

Cytron IRIV PiControl is described as an Industrial Revolution 4.0 (or Industry 4.0) controller that is powered by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4) and joins the likes of OnLogic Factor 201, Modberry 500 CM4, and Pigeon RB700 among others.

The DIN Rail mountable Industry 4.0 controller from Cytron currently ships with a Raspberry CM4 Wireless (2GB/16GB or 4GB/32GB) and offers several isolated interfaces such as DI and DO up to 50V, four analog inputs, and RS232 and RS485 serial interfaces via terminal blocks,

IRIV PiControl IR4.0 CM4 Industrial controller

IRIV PiControl specifications:

  • SoM – Raspberry Pi CM4 with Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Arm Cortex-A72 processor @ up to 1.5 GHz, up to 8GB LPDDR4 RAM, up to 32GB eMMC flash
  • Additional storage – M.2 socket for NVMe SSD (See Expansion section)
  • Video Output – HDMI port up to 4Kp60
  • Networking
    • 1x Gigabit Ethernet port
    • 1x 10/100M Ethernet port
    • WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 on Raspberry Pi CM4 Wireless module
    • Optional 4G LTE or LoRa wireless module via mini PCIe socket
    • Antenna holes for up to six external antennas
  • USB
    • 2x USB 2.0 ports
    • 1x USB-C port for boot and debug
  • I/Os and serial ports
    • 4x isolated digital inputs (up to 50V)
    • 4x isolated digital outputs (up to 50V)
    • 4x isolated analog inputs (0-5V / 0-10V / 0-20mA, Common GND)
    • 1x isolated RS232
    • 1x isolated RS485
  • Expansion
    • 1x M.2 Key-M socket for NVMe SSD
    • 1x mini PCIe socket for 4G/LoRa modules (Only USB 2.0 & SPI signals are connected to this port. PCIe signal is not available).
  • Misc
    • PCF85063A RTC
    • ATECC608B Crypto Authentication chip
    • SSD1306 0.96” OLED Display
    • 1x reset button & 1x programmable button
    • 2x programmable LEDs
    • 1x active buzzer
  • Power Supply – 10 to 30V DC (surge-protected) via terminal block
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) – 141.2 x 83.5 x 39.5mm (for metal enclosure only, not including the antennas, DIN socket, and connectors)
  • Temperature Range – -20° ~ 60°C

IRIV PiControl specifications

Raspberry Pi CM4 Industry 4.0 controller block diagram
Block diagram

The fanless Industry 4.0 controller runs Raspberry Pi OS with additional packages and config files that can be installed with a script:


The documentation, provided in a Google Doc file, looks fairly thorough, and I also like the fact they have several tutorials for the controller. For example, you can learn how to use an RS485 sensor through the Modbus RTU Protocol using the setup pictured below with from left to right an ADL 200 power meter, a MeanWell 24W DIN Rail power supply, an IRIV PiControl, and a few other bits and pieces…

Raspberry Pi CM4 industrial controller RS485 power meter

It can be used as an industrial IoT gateway or an edge computer for data logging and monitoring, energy management, industrial automation, and autonomous robots.

Cytron sells the IRIV PiControl for $279 to $299 on its online store and ships worldwide from Malaysia. You could also add $24.50 to get the MeanWell power supply shown above. The company offers a 12-month warranty for the controller.

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Chris
Chris
5 months ago

Do you have a link to the DIN rail bench top frame?
I like the power socket and switch.
Thanks

Chris
Chris
5 months ago

Thank you

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