16525 East Laser Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Phone (480) 837-5200
Technologic Systems' Logo
TS-TPC-7690 - Upcoming Low Cost 7 Shown with options - See larger images
Technologic Systems' Logo Technologic Systems


Upcoming Low Cost 7" Touch Panel PC

Starting at $Call Us


  • Connected 7" Touch Panel PC with WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS Radio
  • Full Featured with Accelerometer, RS-485, RS-232, DIO, FPGA, Speaker, Mic.
  • Robust TS-SILO Option Provides 20 Seconds of Backup Power
  • Flexible Data Storage: High Reliability SLC or High Capacity MLC eMMC Flash
  • Power Saving Design Allowing < 5 mA in Sleep Mode

The TS-TPC-7690 is a TS-SOCKET baseboard comprised of a 7" TFT LCD and TS-7690 baseboard, ready to be paired with a TS-SOCKET macrocontroller (sold separately). It is an ideal solution for applications requiring a touch screen human machine interface (HMI), such as industrial automation, home automation, self-service machines, digital displays, and point-of-sale terminals.


The TS-TPC-7690 is in early concept stages. More information will follow as we solidify our design and specs.


  • MX286 CPU - 450 MHz
  • 2 RAM chips for 256MB or 512MB RAM
  • 4 GB MLC eMMC Flash, Configurable as SLC at 2 GB
  • Micro SD card socket
  • Two 10/100 ethernet ports
  • 4 USB Host ports
  • 4 RS-232 ports
  • 3 RS-485 ports
  • 2 CAN ports
  • Three 2x5 COM headers
  • DIO 2x13 header
  • FPGA
  • Speaker
  • Audio 2x5 header for Head phones, Microphone, or Remote speakers
  • LCD touch screen controller
  • SiLab uC allows <5 mA sleep mode
  • Wake up from sleep by touching the screen
  • Battery backed RTC
  • 5V or [8 to 28V] DC power input


  • WiFi/Bluetooth radio (optional)
  • Accelerometer (optional)
  • GPS radio (optional)
  • Daughter Card for 20 second power hold time (optional)


The TS-7690 baseboard with mating macrocontroller boots to Linux 2.6 from an SD card using the proprietary TS-SDBOOT bootup firmware residing in FPGA ROM memory. The board can also boot from on-board NAND flash using the TS-NANDBOOT firmware. The state of the SD Boot jumper controls whether the board boots from NAND or SD.

A valid bootable media (SD card or NAND flash) must contain a Linux kernel image, a initial ram disk image, and a valid Linux root filesystem. The ultra-fast Linux bootup solution was optimized for speed and includes kernel, initrd, and filesystem (Busybox) tweaks. Since this board boots to an initrd (initial ram disk) with a read-only mounted filesystem, it is possible to have something other than a shell prompt running after bootup by editing the /linuxrc shell script on the initrd. Additional TS-TPC-7690 software features include:

  • Boots Linux out-of-the-box in about 2-3 seconds (to shell prompt, depending on SD card used).
  • SD card/NAND flash pre-installed with standard Debian Linux distribution.
  • Startup Linux mini-root scripts allow flexible root and backup filesystem selection (SD, NAND, NFS, USB flash) as well as software field upgrade support.
  • Linux "bootload" program allows booting of Linux kernels and other OS's from within Linux itself.
  • Includes FrameBuffer, Video, TouchScreen, Mouse, and Keyboard Linux drivers.
  • GUI application development through X Windows Systems (Xorg-Xserver).
  • Other GUI library packages possible/provided.

Bootloader Un-brickable Design

The TS-TPC-7690 bootstrap combines FPGA hardware logic, specific boot-up firmware, and kernel modifications to ensure fast boot time, security, and high board recoverability:

  • Proprietary bootloader boots Linux 2.6 kernel to shell prompt in about one second from SD card or on-board flash. A Linux bootload utility is available to boot any other kernel or operating system image from the Linux shell prompt.
  • Un-brickable design ensures 100% recoverability from SD card in case of on-board flash erasure.
  • Full Debian Linux can be installed on on-board flash from a USB Thumb drive or SD card, eliminating the need to use miniaturized niche embedded Linux distributions or blast/boot boards.
  • SD card security features can be utilized for boot medium verification or booting of locked SD cards.

Linux 2.6 and Debian Linux

Technologic Systems' TS-TPC-7690 ARM based Touch Panel Computers (TPC) are compatible with a wide range of Operating Systems (OS's). The Linux choice is highly recommended and our products are totally integrated with the open-source vision. The boards ship with Linux 2.6 kernel running out-of-the-box. The Linux kernel includes complete driver support for on-board hardware, enabling quick time to market of end-users applications. Examples and source code are also available for download.

The TS-7690 SBCs are configured to load the Debian Linux OS from either the on-board flash or a SD card during boot up time. The full featured Debian Linux (version Etch) distribution includes a complete GNU C/C++ embedded development environment installed. In addition, Apache Web Server, FTP, SSH, Telnet, and other network services are available with C/PHP for embedded CGI development. Custom Linux GUI applications can be developed using X Windows (Xorg-Xserver which is included).

Please contact Technologic Systems for further information regarding Operating System and software support for this product.

CPU Vendor NXP
CPU Part Number i.MX286
CPU Speed 454 MHz
RAM 256 MB to 512 MB
Onboard Storage
eMMC Flash Storage 4 GB (2 GB SLC or 4 GB MLC)
External Storage
microSD Socket 1x
Data Acquisition & Control
Digital Input/Output 26x
10/100 Ethernet 2x
USB Host 4x
USB Device 1x
Serial/COM Port 4x
RS-485 Port 3x
CAN Bus 2x
GPS Radio 1x
Bluetooth 1x
WiFi Radio 1x
Accelerometer/Gyro 1x
Resistive Touchscreen 1x
Screen Diagonal Size 7''
Width x Height Screen Resolution 800x480 px
AC97 Audio 1x
Onboard Speaker 1x
Onboard Devices
Battery-Backed Real Time Clock 1x
Operating Supply Voltage
Operating Supply Voltage 5 VDC to 28 VDC
TS-SOCKET™ Embedded System Yes
User Programmable FPGA Yes

Technologic Systems provides complete documentation for our mature products, including manuals, schematics, mechanical drawings, etc. The most recent documentation files are always made available through our website. If you don't find the documentation you are looking for, contact support for more information. Also, please make sure to visit our Embedded Systems Support webpage, our official WIKI and join our official Developers Forum.


News Item

In the News

Engineering Sample Program (ESP) Product Notices

No ESP notices exist.

For TS-TPC-7690 updates and notices Subscribe to the Product Communication System (TS-PCS)

TS-TPC-7690 Block Diagram

Similar Products

Products based on the same CPU and software platform

The prices below are available for sales orders requesting different quantities on a per release basis.

Product Configuration 1
10 25 50 100 250+

Product Customization

Technologic Systems can provide you with a custom tailored version of our standard product starting at minimum order sizes of 100 units or more. Customized products can be based on various combinations of many of the standard product features. There will be a one-time customization fee to cover the set up of your custom part number and production processes. Once the set up is complete the standard lead time for your customized product would be 6-8 weeks. Please contact us to get started on tailoring this product to meet your needs. In addition to tailoring our standard product to your needs, for slightly larger orders sizes, Technologic Systems can also provide a custom design based on this product to meet your mechanical requirements or to add features.

What's Included

Use the table below to configure your product and add it to your cart. If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance.

This product will be available for purchase soon!

This product will be available for purchase soon!

Warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Contact us!

Search the KB