Edatec has released a new Raspberry Pi CM4-powered industrial panel, adding a few new features we’re excited about. The ED-HMI2120-101C is currently available at AliExpress for $269. It’s designed to use the Raspberry Pi CM4 while offering a selection of tools like a touchscreen and external port access.
|Main Board||Raspberry Pi CM4|
|Storage||MicroSD card slot, 4KB EEPROM, M.2 NVMe 2030 or 2242 SSD via B-key Socket|
|Display||10-Inch TFT LCD 1280 x 800px Display|
|Video Output||HDMI 2.0|
|Audio Output||5W Speakers, 3.5mm Audio Jack|
|Network||RJ45, RJ45 with PoE, WiFi, Bluetooth, 4G LTE, SMA Antenna Connector|
|USB||2x USB 2.0 Type-A, 5-pin USB 2.0 FPC connector, Micro USB 2.0 Port|
|Expansion||40-pin GPIO Header for Raspberry Pi CM4|
One of the biggest changes is the addition of a second Ethernet port. The ED-HMI2120-101C has two RS485 jacks, one of which offers optional PoE. It also now has the option of wireless network connectivity via 4G LTE support. Storage-wise, users can now connect an M.2 NVMe SSD instead of relying on onboard memory and microSD cards.
Edatec has also expanded the support ED-HMI2120-101C has for DC input with a range between 9V and 36V. It’s capable of powering external peripherals, like a second LCD screen, with an output of 12V. You can connect up to three devices using these 12V DC outputs.
Software-wise, the ED-HMI2120-101C is designed to work with Raspberry Pi OS. A few additional drivers are necessary to make use of all the tools, modules and features that come with the panel.
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