The TS-7395 is a compact full-featured Single Board Computer (SBC) based upon the Cirrus EP9302 200MHz ARM9 CPU, which provides a standard set of on-board peripherals. This product features an on-board FPGA with a dedicated 8MB RAM Framebuffer and a 800x480 video core integrated with a 7-inch Color TFT-LCD panel with TouchScreen Interface, as shown by the TS-TPC-7395 product pictures. The TS-7395 boots Linux2.6 out-of-the-box from on-board NAND flash or an SD Card and the included Debian Linux distribution provides driver and software library support for embedded video/touchscreen applications.
TS-7395 vs TS-7390
The TS-7395 engine for the TS-TPC-7395 was designed to address some design issues presented by the TS-7390, specifically regarding the orientation of the USB and Ethernet connectors. In order to facilitate the mounting of the TS-TPC-7395, the TS-7395 ethernet connector is rotated 90 degrees so the cable does not exit at board edge and the USB connector is now a vertical type. Also, the TS-7395 has only a single ethernet port (instead of 2) and features a POE option (shown in the TS-7395 picture as a green board). However, in terms of software, both products are identical.
The TS-TPC-7395 is a low-cost, industrial-grade WVGA touchscreen computer with audio codec and speaker. Utilizing a low-power EP9302 ARM9 CPU, it requires no fans or heat-sinks. Reliability is enhanced through entirely solid-state operation with no moving parts. The rugged aluminum support elegantly frames the 7-inch TFT LCD, making an ideal solution for mounting on a wall or cabinet. The computer unit is mounted to the back of the panel, providing access to a wide variety of connectors including 1 10/100BASE-T Ethernet port with PoE option, 2 full-speed USB ports, DIO and serial ports. The unit runs Debian Linux 2.6 and Debian Sarge out of the box and is suitable for a wide range of HMI-type and simple GUI applications.
The TS-7395 Engine
The TS-7395 single board computer powers the TS-TPC-7395 Touch Panel Computer. The TS-7395 features a multi-purpose 200MHz ARM9 CPU. It allows development of multi-function embedded applications through its multiple peripheral interfaces, which include on-board RAM, NAND flash, 1 10/100 ethernet port with PoE option, dual USB 2.0 host, serial ports, SD Card socket, A/D channels, digital I/O lines, temperature sensor, real time clock, audio codec and speaker, video framebuffer, touchscreen and LCD video interfaces.
The 40-pin header provides the following features:
- I2C Bus and SPI Bus
- 4 12-bit ADC
- 6 Latched Outputs
- 7 Buffered Inputs
- 3 Digital Inputs/Outputs
- 1 Console COM Port (requires TS-9445 mini-peripheral for RS-232 levels)
- External Reset, Power, Ground, Frame and JTAG signals
The default load for the 5K LUT LatticeXP2 FPGA provides additional peripherals, such as SD Card socket, extra serial ports and a 800x480 Color TFT-LCD video core. In addition, the FPGA provides an 8-bit multiplexed expansion bus for inclusion of application-specific daughter cards, with the connector pins connected straight to the FPGA.
The TS-7395 engine is extremely rugged and reliable. Temperature operation is fanless and range is industrial standard at lower CPU speeds. The LCD is rated for storage temperature range of -30 to +80 degrees Celsius.
The operating range is -20 to +70 degrees Celsius.
Power input range is flexible from 5VDC to 28VDC. The power supply for the LCD and the LCD back-light are controlled via software.
The TS-7395 provides multiple COM ports using both TTL (2 total) and RS-232 levels (4 total). Two optional RS-485 ports are also available with DMX/RDM support. The EP9302 processor provides two COM ports (TTL Console at the JTAG header and RS-232 at COM1 header). The remaining COM ports are provided by the FPGA through the proprietary TS-UART core and are 9-bit serial capable.
LCD-Ready Embedded Computers
The TS-7395 is designed specifically as the engine for the TS-TPC-7395. The connectors are not general purpose and will not work with most LCDs, so we do not generally sell the TS-7395 as a stand alone board. If you have an interest in using the TS-7395 in your project, please call us for information about pricing or product customization. Also, for customers looking for a custom SBC solution for their LCD+TouchScreen interfaces of choice, we recommend customization of the TS-7350/TS-7370 LCD-Ready FPGA computers. Contact Technologic Systems should you need more information about custom LCD FPGA designs or assistance with LCD integration.