The first (to our knowledge) Raspberry Pi 5 industrial product has just gone on general sale. EDATEC's industrial panel PC is based around the Raspberry Pi 5 and a 7 or 10 inch screen designed for industrial applications. The panel is on sale from today for $258 and it comes with a Raspberry Pi 5 8GB!
|Row 0 - Cell 0||HMI3010-070C||HMI3010-101C|
|Raspberry Pi Compatibility||Raspberry Pi 5||Raspberry Pi 5|
|Screen Type||TFT LCD with LED backlight||TFT LCD with LED backlight|
|Resolution||1024 x 600||1280 x 800|
|Color Depth||24-bit (16.7 million colors)||24-bit (16.7 million colors)|
|Viewing Angle (H/V)||160°/160°||160°/160°|
|Dimensions||188 x 123 x 39mm||258 x 172 x 38mm|
The panel come sin 7-inch and 10-inch form factors, with the former sporting a 1024x600 resolution, the latter 1280x800. Both offer 10-point multi-touch and 16.7 million colors. Both micro HDMI ports are also exposed, which means that a triple-monitor setup is possible
The datasheet mentions a camera option, and we can see a space built into the bezel of the panel. We didn't spot a purchase option, but it looks like it will become an option. We wonder if it is compatible with the official Raspberry Pi cameras or is it a USB camera?
The touchscreen connects to the Display connector on the Raspberry Pi 5 using COF (chip-on-film) and communicates over I2C. The screen has a 6H hardness rating, useful for the harsh industrial environments.
The included Raspberry Pi 5 is attached to the rear of the screen and has breakouts for all of the ports. There is no GPIO breakout, in fact the "top" of the Raspberry Pi 5 case section has no cut-outs for access or ventilation. We assume that the Raspberry Pi 5 is passively cooled as the case is made from aluminum and should draw heat from the SoC. The PMIC and RP1 southbridge are also known to get a little warm, and we hope that they too are adequately cooled.
The Aliexpress listing is a little confusing, but using the datasheet we managed to decode what was on offer. It seems that the product on sale for $258 is a 10 inch model with no camera, and a Raspberry Pi 5 8GB and 32GB micro SD card.
|101||LCD Size (10 inch)|
|_ or C||Blank = No camera, C = Camera|
|08||00 No Pi 5, 04 4GB Pi 5, 08 8GB Pi 5|
|32||32GB microSD card, 64 = 64GB microSD card|
EDATEC came to our attention via an industrial panel designed for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. More recently it released two aluminum Raspberry Pi 5 cases which appeared soon after the Raspberry Pi 5 went on sale. The aluminum cases are designed for the Raspberry Pi 5's swapped Ethernet port, and allow for the dual camera / display ports and the relocated PoE pins. We've got the cases in for review and they will be on the bench soon.
The flagship Raspberry Pi 5 is proving popular with enthusiasts. Until 2024, enthusiasts will have sole access to all of the stock, leaving industrial customers, typically those that order in bulk, waiting for their share of the pi(e).
The EDATEC industrial Raspberry Pi 5 PCs are on sale via Aliexpress.
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Get a mini PC for around $170 and a 15.6" 1080p portable screen for $85 (or bigger or smaller, of course, depending on what you need/want), VESA mount the mini PC to the back, and you got a much stronger machine for around the same money... they often even come with Windows pre-installed, but can be run with Linux as well. RAM and storage are normally upgradable, too. You also won't have to go to to shady places to do that; you can find everything on Amazon and other western retailers.Reply
The Raspi is a great system for tinkerers, but this thing is just nonsense when you can achieve better for the same money. This also leads me to my main complaint about the Raspi 5; it's too expensive for what it is. At its price point considering everything you need to buy for it to work in accessories - storage, power supply, cooling, probably also case - it starts competing with other, much more powerful machines sporting 12th gen Celerons in a similar price category. Its main advantage is that it has the IO pins and can be connected to many different devices, but the Pi5 is simply too powerful and too expensive for that at close to 100 bucks imho. It's more approaching a desktop PC, but it neither has the OS compatibility for it since most people use Windows for that, nor the horsepower to compete with similarly priced systems. It really needs to drop in price to get interesting again. And this offering is a pointless thing as a whole, for the reasons stated above.
Eben Upton said that they were going to ringfence all of the Raspberry Pi 5s they sell until at least the end of the year for single-unit sales to individuals...Reply
So much for that and their "love" for hobbyists :ROFLMAO:
At the same time the board is out of stock everywhere and individuals have to either fight for scraps or get in line for a overpriced and delayed "preorder" at their approved retailers. And if you manage to get a spot for a preorder batch may God have mercy on you if you try to buy 2 or 3 boards - they'll cancel your order outright.
I guess the "shortage" is back on?
To get a little warm about PC sounds like a Joke ! ! ! !Reply