VIA Technologies, Inc. (Taiwan) - Integrates four isolated RS-485 COM ports and GPIO support in an ultra-compact fanless footprint.
VIA Technologies, Inc today introduced the VIA ARTiGO A600, an ultra-compact fanless smart automation control system specifically designed for enterprise IoT and M2M applications that require reliable low-power computing and extensive I/O support.
The VIA ARTiGO A600 integrates four 3-pole Phoenix RS-485 COM ports with full 3.75KV isolation, a COM connector for an RS-232 port, and a DIO port for 8-bit GPIO to provide dependable connections to automated equipment and machinery. Other key I/O features include two Mini USB 2.0 ports, one Mini HDMI port for HMI display, one 10/100Mbps Ethernet port, and one miniPCIe slot, Measuring just 12.5cm (W) x 12.5cm (D) x 3cm (H), it can also accommodate an optional Wi-Fi module that can be supported through on-board USB pin-headers.
Powered by an 800MHz VIA Cortex-A9 SoC, the VIA ARTiGO A600 comes with an on-board Micro SD card slot, 4GB eMMC Flash memory, and 1GB DDR3 SDRAM. It also comes with an optimized Linux BSP (Board Support Package) supporting all key onboard hardware features to speed development, deployment and ease system management. A full set of software customization services that speed up time to market and minimize development costs is available.
“Smart automation control systems will play a pivotal role in boosting manufacturing productivity and enabling the development of innovative new product customization and personalization services,” said Richard Brown, Vice-President of International Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “By delivering extensive I/O connectivity in a highly-affordable low-power solution, the VIA ARTiGO A600 lowers the barriers to entry for enterprises planning to transform their operations by implementing the next generation of intelligent distributed manufacturing systems.”